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Posted: 3/4/2018 6:27pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/27/2018 10:14am ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 1/7/2018 5:16pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/24/2017 1:51pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/17/2017 3:33pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/15/2017 2:51pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/14/2017 1:03pm ET
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/13/2017 3:32pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey might be hitting a bit of a rookie wall, as he has 51 or fewer total yards from scrimmage over the past two games, and he has just one touchdown over the past three outings. He has also faced some tough competition. The Packers pass defense is very giving, so he can be trusted as a RB3 or flex fantasy play despite the rough patch lately.
Posted: 12/10/2017 2:07pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey's role had been growing in recent weeks, but he was outshined by veteran Jonathan Stewart. The starter rumbled for 103 yards and three rushing scores to keep McCaffrey pinned to the sidelines. McCaffrey still remains a decent RB3 or flex play in most PPR formats heading into Week 15 against the Packers.
Posted: 12/8/2017 12:26pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has recorded four total touchdowns in last four games and will continue to be involved in both the running and passing game. He should be considered a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 12/7/2017 12:29pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been involved in the running and passing game this season and has been receiving at least 10 touches each game. He can be a flex option in most leagues even though he is facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense.
Posted: 12/6/2017 3:01pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey should be good to go in Week 14 against the Vikings, but he faces a difficult matchup against a good defense. Consider him as more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option.
Posted: 12/3/2017 8:29pm ET
Huddle Up: His rushing stats remain inconsistent, but McCaffrey's work in the passing game will keep him in the RB2 conversation in PPR formats.
Posted: 12/3/2017 12:21pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey should continue to have a role in the running and passing game against the New Orleans Saints. He can be a No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues and at least a flex option in standard leagues.
Posted: 12/2/2017 9:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Consider McCaffrey an upside RB2, especially in PPR formats, in what could be a high-scoring matchup with the Saints.
Posted: 11/30/2017 12:00pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey's receiving numbers have been down in recent weeks, but his rushing numbers have increased. As it stands, he can be started as a RB2 in both standard and PPR leagues with RB1 upside in PPR leagues.
Posted: 11/29/2017 9:21pm ET
Huddle Up: Like Ron Rivera said, we'll see tomorrow. If McCaffrey is back fantasy owners can breathe easy. If he misses again we may have to wait until Friday when the injury designations are released as it seems unlikely Rivera would tip anything off before then.
Posted: 11/29/2017 11:51am ET
Huddle Up: No reason was given as to why McCaffrey did not go Wednesday, and head coach Ron Rivera offered a 'We'll see tomorrow,' when asked about his Week 13 status. The rookie took a big hit in Week 12, so it is entirely possible he is still feeling the effects from that. McCaffrey should be expected to suit up against the New Orleans Saints until further notice and can be trusted as a RB2 if he plays, but this is definitely a situation worth monitoring.
Posted: 11/26/2017 6:18pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey continues to see a healthy amount of touches and he has averaged 4.4 yards per carry or better in each of his past three outings. He is getting better as the seasons goes along and that's good, because Cam Newton needs more weapons after Greg Olsen aggravated his foot injury after his much-anticipated return.
Posted: 11/26/2017 6:41am ET
Huddle Up: It's not far-fetched to believe that McCaffrey could be used as a slot receiver in game situations due to the club's lack of depth at the position. This development could also lead to RB Jonathan Stewart seeing more offensive snaps. McCaffrey is worthy of consideration as a RB2 in PPR leagues and as a flex option in standard fantasy formats.
Posted: 11/13/2017 9:07pm ET
Huddle Up: This was the rookie's first career multi-touchdown game, and he's now posted five scores (two rushing, three receiving) this season. Although Jonathan Stewart can regularly be relied upon for more carries in the backfield, McCaffrey has proven to be a pretty reliable FLEX option every week, as he consistently gets targets. In fact, he's drawn five or more looks from Cam Newton in every game this season, while recording at least three catches for each outing in the process.
Posted: 11/5/2017 2:19pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey took over in the backfield with Jonathan Stewart bottled up for 21 yards on 11 carries. Stewart also lost a pair of fumbles, so that helped McCaffrey see more time with head coach Ron Rivera getting away from the veteran. It's uncertain if it's a changing of the guard in Charlotte, or if Stewart is back in business in Week 10 against the visiting Dolphins. Definitely a situation worth watching closely.
