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Workhorse Christian McCaffrey Continues Flashing Fantasy RB1 Upside

The Carolina Panthers have ran 201 plays on offense through 3 weeks, and Christian McCaffrey has been on the field for 187 of them (93%). He’s been the focal point of the entire offense, and currently comes in at 3rd in the league in rush yards and 5th in receptions. He’s a PPR wet dream, he’s clearly head and shoulders above C.J. Anderson in Carolina’s backfield, and he’s The Wolf’s RB7 in his Rest of Season Rankings

This comes off a performance against the Bengals Sunday in which McCaffrey racked up 184 yards on 28 carries and was on the field for 100% of the team’s offensive snaps. He’s fantasy’s RB6 so far in 2018, and after a Week 4 bye he should continue his current tear. There were concerns about McCaffrey heading into the season, primarily departures and injuries on the Panthers offensive line, but his insane workload and production have alleviated those concerns to this point. McCaffrey’s RB1 status is still not guaranteed, as head coach Ron Rivera loved pairing him with Jonathan Stewart in the past and could still do so with C.J. Anderson, but McCaffrey’s performance through 3 weeks should have owners feeling satisfied. Averaging over 90 rushing yards per game and leading all RBs in receptions can do that.

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