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.
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 of three and one yard 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 in four days when the Panthers tangle with the Steelers in a Week 10 interconference road tilt.
McCaffrey rushed 14 times for 45 yards and a touchdown and hauled in four of his six targets for 11 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's 36-21 win over the Ravens.
McCaffrey ran around the left end for his first rushing touchdown of the season, an 11-yard carry to knot the game at seven in the first quarter. A couple of possessions later, he was lucky to be in the area of a batted pass and come down with it in the end zone for yet another score. After a hot start to the season, the 22-year-old has now failed to surpass 100 total yards in four weeks since the Panthers' Week 4 bye, but with a series of tough matchups now behind him, the Stanford product will look to Week 9 to take advantage of a Tampa Bay defense which is giving up the most points per game to opposing teams so far this season.
McCaffrey carried seven times for 29 yards and gained 51 yards on six catches during Sunday's 21-17 win over the Eagles.
McCaffrey didn't get many opportunities on the ground as his team was behind for most of the contest. He finished tied for second on the team in targets and caught every pass that was thrown his way as he eclipsed 45 receiving yards for the fourth time in six games. Touchdowns have been hard to come by for McCaffrey -- he has just one to his name this season -- but his involvement as a receiver has kept him among the more useful running back options in PPR formats. Still, fantasy owners are likely looking for more as he heads into a tough matchup against the Ravens next Sunday.
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.
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