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: 86 RB
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San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon has been one of the more impressive players at training camp, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News. In particular, McKinnon's route running out of the backfield has looked crisp. It is welcomed news for the 28-year-old, as he has missed the entirety of the past two seasons with injuries. McKinnon may be able to carve out a role for himself as a pass-catching, third-down back, but he has to battle Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman for touches. If McKinnon continues his strong play, the 49ers backfield may become even more of a headache for fantasy owners.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) has looked sharp catching passes out of the backfield during training camp, according to QB Jimmy Garoppolo. 'Even just throwing routes on air this offseason, he runs them differently than most running backs and he has a feel that's like a receiver, but he feels space like a quarterback,' Garoppolo said.
Fantasy Spin: McKinnon has missed consecutive seasons while recovery from a knee injury, but he will rejoin the backfield in 2020. It sounds like he could carve out a role on passing downs, but for now, he is a late-round flier in PPR formats, at best.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon will have opportunities on third downs in 2020, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Fantasy Spin: McKinnon hasn't played either of the last two seasons, but he was widely viewed as one of the best pass-catching running backs when he was signed as a free agent following the 2017 season with the Minnesota Vikings. Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman are likely to begin the 2020 season with much higher fantasy value, but McKinnon could emerge by midseason if able to stay healthy.
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.