2019 Fantasy Football Christian McCaffrey Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best running back value lies.

Christian McCaffrey ADP and AAV

Standard: 3rd among running backs. 3rd overall.

PPR: 2nd among running backs.  2nd overall.

Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $60



Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 3rd 278.5 6th 17.4
2017 14th 143.2 18th 9.5


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 2nd 385.5 2nd 24.1
2017 10th 228.6 13th 14.3


Carries Carries Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 219 13.7 107 6.7
2017 117 7.3 113 7.1

Overview: If you are not a fan of Christian McCaffrey, you probably haven’t been paying attention.  In 2018, he had 7 top five finishes, 12 weeks where he ended up as an RB1, and an additional 3 weeks as an RB2. For context, the only player who performed that consistently was Saquon Barkley.  Imagine drafting a guy and not having a down week.  That is what you got with Christian McCaffrey last year.

Strategy: Our Christian McCaffrey Auction Value ($200 Budget): $65

My strategy for CMC is simple.  Get him on all my teams as fast as possible.  He gets 20 looks a game and is a model of consistency.

Best Case Scenario: The best case scenario is the number one running back in football. I mean, there is a reason his ADP is top three.

Worst Case Scenario:  The worst case scenario is that Cam is more hurt than we realize and the Panthers, as a whole, suffer. If Cam has health problems, it could hurt McCaffrey’s production.


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