NFL: Predicting the 2020 stats for each starting RB in the NFC South

Panthers, Christian McCaffrey
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Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey is an incredible talent. Last season he had over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards. A feat accomplished by only 2 other backs, Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk. While this is an incredible feat it is unlikely McCaffrey will be able to do it for two years in a row.

However, expect McCaffrey to have even more rushing yards this season. The are a few reasons McCaffrey may not reach 1,000 yards receiving. The first being a new head coach that will be using a more traditional offense.

The addition of Robby Anderson, whenever an offense adds another potential 1,000 yard receiver it is likely everyone’s receiving numbers will take a hit. Teddy Bridgewater is also more experienced than Kyle Allen and it is likely he will look to spread the ball around a bit more instead of constantly checking down to McCaffrey.

2020 Prediction for Christian McCaffrey: 1,525 rushing yards, 850 receiving yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns