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Christian
McCaffrey (#22)

RB - Carolina Panthers

Age 25
Exp 5th Season
HT/WT 5'11" / 205 LBS
Bye 13
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Weekly Projections
2021 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:08 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:26 AM
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2021 Stats
GAME RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
Week OPP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
1 NYJ 21 98 4.7 18 0 9 9 100.0 9.9 89 22 0 0 0
2 NO 24 72 3.0 16 1 5 6 83.3 13.0 65 32 0 0 0
3 @HOU 7 31 4.4 10 0 2 2 100.0 4.5 9 8 0 0 0
4 @DAL 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
5 PHI 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
9 NE 14 52 3.7 10 0 4 5 80.0 13.5 54 21 0 1 0
10 @ARI 13 95 7.3 15 0 10 10 100.0 6.6 66 15 0 0 0
11 WAS 10 59 5.9 15 0 7 8 87.5 8.6 60 27 1 0 0
12 @MIA 10 35 3.5 15 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @BUF 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Stats
SEASON RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
YEAR GP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
2017 16 117 435 3.7 40 2 80 113 70.8 8.1 651 37 5 2 1
2018 16 219 1098 5.0 59 7 107 124 86.3 8.1 867 38 6 4 1
2019 16 287 1387 4.8 84 15 116 141 82.3 8.7 1005 28 4 1 0
2020 3 59 225 3.8 15 5 17 19 89.5 8.8 149 24 1 0 0
2021 7 99 442 4.5 18 1 37 41 90.2 9.3 343 32 1 1 0
Preseason player profiles are written in July and do not reflect in-season updates.
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Christian McCaffrey - Expected to remain with Panthers

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that he "fully expects" McCaffrey (ankle) to remain with the Panthers for the 2022 season, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Shifts from COVID-19 list to IR

The Panthers removed McCaffrey (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Moves from IR to COVID-19 list

McCaffrey (ankle) was shifted from injured reserve to the reserve/COVID-19 list after the running back tested positive for the virus Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Ruled out for season

McCaffrey (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Christian McCaffrey - X-rays negative

Initial X-rays on McCaffrey's injured ankle came back negative, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Scores in close loss

McCaffrey rushed 10 times for 59 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-21 loss to Washington.

Christian McCaffrey - Sidesteps injury report

McCaffrey (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Panthers' first practice report of Week 11 on Wednesday.

Christian McCaffrey - Produces despite second-half inactivity

McCaffrey rushed 13 times for 95 yards and caught all 10 of his targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Cardinals.

Christian McCaffrey - Tops 100 scrimmage yards in return

McCaffrey rushed 14 times for 52 yards and caught four of five targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Patriots.

Christian McCaffrey - Returning to action Week 9

McCaffrey (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Patriots, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Off IR, but Sunday status TBD

Though McCaffrey (hamstring) has been activated off IR by the Panthers, he'll be evaluated by the team's staff Sunday morning to determine his Week 9 status, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Comes off IR

McCaffrey (hamstring) was activated off injured reserve Saturday and will be eligible to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Christian McCaffrey - Week 9 status to be decided Saturday

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said McCaffrey (hamstring) will be re-evaluated Saturday before a determination is made whether the running back is reinstated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Deemed 'limited' in practice return

Carolina head coach Matt Rhule classified McCaffrey (hamstring) as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. "I would probably say he was pretty limited, not a ton of plays," Rhule said, when asked about the extent of McCaffrey's activity. "Just trying to begin the process of working him back. We'll see how he looks [Thursday] in terms of this weekend and his availability. See how he responds to this, but no setbacks."

Christian McCaffrey - Back practicing Wednesday

Carolina designated McCaffrey (hamstring) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Plans to practice Wednesday

Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that he expects McCaffrey (hamstring) to practice Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. "Hopefully we can get [McCaffrey] back soon," Rhule said. "If it's not this week, hopefully it will be next week."

Christian McCaffrey - On track for Week 9

McCaffrey (hamstring) remains on target to return from injured reserve ahead of the Panthers' Week 9 game against the Patriots on Nov. 7, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Shifts to IR

McCaffrey (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Christian McCaffrey - Ruled out

McCaffrey (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Christian McCaffrey - Not practicing

McCaffrey (hamstring) isn't participating at the start of Friday's practice and thus appears unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

The Market Report: Week 13

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Fournette, Mixon up; CMC, Zeke, Chase down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 12 Game Hub: CAR-MIA

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 12's Panthers-Dolphins matchup.

