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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 11 - 113 538 4.8 0 41 27 135 5.0 0 67.3 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
RB1RB3 Matt Asiata
RB2RB4 Joe Banyard
RB3FB1 Jerome Felton
RB4RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB5RB1 Adrian Peterson
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
At least six teams possibly interested in AP
Return to Minnesota up in the air
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 29, 3:25 pm

Minnesota Vikings
If there were no legal issues, Adrian Peterson would be back in Minnesota. But now it is far less certain. The Vikings would like him back -- they've made that fairly clear -- but Peterson might not be entirely comfortable returning to Minnesota. At least a half-dozen teams have done some background work on Peterson in the event he becomes available, per league sources. Both the Seahawks and Patriots have proved that running the football is key to winning championships. There will be a team, maybe even the Dallas Cowboys, that wants to make Peterson the centerpiece of its offensive attack next season. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Peterson has a $15.4 M cap number in 2015 and Minnesota may have seen enough from Jerick McKinnon that the Vikings might be willing to part with their aging 29-year-old back (30 in March). As Schefter suggests, Dallas would be a prime landing spot if the Cowboys do no re-sign DeMarco Murray - which is a distinct possibility. Along with Ndamukong Suh, expect Peterson's uncertain status to dominate the headlines in the coming weeks.


Injury McKinnon place on IR, back injury
Asiata expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 6, 6:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have placed running back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve, ending his rookie season. McKinnon hurt his lower back and missed the last game against Carolina. He was already ruled out for Sunday, when the Vikings host the New York Jets. (Fox Sports)

FFToday's Take: McKinnon can be safely dropped in all redraft leagues. Expect the Vikings to use Matt Asiata and Ben Tate on Sunday against the Jets. Asiata would be a desperation FLEX play against a solid Jets run defense.


Injury Jerick McKinnon sits with back injury
Status for Sunday doesn't look good
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 28, 1:10 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings rookie running back Jerick McKinnon was the only player absent at Fridayís practice. McKinnon hasnít participated all week dealing with a lingering low back injury. His status at this point for Sundayís game against the Panthers doesnít look too good. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Having missed practice all week, McKinnon is a candidate for the inactive list. Matt Asiata is expected to return this week and and should split carries with Joe Banyard and newly acquired Ben Tate. The Vikings running back situation is one to avoid in Week 13.


Injury McKinnon misses practice, Asiata limited
Kyle Rudolph practices in full
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 26, 4:46 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Did not participate: TE Chase Ford (hamstring/foot), FS Harrison Smith (shoulder/ankle), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), RB Jerick McKinnon (low back) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee). Limited participation: RB Matt Asiata (concussion), LT Matt Kalil (knee) and LB Anthony Barr (knee). Full participation: TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin), WR Jarius Wright (hamstring), WR Greg Jennings (rib) and RT Mike Harrison (ankle). (Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: With Jerick McKinnon banged up, recent addition Ben Tate is likely to be worked into the rotation week 13. Until the backfield situation is worked out in Minnesota it is tough to trust any Viking running back for fantasy purposes.



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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