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Christian McCaffrey

Carolina Panthers
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Panthers | New partner for Christian McCaffrey?

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:27:24 -0800

The Carolina Panthers need to add a "physical presence" at running back to pair with RB Christian McCaffrey, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Fantasy Tip: With Jonathan Stewart out of the mix, it makes sense for the Panthers to find a power back to pair with McCaffrey. McCaffrey is going to be a RB1 candidate in PPR formats in 2018, but if Carolina spends a quality pick on another back, McCaffrey could remain limited as a rusher.

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Panthers | CAR still thrilled about Christian McCaffrey

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:14:37 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey's "versatility is invaluable" and "his quickness is elite," according to general manager Marty Hurney. "I think he can run between the tackles. We put him in the slot. … I think he can play all over. He's smart and his versatility gives an offensive coordinator a lot of options with what he can do. He's a weapon. And we forget he was a rookie last year. He's only going to get better," Hurney said.

Fantasy Tip: While the Panthers did a fine job of using McCaffrey in the passing game as a rookie (80 catches), they rarely were able to spring him loose as a runner due to a combination of poor blocking and stacked boxes. With Jonathan Stewart's spot on the roster in question for 2018, McCaffrey could be asked to handle in upwards of 250 offensive touches. If that happens, last year's No. 8 overall pick could be worthy a first-round pick in PPR leagues this summer.

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Panthers | Norv Turner talks up Christian McCaffrey

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:24:07 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey "had an unbelievable rookie year and did a lot more than that a lot of people would be asked to do and handled (it) all," offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. "He's got such talent, you're just going to keep finding ways to get him the ball and try to create more space for him. That hard-nosed running between the tackles he can certainly do, but I don't know that's what you want to lead with him. Christian is ahead of (where Darren Sproles was), and there are some things we can do that he did, but Christian can run wide receiver routes. There's a lot of things we did with Darren that apply, and there are some things that I think we can do differently with Christian," Turner said.

Fantasy Tip: As good as McCaffrey was as a rookie, he hasn't come close to hitting his ceiling. The Panthers did not block well in the running game for him or Jonathan Stewart. And despite his 80 catches, former offensive coordinator Mike Shula did not line him up as a receiver nearly as often as he should have. With that said, McCaffrey still piled up 197 offensive touches in 2017. Turner would be wise to push that number over 225. If that happens, McCaffrey could push for 1,500 total yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018.

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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey scores long TD

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 17:16:13 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey hauled in six receptions for 101 yards and a 56-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7.

Fantasy Tip: McCaffrey's long touchdown was the big play of the game for the Panthers, as they had a chance to win in the final moments. He has a bright future, especially as a receiver out of the backfield, and he'll be a favorite of PPR fantasy players for many years to come.

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Panthers | Week 17 game recap for Panthers

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:06:51 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 14-of-34 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed 11 times for a game-high 59 yards. RB Cameron Artis-Payne ran five times for 16 yards, while RB Christian McCaffrey chipped in with six runs, 14 yards and five catches for 40 yards. WR Devin Funchess ended up with two receptions, 48 yards and a score, while TE Greg Olsen was limited to one catch and 10 yards.

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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey totals 11 touches

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:51:06 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed nine times for 39 yards in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added two receptions for 19 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Tip: McCaffrey had a hard time against the Buccaneers defense, but he was the better back between he and Jonathan Stewart in this one. The rookie hasn't scored a rushing touchdown in the past five games, but he has three receiving scores during the span.

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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey has huge afternoon

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:33:54 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 12 times for a game-high 63 yards in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers, and he added six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown on seven targets.

Fantasy Tip: After being left in the dust by Jonathan Stewart last week, it was the rookie shining in this one with 140 total yards from scrimmage and the score. He faces another favorable matchup against the Buccaneers in Week 16.

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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey goes full

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:51:09 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) was able to practice in full Friday, Dec. 15, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: McCaffrey should be good to go, and he is a decent RB4 in standard formats and a good RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues.

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Panthers | Week 15 injury report for Carolina

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:21:05 -0800

Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson (foot) and OG Trai Turner (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 15, and they're out for Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers. WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) and C Tyler Larsen (foot) did not practice and they're listed as questionable. WR Brenton Bersin (toe), WR Kaelin Clay (shoulder), LB Thomas Davis (back), C Ryan Kalil (neck), LB Luke Kuechly (shoulder), RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), CB Captain Munnerlyn (non-injury related), QB Cam Newton (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (foot), P Michael Palardy (shoulder), DE Julius Peppers (rest), WR Russell Shepard (shoulder) and RB Jonathan Stewart (rest) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report.

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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey practices

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:01 -0800

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

Fantasy Tip: McCaffrey has not been posting great numbers so far this season but will continue to be involved in the running and passing game. He can be a flex option in deeper leagues but probably will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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