Posted: 10/29/2017 1:58pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey hasn't been terribly effective rushing the ball this season, but he has been a decent RB3 or flex play for fantasy owners in PPR leagues. The Panthers host the Falcons in Week 9.
Posted: 10/27/2017 7:34pm ET
Huddle Up: Although McCaffrey hasn't provided explosive plays in the running game or on special teams, he has been piling up catches out of the backfield. He can be a low-end RB2 in PPR formats against a struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense in Week 8.
Posted: 10/27/2017 4:09pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has received most of his work in the passing game and should have a similar role this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He can be a No. 2 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a flex option in standard leagues.
Posted: 10/26/2017 12:32pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey should be in uniform against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. He has been receiving most of his touches in the passing game this season and will continue to be a receiver out of the backfield. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 10/25/2017 12:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette have stolen the rookie spotlight this year, but McCaffrey has been special in his own right. He quickly showed Cam Newton that he could be his safety blanket, especially after Greg Olsen went down. The rookie easily leads his squad in catches (44) and makes for a weekly low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 in PPR leagues.
Posted: 10/22/2017 2:51pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey and the Panthers offense has been rather stagnant over the past couple of games. The rookie failed to find the end zone for the first time in three games. Right now he is best used as an RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 8.
Posted: 10/18/2017 8:25pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a fixture in Carolina's passing game, making him a worthy start in just about all formats, but unfortunately, he hasn't contributed much on the ground. He's accumulated only 104 rushing yards on 38 carries, which amounts to a pretty bad 2.7 yards per carry. With Jonathan Stewart struggling as of late, though, McCaffrey might see some extra rushes in the weeks ahead to go with his usual number of targets through the air.
Posted: 10/13/2017 7:25am ET
Huddle Up: He has a 37-293-2 receiving line, but he's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry with 38 rushes for 104 yards. McCaffrey is an RB2 in PPR leagues when the Panthers suit up against the Chicago Bears Oct. 22.
Posted: 10/12/2017 9:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Newton swung the ball out to McCaffrey a lot Thursday night, and the rookie hauled in a team-best 10 passes. He gained just 56 yards, however, and was a non factor in the running game. McCaffrey has RB3/Flex value in standard leagues and clearly holds more appeal in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/8/2017 3:30pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a decent RB3 or flex option in PPR fantasy formats, but he hasn't been nearly as valuable in standard leagues. The Panthers host the Eagles on Thursday night in Week 6.
Posted: 10/1/2017 3:36pm ET
Huddle Up: While he was involved somewhat in Cam Newton's offensive attack, the Patriots defense largely smothered McCaffrey's effectiveness. A Week 5 outing against the Detroit Lions may not be much better thanks to the Lions' strong defense.
Posted: 9/27/2017 7:28am ET
Huddle Up: It's a good matchup based on numbers, but the where the problem lies is that the Patriots have been known to key in on, and neutralize, the opponent's main weapon. McCaffrey can be considered such because he has 18 catches for 173 yards through the first three weeks. He's still a really good flex option in PPR leagues, but his 2.9 yards per carry and lack of a touchdown on the season limit his upside.
Posted: 9/24/2017 1:37pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey picked up the slack following the loss of Greg Olsen (foot) last week, essentially sucking up all of Olsen's targets. That was about the only thing working in the Carolina offense. The rookie will look to keep it going in Week 4 at New England.
Posted: 9/17/2017 3:49pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey might see more work in the passing game in upcoming weeks with Greg Olsen (foot) expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks. McCaffrey is a decent RB3 or flex play in PPR formats, especially in Week 3 against a very giving Saints defense.
Posted: 9/10/2017 7:51pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey had a pretty solid debut in his return to the Bay Area, and his college coach David Shaw was there to greet him. He had a total of 18 touches to 20 for Jonathan Stewart, or basically an even split. He has the potential to be a fantasy stud in PPR formats. The Panthers host the Bills in Week 2.
