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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

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 19 FanDuel points and 23.8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$2457 more than $8.9K on FanDuel and +$1656 more than $8.8K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Christian McCaffrey to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 248 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Alvin Kamara and ahead of Ezekiel Elliott. 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 15.5 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #1 ranked running back. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite running back. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Last season he was also the #3 ranked running back.

CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Christian McCaffrey is projected for 15.9 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #1 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 the highest ranked running back for the week, ahead of Alvin Kamara. His projected rank in Week 2 is the same as it is in Week 1. He is projected for 18.1 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
2019CAR991859895.35841135
2018CAR161621910985.0159753
2017CAR16101174353.7240221
Career (3 Seasons)413552125224.848420109
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019CAR99483968.252533025
2018CAR16161078678.1038611041
2017CAR1610806518.143757036
Career (3 Seasons)413523519148.143814210102
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
NOVEMBER GAMES2442545.895839535.911
OCTOBER GAMES3553245.911844141258.922
SEPTEMBER GAMES4864114.815764252188.700
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)116372.32100216800
SUNDAY GAMES81699525.6338411463808.333
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS51165995.218847262288.833
LOSSES4693905.717404221687.600
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES4784876.220846211788.522
ROAD GAMES51075024.715765272188.111
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Bank of America Stadium4784876.220846211788.522
Lambeau Field1201085.441816335.500
Levi's Stadium1141178.444014389.500
NRG Stadium127933.4313110868.600
State Farm Stadium1241536.4376133511.700
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium122311.411014266.511
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Arizona Cardinals1241536.4376133511.700
vs Green Bay Packers1201085.441816335.500
vs Houston Texans127933.4313110868.600
vs Jacksonville Jaguars1191769.3684266110.211
vs Los Angeles Rams1191286.7723210818.100
vs San Francisco 49ers1141178.444014389.500
vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers238681.83101642711
vs Tennessee Titans1241466.155823206.711
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)1241466.155823206.711
COLD WEATHER <= 401201085.441816335.500
HOT WEATHER >= 802351654.7923212978.100
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)3553245.911844141258.922
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
INDOOR GAMES2512464.86762131219.300
OUTDOOR GAMES71347435.529849352757.933
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES127933.4313110868.600
ON GRASS FIELDS81588965.7328410383108.233
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-74814345.418845282448.711
MARGIN 15+2382707.1776277310.400
MARGIN 8-143662854.31058413796.122
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON81658815.3318410423638.633
SECOND HALF SEASON1201085.441816335.500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION71479216.3328410423548.422
VS OWN DIVISION238681.83101642711
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS3704155.914845191678.822
VS NFC TEAMS6115574521766292297.911
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7015392.61100735500
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF014594.221314481200
FOURTH DOWN03-1-0.311117711
FIRST DOWN01116165.515847171307.622
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0211467823310797.900
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS020572.91907476.700
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE032812.591874441122
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE0472144.6740112796.611
THIRD DOWN012695.8223099310.300
TIED0592414.112182141389.911
SECOND DOWN0593055.217763211667.900
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0794846.114762272027.500
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE0272107.8584157114.200
BEHIND052311613404191558.200
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0534388.3148459839.200
4TH QUARTER0441794.1658312705.800
2ND QUARTER0351554.451311414210.122
2ND HALF0976176.420848211537.300
1ST HALF0883724.21518327243933
1ST QUARTER0532174.110182131017.811
AHEAD0744375.910845151036.922
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0403127.8784312887.322
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200784065.21676500---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30017865.1158100---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-100904975.51884500---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0291214.23582315500
OVERALL91859895.3358411483968.333
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDFL
109/08LARL30-27191286.7423210818.101700
209/12TBL20-1416372.311002168.001000
309/22@ARIW38-20241536.3876133511.671800
409/29@HOUW16-1027933.4413110868.602100
510/06JACW34-27191769.2684266110.171810
610/13@TBW37-2622311.411014266.502510
810/27@SFL51-13141178.364014389.502400
911/03TENW30-20241466.085823206.671010
1011/10@GBL24-16201085.401816335.501100
* Indicates player did not play that week