RB Jerick McKinnon - San Francisco 49ers

5-9, 209Born: 5-3-1992College: Georgia SouthernDrafted: Round 3, pick 2014

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Cary Edmondson, US Presswire

Traditional view      FanDuel view      DraftKings view     

Preseason player page

Week 3: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

All RB vs PIT

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Matt Breida's talent has often been dismissed as that of a late-round fill-in, but he's doing everything he can to shake that tag. Thanks to Tevin Coleman's injury, Breida is again in the driver's seat in the San Francisco backfield, and again he's producing nicely (121 yards on just 12 attempts last week). A creative, quick-footed runner, he's tailor-made for coach Kyle Shanahan's outside-zone attack. Dating back to last year, he's averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 64 per game. Breida ceded 13 carries last week to Raheem Mostert, but that can mostly be chalked up to the blowout win. Although Shanahan likes to use multiple backs, when the game is competitive, Breida is the lead dog on early downs. Mostert looked explosive in his own right, racking up 83 yards of his own. Over his last 6 extended appearances, he's put up 373 yards at 7.5 per carry. Behind them, Jeff Wilson looms as a short-yardage specialist. He's a distant third for carries, but punched in two short touchdowns against the Bengals. All told, this is a deep, dynamic group of runners that's withstanding Coleman's injury just fine. They'll all operate behind a solid front line that's adept at creatively blowing open holes. Even tight end George Kittle, who's blossomed as a star receiver, can be counted among football's best run-blockers at the position. In general, the Steelers boast a strong run defense. Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt lead a tough, space-eating front line, while explosive rookie linebacker Devin Bush is capable of making plays all over the field. Still, on game days, this group tends to offer a mixed bag, as seen in Week 2's loss to Seattle. They did great work against Seahawks lead back Chris Carson (15 carries for 60 yards), but had no answer for complement Rashaad Penny (10 for 62 and 1 touchdown). Penny's highlight was a 37-yard touchdown in which he cut just once to the outside, taking advantage of over-pursuing linebackers in the middle of the field. That lapse was nothing new for this group, which tends to dominate power backs but struggle against quick, one-cut runners. That's worrisome with Kyle Shanahan's zone-running attack next on the docket. Linebackers Bush and Mark Barron will need to play with vision and discipline - neither has been a strength thus far - or Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert can make them pay dearly.

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jerick McKinnon's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Latest News

49ers | Surgery for Jerick McKinnon (Fri Sep 6, 09:07 PM) - 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.'

Our View: McKinnon is under contract through the 2021 season. If the 49ers get rid of him next offseason there would be a $4 million cap hit.
link to story   

San Francisco 49ers Team Links

Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Monday Injury Rounds: Preseason Week 1
  Jene Bramel - August 12
Free Agency Roundtable: Winners and Losers
  Phil Alexander - March 18
Roundtable Week 3
  FBG Staff - September 18
Monday Injury Rounds: Week 3
  Jene Bramel - September 16
Dynasty Rankings Movement, Week 2 - Footballguys
  Jeff Tefertiller - September 11
Monday Injury Rounds: Week 2
  Jene Bramel - September 9
Dynasty News, Week 2
  Jeff Tefertiller - September 9
Dynasty Trade Value Chart: September
  Dan Hindery - September 3
Monday Injury Rounds: Week 1
  Jene Bramel - September 2
Cutdown Saturday Winners and Losers
  Sigmund Bloom - September 1

Articles from around the web

Best 2019 fantasy bye week replacements
  Marcas Grant - April 18
BEST-BALL RB TIERS
  John Daigle - May 16
RB Depth Chart Showdown
  Jon Diment - May 26
Fantasy Football: Three RBs To Remember in 2019
  Lauren Carpenter - May 30
20 Players Who Will Move Up Draft Boards
  Mike Tagliere - June 7
Injuries to Monitor
  Jason Katz - August 30
10 lists of 10: Matthew Berry's breakouts, sleepers and favorite team names
  Matthew Berry - August 29
The gaps between PFF grade and fantasy draft stock on a team level
  Lee Sieford - August 27
What we learned for fantasy football in the preseason: NFC edition
  Scott Barrett - August 26
17 Draft-Worthy Fantasy Players With Injury Concerns
  Russ Manalastas - August 26

Schedule

3vs Pittsburgh Steelers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs Cleveland Browns
6@ Los Angeles Rams
7@ Washington Redskins
8vs Carolina Panthers
9@ Arizona Cardinals
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12vs Green Bay Packers
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ New Orleans Saints
15vs Atlanta Falcons
16vs Los Angeles Rams
17@ Seattle Seahawks