Posted: 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 16 times for 37 yards Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2. He caught two passes for 16 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: A week after dropping 42 PPR points, CMC is held to bench material vs. a shaky Tampa run D. He was about eight inches away from salvaging a touchdown, for whatever that is worth. Next on the docket for Carolina is the Arizona Cardinals on the road. The matchup could be challenging, which isn't a reason to get away from him, of course.
Posted: 9/11/2019 6:09 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants to cut RB Christian McCaffrey's reps this season, but not his touches. He had 29 total touches in the Week 1 loss against the Los Angeles Rams, but also played all 67 offensive snaps. Head coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers will need to think about limiting McCaffrey's reps going forward, but quickly added 'when he's playing the way he is, you want to keep the rhythm going.'
Huddle Up: CMC is such a dual-threat both on the ground and catching the football out of the backfield, but Carolina would like to limit his wear and tear just a little bit. Fantasy owners have nothing to worry about, as there isn't anyone remotely close to threatening to take away touches from McCaffrey, but seeing him get occasional breathers would make him even more dangerous.
Posted: 9/11/2019 11:09 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey is one of the most valuable players in fantasy football and should be started in every fantasy league.
Posted: 7/29/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey came off the field for only 22 plays prior to Week 17 last season, and offensive coordinator Norv Turner seemed to suggest he wants to be 'smarter' about how much McCaffrey is used going forward.
Huddle Up: Turner seems to contradict himself in the interview, first suggesting he was "concerned" about how many times McCaffrey handled the ball last season (326) before pointing out he's had six backs go over 400. It sounds as if Turner would like to see his top back get more touches but not have him serve as a decoy in the passing game as often. Either way, McCaffrey is easily worth a top-five pick and is in the running to be the first choice overall in drafts.
Posted: 4/12/2019 1:04 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey said his offseason training regiment will allow him to handle another heavy workload in 2019. 'I played in every game last year, felt great,' McCaffrey said. 'I can do it again.'
Huddle Up: The coaching staff has hinted at cutting back on McCaffrey's workload a, but even if he scales back a bit from last year, he's still a safe bet for RB1 production because of his heavy involvement in the passing game.
Posted: 3/01/2019 2:03 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey needs to have a lighter workload next season after playing more than 90 percent of the snaps in 2018, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey was an all-around weapon for Carolina in his second season, running for more than 1,000 yards on 5.0 yards per carry and catching 107 passes. He's a early first-round pick in any format.
Posted: 12/30/2018 10:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed four times for 18 yards in Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints while posting a grab for 22 yards before shutting it down early in a meaningless game.
Huddle Up: The Panthers took the opportunity to evaluate their depth players, getting a jump on the offseason. McCaffrey ended up 2018 with 1,098 rushing yards, seven scores, 107 catches, 867 yards and six more touchdowns. He is a sure-fire first-round fantasy pick across the board heading into 2019.
Posted: 12/28/2018 8:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Christian McCaffrey (not injury related) practiced in full for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 28 and he is off the injury report for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if he'll play the entire game or not, as the Panthers are eliminated from the playoffs and the team could find it in their best interests to avoid a major injury to what is their best offensive asset. His inclusion in the lineup would help Kyle Allen under center.
Posted: 12/27/2018 6:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (rest) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen how involved McCaffrey will be in a meaningless game after a heavy workload this year. Expect him to play some, but maybe not his usual workload. He's a top-three PPR fantasy running back for next season.
Posted: 12/26/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey was simply getting a much-deserved rest as he gets ready to wrap up a huge season in Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints. CMC remains a must-start fantasy option if he isn't rested for some reason in the finale.