College: Georgia Southern | 6 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 5/3/1992
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 85 RB
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San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is nearing the end of his rehab process, where he will shift his focus from running straight ahead to attempting to 'simulate some of the cutting that goes on at that position, specifically.'
Fantasy Spin: If McKinnon remains in San Francisco, he would probably be used primarily as a third-down running back and in passing situations, which would only give him fantasy value in PPR formats.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said all the signs are encouraging for running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) to make a strong recovery from his knee issues. McKinnon was signed by the 49ers two years ago to be their primary pass-catching third-down back, but he has yet to play a single snap for them because of his knee injury. McKinnon has struggled with making cuts while running in the past while rehabbing from his injury, but the Niners are hoping he can finally get past the hurdle this year. Even though Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson Jr. are around, McKinnon could be the team's primary third-down back if he's finally healthy in 2020. But he'll need to prove himself to fantasy owners before he becomes a staple again in PPR leagues.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) plans to work out this offseason at Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's gym in Houston, as he continues to recover from a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. McKinnon said his knee feels normal and he hasn't experienced any pain or soreness recently. He has been doing a lot of running, including hill sprints, as well as balance work since being medically cleared to resume working out in February.
San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) has been steadily increasing his workload on his twice surgically repaired right knee, and he is planning on working out with Redskins veteran running back Adrian Peterson at his gym in Texas. Peterson took McKinnon under his wing when the two played for the Vikings. "I feel like it's my last test to really see how it feels," McKinnon said. "There's a lot of hard work going on down there. That's really where I'm going to amp it up as hard as I can and see where it goes." Even though Matt Breida was traded, the Niners have plenty of bodies in the backfield with Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson Jr., but McKinnon could carve out a third-down pass-catching role in 2020 if he's recovered from his knee issues. He could become a sleeper in PPR leagues.
San Francisco 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty is expected to compete with RB Jerick McKinnon for the third-down back job during training camp. Hasty is expected to also be a solid contributor on special teams.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation to see if Hasty is able to beat out McKinnon for the job. Both players are risky fantasy options at this point and could be avoided in drafts.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon likely will make the final roster if he can stay healthy because he can be a third down back and a target in the passing game, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Fantasy Spin: McKinnon has dealt with injuries over the past few seasons and would only see a handful of touches if he stays with the 49ers. He probably would only have some value in point-per-reception leagues.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon agreed to a restructured contract Tuesday, March 17, and will return to the team for the 2020 season, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: McKinnon hasn't played a game for the Niners since signing a four-year, $30 million contract in 2018. Even if healthy to start 2020, he's now squarely behind Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. He won't be a fantasy option heading into the season.
San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon agreed to a restructured deal for the 2020 season on Tuesday, according to a league source. McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the team in 2018, but he has yet to play for them because of injuries. He had a torn ACL right before the 2018 regular season and was on season-ending Injured Reserve last summer. McKinnon was originally scheduled to make $6.8 million in salary and bonuses in 2020. He's a true pass-catching option out of the backfield when healthy, but the Niners also have Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson Jr., so McKinnon is buried on the depth chart.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon will be asked to take a pay cut for the 2020 season, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Fantasy Spin: McKinnon has yet to play a regular-season game for the Niners due to multiple injuries. If he's kept on the roster for 2020, he won't carry much fantasy value behind Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the team will work on a pay cut for running back Jerick McKinnon (knee). McKinnon said he's willing to do whatever it takes to stay with the team, so he'll have to take a pay cut or be cut after not playing in a single game with the team the last two seasons due to injuries. Even if Matt Breida is signed away by another team as a restricted free agent, McKinnon would start the 2020 season behind Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman in the backfield. And that's assuming he's fully healthy to begin the year. Unless there are multiple injuries to San Fran's top backs, McKinnon should go undrafted in the majority of leagues this fall.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon said he hopes to remain with the 49ers and indicated that he would be open to restructuring his contract.
Fantasy Spin: McKinnon missed the entire 2019 season because of an injury and is behind Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida on the depth chart. Fantasy players can keep an eye on his situation because he may have some fantasy value if he joins a new team.
San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) wants to stay with the 49ers moving forward. "Im willing to do whatever... The organization knows I want to be a part of this team, so when that time comes there will be a talk between both parties," McKinnon said. McKinnon signed as a free agent before the 2018 season and hasn't played a single game with the Niners due to knee troubles. Even if Matt Breida were to walk in free agency this year, McKinnon would be down the depth chart behind Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman, and that's assuming he still has anything left after his serious knee injury that has kept him out the last two seasons. McKinnon is off the fantasy radar for now.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is scheduled to count $8.55 million against the 2020 salary cap, and releasing him would save $4.55 million in '20. He has a 2021 option year at $9.2 million against that year's cap. McKinnon passing a physical will determine how his contract savings are factored, and $2.6 million of his $6.5 million base salary is scheduled to be guaranteed as of April 1.
Fantasy Spin: With a trio of talented backs from 2019 seemingly ahead of a healthy McKinnon, it's pretty much a certainty that he'll be playing elsewhere or not at all in 2020. There's a possibility he could restructure his deal with Matt Breida facing free agency. At any rate, the former Minnesota Viking shouldn't be in anyone's fantasy plans at this time for 2020 drafts.