Carolina Panthers
  • 5'11"
  • 205
  • 21
  • 0 years
  • Stanford
  • 2017 R1 O, None

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/15/2017 8:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey had his first practice Thursday, June 15, and he said he hopes to be used in as many ways as possible.

    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

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming minicamp until Thursday, June 16, because Stanford is still having final exams.

    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

    Carolina Panthers first-round RB Christian McCaffrey will not be allowed to visit the team's facility until mid-June after Stanford holds its commencement exercises.

    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

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey signed his standard four-year rookie contract Thursday, May 4.

    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

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey drew a comparison to the Hall-of-Famer Curtis Martin from general manager Dave Gettleman shortly after the team selected him Thursday, April 27. 'It doesn?t happen very often. The best tackle-box runner I?ve ever seen is Curtis Martin out of Pitt. Christian is right there with him. Running in that tackle box takes unique vision and unique quickness, and he?s got it. Curtis Martin had it, and he had a great career ? a Hall of Fame career ? and this kid?s got those kind of skills,' Gettleman said.

    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

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will be used in a similar capacity to his time at Stanford, according to head coach Ron Rivera, who also indicated McCaffrey will serve as a punt returner.

    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

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has 'elite skills,' according to general manager Dave Gettleman. 'So much value there,' Gettleman said. 'He was a guy we targeted.'

    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

    The Carolina Panthers selected Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

    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

    Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey said he wanted to use his pro day to show his ability to run routes from the slot and the outside and do 'anything' on the football field.

    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

    Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey could be in the mix to be the Denver Broncos' first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft in large part due to the bond general manager John Elway has with former Broncos teammate Ed McCaffrey - Christian's father, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

    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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