Carolina Panthers
  • 5'11"
  • 205
  • 22
  • 2 years
  • Stanford
  • 2017 R1 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 CAR 16 230 117 435 3.7 2 1 113 80 651 5 1086 7 0 2 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 7:21pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed four times for 11 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 29 yards in a 28-23 win over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.

    Huddle Up: It's too early to tell how carries will be split, but McCaffrey and C.J. Anderson both had four in the preseason opener. McCaffrey has already shown he can be a PPR monster, and he could vault into RB1 territory if he sees enough touches on the ground.

  • Posted: 8/5/2018 5:55pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (illness) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 5, because of an illness, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey could miss a few practices but likely will be fine soon. He should receive a lot of touches in the running and passing game his season even if he does not start and can be No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 7/25/2018 5:58pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey may be in store for a large workload this season, as head coach Ron Rivera said it would be 'ideal' that he gets the ball 25 to 30 times per game.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey had a very solid rookie campaign a year ago, carrying the ball 117 times for 435 yards and two rushing touchdowns as well as hauling in 80 catches for 651 yards and five touchdowns through the air. C.J. Anderson being in town now figures to maybe prevent him from getting a huge workload, but he's still in the RB2 discussion.

  • Posted: 7/25/2018 1:21pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey's ideal workload would be 25 to 30 touches per game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: As reported earlier, McCaffrey is up to 208 pounds from 202 pounds, so he can afford to see a few more touches this year. The question is how many touches are in store for C.J. Anderson? Either way, McCaffrey has RB1 appeal as a PPR stud.

  • Posted: 7/25/2018 12:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey added some weight this offseason and is up to 208 pounds. He played at 202 pounds last year.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey needed to add some weight in order to bear the wear and tear of more carries and/or more touches. C.J. Anderson will limit McCaffrey's ceiling some, but he's still an RB1 PPR candidate.

  • Posted: 7/8/2018 6:17pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is going to be put in position to make more big plays this year, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and Turner envisions using McCaffrey in a similar fashion to retired RB LaDainian Tomlinson.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey isn't going to be an every-down workhorse like Tomlinson, but he should surpass the 80 catches and 1,086 total yards he delivered as a rookie if Turner moves him around more often. He's a high-end RB2 and likely a RB1 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 6/5/2018 10:42am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will be the featured back this season following the release of Jonathan Stewart, according to ESPN's David Newton, who reports head coach Ron Rivera said Monday, June 4, that he sees no reason why McCaffrey cannot reach 200 carries in 2018 after finishing with 117 as a rookie.

    Huddle Up: Norv Turner has given his lead back at least 200 carries in seven of his eight full seasons as an offensive coordinator, and there's no reason McCaffrey can't add to that number. Newton speculates McCaffrey's ability as a receiver should not affect his number of carries, although the Panthers' addition of D.J. Moore and the return of Greg Olsen will probably knock his team-high 80 receptions down a bit. Even with C.J. Anderson on board, McCaffrey is likely to become a fantasy RB1 in all formats if he sees 250 touches.

  • Posted: 5/29/2018 9:09am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey estimates he has 'gained five pounds of good muscle' this offseason, according to Bill Voth of Panthers.com.

    Huddle Up: It means he should be roughly 208 pounds at the moment if the 203 pounds he was listed at last season was correct. While McCaffrey broke 27 tackles on receptions - tied for fourth-most in the league - he broke only 20 tackles as a runner. Even with the admission of C.J. Anderson, McCaffrey should be poised for more carries in his second season, so anything he can do to increase his yards per carry (3.7 as a rookie) is a good thing. Consider him a low-end RB1 in PPR with huge upside.

  • Posted: 3/4/2018 6:27pm ET

    The Carolina Panthers need to add a 'physical presence' at running back to pair with RB Christian McCaffrey, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: With Jonathan Stewart out of the mix, it makes sense for the Panthers to find a power back to pair with McCaffrey. McCaffrey is going to be a RB1 candidate in PPR formats in 2018, but if Carolina spends a quality pick on another back, McCaffrey could remain limited as a rusher.

