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RB Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers Player Page

#22 Christian McCaffrey, RB - 11-16 Doubtful: Shoulder Expected back Week 13
Carolina Panthers
Height 5' 11"
Weight 205 lbs
Age 24
Birthdate June 7th 1996
College Stanford
Year 2017
Round 1   Pick 8
Season Statistics
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2020 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
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Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 12 Projections
McCaffrey (shoulder) has missed two straight games. At last check late Wednesday morning, his playing status was up in the air. With the Panthers' bye coming in Week 13, the team could opt to rest him another week. If McCaffrey suits up, he's a must-start versus a Minnesota Vikings defense that has yielded the ninth-most rushing yards and the 14th-most fantasy points to the running back position.

Season Projections
If you are concerned that McCaffrey's workload from 2019 isn't sustainable, the Panthers gave us $64 million reasons to believe it is and didn't bring in anyone else of consequence to steal touches from him. Specifically, note his role in the passing game. He topped 20 carries in a game just twice in the team's final eight games, but had a jaw dropping 90 targets (74 receptions, 682 yards) as a receiver. Given what's happened to the Panthers defense over the last few months (only four returning starters, featuring the retirement of Luke Kuechly) there's reason to believe that more receiving will be in his future. An investment can't get much safer than McCaffrey at running back to open your draft.

Rushing: 288 Yards, 3 TD.
Receiving: 25 Receptions, 193 Yards, 1 TD.

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