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 Stats > Jerick McKinnon  
 
Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2014 Round 3 (32)
College: Georgia Southern
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 209 DOB: 1992-05-03 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#86 9 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 MIN 8 - 76 392 5.2 0 27 17 92 5.4 0 48.4 6.1
2014 (Projected) MIN     20 86 4.3 0   19 113 5.9 0 19.9  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Jerick McKinnon, the raw third-round pick from Georgia Southern makes up for what he lacks in experience at the running back position with eye-popping strength, speed and quickness. The 5'8'' running back played defensive back, option quarterback and tailback during his time in college and is still adjusting to the position he's been running at so far this offseason. Expect McKinnon to be sprinkled in from time to time to give Peterson a break early in the year, but baring serious injury, he may not have a defined role this season. His physical gifts give him high upside, and if he continues to work on and improve in the nuances of pass protection and pro running schemes, McKinnon could surpass Asiata for the top back-up spot and take the majority of carries in any potential committee situation.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB2RB3 Matt Asiata
RB3RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB4FB1 Jerome Felton
RB5RB4 Joe Banyard
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Jerick McKinnon gets the start over Asiata
Vikings shake up running back depth chart
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 12, 11:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Jerick McKinnon was informed during the week that he would start against the Lions, and he did. “I tried to prepare myself the best for it, really dial in, focus in on my assignment and make sure that I was on top of everything,” McKinnon said. McKinnon gained 40 yards on 11 rushes and had a team-high six catches for 42 yards. Matt Asiata, meanwhile, got two carries for minus-5 yards. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings kept their depth chart change quiet leading up to Week 6. McKinnon has more athletic ability than Asiata and provides a home-run threat that Asiata doesn't possess. McKinnon has RB3 value until the Vikings prove they can move the ball on a consistent basis.


Zimmer: McKinnon still change-of-pace back
Rookie rushed for 135 yards in Week 4
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 29, 3:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Jerick McKinnon had a break-out game yesterday, showing off his wheels while rushing for 135 yards in a 41-28 win over the Falcons. But today, HC Mike Zimmer pumped the breaks a little bit on the notion that McKinnon is ready to be an every-down back. Zimmer said he likes the challenge that a committee approach can pose to defenses. “I think he’s a change-of-pace back for us,” Zimmer said. “We’ll worry about next year [then]. I hope we can continue to grow his role but I don’t think he’s going to be an every-down player right now.” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Matt Asiata has scored three touchdowns in a game twice through four career starts, yet just about all anyone wants to talk about McKinnon. At the moment, Zimmer's statement is probably more telling about Adrian Peterson's future than it is about Asiata's lead-back role. With that said, McKinnon needs to be added in whatever leagues he was available in because there is no question he should see roughly 10-15 touches per week in an offense that will feature the running game.


McKinnon likely to see expanded role
OC Norv Turner suggests he could go with "hot hand"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 18, 4:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
A stout, relatively durable back (5-11, 234), Matt Asiata is the best equipped of the Vikings' current backfield to take on the heavy dosage Peterson typically commanded. Although rookie Jerick McKinnon is also expected to see an expanded role. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson graded McKinnon well in his first extended time against the Patriots, McKinnon said, though there's certain areas he needs to work on that don't involve carrying the football. (ESPN 1500 Twin Cities)

FFToday's Take: St. Paul Pioneer Press beat writer Chris Tomasson tweeted earlier today that Turner will use both backs and could lean on one if he develops a "hot hand". McKinnon graded out well in Week 2, has reportedly picked up the playbook quickly and is the superior athlete, but it seems a bit much to ask of him to go from a jack-of-all-trades option quarterback at a FCS school to NFL lead back in less than one year. Nevertheless, he's a worthwhile stash as the situation sorts itself out.


Asiata set to make third career start
Will replace Adrian Peterson in starting lineup
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 13, 7:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Matt Asiata is expected to start in Peterson’s absence Sunday, with rookie Jerick McKinnon serving as the backup. Asiata, in his third season, will make his third career start. The previous two starts occurred in the final two games last season, when Peterson and Toby Gerhart were inactive with injuries. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Even with Peterson out of the lineup, the Vikings should focus on the running game against the Patriots who gave up 193 yards to Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller last week. Asiata should touch the ball 20 times with the rookie McKinnon playing a complementary role.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at STL W 34-6 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
2 NE L 7-30 2 7 3.5 0 3 2 5 2.5 0 1.2
3 at NO L 9-20 2 -1 -0.5 0 5 2 9 4.5 0 0.8
4 ATL W 41-28 18 135 7.5 0 3 1 17 17.0 0 15.2
5 at GB L 10-42 7 24 3.4 0 5 3 22 7.3 0 4.6
6 DET L 3-17 11 40 3.6 0 6 6 42 7.0 0 8.2
7 at BUF L 16-17 19 103 5.4 0 4 2 -2 -1.0 0 10.1
8 at TB W 19-13 16 83 5.2 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 8.2

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