Reggie Bonnafon
Reggie Bonnafon
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The undrafted rookie out of Louisville barely made it onto the field in his first NFL season last year as Christian McCaffrey sucked up as many touches as he could handle. But Bonnafon produced one highlight - a 59-yard touchdown run against a weary Jaguars defense late in Week 5. That play accounted for more than half his season rushing yards, however. A dual-threat QB in high school, Bonnafon lined up at wide receiver for one collegiate season before converting to running back fulltime after Lamar Jackson arrived on campus, so his vision and instincts out of the backfield are still rudimentary. He does have breakaway speed, good hands and strong overall athleticism, traits that made him a valuable special-teams player as well as a very occasional big-play threat. Bonnafon's main competition for the No. 2 job in Carolina comes from journeyman Mike Davis, but unless McCaffrey buckles under another huge workload, snaps for any other back will be hard to come by. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $585,000 contract with the Panthers in February of 2020.
Inks one-year extension
RBCarolina Panthers
February 4, 2020
Bonnafon signed a one-year contract extension with the Panthers on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Bonnafon was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent in March, but the Panthers opted to lock down Christian McCaffrey's backup for the 2020 season. The 24-year-old Bonnafon was barely used during McCaffrey's historic campaign, but the former flashed versatility in 2019, rushing 16 times for 116 yards (7.3 yards per carry) and a touchdown while catching six of nine targets for 57 yards. We don't know whether new head coach Matt Rhule will allocate 400-plus touches to McCaffrey again next year, but Bonnafon nonetheless holds intriguing handcuff value for fantasy purposes.
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How do Reggie Bonnafon's 2019 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 rush attempts.
  • 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 %
6.3%
 
Positive Run %
87.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
20.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.5
 
Rushing TD %
6.3%
 
Touches Per Game
1.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.35
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
1.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.8
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Following the release of Cameron Artis-Payne, Bonnafon and rookie fifth-rounder Jordan Scarlett are now slated to back up top back Christian McCaffrey this season.
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Finishes first full season
RBCarolina Panthers
January 4, 2020
Bonnafon rushed 16 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in 16 games played this season. He also caught six of nine targets for 57 yards.
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Picks up 12 yards in loss
RBCarolina Panthers
December 24, 2019
Bonnafon ran for 12 yards on two carries during Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts.
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Gets early touch
RBCarolina Panthers
December 9, 2019
Bonnafon rushed once for six yards in Sunday's 40-20 loss to the Falcons.
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Catches two passes
RBCarolina Panthers
November 18, 2019
Bonnafon caught two of three targets for eight yards in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.
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Limited to special teams
RBCarolina Panthers
November 12, 2019
Bonnafon did not record a touch during Sundays's 24-16 loss to Green Bay.
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