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College: Georgia Southern | 6 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 5/3/1992
2019 Bye Week: 4
On IR - knee

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

2019 RTSports Outlook

McKinnon's season was over before it even started last year, tearing his ACL the week before the season. He comes back to a crowded backfield with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida now in the mix. This will cut into his chances and limit his fantasy upside. McKinnon had 40-plus receptions each of his previous two seasons before the injury. He is a good fit for the 49ers offense. McKinnon is a strong back with good speed and playmaking ability. He has some big-play ability and makes plays in the passing game.

FANTASY OUTLOOK:  McKinnon should come at a much cheaper rate than last year and with good reason. He has a crowded backfield to compete with for touches and is coming off a major injury. Consider him a No. 3 fantasy back. He can get around 800 total yards, 40 receptions and five or so scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted him, Jerick McKinnon was supposed to be the next Adrian Peterson. And then he wasnt. He was ravaged by injury throughout the early part of his career, and despite his S.P.A.R.K. score being through the roof, he still could not outpace Matt Asiata to win the outright starting job in the eventual absence of Peterson.This was all supposed to change in the running back friendly system in San Francisco in 2018. One thing did come true. It was running back friendly. Just not for McKinnon who again was bitten by the injury bug. This time he missed the entire season after tearing his ACL in training camp. The injury allowed the likes of Raheem Mostert, andMatt Breidato succeed in his place.With Jimmy Garoppolo returning from his own torn ACL, the offense which had to rely heavily on the run game at times last season should see focus more on the passing game. The passing game weapons andincoming runner Tevin Coleman, who Kyle Shanahan is familiar with from Atlanta, will make it difficult for Jerick McKinnon or any of the backs there to separate themselves in this committee. Therefore, the most valuable player for fantasy the one with that requires the least draft investment and still has a substantial role.This would potentially make the player to own in the San Francisco backfield Matt Breida not McKinnon. McKinnon may still be living on his athletic numbers from the combine, but with Coleman and Breida outperforming him in recent years he could quickly end up the third option in that backfield. That is not an ideal situation to take a risk on with a draft pick in the eighth round. That is especially the case when Breida is available in the 12th round with the same upside potential.

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Player Notes
Sep 6 10:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) underwent a second surgery on his right knee on Tuesday of this week. McKinnon will miss his second straight full season after signing with the Niners before last season. It's unlikely he'll stick around, but if he does in 2020 the 49ers will seek a drastic reduction from his scheduled $6.5 million base salary. Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida will mainly share the backfield workload to begin the 2019 season, with Raheem Mostert mixing in occasionally. McKinnon can obviously be left to the waiver wire in all redraft leagues. In a great matchup with Tampa in Week 1, both Coleman and Breida are worthy RB3/flex options, with Breida being more attractive in PPR setups.

From RotoBaller

Sep 6 9:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) had surgery on his right knee Tuesday, Sept. 3, and he said he hopes to be back with the team next season. 'These guys have a good plan for me,' McKinnon said. 'It's about staying mentally in it and support my teammates, and doing what I need to do to make sure I'm healthy coming back next year.'

Fantasy Spin: McKinnon's tenure in San Francisco has been marred by knee issues, and even in keeper formats, it is fair to question whether he's worth hanging on to a this point.

From TheHuddle

Sep 2 4:50pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers placed running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) on season-ending injured reserve on Saturday. Attempting to come back from a torn ACL, McKinnon immediately suffered a setback early in training camp and will require another procedure on his ailing knee. Signed to a four-year, $30 million deal before the 2018 season, McKinnon has yet to play a snap for the Niners and will wait at least another year before returning to action. The Niners backfield will consist of a rotation between Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida, with Raheem Mostert sprinkled in. The former two runners enter Week 1 as RB3/flex options.

From RotoBaller

Aug 31 10:03pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers released OG Josh Garnett Saturday, Aug. 31, and waived/injured DB Adrian Colbert and OL Andrew Lauderdale. RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) and WR Nick Williams (undisclosed) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list, TE Garrett Celek (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and LS Kyle Nelson was moved to the suspended list. DB Antone Exum, LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, DE Jamell Garcia-Williams, DL Kevin Givens, S Marcell Harris, TE Daniel Helm, WR Malik Henry, LB Elijah Lee, LB David Mayo, DE Damontre Moore, LB LaRoy Reynolds, OG Ross Reynolds, S Tyree Robinson, QB Wilton Speight, WR Chris X. Thompson, DL Jordan Thompson, OL Najee Toran, DE Jeremiah Valoaga, RB Austin Walter and RB Jeffery Wilson were waived.

From TheHuddle

Aug 31 4:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 31, and he will be out for the entire season.

From TheHuddle

Aug 31 7:53am ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to sources, but it is unclear if he will miss the entire season.

Fantasy Spin: With McKinnon set to miss significant time, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida both see a bump in value and need to be owned in all leagues. Coleman should at least provide flex production, and Breida has upside as a RB4.

From TheHuddle

Aug 30 2:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) is expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, but it's unclear if he'll be out for the entire season. Running backs Raheem Mostert or Jeffery Wilson could fill in behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. Mostert and Wilson aren't worth rostering. Coleman is a low-end RB2 in point-per reception leagues, and Breida is an RB3/flex in such formats. McKinnon isn't worth owning and if he's designated to return later in the season, he could have some value depending on the other variables on the team.

