RB - CAR
Joseph Person of The Athletic reports that Carolina Panthers star RB Christian McCaffrey's role remains unchanged despite injury-riddled 2020.
McCaffrey only appeared in three games during the 2020 NFL season. He dealt with multiple injuries forcing him to miss majority of the year. In the three healthy games, CMC put up 25.4, 20.8, and 27.1 fantasy points. He touched the ball 25.3 times a game and looked as dominant as ever. McCaffrey is still ranked as the RB1 according to ECR, which is amazing since he only played three games. Joe Brady will continue to feed McCaffrey touches, so he has a great shot as being the overall RB1 yet again.
The Carolina Panthers and RB Christian McCaffrey have restructured his contract.
A large portion of CMC's base salary is being converted to a signing bonus, which saves the team about $5.6 million in cap space this year. Despite an injury-riddled 2020, McCaffrey is still considered one of the best first-round picks in fantasy football entering 2021.
Carolina Panthers superstar running back Christian McCaffrey has been ruled out for Week 17.
McCaffrey torpedoed the fantasy hopes of many of his fantasy managers, but should still be the first player off the board for 2021 redraft leagues. He will miss the Panthers final game of the 2020 season, leaving Mike Davis as an RB2 with volume-based RB1 upside for a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
Panthers HC Matt Rhule said he would “lean toward RB Christian McCaffrey (quad) not playing in the season finale based on what he knows and has seen.”
McCaffrey is unlikely to play in Week 17’s contest against the Saints. He hasn’t played since Week 9’s loss to the Chiefs and is trending towards missing his 13th game of the year. The Panthers are (5-10) and out of playoff contention, with no real reason to rush the star RB back into action. If ruled out, CMC will have miss his seventh consecutive game. Mike Davis will once again be the Panthers’ primary back in Week 17 if CMC is unable to suit up.
Christian McCaffrey is out for Sunday's game against the Football Team according to Adam Schefter.
No surprise here as McCaffrey was listed as doubtful and the Panthers are sitting at 4-10 and eliminated from the playoffs. It's assumed that he will not play next week either. The consensus first overall pick this season only played in three games this year but was an absolute monster in them, racking up 374 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns. He'll likely be a top pick again heading into the 2021 season. For Week 16, expected Mike Davis to full his normal role as a bellcow backup, where should be treated as a high-end RB2.
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