Jerick McKinnon, RB San Francisco 49ers

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 209 lbs
  • DOB: 05-03-1992
SF Depth Chart

Most Recent News

49ers RB Matt Breida cleared to return

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 4:24pm

Eric Branch - [Full Article]

Matt Breida (shoulder) has been medically cleared and is "good to go," Kyle Shanahan said.

Related players: Jerick McKinnon, Alfred Morris

Fantasy Impact:

With the breaking news that Jerick McKinnon suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury Saturday, Breida will likely operate in tandum with Alfred Morris, who impressed this preseason, after signing off the street. Keep an eye on our rankings for the latest projections from Director of Forecasting John Paulsen.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

McKinnon just might have found the best possible situation of this year's free agent running backs by agreeing to terms with the San Francisco 49ers. And not just because the new deal makes him the fourth-highest paid running back in the NFL (south of only LeVeon Bell, Devonta Freeman, and LeSean McCoy). McKinnon, who ran for 570 yards and caught 51 passes for 421 yards in Minnesota last season, is now likely to be the starter in San Francisco ahead of Matt Breida and Joe Williams. Whatever the case, McKinnon's deal is massive for a player who spent his four seasons with the Vikings as a rotational player. Better still, HC Kyle Shanahan's history of coaxing production from running backs bodes well for a do-it-all threat like McKinnon.

Fantasy Downside

The presence of Matt Breida and Joe Williams might be of some concern given that McKinnon has yet to prove he's capable of handling a workhorse role.

2018 Bottom Line

As NFL.com pointed out, Shanahan has helped running backs like Steve Slaton and Alfred Morris find success on the NFL scene. In addition, as ESPN.com noted, during his two years in Atlanta and last year in San Francisco, Shanahan RBs have finished in the top eight in receptions and in the top five in receiving yards all three years. Shanahan's track record coupled with McKinnon's big payday should ensure the kind of opportunities fantasy owners—especially those in PPR leagues—are looking for in a running back.

2018 Strength of Schedule - SF
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
4
@MIN
30
DET
29
@KC
7
@LAC
32
ARI
17
@GB
9
LAR
32
@ARI
20
OAK
21
NYG
BYE24
@TB
12
@SEA
26
DEN
12
SEA
3
CHI
9
@LAR

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
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2DET--------------
3@KC--------------
4@LAC--------------
5ARI--------------
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Previous Games vs. GB
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201716@GB742006.0019029.005.16.125/6538.46%
20176GB1669114.31530166.0019.924.944/7757.14%
201616@GB1150004.55535067.008.513.554/7869.23%
20162GB22001.001-101-1.000.11.112/5820.69%
Average9.0040.750.250.253.973.0018.250.253.755.258.4011.4033.75/69.5046.38%