Carolina Panthers
  • 5'11"
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  • 0 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 10 148 69 206 3.0 2 1 79 57 433 3 639 5 0 1 4

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 8/9/2017 8:23pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey ran the ball seven times for 33 yards in the team's preseason opener Wednesday, August 9, versus the Houston Texans. He was also targeted once in the passing game, but failed to haul in the reception.

    Huddle Up: This was a solid showing from McCaffrey, who might be even more involved than this once the regular season kicks off, as the team has been peppering him with a lot screens and short passes throughout camp. Even with veteran Jonathan Stewart established as the starter in Carolina, McCaffrey should have enough of an active role to merit being drafted in most leagues. He might be viewed as a FLEX option, but considering his immense talents, the ceiling is much higher than that, especially if Stewart goes down at some point with an injury.

  • Posted: 8/6/2017 6:26pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey looked comfortable running a wildcat session during practice Sunday, Aug. 6, according to Max Henson of

    Huddle Up: After spending a top-10 pick on McCaffrey, it should be no surprise that Carolina is trying to find as many ways as possible to put the ball in his hands. He should see enough touches to be a solid flex play, and he could approach RB2 territory in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 7/27/2017 5:46pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey was targeted on an excessive number of short passes and screens Thursday, July 27, which could indicate there are 'big plans for him.' He even drew a lot of 'oohs and ahs' from fans on the hill overlooking the practice field.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey figures to be one of the frontrunners for this year's Offensive Rookie of the Year award, as not only does he have the skill to make a big impact out of the gate, but it looks like he'll also have a very active role in the offense. The incumbent starting running back, Jonathan Stewart, has missed at least three games in each of the past five seasons, so McCaffrey should receive plenty of opportunities during his rookie campaign. He deserves consideration in all formats.

  • Posted: 6/15/2017 8:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey had his first practice Thursday, June 15, and he said he hopes to be used in as many ways as possible.

    Huddle Up: There is no denying his versatility, and while his exact role in the offense remains to be seen, you can comfortably draft him as flex option in PPR formats. In rookie drafts, McCaffrey should be in the mix for the top pick.

  • Posted: 6/12/2017 3:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming minicamp until Thursday, June 16, because Stanford is still having final exams.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has missed the offseason because of the rule and will only have a limited time with the veterans before the start of training camp. He probably will be used in a variety of ways this season but may see most of his work as a receiver. He probably should be considered a flex option in most leagues and could be a low-end No. 2 RB in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 5/12/2017 12:03pm ET

    Carolina Panthers first-round RB Christian McCaffrey will not be allowed to visit the team's facility until mid-June after Stanford holds its commencement exercises.

    Huddle Up: Every year, several players are penalized as a result of their schools holding late graduation ceremonies, although McCaffrey is still taking classes and wasn't going to be available until the end of the quarter anyway. To his credit, he impressed the team's brass at rookie minicamp last weekend. McCaffrey has a very high floor in an offense which has promised to use his vast array of talents and is probably the safest of all the rookie running backs. He should be a RB2 in PPR at worst this season.

  • Posted: 5/4/2017 7:13pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey signed his standard four-year rookie contract Thursday, May 4.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey will still have to contend with Jonathan Stewart for touches for the time being, but he should see enough work to be a solid flex play this season, especially in PPR formats. His value should only go up over the next couple of years, so draft him aggressively in keeper formats.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 9:04am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey drew a comparison to the Hall-of-Famer Curtis Martin from general manager Dave Gettleman shortly after the team selected him Thursday, April 27. 'It doesn?t happen very often. The best tackle-box runner I?ve ever seen is Curtis Martin out of Pitt. Christian is right there with him. Running in that tackle box takes unique vision and unique quickness, and he?s got it. Curtis Martin had it, and he had a great career ? a Hall of Fame career ? and this kid?s got those kind of skills,' Gettleman said.

    Huddle Up: One gets the sense Carolina sees McCaffrey as a feature back down the road, as Martin ran for 14,101 yards in 11 seasons. McCaffrey is likely to start out his career in the back end of a committee with Jonathan Stewart and will probably be considered the team's slot option as well as its top punt returner. McCaffrey will not lack for work, although it might take him a year or two before he gets the high-volume offensive role fantasy owners desire. Regardless, he should make for a fine flex option as a rookie.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 9:37pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will be used in a similar capacity to his time at Stanford, according to head coach Ron Rivera, who also indicated McCaffrey will serve as a punt returner.

    Huddle Up: Position flexibility and versatility are the name of the game with McCaffrey, who figures to line up all over the field and be heavily involved in the running, passing and return games. He's well positioned to flourish as a rookie and will draw a lot of interest early in drafts with his value spiking in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 7:10pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has 'elite skills,' according to general manager Dave Gettleman. 'So much value there,' Gettleman said. 'He was a guy we targeted.'

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey will have an immediate role as both a runner and a receiver in Carolina. He is no worse than a flex play as a rookie, and he'll have even more value in PPR formats. In rookie drafts, he should be in consideration for the top pick.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 6:07pm ET

    The Carolina Panthers selected Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey should have a solid role in the offense right away with the Panthers because of his ability to catch the ball. He probably will also receive a few carries each game. McCaffrey will be a valuable pick in point-per-reception leagues because of his receiving skills.

  • Posted: 3/23/2017 7:15pm ET

    Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey said he wanted to use his pro day to show his ability to run routes from the slot and the outside and do 'anything' on the football field.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey's versatility is his biggest asset, but he will need to land in the right offense to reach his full potential as a fantasy option.

  • Posted: 3/15/2017 8:35pm ET

    Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey could be in the mix to be the Denver Broncos' first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft in large part due to the bond general manager John Elway has with former Broncos teammate Ed McCaffrey - Christian's father, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

    Huddle Up: It'd be a nice story, although one that seems far-fetched given the Broncos' desire to improve the offensive line. While McCaffrey will be listed as a running back in the NFL, offensive coordinators who want to maximize his talent will be utilizing him all over the field, including as a slot receiver and returner. Denver would not be an ideal landing spot since the Broncos probably want to be more of a run-oriented offense and give C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker the bulk of the workload in the backfield.

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

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