When the Hell Should I Draft Christian McCaffrey in Fantasy Football?

  • David Gonos

When SHould I Draft Christian McCaffrey? Thearon-W.-Henderson

There’s no doubt that Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey was one of the most exciting players in college football last season, with the ability to score from anywhere on the field. But the Panthers took him high in the first round of April’s 2017 NFL Draft, and he joins an offense in transition in Carolina.

That makes Fantasy Football owners curious/excited/confused/tittilated/aroused … I’m getting off track here.

Fantasy owners are certainly hoping to add such a dynamic talent such as McCaffrey to their team, considering his amazing ability to score from anywhere on the field. We expect him to turn a 2-yard pass into 10 yards or more, and that has an RB-starved Fantasy community choosing him in erratic spots so far.

I’ve been involved in a couple Fantasy Football mock drafts already, including one at SoCalledFantasyExperts.com, and I’ve witnessed the FNTSY draft held just after the NFL Draft happened.

So I decided to break down all the different spots of where McCaffrey was drafted, discuss the pros and cons of his talents and ability in Carolina’s offensive huddle, and determine just exactly –

When the Hell Should I Draft Christian McCaffrey in Fantasy Football?

Sure, a lot can change between now and the time your Fantasy draft arrives, but this should give you plenty of room for thought.

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com, NFL.com, MLB.com and SportsIllustrated.com.