Top Week 12 DFS Values

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Week 11 DFS Values

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Week 11 Game Hub: WAS-CAR

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 11's Football Team-Panthers matchup.

DFS Early Look: Week 11

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A look ahead at slate, salaries, and players for Week 11 DFS on FanDuel. and DraftKings

The Market Report: Week 11

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CMC, Mahomes, Diggs up; Damien Harris, Sutton down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching

Barfield's Best Bets: Week 10

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Game picks, player props, and analysis that Graham Barfield is betting on for Week 10 games.

Top Week 10 DFS Values

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Looking at the most mispriced values for DFS for Week 10 using Scott Barrett's DFS SuperModel!

Week 10 Game Hub: CAR-ARI

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 10's Panthers-Cardinals matchup.

DFS Early Look: Week 10

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A look ahead at slate, salaries, and players for Week 10 DFS on FanDuel. and DraftKings

The Market Report: Week 10

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JT, CMC, Chubb up; Mahomes, Sutton, Boyd down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 9 Game Hub: NE-Car

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 9's Patriots-Panthers matchup.

The Market Report: Week 9

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AJB, Pittman, Jeudy up; Herbert, Ridley, OBJ down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 7 Game Hub: CAR-NYG

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 7's Panthers-Giants matchup.

The Market Report: Week 7

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Kyler, Cook., Hock up; Chubb, Boyd, Waller down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 6 Game Hub: MIN-CAR

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 6's Vikings-Panthers matchup.

The Market Report: Week 6

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Woods, Pitts, Brady up; Barkley, CEH, Cook down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 5 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 5 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 5 Game Hub: PHI-CAR

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 5's Eagles-Panthers matchup.

Week 5 Players to Trade/Trade For

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Detailed list and breakdown of guys to acquire via a trade, and guys to put on the block.

The Market Report: Week 5

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Saquon, Zeke, DeVonta up; Tanny, Monty, Nuk down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 4 Game Hub: CAR-DAL

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 4's Panthers-Cowboys matchup.

Week 4 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

The Market Report: Week 4

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Allen, Najee, OBJ up; Fields, CMC, AJB down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 3 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 3 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 3 Game Hub: Car-Hou

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 3's Panthers-Texans TNF matchup.

Barfield's Best Bets: Week 2

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Game picks, player props, and analysis that Graham Barfield is betting on for Week 2 games.

Week 2 Game Hub: NO-Car

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 2's Saints-Panthers matchup.

The Market Report: Week 2

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Mixon, Dak, Hurts up; RoJo, OBJ, Aiyuk down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 1 Game Hub: NYJ-Car

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 1's Jets-Panthers matchup.

Week 1 Advanced Matchups

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Scheme breakdown, DFS salary analysis, ATS picks, and in-depth matchup analysis for every game.

Injury Profile: Dalvin Cook

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A look at Dalvin Cook's injury history, medically-based hypotheses, and fantasy analysis.

Best Ball Tiers: Running Backs

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2021 Bell Cow Report

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The quintessential ranking and analysis for running backs, tiered by their tendency to be in a bell cow role.

2021 Franchise Focus: Carolina Panthers

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Stats, pace and tendencies, offensive and defensive scheme, fantasy contributors, and more for the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Shells: Cover 2

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Breaking down Cover 2 specifics, with CBs to avoid, top QBs against Cover 2, and more for DFS.

Fantasy Shells: Cover 1

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Breaking down Cover 1 terms, looks, and importance for evaluating fantasy football.

Dynasty Draft Profile: Zach Wilson

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Wes Huber is a bit lower on BYU QB Zach Wilson than some other analysts, noting his 2018 and 2019 seasons plus level of competition.

Yards Created: Five Year Review

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Dynasty Draft Profile: Trey Sermon

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Three-down potential but a few question marks drop Trey Sermon below the Harris-Etienne tier of rookie RBs.

Dynasty Draft Profile: Najee Harris

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Landing spot will dictate everything when it comes to Najee Harris, but there's no denying he plays like a man determined on every snap.

Week 17 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, injuries, and comments for every team ahead of Week 17 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 17 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 17 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 16 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 16 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 15 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from the previous week, with additional updates for those already out.

The Market Report: Week 16

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Jones, Allen, Waller up; Wilson, Goff, Zeke down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 15 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 15 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 15 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 15 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 15 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 14 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from the previous week, with additional updates for those already out.

