Christian McCaffrey

  • Height
    5' 11"
  • Weight
    202 lbs
  • BMI
    28.2 (14th)
Christian McCaffrey headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.08 2017
  • College
    Stanford
  • Age
    26.0

Christian McCaffrey Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 7 99 442 4.5 37 343 2 18.2
2020 3 59 225 3.8 17 149 6 30.1
2019 16 287 1387 4.8 116 1005 19 29.3 (#1)
2018 16 219 1098 5.0 107 867 13 24.1 (#2)
2017 16 117 435 3.7 80 651 7 14.3 (#12)
  • College Dominator
    50.7% (99th)
  • College YPC
    6.3 (81st)
  • College Target Share
    18.7% (98th)
  • SPARQ-x
    105.1

Christian McCaffrey Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+7.0
(#9)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Total Touches

2021

Opportunity Share

2021

Fantasy Points

Christian McCaffrey ADP

3.00
(0.09)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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1.03 Pick
RB2 Rank

Popularity Index

#114

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Christian McCaffrey Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Thigh injury
Week 14 (2020)
4
4
AC joint sprain
Week 9 (2020)
3
4
High ankle sprain
Week 2 (2020)
6
6
Foot strain
Week 11 (2019)
0
1
Knee strain
Week 9 (2019)
0
2
Back strain
Week 6 (2019)
0
1
Shoulder strain
Week 12 (2017)
0
1
Ankle sprain
Week 12 (2021)
5
5

Christian McCaffrey College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2014 12 (RB) 42 300 2 17 (18 tgts) 251 4.7% 18 Stanford
2015 14 (RB) 337 2,019 (8 tds) 13 45 (53 tgts) 645 16.7% 19 Stanford
2016 11 (RB) 253 1,603 (13 tds) 16 37 (48 tgts) 310 15.7% 20 Stanford

Who is Christian McCaffrey

After an NFL Combine that saw him record a 4.48 (82nd-percentile) 40-yard dash and 10.79 (98th-percentile) Agility Score, Christian McCaffrey was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the eighth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Splitting time with veteran Jonathan Stewart as a rookie, McCaffrey only logged 117 carries for 435 rushing yards. However, on the strength of his 80 receptions and 651 receiving yards, he finished the year with a 14.3 (No. 12) Fantasy Points Per Game average. He spent the next two seasons breaking fantasy football. Rushing for over 1,000 yards and catching over 100 passes in each year, he averaged 24.1 (No. 2) FPPG in 2018 and an absurd 29.3 (No. 1) FFPG the following season.

Following a year that had many christening him “The Next Marshall Faulk,” McCaffrey signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension through 2025, making him the highest-paid running back in league history. The deal includes a $21.5 million signing bonus, $38,162,500 guaranteed, and a $16,015,875 average annual salary. He carries a maximum cap hit of $17,709,500 in the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

McCaffrey’s 2019 was truly special. Aside from the productivity metrics, he led the position in Snap Share (98.4-percent), Opportunity Share (91.5-percent), and Weighted Opportunities (396.7). As far as advanced receiving metrics, he also led all running backs with a 23.7-percent Target Share and 405 Routes Run. Efficiency? He had that too. Highlighted by 415 (No. 12) Yards Created, a 45.8-percent (No. 2) Dominator Rating, and +56.7 (No. 2) Expected Points Added. His 1.03 (No. 43) Yards Created Per Touch was slightly concerning, though he was seeing a legendary amount of volume.

The 2020 season began, and McCaffrey picked up right where he left off. After scoring 28.5 (No. 5) and 24.8 (No. 2) fantasy points in each of the first two games, he suffered a high ankle sprain that landed him on injured reserve. He returned in Week 9 to put up a whopping 37.1 (No. 2) fantasy points against the Chiefs, before promptly being ruled out with a shoulder injury, ending his season with a technically career-high 30.1 Fantasy Points Per Game average. McCaffrey’s 2021 season was again hampered by injuries. He was limited to seven games with hamstring and ankle ailments, though he did log fantasy performances with 27.7 (No. 1), 24.7 (No. 3), 26.1 (No. 4), and 24.9 (No. 3) points. The 2022 season represents something of a make-or-break campaign for Carolina’s dual-threat franchise player, and he needs to stay healthy to avoid potentially becoming the latest in a string of modern-day cap casualties.