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Carolina Panthers

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June 10, 2021 11:52 AM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Says he's fully healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) said during OTAs in late May that he feels "really good" and is "back to 100 percent," Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

McCaffrey is coming off a 2020 season in which he played in only three games due to injury, but he was supremely effective when he suited up, racking up five touchdowns on the ground and another through the air while compiling a combined 374 rushing and receiving yards. Now healthy again, McCaffrey heads into his fifth season in Carolina as the undisputed top back, but the team did use a fourth-round pick on Chuba Hubbard to add some insurance behind the 25-year-old.

March 10, 2021 02:24 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Agrees to restructure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) agreed Wednesday to restructure his contract to free up additional cap space for the Panthers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

The exact details of McCaffrey's restructured deal remain uncertain, but the star running back most likely converted a portion of his base salary into a signing bonus, a common tactic utilized by teams attempting to clear cap room. McCaffrey's current deal technically runs through 2025, though it includes a potential 'out' after 2022. Freeing up additional space for Carolina to pursue upgrades on offense during the offseason could end up improving McCaffrey's team context heading into 2021 after an injury-plagued 2020 campaign.

January 4, 2021 10:44 AM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Shouldn't need surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) said Monday that he doesn't expect to require offseason surgery, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

McCaffrey endured an injury-plagued 2020 season, ultimately only suiting up for three contests on the year due to a combination of thigh, shoulder and ankle issues. Avoiding any offseason procedures would seemingly bode well for McCaffrey's chances of making an unhindered recovery in time for Carolina's offseason program and the start of the 2021 season, at which time he'll no doubt be back in the conversation at the top of fantasy drafts. In his three 2020 appearances, McCaffrey accumulated 225 yards and five touchdowns on 59 carries (3.8 YPC). He also secured 17 of 19 targets for 148 yards and another score.

January 3, 2021 03:08 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Sitting out again Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Saints, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

As expected, both McCaffrey and Mike Davis (ankle) are unavailable, leaving backfield reps available for some combination of Rodney Smith, Trenton Cannon, Alex Armah and even Curtis Samuel. McCaffrey will conclude an injury-marred campaign with 59 carries for 225 yards (3.8 YPC) and five touchdowns while hauling in 17 of 19 targets for 149 yards and another TD in three appearances.

January 1, 2021 04:36 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Not expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) is considered "very doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Saints, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

For whatever reason, the Panthers are listing a bunch of players as doubtful rather than out. None of the group -- including running back Mike Davis (ankle) -- is expected to play, leaving Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon atop the Carolina depth chart for Week 17. The team also can use wideout Curtis Samuel and fullback Alex Armah in the backfield, so Smith -- the likely starter -- won't automatically take over Davis' role. Davis ended up starting 12 games this season, as ankle, shoulder and thigh injuries limited McCaffrey to three appearances. The star running back nonetheless projects to be a top-three fantasy pick in 2021, just two years removed from an all-time season and entering his age-25 campaign. There's been no report of McCaffrey considering surgery for any of his 2020 injuries, and he should have plenty of time to recover before next season even if he does need some type of procedure.

December 30, 2020 07:32 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Won't return for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said McCaffrey (thigh) won't play Week 17 against the Saints, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Mike Davis (ankle) is also expected to miss the game, leaving Rodney Smith, Trenton Cannon and Curtis Samuel as Carolina's tailback options. McCaffrey finishes 2020 with 374 total yards and six touchdowns in three appearances, suiting up only for Weeks 1, 2 and 9. A high-ankle sprain held him out Weeks 3 through 8, and he then injured his shoulder in his first game back. There was talk of McCaffrey returning after a Week 13 bye, until he hurt his thigh/quadriceps while rehabbing. Meanwhile, Davis was unable to maintain his early momentum, averaging just 3.6 yards per carry and 5.8 per catch over the last 10 games. McCaffrey should be a popular early fantasy pick again in 2021, returning to his three-down role in a Carolina offense that at least looked competent for the majority of Rhule's debut season.

December 30, 2020 07:28 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: In non-contact jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) was wearing a red no-contact jersey at practice Wednesday, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Mike Davis (ankle) was also a non-contact participant in the session, an early sign that both backs are in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Saints. If both players end up sitting out the season finale, Rodney Smith would likely headline the Carolina backfield.

December 28, 2020 02:16 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Unlikely for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that McCaffrey (thigh) is "probably a no" to suit up against the Saints in Week 17, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

McCaffrey appears set to close out the 2020 campaign with a seventh consecutive absence, setting his sights on returning to full health for 2021 rather than risk further injury in a meaningless regular-season finale. If the Pro Bowl running back officially is ruled out to face the Saints, Mike Davis once again will stand to handle a workhorse role.

December 27, 2020 06:08 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Inactive Week 16, as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against Washington, Bill Voth of the team's official site reports.

As expected, McCaffrey will log a sixth consecutive absence and still has just three active games on his 2020 ledger. The Pro Bowl running back will have one final opportunity to suit up this season Week 17 against the Saints, but given the Panthers' lack of postseason aspirations, it's fair to wonder whether it will be worthwhile to risk McCaffrey's health in a meaningless finale. Mike Davis will assume primary running back duties again for Carolina.

December 25, 2020 01:52 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Doubtful to suit up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Washington, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

The running back didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, and the Panthers aren't holding a session Friday. Head coach Matt Rhule already said he doesn't expect McCaffrey to play, leaving Mike Davis as the probable starter for a sixth consecutive game. While he could still try to make it back for Week 17, the lack of practice participation suggests McCaffrey's thigh injury isn't cooperating with his plans.

