Christian McCaffrey
Christian McCaffrey
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Carolina Panthers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The eighth overall pick in last year's draft, McCaffrey had an uneven but generally productive rookie season. As many of his critics predicted, the 5-11, 205-pound back had trouble making his mark on the ground, posting 3.7 YPC and rushing for less than 10 yards in three games as he ceded carries to Jonathan Stewart. McCaffrey was also as advertised catching passes out of the backfield, showing great hands and an aptitude for finding open space. He caught multiple passes in every game while finishing third among running backs in receptions, trailing only Le'Veon Bell and Alvin Kamara. As a runner, McCaffrey possesses tremendous elusiveness and can set up defenders to take bad angles or get caught up in traffic while he scampers toward freedom. While Stewart is now a Giant, the Panthers replaced him in free agency with Broncos castoff C.J. Anderson, sending a clear signal that they are unwilling to commit to McCaffrey as a three-down workhorse. That limits his upside, but his role in the passing game should only grow with more experience, and he could take on a larger role on early downs if new offensive coordinator Norv Turner tailors the scheme to McCaffrey's strengths. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $17.24 million contract with the Panthers in May of 2017.
Scoring binge continues
RBCarolina Panthers
December 9, 2018
McCaffrey rushed 16 times for 63 yards and two touchdowns while securing six of seven targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Browns.
ANALYSIS
McCaffrey capped the opening drive with a four-yard rushing score and found pay dirt from one yard out in the first minute of the second quarter. He would have had a third short touchdown later in the game, but it was called back on a hold. The versatile running back has found his scoring touch with 12 trips to the end zone over the past seven weeks, as compared to the measly one touchdown he scored in the first six games. Up next is a Monday Night Football date with the Saints in Week 15.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Christian McCaffrey's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
5.7%
 
Positive Run %
82.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
3.9%
 
Touches Per Game
20.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
32.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
4.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
1.9%
 
% Team Targets
23.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
86.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.2
 
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C.Christian McCaffrey
% of Team Snaps

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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Saints pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
92.1
 
Cornerbacks
97.9
 
Safeties
83.3
 
Linebackers
81.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Christian McCaffrey's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.22 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.75 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
10 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.00 in
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The versatile McCaffrey was taken eighth overall in this year's draft and found a nearly perfect landing spot with a Panthers offense in desperate need of playmakers. At 6-0, 200, the Stanford product lacks ideal size for an every-down NFL back, but he proved himself as a threat in the open field in his sophomore season when he set an NCAA record for all-purpose yards with 2,019 rushing yards, 645 receiving yards and 1,200 return yards. McCaffrey's soft hands, elusiveness and crisp route-running should make him one of the top receiving options in the pros out of the backfield as soon as Week 1, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him split out wide or lined up in the slot in certain formations, but he can also produce on the ground thanks to his exceptional vision and patience. As the lightning to Jonathan Stewart's thunder, McCaffrey should quickly work his way into a significant role in Carolina and could supplant the veteran as the starter well before the team's Week 11 bye. He might not see many goal-line touches in a backfield that contains Stewart and Cam Newton, but otherwise the sky would seem to be the limit for the second-generation NFL player.
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Piles up 161 scrimmage yards
RBCarolina Panthers
December 2, 2018
McCaffrey carried 10 times for 106 yards Sunday against the Buccaneers. He also caught nine passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in the 24-17 loss.
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Dominant as rusher and receiver
RBCarolina Panthers
November 25, 2018
McCaffrey rushed 17 times for 125 yards and a touchdown while catching all 11 of his targets for another 112 yards and another score in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Seahawks. He also fumbled three times but didn't lose any.
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Racks up 110 total yards in loss
RBCarolina Panthers
November 18, 2018
McCaffrey rushed 13 times for 53 yards and brought in six of eight targets for 57 yards in the Panthers' 20-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
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Continues scoring barrage in loss
RBCarolina Panthers
November 8, 2018
McCaffrey rushed 14 times for 77 yards and a touchdown and also brought in all five of his targets for 61 yards and two more scores in the Panthers' 52-21 loss to the Steelers on Thursday. He also recovered a Cam Newton fumble.
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Tallies pair of rushing scores in Week 9 win
RBCarolina Panthers
November 4, 2018
McCaffrey rushed 17 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns and brought in five of six targets for 78 yards in the Panthers' 42-28 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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