The Godfathers Bets: Christian McCaffrey

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

By: Little Italy (Publisher)

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Current ADP: RB1 / 1.04 (NFFC)

DK Rushing Total Line: 1,200.50

Since entering the league McCaffrey has been an elite option at the running back position. As a full time starter McCaffrey has done nothing but produce for not only the Panthers but our fantasy team's as well. In 2018 CMC rushed for 1,098 yards while following that up with a dominant 2019 which saw him amass 1,387 yards on the ground. McCaffrey also dominates as a pass catcher out of the backfield, which is why he's always in that 1.01 conversation year after year when fantasy drafts are set to begin.

Last season we saw the first glimpse of CMC disappointing the fantasy owners who drafted him early in drafts. McCaffrey was off to a hot start to the season producing top five fantasy numbers at the position before going down with a high ankle sprain which would cost him six games. McCaffrey would return to the field after the injury to look just as good as he did prior to the injury, but then suffered shoulder injury which would cost him seven more games. When looking at this rushing total I lean towards the under side, despite him likely getting 80% of the work in the backfield, with only rookie Chuba Hubbard backing him up. My projections have him coming in under this total by 62 yards, so I'm taking the -130 bet here.

My Projection: 261 RA - 1,138.5 YDS - 10 TD's

How to Bet

-UNDER- 1,200.5 Rush Yards (-130)