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Running Back, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2014 Round 3 (32)
College: Georgia Southern
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 209 DOB: 1992-05-03 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#13 4 2.12

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 MIN 11 113 538 4.8 0 41 27 135 5.0 0 67.3 6.1
2015 MIN 16 52 271 5.2 2 29 21 173 8.2 1 62.4 3.9
2016 MIN 15 159 539 3.4 2 53 43 255 5.9 2 103.4 6.9
2017 MIN 16 151 570 3.8 3 68 51 421 8.3 2 129.1 8.1
2018 (Projected) SF   211 886 4.2 5   57 436 7.6 2 174.2  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Former Minnesota Viking Jerick McKinnon has to be one of the more interesting fantasy running backs heading into the 2018 season. McKinnon hit free agency this offseason and the 49ers made a strong offer to him, securing the back with a four-year contract that makes him one of the leagues' highest paid players at the position. Even better for fantasy purposes is that the team let their 2017 starter, Carlos Hyde, walk away in free agency, further solidifying their commitment to McKinnon.

McKinnon has long been one of the league's premiere athletic specimens. At 5'9", 215 lbs, he ran a 4.41 second forty-yard dash at the NFL combine, while also putting together tremendous scores in the broad jump, vertical jump and bench press. The physical profile is there, but McKinnon has never really been given a full workload. Of course, part of that is because he spent the first couple seasons of his career stuck behind Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, but he also hasn't been all that impressive when he's been given heavier workloads. McKinnon's has been below 4.0 yards per carry in each of his past two seasons in Minnesota, splitting carries with the likes of Latavius Murray and Matt Asiata.

Where McKinnon has been spectacular, however, is in the passing game, where he's racked up 152 receptions in his four-year career, including 94 catches in his past two seasons. His 8.3 yards per reception in 2017 were among the best in the league at the running back position and that number dwarfs the 5.9 yards per reception that Carlos Hyde put together on 59 catches in 2017. The increased passes to Hyde in 2017 are a clear sign that the 49ers want to use their running backs in the passing game, even if it meant passing to an inefficient back. Needless to say, McKinnon is stepping into an ideal situation from a pass-catching standpoint and there's a real chance that he could be among the league leaders in receptions at the running back position this season - an obvious added value for those playing in PPR formats.

The situation and the talent appear to be ideal for McKinnon but the concern continues to be that he hasn't snatched the opportunities he's been given in the past. With that said, this Kyle Shanahan offense in San Francisco appears to be much better suited for a player with his skill set and that should allow McKinnon to safely finish as an RB2 with RB1 upside as long as he can stay healthy.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Jerick McKinnon
RB2RB2 Matt Breida
RB3RB3 Raheem Mostert
RB4FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
RB5RB4 Joe Williams
RB6RB5 Jeremy McNichols
RB7RB6 Alfred Morris
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury McKinnon: Just a muscle strain
49ers RB seems ok after injury scare
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 12, 5:43 pm

San Francisco
MRI on Jerick McKinnon’s knee was what 49ers hoped: per source, “good and just a muscle strain.” (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It seems as the MRI revealed just a muscle strain for McKinnon and no serious damage. Early McKinnon drafters can breathe a sigh of relief. It wouldn't be surprising to see McKinnon held out of practice this week and possible this week's pre-season game against the Texans.


Injury McKinnon to have MRI on knee
Injured in practice Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 12, 3:30 pm

San Francisco
Just a handful of plays into the team portion of Sunday's practice, San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon came up grabbing at his right knee. After limping to the side to receive attention from the medical staff and sitting out the rest of practice, McKinnon was slated for an MRI to check for potential structural damage on Sunday afternoon, according to the team. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Matt Breida already on the shelf until the season opener, the 49ers are hoping for good news on McKinnon's MRI. McKinnon signed autographs for fans after the injury and stated that he was fine but we'll await further details. Joe Williams and Raheem Mostert are the current healthy options on the depth chart.


No bell-cow role for Jerick McKinnon?
RB could have smaller role than expected
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 9, 5:50 pm

San Francisco
HC Kyle Shanahan definitely has a role in mind for Jerick McKinnon, but I don't think it's "bell-cow running back." McKinnon fits in a lot of ways, but Matt Breida should have a role in this offense too, and don't be surprised if there are weeks when Breida is the early-down guy and outscores McKinnon even in PPR leagues. (ESPN - Dan Graziano)

FFToday's Take: With all due respect to the owners who already drafted him thinking he was going to be a 250-carry back, he was added for his ability to create mismatches in the passing game just as much as he was to handle 200 carries. Owners need to set their expectations at the same level they have for Christian McCaffrey this year (160-plus carries, 70-plus receptions) and consider anything more from McKinnon gravy. In PPR leagues, that is still a recipe for a very good RB2. Breida is a big-time value in the 12th round right now.


