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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: 23

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 11 - 113 538 4.8 0 41 27 135 5.0 0 67.3 6.1
2015 (Projected) MIN     45 229 5.1 1   27 165 6.1 0 45.4  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
McKinnon, the raw rookie from Georgia Southern was one of the 2014 draft selections made based largely on the newest measurable trend in the NFL, Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, Quickness (SPARQ) score. Apparently McKinnonís SPARQ score was off the charts, and the Vikings hoped to sprinkle him in as a complement to workhorse Peterson. Unfortunately Peterson was lost after Week 1, and McKinnon was forced into a more prominent role earlier than initially planned. The rookie learned on the job, eventually busting out in a big way in Week 4, when he went off for 18 carries for 135 yards. There must be something to the SPARQ, as McKinnon flashed game breaking ability multiple times over the middle part of the season before an injury ended his year after week 12. At 5í9, 209, Iím not sure if the Vikings view him as the heir to Sir Peterson, or a lightning strike off the bench that wonít have much touchdown scoring potential (zero scores in 12 games last year). If Peterson can stay healthy the Vikings are going to ride him, meaning McKinnon wonít nearly approach the 113 carries he logged last year. Draft him as a Peterson handcuff, or a lottery ticket in leagues with 12+ teams.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Matt Asiata
RB4RB4 Joe Banyard
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
McKinnon, Asiata competing for backup RB job
Peterson expected to be used more on third downs
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jul 17, 11:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Itís clear who the Vikings will use as their starting running back, but Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will compete for the backup role. We expected to see Peterson used more in third down situations last year, and Adrian Peterson believes that will be the case again this year in his return. Weíll see if Peterson, 30, will need to participate in a preseason game after his suspension, but everyone around the organization expects him to have a huge year. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: If Peterson does play more on third downs, that will cut into opportunities for McKinnon and Asiata. Expect McKinnon to emerge as Peterson's backup but whoever wins the job out of camp will be nothing more than a handcuff for Peterson owners.


RB coach discusses Adrian Peterson's workload
"More about snaps not the carries"
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 12, 1:23 pm

Minnesota Vikings
"No question that the workload will be a lot more balanced than in the past because the organization has done an outstanding job of acquiring talent and other explosive pieces," Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson told Around The NFL on Thursday. "And just as the natural progression as an older back ages, the workload decreases anyway." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Wilson went on to say "I think it's more about snaps per game, because that's what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear." It's common for coaches to talk about reducing a running back's workload during June and July but when the lights come on, they find it hard to take their best player off the field. Adrian Peterson is an RB1 while Jerick McKinnon is an intriguing mid-to-late round upside pick.



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
9 WAS W 29-26 14 54 3.9 0 4 3 14 4.7 0 6.8
11 at CHI L 13-21 8 38 4.8 0 7 4 20 5.0 0 5.8
12 GB L 21-24 15 54 3.6 0 3 3 9 3.0 0 6.3

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