Posted: 9/5/2017 7:24am ET
Huddle Up: The hype machine continues to churn for the rookie. He's an RB2 but has RB1 potential to go with some risk of the unknown as he enters the league.
Posted: 8/19/2017 3:02pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey took a counter run and beat everyone to the edge on a 17-yard score before adding a 38-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass the following possession. The rookie's explosion is as advertised, and about the only thing that may keep him from being a league-winning player this year is if Jonathan Stewart can play 16 games again. McCaffrey should be a high-end RB2 even in a committee with elite RB1 upside if/when Stewart needs to miss games.
Posted: 8/9/2017 8:23pm ET
Huddle Up: This was a solid showing from McCaffrey, who might be even more involved than this once the regular season kicks off, as the team has been peppering him with a lot screens and short passes throughout camp. Even with veteran Jonathan Stewart established as the starter in Carolina, McCaffrey should have enough of an active role to merit being drafted in most leagues. He might be viewed as a FLEX option, but considering his immense talents, the ceiling is much higher than that, especially if Stewart goes down at some point with an injury.
Posted: 8/6/2017 6:26pm ET
Huddle Up: After spending a top-10 pick on McCaffrey, it should be no surprise that Carolina is trying to find as many ways as possible to put the ball in his hands. He should see enough touches to be a solid flex play, and he could approach RB2 territory in PPR formats.
Posted: 7/27/2017 5:46pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey figures to be one of the frontrunners for this year's Offensive Rookie of the Year award, as not only does he have the skill to make a big impact out of the gate, but it looks like he'll also have a very active role in the offense. The incumbent starting running back, Jonathan Stewart, has missed at least three games in each of the past five seasons, so McCaffrey should receive plenty of opportunities during his rookie campaign. He deserves consideration in all formats.
Posted: 6/15/2017 8:49pm ET
Huddle Up: There is no denying his versatility, and while his exact role in the offense remains to be seen, you can comfortably draft him as flex option in PPR formats. In rookie drafts, McCaffrey should be in the mix for the top pick.
Posted: 6/12/2017 3:08pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has missed the offseason because of the rule and will only have a limited time with the veterans before the start of training camp. He probably will be used in a variety of ways this season but may see most of his work as a receiver. He probably should be considered a flex option in most leagues and could be a low-end No. 2 RB in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 5/12/2017 12:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Every year, several players are penalized as a result of their schools holding late graduation ceremonies, although McCaffrey is still taking classes and wasn't going to be available until the end of the quarter anyway. To his credit, he impressed the team's brass at rookie minicamp last weekend. McCaffrey has a very high floor in an offense which has promised to use his vast array of talents and is probably the safest of all the rookie running backs. He should be a RB2 in PPR at worst this season.
Posted: 5/4/2017 7:13pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey will still have to contend with Jonathan Stewart for touches for the time being, but he should see enough work to be a solid flex play this season, especially in PPR formats. His value should only go up over the next couple of years, so draft him aggressively in keeper formats.
Posted: 4/28/2017 9:04am ET
Huddle Up: One gets the sense Carolina sees McCaffrey as a feature back down the road, as Martin ran for 14,101 yards in 11 seasons. McCaffrey is likely to start out his career in the back end of a committee with Jonathan Stewart and will probably be considered the team's slot option as well as its top punt returner. McCaffrey will not lack for work, although it might take him a year or two before he gets the high-volume offensive role fantasy owners desire. Regardless, he should make for a fine flex option as a rookie.
Posted: 4/27/2017 9:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Position flexibility and versatility are the name of the game with McCaffrey, who figures to line up all over the field and be heavily involved in the running, passing and return games. He's well positioned to flourish as a rookie and will draw a lot of interest early in drafts with his value spiking in PPR formats.
Posted: 4/27/2017 7:10pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey will have an immediate role as both a runner and a receiver in Carolina. He is no worse than a flex play as a rookie, and he'll have even more value in PPR formats. In rookie drafts, he should be in consideration for the top pick.
Posted: 4/27/2017 6:07pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey should have a solid role in the offense right away with the Panthers because of his ability to catch the ball. He probably will also receive a few carries each game. McCaffrey will be a valuable pick in point-per-reception leagues because of his receiving skills.
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