RB Jerick McKinnon - San Francisco 49ers

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

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McKinnon's ACL tear was "pretty clean" according to reports. After having September ACL surgery, the plan is for him to be back for the open of training camp

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 - 35, 25, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 38, 41, 43, 59
Overall Redraft - 85, 55
RB Redraft PPR - 39, 25, 31, 33, 33, 33, 34, 40, 41, 43, 49, 56, 58
Overall Redraft PPR - 90, 55
RB Dynasty - 34, 32, 36, 37, 38, 38, 42

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 15.0 128.0 * * 33.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 125.0 * * 35.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 140.0 * * 42.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 145.0 * * 15.9 * * *

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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: 98
RB: 38
Overall-PPR: 102
RB-PPR: 40

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Latest News

49ers | Jerick McKinnon expects to receive clearance (Mon Jun 24, 01:33 AM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is expected to receive clearance near the start of training camp, as he makes his way back from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

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49ers | Jerick McKinnon may be ready for camp (Wed Jun 12, 05:15 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) hopefully will be a full participant when training camp begins, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Our View: McKinnon is going to have to compete with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida in training camp. It's looking like it could be a three-headed RBBC for the 49ers in 2019. McKinnon has a current ADP of RB40 (8.12) in 12-team PPR leagues. Coleman has an ADP of RB31 (6.10) and Brieda is coming off the board at RB56 (14.02) at this time.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2@ Cincinnati Bengals
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