  • Posted: 2/27/2018 10:14am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey's 'versatility is invaluable' and 'his quickness is elite,' according to general manager Marty Hurney. 'I think he can run between the tackles. We put him in the slot. ? I think he can play all over. He?s smart and his versatility gives an offensive coordinator a lot of options with what he can do. He?s a weapon. And we forget he was a rookie last year. He?s only going to get better,' Hurney said.

    Huddle Up: While the Panthers did a fine job of using McCaffrey in the passing game as a rookie (80 catches), they rarely were able to spring him loose as a runner due to a combination of poor blocking and stacked boxes. With Jonathan Stewart's spot on the roster in question for 2018, McCaffrey could be asked to handle in upwards of 250 offensive touches. If that happens, last year's No. 8 overall pick could be worthy a first-round pick in PPR leagues this summer.

  • Posted: 1/7/2018 5:16pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey hauled in six receptions for 101 yards and a 56-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey's long touchdown was the big play of the game for the Panthers, as they had a chance to win in the final moments. He has a bright future, especially as a receiver out of the backfield, and he'll be a favorite of PPR fantasy players for many years to come.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 1:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed nine times for 39 yards in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added two receptions for 19 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey had a hard time against the Buccaneers defense, but he was the better back between he and Jonathan Stewart in this one. The rookie hasn't scored a rushing touchdown in the past five games, but he has three receiving scores during the span.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 3:33pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 12 times for a game-high 63 yards in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers, and he added six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: After being left in the dust by Jonathan Stewart last week, it was the rookie shining in this one with 140 total yards from scrimmage and the score. He faces another favorable matchup against the Buccaneers in Week 16.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 2:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) was able to practice in full Friday, Dec. 15, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey should be good to go, and he is a decent RB4 in standard formats and a good RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 1:03pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has not been posting great numbers so far this season but will continue to be involved in the running and passing game. He can be a flex option in deeper leagues but probably will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 3:32pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey might be hitting a bit of a rookie wall, as he has 51 or fewer total yards from scrimmage over the past two games, and he has just one touchdown over the past three outings. He has also faced some tough competition. The Packers pass defense is very giving, so he can be trusted as a RB3 or flex fantasy play despite the rough patch lately.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 2:07pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ran eight times for 35 yards in Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings while tacking on 18 yards on three receptions. He was targeted four times.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey's role had been growing in recent weeks, but he was outshined by veteran Jonathan Stewart. The starter rumbled for 103 yards and three rushing scores to keep McCaffrey pinned to the sidelines. McCaffrey still remains a decent RB3 or flex play in most PPR formats heading into Week 15 against the Packers.

  • Posted: 12/8/2017 12:26pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has recorded four total touchdowns in last four games and will continue to be involved in both the running and passing game. He should be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 12/7/2017 12:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been involved in the running and passing game this season and has been receiving at least 10 touches each game. He can be a flex option in most leagues even though he is facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense.

  • Posted: 12/6/2017 3:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) practiced in full on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey should be good to go in Week 14 against the Vikings, but he faces a difficult matchup against a good defense. Consider him as more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 8:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ran six times for 16 yards and caught five passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in a 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Patriots in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: His rushing stats remain inconsistent, but McCaffrey's work in the passing game will keep him in the RB2 conversation in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 12:21pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 13 game.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey should continue to have a role in the running and passing game against the New Orleans Saints. He can be a No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues and at least a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 12/2/2017 9:15pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is listed as questionable to face the New Orleans Saints in Week 13, but he is expected to play, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Consider McCaffrey an upside RB2, especially in PPR formats, in what could be a high-scoring matchup with the Saints.

  • Posted: 11/30/2017 12:00pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 30. McCaffrey has already said he's not worried about his status this week.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey's receiving numbers have been down in recent weeks, but his rushing numbers have increased. As it stands, he can be started as a RB2 in both standard and PPR leagues with RB1 upside in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 11/29/2017 9:21pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 29, due to a sore shoulder stemming from a hard hit he took during the team's Week 12 win over the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Like Ron Rivera said, we'll see tomorrow. If McCaffrey is back fantasy owners can breathe easy. If he misses again we may have to wait until Friday when the injury designations are released as it seems unlikely Rivera would tip anything off before then.

