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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 2 - 3 8 2.7 0 3 2 5 2.5 0 1.3 0.7
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
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Matt Asiata
RB3RB3 Jerick McKinnon
RB4FB1 Jerome Felton
RB5RB4 Joe Banyard
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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 Petersonís 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

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