RB Jerick McKinnon - San Francisco 49ers

5-9, 209Born: 5-3-1992College: Georgia SouthernDrafted: Round 3, pick 96 (2014)

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McKinnon will miss two weeks after having a platelet rich injection in the knee he injured last year. He should return in late August.

Summary

There were high 2018 expectations for McKinnon as he stepped into Kyle Shanahan's fantasy-friendly offense. But they were dashed in September, when an ACL tear ended his 49ers debut days before it began. McKinnon remains an enticing physical prospect, a SPARQ superstar who posted stunning speed, quickness, and explosion marks at his 2014 combine. He then racked up 1,117 scrimmage yards on just 213 touches while rotating over his first 2 pro seasons. But his production declined sharply as he moved into a more featured role in Minnesota, averaging just 3.6 yards per rush over 2016-17. There's always upside to a Shanahan back; his creativity and dedication to the run have helped a handful of flawed or limited guys post strong fantasy seasons all over the league. But McKinnon is recovering from an ACL tear while mired in a crowded backfield, and he hasn't been efficient on the ground in four years. There are worse late-round fliers, but he holds a true zero-point floor and shouldn't be chased unless his camp and preseason are dazzling. (May 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 58, 40, 41, 42, 53
RB Redraft PPR - 62, 40, 41, 42, 48, 53, 60
RB Dynasty - 43, 38, 41, 47, 47, 52, 54

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 MIN 15 159 539 2 53 43 255 2
2017 MIN 16 151 570 3 68 51 421 2 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 10.0 40.0 * * 11.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 10.0 80.0 * * 18.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 13.0 75.0 * * 15.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 8.0 73.0 * * 8.1 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 165
RB: 54
Overall-PPR: 174
RB-PPR: 58

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Latest News

49ers | Jerick McKinnon set to have PRP injection (Thu Aug 8, 03:38 PM) - 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.

Our View: Two weeks might be a bit optimistic. McKinnon is no sure bet to be ready for the start of the regular season. The 49ers will continue to see Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida compete for the top spot on the depth chart.
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