Start-em: Christian McCaffrey (CAR) @ New York Jets
The Carolina Panthers need as many playmakers as possible. Christian McCaffrey is exactly that.
McCaffrey is one of my favorite fantasy football running backs already only ten games into his career. His rushing stats are not impressive this season, but he is the best receiver on the Panthers right now. Coming off of their bye Week 11, Carolina will have some new and interesting ways to get McCaffrey the ball against the Jets.
The Panthers are getting their star tight end Greg Olsen back this week. However, Carolina has said that Olsen is not ready for a full workload in Week 12. With Olsen on the field, McCaffrey is going to be even better to end the season. With Olsen sidelined, teams were able to isolate McCaffrey as the player to stop. Now that player will be Olsen, leaving McCaffrey space to work.
McCaffrey has three touchdowns in his last two games. Going up against the Jets this week, another touchdown is more than possible. The linebackers and safeties on the Jets are good, but having to worry about quarterback Cam Newton running, Greg Olsen and McCaffrey is going to be too much for them.
McCaffrey is a great buy-low candidate in fantasy football leagues without a trade deadline. His usage is going to stay the same, but his production is bound to increase with the addition of one of the games best tight ends.
Other options: Jay Ajayi (PHI) vs. Chicago and Tevin Coleman (ATL) vs. Tampa Bay