Christian McCaffrey is the Panthers Workhorse RB and a Locked-In RB1 | 2018 Fantasy Football

We were wrong! No one has seen their fantasy value rise more over two weeks of Preseason action than Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey. After (surprisingly) receiving and executing a 2-yard TD plunge during Preseason Week 1, McCaffrey turned a 2nd-and-1 blast up the gut into a 70 yard TD burst in Week 2. This flashed a gear we rarely saw in 2017, with McCaffrey’s longest regular season run (40 yards) and reception (37) far below. He then followed that up with a 14 touch performance in the first half of Week 3. Between the added volume, power, and burst, McCaffrey enters 2018 as a potential “Fantasy Cheatcode.”

Not a bad turnaround for someone I was calling “Overpriced” in our Preseason Kickoff Guide just two weeks ago. While I try to stick to my guns, ignoring glaring evidence that I was wrong would be foolish. This is even easier to do when I’ve always loved McCaffrey’s “Individual Talent.” I simply didn’t believe the “Volume” would be there to return his value.

McCaffrey could threaten for Top-5 RB status if he receives this volume, and, more importantly, holds up.

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  1. wow! the guy who broke Barry sanders all purpose yardage in a season at stanford. over 2000 yds rushing, broke the Carolina rookie record in receptions (1 behind Kamara) led the team in 1st downs, receptions, 2nd in TD's. yet you thought CJ Anderson who Denver gave away is going to beat out the #8 pick in the draft? And how old are you?

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