December 24, 2020 01:56 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) missed practice Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

One day removed from calling McCaffrey "doubtful" to play Sunday at Washington, coach Matt Rhule again touched on the running back, telling David Newton of ESPN.com that McCaffrey "wants to play," but he's "just not quite there yet." With no practice to speak of yet this week and no clarity on if game action is possible before the end of the campaign, it stands to reason McCaffrey exits an injury-riddled fourth year as a pro with just three appearances under his belt.

December 23, 2020 03:48 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Looking doubtful for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Matt Rhule said McCaffrey (thigh) looks "doubtful" to play in Sunday's game at Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

When he spoke to the media last week, Rhule said McCaffrey could make it back for the Panthers' upcoming matchup with Washington. A week later, the star running back apparently hasn't made much progress, as he was held out of Wednesday's practice. Mike Davis will prepare for his 12th start of the season and sixth in a row.

December 23, 2020 03:48 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Not spotted at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) wasn't on the field for the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

With McCaffrey likely to be deemed a non-participant in the session, the chances of him suiting up Sunday against Washington don't look especially bright at this time. As long as he remains on Carolina's active roster, however, the door remains open for the running back to see action before the 2020 campaign ends.

December 21, 2020 05:52 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Could practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Rhule hopes that McCaffrey (thigh) can practice Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Per David Newton of ESPN.com, if McCaffrey is able to return to practice Wednesday, he'll continue to be evaluated through the week before a call on his status for Sunday's game against Washington is made. If McCaffrey remains sidelined Week 16, Mike Davis would continue to head Carolina's backfield this weekend, with Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon in the mix to see complementary work.

December 20, 2020 10:32 AM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Officially inactive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Packers.

McCaffrey is thus in line to miss a fifth consecutive contest and his 11th overall this season. In his absence, Mike Davis will continue to head the Panthers' backfield Saturday. Per David Newton of ESPN.com, coach Matt Rhule hopes that McCaffrey can play next weekend against Washington.

December 19, 2020 04:32 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Likely to be ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh), who is still officially listed as doubtful, will not play Saturday against the Packers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

This was hardly a surprise to anyone, but it reaffirms the lead role will once again belong to Mike Davis, this time in a juicy matchup against the susceptible Packers run defense. It's worth noting the Panthers have not officially downgraded McCaffrey, but it certainly appears to be trending in that direction. Schefter suggested McCaffrey still wants to play at some point this season, but with just two games left to go and the Panthers out of the playoff race, it's possible the 24-year-old could be shut down for the rest of the season.

December 17, 2020 02:20 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: On pace for another absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game at Green Bay, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

McCaffrey followed the same exact regimen last week before the Panthers ruled him out: limited to kick off the practice week, followed by no activity the next two days before receiving a doubtful tag. As a result, he's in line to miss a fifth consecutive contest and 11th overall this season. In McCaffrey's stead, look for Mike Davis to lead the Panthers backfield yet again.

December 17, 2020 12:52 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Not seen at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) isn't taking part in Thursday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

As of Wednesday, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule was still leaving the door open for McCaffrey to put an end to a four-game absence Saturday at Green Bay, but the running back's chances of playing appear to be dimming by the day. After opening the week as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, McCaffrey has now failed to take any reps two days in a row. The Panthers will officially give McCaffrey a designation later Thursday, when the team releases its final Week 15 injury report.

December 16, 2020 07:24 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Could return Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Rhule said McCaffrey (thigh) could return for the Panthers' Week 16 matchup with Washington, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

There's no need to read between the lines for Week 15, as Rhule already said McCaffrey isn't expected to play Saturday in Green Bay. McCaffrey was downgraded from limited practice participation Tuesday to non-participation Wednesday, which all but confirms that Mike Davis as the team's lead back for another week. The Panthers don't yet have any plans to shut McCaffrey down, so he should be out there Week 16 or 17 if he's deemed healthy enough to play.

December 16, 2020 07:24 PM
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Not at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McCaffrey (thigh) didn't practice Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Coach Matt Rhule already said he doesn't expect McCaffrey to return for Saturday's game against the Packers, though the running back was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice. McCaffrey followed a similar path last week, kicking things off with a limited session Wednesday before sitting out entirely Thursday and Friday. He was then ruled out on the final injury report, allowing Mike Davis to make his 10th start of the year. The Panthers are now preparing Davis for start No. 11.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Sun 09/13vs LVL 30-34239723380
2Sun 09/20@ TBL 17-31185924290
9Sun 11/08@ KCL 31-331869110821
10Sun 11/15@ CARL 46-23000000
11Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-20000000
12Sun 11/29@ MINL 27-28000000
14Sun 12/13@ CARL 32-27000000
15Sat 12/19@ GBL 16-24000000
16Sun 12/27@ WASL 20-13000000
17Sun 01/03@ CARL 33-7000000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021CAR0000---0000
2020CAR33592253.8155014
2019CAR161628713874.88415656
2018CAR161621910985.0597653
2017CAR16101174353.7402121
Total514568231454.6842913144
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021CAR0000---00000
2020CAR33171498.8241108
2019CAR161611610058.72847058
2018CAR16161078678.138611041
2017CAR1610806518.13757036
Total514532026728.33816260143
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2021CAR000---00
2020CAR300---00
2019CAR1600---00
2018CAR1600---00
2017CAR1635819.3210
Total5135819.3210
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2021CAR000---000
2020CAR300---000
2019CAR1600---000
2018CAR1600---000
2017CAR16221627.49250
Total51221627.49250
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/205
Birthdate:
06/07/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Denver, CO
School:
Stanford
NFL Experience:
5
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