The Market Report: Week 15

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JT, Akers, Diggs up; Player, Zeke, Lamb, McLaurin down. Check out the breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 14 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 14 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 14 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 14 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 13 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 13 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

The Market Report: Week 13

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Watson, Henry, Deebo up; Kyler, Kamara, Boyd down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 12 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 12 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 11 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from the previous week, with additional updates for those already out.

The Market Report: Week 12

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Herbert, Zeke, CEH up; Mixon, Chark, Fulgham down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 11 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras previews notable injuries ahead of Week 11 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 11 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 11 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 11 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

Week 10 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from the previous week, with additional updates for those already out.

The Market Report: Week 11

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Swift, Jacobs, Aiyuk up; Brees, JT, AJG down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 10 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 10 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

The XFP Report: Week 10

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Comparing fantasy finishes with expected fantasy finishes for sell-high targets and undervalued DFS plays for Week 10.
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Week 9 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from Week 9, looking ahead to Week 10.

The Market Report: Week 10

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Kyler, Kirk, Jeudy up; Brady, CMC, CEH down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 9 Player Props

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John Hansen's favorite player props with detailed analysis for Week 9 Sunday action.

Week 9 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 9 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 9 Advanced DFS Matchups

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Formerly CB/WR matchups, Wes Huber breaks down matchups to target and avoid at each position for DFS.

The Market Report: Week 9

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Dobbins, Fulgham, Hock up; Goff, JT, Kittle down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.
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Week 8 Expanded DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positional, now with more analysis than ever.

Week 8 TNF Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, and player comments ahead of Thursday nights Falcons-Panthers Week 8 matchup.
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The Market Report: Week 8

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Brady, Wentz, Swift up; Cam, Drake, Evans down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 7 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 7 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 7 Players to Trade/Trade For

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Detailed list and breakdown of guys to acquire via a trade, and guys to put on the block.

Week 7 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positions.

The Market Report: Week 7

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Ryan, Lindsay, RoJo up; Cam, TY, Ertz down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 6 Injury Report

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Keeping tabs on notable injuries that affect game-time decisions, performance expectations, and start/sit decisions.

The CFB Bottom Line: Oct 17 GPP Plays

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Wes Huber goes position by position looking at salary analysis and ideal GPP plays on FD and DK for this weekend's CFB DFS slate.

Week 6 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positions.

Week 5 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from Week 5, including timetables for return.

Week 5 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 5 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 3 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 3 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 3 DFS WR/CB Matchups

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A look at both beneficial and dangerous WR/CB matchups to help with start/sit and DFS lineup positions.
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Week 2 Injury Roundup

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Dr. Edwin Porras breaks down notable injuries from Week 2, looking ahead to Week 3, with updates throughout the week.

The Market Report: Week 3

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Allen, Sanders, Diggs up; Wentz, RoJo, Sutton down. Check out the full breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and more!.

Week 2 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 2 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

DFS First Look: Week 2

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An early look at the DFS slate for Week 2, including plays and fades, as well as player situations.
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Special Edition XFP Report: Week 2

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Comparing fantasy finishes with expected fantasy finishes for sell-high targets and undervalued DFS plays for Week 2.

Scott Barrett's Week 1 DFS Breakdown

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A position-by-position rundown of Scott Barrett's favorite plays for Week 1 DFS, including stats, ownership, and more.

Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 1

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John Hansen chooses his favorite DFS cash game plays by position for Week 1, along with sample lineup construction from his picks.

RB Rundown: Training Camp

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Joe Dolan looks at each team's backfield and tries to navigate the RB waters without any preseason games.
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Best-Ball Notebook: Running Backs

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How Game Script Affects Fantasy

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A look at how neutral situations, leads, and deficits impact fantasy football.
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The Bell-Cow Report

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A follow up to his Optimal RB Strategy, Scott Barrett takes a look at possible bell-cow running backs for 2020.

Best-Ball Review: Underdog Fantasy

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Graham Barfield analyzes a couple of his recent drafts from Underdog Fantasy, touching on ADP, value, and Best-Ball strategy.

Identifying League-Winners

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Scott Barrett examines league-winners of the past 3 years, looking at predictions and final results.

The Market Report: Post-Free Agency

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Looking at notable upgrades and downgrades across the league after a plethora of free agency moves.