  • Posted: 11/29/2017 11:51am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: No reason was given as to why McCaffrey did not go Wednesday, and head coach Ron Rivera offered a 'We'll see tomorrow,' when asked about his Week 13 status. The rookie took a big hit in Week 12, so it is entirely possible he is still feeling the effects from that. McCaffrey should be expected to suit up against the New Orleans Saints until further notice and can be trusted as a RB2 if he plays, but this is definitely a situation worth monitoring.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 6:18pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey carried seven times for 62 yards in Week 12 against the New York Jets and he added two receptions for 35 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey continues to see a healthy amount of touches and he has averaged 4.4 yards per carry or better in each of his past three outings. He is getting better as the seasons goes along and that's good, because Cam Newton needs more weapons after Greg Olsen aggravated his foot injury after his much-anticipated return.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 6:41am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey took increased snaps during practice this week as a slot wide receiver.

    Huddle Up: It's not far-fetched to believe that McCaffrey could be used as a slot receiver in game situations due to the club's lack of depth at the position. This development could also lead to RB Jonathan Stewart seeing more offensive snaps. McCaffrey is worthy of consideration as a RB2 in PPR leagues and as a flex option in standard fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 9:07pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey registered 23 rushing yards on five rush attempts and 27 receiving yards on three catches in the team's Week 10 victory Monday, Nov. 13, opposite the Miami Dolphins. He also found the end zone twice -- once on the ground and once through the air.

    Huddle Up: This was the rookie's first career multi-touchdown game, and he's now posted five scores (two rushing, three receiving) this season. Although Jonathan Stewart can regularly be relied upon for more carries in the backfield, McCaffrey has proven to be a pretty reliable FLEX option every week, as he consistently gets targets. In fact, he's drawn five or more looks from Cam Newton in every game this season, while recording at least three catches for each outing in the process.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 2:19pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey took over in the backfield with Jonathan Stewart bottled up for 21 yards on 11 carries. Stewart also lost a pair of fumbles, so that helped McCaffrey see more time with head coach Ron Rivera getting away from the veteran. It's uncertain if it's a changing of the guard in Charlotte, or if Stewart is back in business in Week 10 against the visiting Dolphins. Definitely a situation worth watching closely.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 1:58pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed four times for just three yards in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added five catches for a team-high 49 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey hasn't been terribly effective rushing the ball this season, but he has been a decent RB3 or flex play for fantasy owners in PPR leagues. The Panthers host the Falcons in Week 9.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 7:34pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey expects big plays to come, and he said he is trying to avoid pressing. 'Right now it's just being patient,' McCaffrey said. 'You've got to let the game come to you. You can't press. You can't try to make something crazy happen when nothing is there.'

    Huddle Up: Although McCaffrey hasn't provided explosive plays in the running game or on special teams, he has been piling up catches out of the backfield. He can be a low-end RB2 in PPR formats against a struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 4:09pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has received most of his work in the passing game and should have a similar role this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He can be a No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 12:32pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey should be in uniform against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. He has been receiving most of his touches in the passing game this season and will continue to be a receiver out of the backfield. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 12:22pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (wrist) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette have stolen the rookie spotlight this year, but McCaffrey has been special in his own right. He quickly showed Cam Newton that he could be his safety blanket, especially after Greg Olsen went down. The rookie easily leads his squad in catches (44) and makes for a weekly low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 2:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ran seven times for just 10 yards in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears and he added seven receptions for 36 yards on nine targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey and the Panthers offense has been rather stagnant over the past couple of games. The rookie failed to find the end zone for the first time in three games. Right now he is best used as an RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 8:25pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leads all running backs with 50 targets, eight more ahead of New England Patriots RB James White, who is second on the list with 42.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a fixture in Carolina's passing game, making him a worthy start in just about all formats, but unfortunately, he hasn't contributed much on the ground. He's accumulated only 104 rushing yards on 38 carries, which amounts to a pretty bad 2.7 yards per carry. With Jonathan Stewart struggling as of late, though, McCaffrey might see some extra rushes in the weeks ahead to go with his usual number of targets through the air.

  • Posted: 10/13/2017 7:25am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is on pace to catch 99 passes this season, which would be the second most by a rookie in NFL history.

