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Christian McCaffrey
ADP: 1.5
Bye: 13
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 26.0
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.48
SPARQx (Rank): 105.10 (33%)
Burst Score (Rank): 124.30 (80%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.79 (98%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.57

Injury PredictorChristian McCaffrey's Injury Index

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 8, 2016 Non-NFL Inguinal Hip Pull McCaffrey missed 1 game (vs. Notre Dame).
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 McCaffrey suffered a right high-ankle sprain during Week 2's loss to the Buccaneers and missed six games
Nov 8, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain McCaffrey injured his shoulder on the last drive of Week 9's loss to the Chiefs. He missed 4 games
Dec 9, 2020 NFL Thigh Glute Strain McCaffrey's thigh tightened up ahead of Week 14 game. He missed 4 games due to that injury.
Sep 23, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 McCaffrey suffered a strained hamstring in Week 3's Panthers win over the Texans. He missed five games.
Nov 28, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 McCaffrey rolled his left ankle in Week 12's loss to the Dolphins. He was placed on injured reserve Monday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Basic StatsChristian McCaffrey's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • McCaffrey ranked 5th among RBs in PPR points per game last season … including the 2 games he left early with injuries. Take those 2 away, and he led the position.
  • McCaffrey’s mere 3 appearances in 2020 found him scoring even better, beating #2 Alvin Kamara by 4.9 PPR points per game.
  • The previous season, of course, found a healthy McCaffrey dominating fantasy football. He averaged 8.3 more PPR points per game than any other RB; 5.9 more than any WR. Among all positions, only Lamar Jackson beat McCaffrey in points per game. If you took only McCaffrey’s receiving production for that season, he would have tied for 11th among RBs and ranked 12th among WRs.
  • 2018 delivered his breakout, with McCaffrey ranking 2nd among RBs in total PPR points and 3rd in points per game.
  • According to our data, McCaffrey is a “medium” risk to miss time this season, with a projection of 1.9 missed games. For some context, Derrick Henry and Austin Ekeler come in as higher risks. Najee Harris projects similarly.
  • McCaffrey lost time to hamstring and left-ankle injuries last year. In 2020, it was a high right ankle sprain, then a shoulder injury, then a thigh injury.
  • For his 5 healthy games last season, McCaffrey garnered 58.2% carry share and 22.9% target share. That was right in line with his passing-game standing in 2019, the last time we got a full season. The carry share was down, however, vs. 74.4% in 2019. McCaffrey opened 2021 at that higher level before his initial injury.
  • "Any time Christian is out there, he changes, tilts the game, tilts the field," HC Matt Rhule said in late May, according to "At the same time, we're trying to really invest in Chuba [Hubbard], invest in D'Onta [Foreman], and the other backs because we want to make sure that we have a well-rounded offense.
  • That sounds like the team knows it needs to spell McCaffrey a bit more than previous offensive plans did.
  • The Panthers signed D’Onta Foreman to a 1-year, $2 million early in free agency. He joins returnee Chuba Hubbard. Ameer Abdullah – who arrived in the middle of last year and took on some receiving work late – is gone.
  • Among Panthers, only D.J. Moore and Robbie Anderson cracked double digits in target share last year.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

If we could guarantee a full – or even near-full – healthy season for McCaffrey, then no one would contest his early Round 1 draft position. Whether to draft him at cost really comes down to your comfort level. McCaffrey’s displayed ceiling makes it worth some discomfort, though.

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Christian McCaffrey, RB CAR

1:50pm EST 11/29/21

Panthers place Christian McCaffrey on IR again

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has landed on IR for the left-ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. A 2nd IR stint this year means he's automatically done for the season. We'll see about more specifics on the injury.

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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey's ankle injury "doesn't seem major," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says. That's the vibe we've gotten since CMC exited in the 1st half of Sunday's blowout loss to the Dolphins. McCaffrey is scheduled for additional testing, so we should get another update on his status later today. He gets a well-timed Week 13 bye and seemingly has a chance to be ready for Week 14.

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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rolled his left ankle near the end of the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. Miami. The team never officially announced an injury, but McCaffrey didn’t record a touch in the 2nd half. HC Matt Rhule said afterward that McCaffrey tried to re-enter but couldn’t get comfortable on the ankle. He now gets a Week 13 bye to heal up.

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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey "rolled his ankle" near the end of the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. Miami, according to Fox's Jen Hale. There's been no official announcement from the team yet, but CMC wasn't on the field to start the 2nd half. Stay tuned.

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