McKinnon poised for 1,500-plus total yards?
Amassed 991 yards in part-time role with Minnesota in 2017
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 23, 6:40 pm

San Francisco
Jerick McKinnon is not big, but he has a unique blend of strength, speed, quickness and catching ability. If he remains healthy, McKinnon should be able to provide in the neighborhood of 1,500 yards from scrimmage as a runner and receiver. He is coming off his best NFL season, as he gained 570 yards rushing and caught 421 yards in passes for the Vikings. It will be Shanahan’s job to find a way to exploit matchups to get McKinnon open out of the backfield. (NBCS Bay Area - Matt Maiocco)

FFToday's Take: Shanahan's track record speaks for itself. Steve Slaton, Ryan Torain, Alfred Morris, Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell, Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are among the running backs he has been able to coax significant fantasy production out of in his coaching career. McKinnon is the best athlete of the bunch and a proven weapon in the passing game, making him a great bet to post fantasy RB1 numbers if he proves he can withstand 250 touches.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 29-19 3 5 1.7 0 3 3 32 10.7 0 3.7
2 at PIT L 9-26 3 16 5.3 0 5 3 9 3.0 0 2.5
3 TB W 34-17 2 5 2.5 0 2 2 -1 -0.5 0 0.4
4 DET L 7-14 2 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.0
5 at CHI W 20-17 16 95 5.9 1 6 6 51 8.5 0 20.6
6 GB W 23-10 16 69 4.3 1 6 5 30 6.0 1 21.9
7 BAL W 24-16 14 47 3.4 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 5.7
8 at CLE W 33-16 14 50 3.6 1 10 6 72 12.0 0 18.2
10 at WAS W 38-30 10 32 3.2 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 4.7
11 LAR W 24-7 14 48 3.4 0 7 5 12 2.4 0 6.0
12 at DET W 30-23 13 23 1.8 0 3 1 31 31.0 0 5.4
13 at ATL W 14-9 9 24 2.7 0 5 5 28 5.6 1 11.2
14 at CAR L 24-31 7 46 6.6 0 3 2 9 4.5 0 5.5
15 CIN W 34-7 9 24 2.7 0 8 7 114 16.3 0 13.8
16 at GB W 16-0 7 42 6.0 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 5.1
17 CHI W 23-10 12 44 3.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 4.4
DP NO W 29-24 8 34 4.3 1 4 3 6 2.0 0 10.0
CC at PHI L 7-38 10 40 4.0 0 12 11 86 7.8 0 12.6
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 25-16 1 6 6.0 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 0.9
2 GB W 17-14 2 2 1.0 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 0.1
3 at CAR W 22-10 16 45 2.8 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 4.7
4 NYG W 24-10 18 85 4.7 1 5 3 10 3.3 0 15.5
5 HOU W 31-13 20 36 1.8 0 3 1 10 10.0 0 4.6
7 at PHI L 10-21 11 43 3.9 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 4.8
9 DET L 16-22 7 8 1.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
10 at WAS L 20-26 6 16 2.7 0 4 3 17 5.7 0 3.3
11 ARI W 30-24 16 44 2.8 0 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 4.1
12 at DET L 13-16 9 31 3.4 0 3 3 45 15.0 0 7.6
13 DAL L 15-17 9 41 4.6 0 6 5 14 2.8 1 11.5
14 at JAC W 25-16 14 31 2.2 0 6 6 38 6.3 0 6.9
15 IND L 6-34 3 12 4.0 0 9 9 59 6.6 0 7.1
16 at GB L 25-38 11 50 4.5 0 6 5 35 7.0 0 8.5
17 CHI W 38-10 16 89 5.6 1 4 3 21 7.0 1 23.0

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF L 3-20 3 20 6.7 0 2 2 8 4.0 0 2.8
2 DET W 26-16 3 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
3 SD W 31-14 6 18 3.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.8
4 at DEN L 20-23 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
6 KC W 16-10 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
7 at DET W 28-19 9 36 4.0 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 3.7
8 at CHI W 23-20 2 18 9.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
9 STL W 21-18 0 0 - 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 1.1
10 at OAK W 30-14 0 0 - 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 0.7
11 GB L 13-30 0 0 - 0 3 2 15 7.5 0 1.5
12 at ATL W 20-10 5 33 6.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.3
13 SEA L 7-38 4 18 4.5 0 6 3 6 2.0 0 2.4
14 at ARI L 20-23 0 0 - 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 0.8
15 CHI W 38-17 7 10 1.4 0 4 4 76 19.0 1 14.6
16 NYG W 49-17 7 89 12.7 2 3 2 8 4.0 0 21.7
17 at GB W 20-13 4 15 3.8 0 4 3 33 11.0 0 4.8
WC SEA L 9-10 2 7 3.5 0 5 3 22 7.3 0 2.9
WC = Wild-Card

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