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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: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#57 6 13.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default 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 3 19 53 2.8 0 5 3 4 1.3 0 5.7 1.9
2016 (Projected) MIN   75 336 4.5 2   26 166 6.4 0 62.2  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
As I suspected, McKinnon was nothing more than an infrequently used caddy to Peterson in 2015. With Peterson back and better than ever, McKinnon was relegated to mop up duty for most of the year. With only 73 total touches on the season, McKinnon didnít have many opportunities to display his elite athleticism. Despite the lack of meaningful involvement, there is reason to pay very close attention to the third year back. First, his explosion is evident by his 5.2 yards per carry average last season, besting his impressive 4.8 average as a rookie. Raw coming out of Georgia Southern, one would figure that with some experience under his belt, his mental game will start to catch up to his physical game. While he has little to no standalone value in fantasy based on his projected usage, I feel he is a MUST add handcuff for Peterson owners. His ability, and offensive fit make him one of the few back-up running backs than could be true difference makers in fantasy football, and well worth an upside stash even for non-Peterson owners.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB2RB3 Matt Asiata
RB3RB4 Ronnie Hillman
RB4RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB5FB1 Zach Line
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR
Earliest return would be Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 23, 3:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday. Peterson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. Itís still possible Peterson returns this season as each NFL team is allowed to reinstate one player from injured reserve after eight weeks. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: The earliest Peterson could return would be Week 11 although it's likely he won't be back during the regular season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will form a committee for the Vikes moving forward.


Injury Adrian Peterson to have surgery, out 3-4 months
Torn meniscus
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 21, 11:45 am

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is planning to have surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn meniscus, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN that he has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a recovery time of three to four months. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Opting for surgery will cost Peterson most of the season. Peterson owners can hang on to the veteran running back for a couple days as more news surfaces but at best he could return late in the season. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will form a committee in Peterson's absence, with both being FLEX considerations from week to week.


Injury Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus
HC Mike Zimmer declines to rule RB out for Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 19, 5:10 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer did not dismiss idea that Adrian Peterson could play this week with torn meniscus. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: AP has shown himself to have amazing recuperative powers, but the notion anytime soon after not being able to put any weight on his right leg Sunday night borders on ridiculous. The odds are strong Peterson misses at least a month if the tear is substantial enough. Jerick McKinnon would be expected to handle the bulk of the workload in such a scenario, while Matt Asiata steals an occasional series and assume goal-line duties.


Injury Update on Teddy Bridgewater
Dislocated knee, Torn ACL
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 31, 5:17 pm

Minnesota Vikings
"After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage," the statement read. "Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: This is a huge blow to the Vikings offense as the Vikings look to add another quarterback to pair with Shaun Hill. Fantasy owners should lower the ceilings of all receivers. If you were buying Adrian Peterson prior to Teddy Bridgewater going down for the year (and possibly longer) you should continue to make him one of the first running backs taken in 2016. Jerick McKinnon deserves a slight bump in the rankings as Minnesota's running game may become a larger part of the week to week game plan.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default 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

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default 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

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
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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