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Christian
McCaffrey
College Stanford
Team Carolina Panthers
22RB
5'11"Height
205Weight
23Age
3Exp
7Bye
Christian McCaffrey's Fantasy Scouting Report

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Christian McCaffrey will be an elite fantasy starter. His 242 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind Alvin Kamara and ahead of Melvin Gordon. He has averaged 17.53 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 15.1 fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #3 ranked running back. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #7 most highly owned running back. Christian McCaffrey is expected to come up slightly short of last season's #3 fantasy position rank.

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Christian McCaffrey is projected for 15.5 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #2 ranked running back and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Alvin Kamara but behind Ezekiel Elliott. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 17.7 fantasy points.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2018CAR161621910985.0159753
2017CAR16101174353.7240221
Career (3 Seasons)322633615334.5659974
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2018CAR16161078678.1038611041
2017CAR1610806518.143757036
Career (3 Seasons)322618715188.12381118077
2018 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
DECEMBER GAMES5663415.217532362597.211
NOVEMBER GAMES4613345.5165942730811.433
OCTOBER GAMES4461523.39151221436.522
SEPTEMBER GAMES3462715.911450221577.100
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MONDAY GAMES115533.52908678.400
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)114775.5421156112.222
SUNDAY GAMES141909685.147596947397.944
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS7974634.823453292528.722
LOSSES91226355.230594786157.944
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES8139695531594534358.233
ROAD GAMES88040352253354432833
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Bank of America Stadium8139695531594534358.233
FedExField18202.50907466.600
FirstEnergy Stadium116633.932526386.300
Ford Field113534.141006579.500
Heinz Field114775.5421156112.222
Lincoln Financial Field17294.121506518.500
Mercedes-Benz Stadium18374.62110141027.300
Mercedes-Benz Superdome14184.52701222200
Raymond James Stadium11010610.655309556.111
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Atlanta Falcons2291384.87130261796.900
vs Baltimore Ravens114453.241214112.811
vs Cincinnati Bengals1281846.67450210500
vs Cleveland Browns116633.932526386.300
vs Dallas Cowboys11050521506457.500
vs Detroit Lions113534.141006579.500
vs New Orleans Saints219713.74909899.900
vs New York Giants117583.43140535711
vs Philadelphia Eagles17294.121506518.500
vs Pittsburgh Steelers114775.5421156112.222
vs Seattle Seahawks1171257.455911111210.211
vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers2271856.98532141339.511
vs Washington Redskins18202.50907466.600
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)5683284.81459144353811
COLD WEATHER <= 402301404.772531199922
HOT WEATHER >= 804653986.117530221456.622
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)231124473539899.911
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
INDOOR GAMES3251084.38110211818.600
OUTDOOR GAMES131949905.14559786686866
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES3251084.38110211818.600
ON GRASS FIELDS131949905.14559786686866
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-791115444.926593725637.833
MARGIN 15+3321404.41021210949.433
MARGIN 8-144764145.417452252108.400
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON81095024.623453493787.722
SECOND HALF SEASON81105965.430594584898.444
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION101447044.93459558466855
VS OWN DIVISION6753945.319532494018.211
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS4723695.118454171207.133
VS NFC TEAMS12147729535593907478.333
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 70261576759028251922
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF0113334130211617.700
FOURTH DOWN012212000---00
FIRST DOWN01286865.419592544047.544
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0231586.95530161096.811
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0291766.113452282438.700
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE0441272.991571155544
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE0643345.220350302297.622
THIRD DOWN018301.78121191809.522
TIED0874415.121592322537.922
SECOND DOWN0723805.325534342838.300
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0875486.322590555009.100
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE024893.7213011837.500
BEHIND0573516.219533514218.322
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0512444.811251181297.200
4TH QUARTER0452204.911591403157.922
2ND QUARTER0542354.412352322437.622
2ND HALF0964644.822592584447.722
1ST HALF01236345.231535494238.644
1ST QUARTER0693995.8195331718010.622
AHEAD0753064.11335224193822
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0501923.88191191688.822
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200632914.61559200---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-3009465.1211000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-1001477615.23653500---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS013866.643513113.700
OVERALL1621910985535971078678.166
2018 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDFL
109/09DALW16-810505.001506457.501401
209/16@ATLL31-248374.62110141027.291800
309/23CINW31-21281846.574502105.001100
4BYE-L0-0-----------
510/07NYGW33-3117583.411405357.001810
610/14@WASL23-178202.50907466.571500
810/28BALW36-2114453.211214112.75810
911/04TBW42-2817794.6535257815.603200
1011/08@PITL52-2114775.5021156112.202520
1111/18@DETL20-1913534.081006579.503400
1211/25SEAL30-27171257.355911111210.183810
1312/02@TBL24-171010610.605309556.111510
1412/09@CLEL26-2016633.942526386.332000
1512/17NOL12-915533.53908678.382200
1612/23ATLL24-10211014.8113012776.421400
1712/30@NOW33-144184.507012222.002200
* Indicates player did not play that week