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  Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
 
 
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ECR# 3# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 7# 12-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total278.5225.5-
Avg Game17.418.8-
Avg Projection253.5230.9-
    
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SOS Rank148-
    
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  Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR vs. IND
Week 2 vs. TB at DET
Week 3 at ARI vs. HOU
Week 4 at HOU at MIA
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. DEN
Week 6 at TB vs. PIT
Week 7BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 8 at SF at CHI
Week 9 vs. TEN vs. GB
Week 10 at GB at OAK
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. KC
Week 12 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. WAS at DEN
Week 14 at ATL at JAC
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. MIN
Week 16 at IND vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. NO at KC
  Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts219.2234.5
Rush Yards1,062.81,045.8
Rush TDs6.510.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions95.756.4
Rec Yards811.2506.2
Rec TDs5.13.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points253.5230.9
   
  Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2018 Points 
Week 17.518.6
Week 213.924.6
Week 319.414.4
Week 423.9
Week 515.318.0
Week 66.633.0
Week 78.0
Week 817.6
Week 927.718.3
Week 1031.822.5
Week 1111.015.6
Week 1235.718.6
Week 1322.1
Week 1422.1
Week 1518.0
Week 1617.811.4
Week 174.06.6
  Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
2018 Targets 
Week 1913
Week 2157
Week 324
Week 410
Week 564
Week 684
Week 76
Week 86
Week 964
Week 1056
Week 1186
Week 12112
Week 1310
Week 147
Week 1511
Week 16133
Week 1713
  Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Melvin Gordon
RB - LAC
Melvin Gordon
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
CMC is going to be a stud yet again this season. The former 4th overall pick now has 187 receptions over his first two seasons, including 107 last season. He also showed that he can produce in the TD department with 13 total TD's. There are two main knocks I have with him. One is the rushing yardage. He's a great RB, but he doesn't have the same sort of rushing yard upside as some of the other RB's do. The second is the TD's. The 13 TD's were great, but 12 of them occured in weeks 7-13. That means that he had just one total TD in weeks 1/2/3/4/5/6/14/15/16. I'm not saying that he can't post more consistend numbers, but I trust the TD production of Kamara and Barkley just a little bit more. With all this being said, the dude is going to have 80+ receptions, and he's going to be involved every aspect of the offense. He needs to be taken in the top 5 of drafts.Melvin Gordon has finished as the RB 7/5/7 over the past three seasons, and there's nothing that indicates things will be different this season. The return of Hunter Henry does cap his TD upside, but it also secures his floor (since they should be a consistently high scoring offense). Gordon has had his fair share of injuries, including a knee tear, a PCL sprain, a hip sprain, an ankle sprain, a hamstring strain and an MCL sprain. However, his injury risk isn't that much greater than the other high volume RB's, and they look like they finally have an offense where they can ease up on his workload a bit. That might sound concerning, but It's really a good thing. Easing his workload really just gets rid of some low upside carries, while keeping him healty. Gordon isn't in the same tier as the top 5, but no one would be shocked if he ends the year there.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
There's been talk that CAR might try to scale back workload after CMC's 326 touches in '18 (finishing as the No. 3 RB in half PPR scoring), but the team certainly hasn't backed up its RB position (CAP and rookie Jordan Scarlett) in a manner that indicates that is truly the plan 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
McCaffrey blew up in 2018 and it's got everyone reaching for him as a top-three selection in 2019. It's fair and you shouldn't shy away from the three-down back, but you should know that the Panthers have openly talked about scaling back his workload. He's still likely to finish as a top-five option at the position even if he loses 4-6 touches per game, as he's gamescript-proof and it's not as if Cam Newton is rushing for as many touchdowns as he used to.He's not going to win the rushing title or anything and it's very unlikely that he finishes as a top-three fantasy running back, but he's about as safe as they come considering he's been a top-eight running back in each of the last three seasons. There were just four running backs who delivered RB2 or better performances in at least 90 percent of their games: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Gordon.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
McCaffrey was the 3rd ranked running back in fantasy football last year and he is one of the best duel-threat running backs in the NFL.Gordon was 6th among fantasy running backs, despite playing in only 12 games in 2018. He should continue being a bell cow running back on a great offense.