From RotoBaller

Aug 28 12:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) suffered a setback with his surgically repaired knee Tuesday, Aug. 27, and general manager John Lynch said: 'it's not encouraging.'

Fantasy Spin: McKinnon was at the end of a three-headed attack with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. They'll receive slight boosts, but it really doesn't change much for them in fantasy. Coleman is an RB3, and Breida is an RB4 with slightly more upside from this news.

From TheHuddle

Aug 28 12:30pm ET

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said "yesterday was not encouraging" as far as running back Jerick McKinnon's (knee) return to practice. This latest setback almost assures that McKinnon won't be ready for Week 1, and he could be placed on Injured Reserve. McKinnon tore his ACL and missed all of last season. He's a distant third behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida and shouldn't be drafted as a result. Raheem Mostert or Jeffery Wilson could become the third back heading into the regular season opener.

From RotoBaller

Aug 27 10:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon(knee) returned to practice for the first time in over two weeks. He had initially been sidelined after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection. McKinnon's return indicates that he should be able to avoid the Physically Unable to Perform list and be active for the 49ers Week 1 contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he most likely remains behind both Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida for any rushing/receiving work. Currently, McKinnon is only owned in 26 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues. While he should remain on the waivers in most leagues, be sure to pay attention to how often and in what capacity 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan utilizes McKinnon.

From RotoBaller

Aug 27 5:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) took part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the first time since suffering a setback with his surgically repaired knee in early August, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group.

Fantasy Spin: McKinnon received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee shortly after experiencing soreness following a brief return to practice. If and when he can get over the hump with his knee woes, it is possible he can be the passing-game weapon head coach Kyle Shanahan envisioned when the 49ers signed him to a monster contract last spring. At the moment, however, he is stuck at the back end of a three-headed committee behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida.

From TheHuddle

Aug 26 2:23am ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) might return to practice this week, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday, Aug. 25.

Fantasy Spin: McKinnon will be jockeying for touches in a crowded backfield with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. At this point it's likely his early-season touches will be fairly limited, so treat him as a low-end RB4.

From TheHuddle

Aug 25 4:09pm ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) and defensive end Dee Ford (knee) are on schedule to return to practice this week. McKinnon was a very popular fantasy pick last year, but he tore his ACL before the season even started and never played in 2018. Now he's behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida in the backfield and isn't even a lock to be ready for Week 1. That makes McKinnon as strictly a late-round flier in deeper leagues. Ford is looking to make an impact in his first year in San Fran after totaling 55 tackles and career-high 13 sacks with the Chiefs. He should help improve San Fran's defense overall. Their unit should be more interesting but can be ignored for fantasy purposes to begin the year.

From RotoBaller

Aug 20 11:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) could return to individual drills this week, per head coach Kyle Shanahan. McKinnon received a platelet-rich plasma injection 17 days ago after dealing with knee soreness as he recovers from a torn ACL. While individual work is encouraging, he will not participate in team drills as the Niners remains cautious on his situation. McKinnons absence clears more opportunities for Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida, but also opens a window for Raheem Mostert, who played well in the teams second preseason game. Without a clear timetable on his return from a major injury, McKinnon should keep slipping on fantasy draft boards.

From RotoBaller

Aug 20 5:13pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is not expected to take part in team drills this week as he continues to wait for his injured knee to respond to platelet-rich plasma injection he had 17 days ago.

From TheHuddle

Aug 8 5:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon is once again battling knee soreness. The 27-year-old suffered a season-ending ACL tear last September and was activated off the PUP list just a few days ago. He is slated to receive platelet rich plasma injections and is projected to miss the next two weeks. This is not good news for those who were counting on McKinnon to be a top-back this upcoming season and though it doesnt rule him out, it is obviously a step in the wrong direction. Look for Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman to be the main beneficiaries in the interim.

From RotoBaller

Aug 8 3:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 8, due to soreness in his knee after practicing the last two days. Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters McKinnon will receive a platelet rich plasma injection in his knee and miss the next two weeks of practice before returning to practice.

From TheHuddle

Aug 6 1:40pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers activated running back Jerick McKinnon (knee) from the PUP on Tuesday. The move comes a few days late but McKinnon will finally be able to participate in walk-throughs after missing all of 2018 with a torn ACL. Its uncertain when hell practice fully but this is undoubtedly a positive step. McKinnon will return to a crowded backfield which should feature a three-headed monster of himself, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. While a time share isnt ideal, its probable head coach Kyle Shanahan will devise methods to complement McKinnons versatility alongside the other two backs. At his current RB32 rank, McKinnon is a bit rich and should be closer to Breida (RB42).

From RotoBaller

Aug 6 1:13pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Fantasy Spin: It's a fantasy quagmire at the moment in the Niners' backfield where McKinnon, Matt Breida and newcomer Tevin Coleman will all be competing for touches. It's hard to value any of the three higher than a RB4 at the moment.

From TheHuddle

Aug 1 4:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is expected to remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list until at least Monday, Aug. 5.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 31-Aug-2019: SFO - On IR - knee
  • 04-Feb-2019: SFO - Off IR - torn right ACL
  • 03-Sep-2018: SFO - On IR - torn right ACL
  • 14-Mar-2018: SFO - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2021)
  • 14-Mar-2018: MIN - Declared Free Agent
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