    Huddle Up: He has a 37-293-2 receiving line, but he's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry with 38 rushes for 104 yards. McCaffrey is an RB2 in PPR leagues when the Panthers suit up against the Chicago Bears Oct. 22.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 9:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey caught 10 passes (on 14 targets) for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He added four carries for eight yards.

    Huddle Up: Newton swung the ball out to McCaffrey a lot Thursday night, and the rookie hauled in a team-best 10 passes. He gained just 56 yards, however, and was a non factor in the running game. McCaffrey has RB3/Flex value in standard leagues and clearly holds more appeal in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 3:30pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed three times for just seven yards in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions, and he added five receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a decent RB3 or flex option in PPR fantasy formats, but he hasn't been nearly as valuable in standard leagues. The Panthers host the Eagles on Thursday night in Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 3:36pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Christian McCaffrey caught four passes for 33 yards and rushed six times for 16 yards Sunday, Oct. 1, in a 33-30 win over the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: While he was involved somewhat in Cam Newton's offensive attack, the Patriots defense largely smothered McCaffrey's effectiveness. A Week 5 outing against the Detroit Lions may not be much better thanks to the Lions' strong defense.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 7:28am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has a strong matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 4. The Patriots have allowed the most fantasy points to the position on average over the first three weeks.

    Huddle Up: It's a good matchup based on numbers, but the where the problem lies is that the Patriots have been known to key in on, and neutralize, the opponent's main weapon. McCaffrey can be considered such because he has 18 catches for 173 yards through the first three weeks. He's still a really good flex option in PPR leagues, but his 2.9 yards per carry and lack of a touchdown on the season limit his upside.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 1:37pm ET

    Carolina Panthers rookie RB Christian McCaffrey racked up nine receptions for 101 yards on a game-high 11 targets in Week 3 against the Saints and he added four runs for 16 yards.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey picked up the slack following the loss of Greg Olsen (foot) last week, essentially sucking up all of Olsen's targets. That was about the only thing working in the Carolina offense. The rookie will look to keep it going in Week 4 at New England.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 3:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushes eight times for just 10 yards in Week 2 against Buffalo while adding four grabs for 34 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey might see more work in the passing game in upcoming weeks with Greg Olsen (foot) expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks. McCaffrey is a decent RB3 or flex play in PPR formats, especially in Week 3 against a very giving Saints defense.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 7:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 13 times for 47 yards in Week 1 at San Francisco and he added a team-high five receptions for 38 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey had a pretty solid debut in his return to the Bay Area, and his college coach David Shaw was there to greet him. He had a total of 18 touches to 20 for Jonathan Stewart, or basically an even split. He has the potential to be a fantasy stud in PPR formats. The Panthers host the Bills in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/5/2017 7:24am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has a large part of the offense devoted to him, according to team sources, and he has his own separate playbook.

    Huddle Up: The hype machine continues to churn for the rookie. He's an RB2 but has RB1 potential to go with some risk of the unknown as he enters the league.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 3:02pm ET

    Carolina Panthers rookie RB Christian McCaffrey rushed three times for 33 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 39 more yards versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey took a counter run and beat everyone to the edge on a 17-yard score before adding a 38-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass the following possession. The rookie's explosion is as advertised, and about the only thing that may keep him from being a league-winning player this year is if Jonathan Stewart can play 16 games again. McCaffrey should be a high-end RB2 even in a committee with elite RB1 upside if/when Stewart needs to miss games.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @SF 13 47 0 5 38 0
2 BUF 8 10 0 4 34 0
3 NO 4 16 0 9 101 0
4 @NE 6 16 0 4 33 0
5 @DET 3 7 0 5 31 1
6 PHI 4 8 0 10 56 1
7 @CHI 7 10 0 7 36 0
8 @TB 4 3 0 5 49 0
9 ATL 15 66 1 5 28 0
10 MIA 5 23 1 3 27 1
12 @NYJ 7 62 0 2 35 0
13 @NO 6 16 0 5 33 1
14 MIN 8 35 0 3 18 0
15 GB 12 63 0 6 73 1
16 TB 9 39 0 2 19 0
17 @ATL 6 14 0 5 40 0
P1 @NO 6 16 0 6 101 1

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