Vikings Beat: Jerick McKinnon should have larger role

ESPN - [Full Article]

In light of what he did in the Minnesota Vikings' offense during their final four games of the 2015 season -- gaining 260 of his 473 yards from scrimmage in three regular-season wins and the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks -- it seemed inevitable the team would use Jerick McKinnon in a larger role throughout the 2016 season.

Fantasy Impact: 

The article said don't expect a split backfield with Adrian Peterson, but the team is trying to find ways to get McKinnon the ball. They moved him into formations as a receiver in camp and OC Norv Turner also mentioned using Peterson and McKinnon in the same backfield. McKinnon could have deeper PPR value on top of being Peterson's likely handcuff.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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