Should Christian McCaffrey Be the No. 1 Fantasy Football Pick in 2019?

Aug 18, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
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  • Should we expect Christian McCaffrey's fantasy football excellence to continue in 2019?
  • Ian Hartitz assesses whether the Panthers RB should be the top overall pick in fantasy drafts.

We’re in the thick of the NFL offseason and it’s officially time to start fantasy football prep. I’ll be answering the biggest questions heading into the 2019 season; this is part of that series.


There’s a short list of running backs who are worthy of discussion as the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts with PPR scoring.

Our choices essentially boil down to:

  • Saquon Barkley
  • Ezekiel Elliott
  • Christian McCaffrey

We’ll focus on McCaffrey here in an effort to see just what makes the Panthers’ franchise talent so successful, and whether he’s worthy of the highest honor that any fantasy football owner is capable of giving out.

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