Coming off a career-best campaign and widely considered the No. 1 pick for fantasy football drafts, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey knows the expectations are high for him this season.
McCaffrey spoke about the pressure of being the top fantasy pick Wednesday in an interview with Sports Illustrated's Bill Enright.
"That's probably more pressure than anything," he jokingly admitted. "I think I've had more fantasy football fans over the last two years than anything else in my entire life, so I hope I don't let them down."
McCaffrey became the third running back in NFL history to finish a season with over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in 2019. He also set a single-season record for most receptions by a running back, finishing with 116 catches.
When asked about his goals for this season, McCaffrey kept it simple.
"Couple of the things I've prided myself on has been to just enjoy playing football," he said. "Enjoy training, enjoy all the work that goes into formulating the best player, the best me that I can be and let the results speak for themselves ... for me it's about enjoying the process."