Posted: 9/23/2020 4:08 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: There's no change in his status as he was expected to be out four to six weeks. The move keeps him out at least three games. Mike Davis figures to lead the backfield and is an RB3 in fantasy.
Posted: 9/21/2020 4:43 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Mike Davis could be the featured back if the team doesn't go outside the organization for help. He should be owned everywhere as a flex option. Curtis Samuel had four rushes in Week 2, and he could continue to see a small workload in the backfield, but it doesn't move the needle much for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 9/21/2020 3:23 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will miss multiple weeks due to his ankle injury, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Mike Davis is likely next in line, and he needs to be added in most leagues as a flex option.
Posted: 9/20/2020 10:31 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Sept. 21 after leaving the Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The initial hope is that it isn't a serious injury.
Huddle Up: A loss of McCaffrey would be devastating to the Panthers, and especially so for fantasy owners. It sounds like the first-round fantasy pick could still be OK, but we'll obviously know more Tuesday. The Panthers are scheduled to travel and meet the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. If CMC cannot go it would likely be Mike Davis who benefits with adding responsibilities.
Posted: 9/20/2020 7:56 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should look for an update on McCaffrey's status after the game. He is a must-start option when healthy, but Mike Davis could be a flex option in leagues if McCaffrey misses time.
Posted: 9/13/2020 10:14 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 23 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders and he added three grabs for 38 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: CMC was his usual productive self, but he just missed 100-yard rushing bonuses in fantasy leagues. New head coach Matt Rhule elected to go for it on fourth and inches in the final moments, using fullback Alex Armah instead of his high-paid star back in a quizzical move. Fantasy owners were not pleased. The Panthers meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
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.