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Christian McCaffrey or Saquon Barkley

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
Expert
Recommendation

94%
Recommended by
88 of 94 experts
6%
Recommended by
6 of 94 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 90% 10%
Top RB Experts83%17%
Top Player Experts95%5%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 4# 5
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total355.2192.1
Avg Game22.214.8
Avg Projection270.1248.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2528
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Christian McCaffreySaquon Barkley
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
38 m
#1#2
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
2 h
#1#2
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
5 h
#3#1
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
5 h
#1#2
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6 h
#1#3
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
7 h
#1#2
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
19 h
#1#2
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
22 h
#1#2
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#1#2
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#1#3
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#4#2
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
#1#2
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 d
#1#2
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#1#2
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
2 d
#1#2
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#1#2
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#1#2
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 d
#1#2
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#1#2
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#1#3
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#1#2
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 d
#1#2
   
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#1#2
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#1#2
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#1#2
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#1#2
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
4 d
#1#4
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#1#2
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
4 d
#1#2
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 d
#1#2
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5 d
#1#4
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
5 d
#1#2
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#1#2
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
6 d
#1#2
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
6 d
#1#2
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
7 d
#2#1
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
7 d
#1#2
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 w
#1#2
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#1#2
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 w
#1#2
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 w
#1#2
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 w
#1#2
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
1 w
#1#2
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 w
#1#2
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
1 w
#1#2
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 w
#3#1
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#4#1
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#1#2
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 w
#1#2
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 w
#1#2
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
1 w
#1#2
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 w
#1#2
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
1 w
#1#4
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 w
#1#2
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#1#2
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#1#3
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#1#2
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#1#3
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#2#3
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#1#2
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#3#1
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#1#3
   
2 w
#1#2
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#1#2
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#1#2
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#1#5
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#1#2
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#1#3
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#1#3
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#1#3
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#1#2
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
4 w
#1#2
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#1#2
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#1#3
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#1#2
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#2#3
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#1#4
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#1#3
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#1#3
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#1#2
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#1#3
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#1#2
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#1#3
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#1#2
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#1#2
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#1#2
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#1#2
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#1#2
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#1#2
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#1#3
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#1#3
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#1#2
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV vs. PIT
Week 2 at TB at CHI
Week 3 at LAC vs. SF
Week 4 vs. ARI at LAR
Week 5 at ATL at DAL
Week 6 vs. CHI vs. WAS
Week 7 at NO at PHI
Week 8 vs. ATL vs. TB
Week 9 at KC at WAS
Week 10 vs. TB vs. PHI
Week 11 vs. DETBYE WEEK
Week 12 at MIN at CIN
Week 13BYE WEEK at SEA
Week 14 vs. DEN vs. ARI
Week 15 at GB vs. CLE
Week 16 at WAS at BAL
Week 17 vs. NO vs. DAL
Player Projections Comparison
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts248.1267.7
Rush Yards1,142.71,230.5
Rush TDs8.89.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions101.968.5
Rec Yards841.7545.8
Rec TDs4.02.8
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points270.1248.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
2019 Points 
Week 132.913.9
Week 25.319.5
Week 324.83.7
Week 423.9
Week 541.7
Week 617.7
Week 714.0
Week 823.520.3
Week 934.69.5
Week 1020.13.1
Week 1119.1
Week 1225.36.0
Week 1310.211.5
Week 1413.56.7
Week 1529.526.3
Week 1617.339.9
Week 1715.817.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
2019 Targets 
Week 1116
Week 267
Week 345
Week 410
Week 58
Week 65
Week 75
Week 8510
Week 938
Week 1075
Week 1115
Week 1293
Week 13127
Week 14124
Week 15105
Week 16154
Week 17104
Notes for Player Combination
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
McCaffrey is looking to repeat as the overall PPR RB1 for the first time since 2002-2003 Priest Holmes. McCaffrey had more yards before contact (635) than all but four ENTIRE TEAMS of running backs in 2019. He averaged a robust 2.21 yards before contact, which is something I'd say is unsustainable. @MikeTagliereNFL xxMost fantasy points among RB week 13-16 (Half PPR), 22.9ppg
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
While it might sound absurd to say, there's a legitimate path for CMC to finish with more receptions this year than what he had in 2019. The Panthers are entering a rebuild and their defense saw a lot of key pieces leave for various reasons. They're going to be relying heavily on rookies and this may lead to the offense needing to keep them in games with more passing volume. If that's the case, McCaffrey's likely going to be second in line behind DJ Moore. With all that said, CMC's as easy of a pick as they come at the 1.01.Last season, we saw Barkley struggle due to an ankle injury. However, once he got fully healthy, we saw what he can do again in the fantasy playoffs. Barkley's arguably the best RB in the NFL and this offense flows through him. If you miss out on CMC, don't worry...you'll be just fine with Barkley.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
New coach, QB may be cause for minor pause on CMC, but after 2nd-best PPR season by RB in NFL history, it's really hard to argue another player at the top spotNew OC Garrett knows how to lean into a lead RB, be it DeMarco Murray, D. McFadden or Zeke Elliott - health permitting, should be a volume monster
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You can try to make the argument that McCaffrey shouldn't go No. 1 overall this year, but you'd lose the argument. Outside of saying, "running backs don't repeat as the top option," there's nothing that should suggest McCaffrey won't. He's not just a running back. He's a wide receiver. He scored 182.5 half-PPR points through the air alone, which would've been the No. 20 wide receiver in fantasy last year, ahead of Stefon Diggs. Even if McCaffrey simply stopped playing football in Week 12, he would've finished as the No. 1 running back by a massive 22.1 PPR points. The new offense and improved quarterback play shouldn't hurt at all.After an extremely impressive rookie season, Barkley came back down to earth a bit in 2019, though 4.6 yards per carry behind that Giants offensive line is nothing to scoff at. Playing through injury was a clear net-negative to his overall numbers, and something he hopefully learned from. The biggest difference was breakaway runs of 15-plus yards, as Barkley rattled off 20 of them in his rookie season, but just nine of them in his sophomore season. With all the weapons in this offense, you have to wonder just how many targets Barkley will get, but trust me, the Giants are building their offense around him and not anyone else. If Daniel Jones can take a step forward in year two, it'll help open lanes for Barkley. It also doesn't hurt that they dramatically improved the offensive line this offseason.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
McCaffrey would be a RB1 if he didn't catch a single pass, he finished 2019 with 1,387 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns. When you add in 116 receptions for 1,005 yards and 4 more touchdowns, you have the overall number one RB.Barkley missed 3 games in 2019, was limited in several others and played on a 4-12 team that was outscored by 110 points on the season. He still managed 1,441 yards from scrimmage and 8 touchdowns. A new coaching staff should only help and he should have elite RB1 value in 2020.
Steven Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
Pretty simple guys: Best Overall non QB player. Even with a bad QB, he was still able to dominate the fantasy world. As long as his body can stay healthy he should repeat for the year.