The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... McCaffrey apparently will be catching a lot of passes this year. HC Ron Rivera has said that he can envision the second-year top-10 pick getting 200 rushing attempts this season. On Thursday, OC Norv Turner said that it’s realistic to see McCaffrey averaging 25-30 touches per game. If he gets 25 touches per game, that’s 400 for the season. Which means that he’ll need to catch 200 passes.
Diehards Line:As PFT reminded readers, the single-season record for receptions is 143. ... Remember, McCaffrey had 117 rushes and 80 catches in 2017, a total of 197 touches. While it’s hard to imagine the workload doubling, the team needs to use McCaffrey more than it has to justify the fact that he was taken with the eighth overall selection. Based on McCaffrey's second-round ADP, fantasy owners have already baked the increased touches into the cake.