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.
Posted: 3/23/2017 7:15pm ET
Huddle Up: McCaffrey's versatility is his biggest asset, but he will need to land in the right offense to reach his full potential as a fantasy option.
Posted: 3/15/2017 8:35pm ET
Huddle Up: It'd be a nice story, although one that seems far-fetched given the Broncos' desire to improve the offensive line. While McCaffrey will be listed as a running back in the NFL, offensive coordinators who want to maximize his talent will be utilizing him all over the field, including as a slot receiver and returner. Denver would not be an ideal landing spot since the Broncos probably want to be more of a run-oriented offense and give C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker the bulk of the workload in the backfield.
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