Christian McCaffrey Now More Than a Touchdown Per Game Better Than Any Other RB in Fantasy Football

Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints
Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints /

It's no secret at this point in the fantasy football season that Christian McCaffrey is an elite producer. But it can be hard to truly put his greatness into perspective without comparing his numbers to some of his peers.

McCaffrey has been playing at a completely different level than any other running back this fantasy football season, averaging an incredible 7.25 more PPR points than the next best running back, Dalvin Cook.

Christian McCaffrey Fantasy Points

The Panthers' do-it-all back isn't just outscoring everyone in his position group, either. Averaging an impressive 30.3 PPR points per game through 11 contests this year, McCaffrey leads all players in PPR points, regardless of position, and is the only player averaging at least 30 per game in 2019.

That puts McCaffrey on a historic pace, as no player in this decade has averaged 30-plus fantasy points per game for an entire season. The last time a player hit that mark was in 2006, when LaDanian Tomlinson set the single-season TD record and scored 30.1 per game.

It should go without saying at this point, considering he has proven himself to be matchup-proof, but McCaffrey is a must-start RB1 for the remainder of the season, regardless of opponent. Unsurprisingly, he checks in at RB1 in our Week 13 PPR fantasy football rankings, and he'll likely hold down that spot for the rest of the year.

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