McCaffrey rushed 14 times for 77 yards and a touchdown and also brought in all five of his targets for 61 yards and two more scores in the Panthers' 52-21 loss to the Steelers on Thursday. He also recovered a Cam Newton fumble. McCaffrey was one of the few bright spots for the Panthers on the night, as he was responsible for all three of their scores and once again shined through both the ground and air. The 2017 first-round pick opened the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter before adding a 25-yard scoring grab in the second on a play when he was left alone on the left side of the field. McCaffrey would add a one-yard touchdown on the ground with the contest well out of reach in the latter half of the fourth quarter, his fourth of the season. The 22-year-old has now logged double-digit carries for three consecutive games, with Thursday's usage especially encouraging considering it came in a blowout scenario. McCaffrey will look to continue his strong stretch of play against the Lions in Week 11 matchup on Nov. 18.
McCaffrey rushed 17 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns and brought in five of six targets for 78 yards in the Panthers' 42-28 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. For a change, McCaffrey got a chance to convert some touchdown opportunities inside the five-yard line, an area of the field where quarterback Cam Newton has often been the preferred option. The 2017 first-round pick scored on short runs inside the five-yard line in the first half, and also paced the team in receiving yardage on the day for good measure. McCaffrey has flashed robust touchdown equity the last two games, as he's crossed the goal line on four occasions overall during that span. He's also encouragingly logged double-digit carries in two straight contests, a trend fantasy owners hope continues when the Panthers tangle with the Steelers in a Week 10 interconference road tilt.
McCaffrey managed only 20 rushing yards on eight attempts, but added seven receptions for 46 yards in a 23-17 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. An underrated Washington front seven held McCaffrey to his lowest offensive output (66 total yards) in an otherwise stellar sophomore campaign. Game flow did not facilitate a heavy workload on the ground for the second-year back, as Carolina fell into a double-digit deficit in the first half and was forced to air it out in an ultimately insufficient effort to mount a comeback. Week 7 brings an NFC heavyweight showdown with Philadelphia, and an Eagles defense that hadn't allowed a running back to exceed 42 rushing yards this season until Saquon Barkley put up 130 yards on the ground Thursday night.
McCaffrey carried 17 times for 58 yards Sunday against the Giants. He also caught five of six targets for an additional 35 yards and a touchdown in the 33-31 win. After gashing the Bengals in his previous outing, McCaffrey struggled to the tune of just 3.4 yards per carry against a respectable Giants front. He was hardly involved as a pass catcher early on, but his workload in that regard picked up as the game went along and he scored his first touchdown of the season on an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter. McCaffrey's usage varies quite a bit depending on game flow from week to week, but he's totaled at least 93 scrimmage yards in all four games this season and is averaging 6.8 receptions per outing. He'll look to build on this solid performance next Sunday against the Redskins.
McCaffrey rushed 28 times for 184 yards and hauled in both of his targets for 10 more yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Bengals. McCaffrey was surprisingly quiet as a receiver, but he made up for it with a huge game on the ground. He set up a first-quarter Cam Newton touchdown with a career-long, 45-yard run. Newton's prowess as a short-yardage rusher (he scored two in this one), limits McCaffrey's scoring upside, but the second-year running back is a threat to pick up massive chunks of yardage in all situations. He'll have a chance to rest up after this heavy rushing workload with a bye next week.
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