Posted: 6/18/2020 11:51 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will receive plenty of touches this upcoming season, but offensive coordinator Joe Brady said he is not sure if McCaffrey will match the 429 touches he received in 2019.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey is the main option on offense for the Panthers and should continue to be involved in the running and passing game. He is in the running for first overall pick in fantasy drafts and should be one of the most valuable players in fantasy football.
Posted: 6/14/2020 6:17 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey was on the field for 93.4 percent of the offensive snaps in 2019.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a big part of the running and passing game since entering the NFL and should continue to be one of the top options in fantasy leagues even if the teams reduces his snaps. McCaffrey likely will be the first overall pick in many fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/26/2020 2:08 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey amassed 1,009 yards after the catch in 2019 - 43 more than second-place Austin Ekeler (966) and 137 more than any other back since at least 2015, according to Sports Info Solutions.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey officially finished with 1,005 receiving yards, meaning all the yards he compiled (and then some) last season came after the catch. He became only the fourth back since the merger to top 1,000 yards and joined Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only backs ever to post a 1,000/1,000 season. Owners would be a bit crazy to expect a similar effort from McCaffrey this season, but there's little question he is still worth taking No. 1 overall in the majority of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 5/19/2020 2:14 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has averaged nine yards per catch over the course of his career when he has lined up in the backfield but only 7.4 yards when he has lined up as a receiver, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 4/17/2020 2:26 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey's four-year contract extension worth just over $64 million includes $30.0625 million fully guaranteed at signing, according to a source. His 2020 base salary will be $825,000 (fully guaranteed), followed by base salaries of $8.0375 million in 2021, $8.4 million in 2022, $11.8 million in 2023, $11.8 million in 2024 and $12 million in 2025.
Posted: 4/17/2020 12:50 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has gained 5,443 yards from scrimmage through his age-23 season to rank first all-time among players through that age. Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (5th) and Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (7th) are the only other active players from the top 10.
Huddle Up: It's just yet another stat that should help cement McCaffrey as the RB1 in 2020 fantasy drafts. Barry Sanders, who ranked second to McCaffrey through their age-23 seasons, amassed 1,577 yards from scrimmage in his age-24 season.
Posted: 4/15/2020 1:10 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will still remain 'a featured piece' in the team's offense in 2020, but head coach Matt Rhule recently told The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue that 'effectively using McCaffrey as a weapon does not mean leaving him on the field the entire game.'
Huddle Up: McCaffrey played a career-high 1,039 snaps in 2019 (93 percent of his team's offensive snaps a season ago) after logging 966 (91 percent) in 2018, so anything Rhule can do to get that number under 900 moving forward should benefit McCaffrey long-term. With that said, Carolina has to feel good enough about another back on the roster in order to be more efficient with his snaps. Either way, McCaffrey should remain the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 4/14/2020 3:18 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey recorded a league-high 874 yards rushing before contact in 2019.
Posted: 4/13/2020 8:16 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Panthers Monday, April 13, worth $64 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey is one of the top players in the NFL and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game for the Panthers. He likely will the first overall pick in most fantasy drafts next season.
Posted: 4/12/2020 2:40 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey's 303 receptions in his first three seasons are the second most in league history.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has logged at least 80 catches in all three seasons, and in 2019, he topped 1,000 yards rushing and receiving. His versatility gives him plenty of upside to go along with arguably the highest floor among any player at any position. He should be the No. 1 pick in fantasy leagues in 2020.