Posted: 9/06/2019 6:09 pm UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/31/2019 4:08 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/28/2019 9:08 am UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/25/2019 11:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) might return to practice this week, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 8/06/2019 5:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 7/26/2019 6:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) recently had a 'flare-up' with his surgically repaired knee - according to general manager John Lynch - and was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 26. Lynch told reporters his stay on the PUP list is expected to be a short one, however.
Huddle Up: Coming off ACL surgery, the PUP list was always a likely destination for McKinnon to begin training camp. It's the recent flare-up that should raise an eyebrow. For the moment, owners should take Lynch at his word and hope McKinnon is ready to practice before the first preseason game in a couple of weeks. McKinnon has some flex appeal, although the glut of running backs on the roster makes it possible that none of them will be a consistent fantasy contributor in 2019.
Posted: 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: The Niners have depth at the position with Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, so McKinnon won't be rushed back until he is 100 percent. It also wouldn't be surprising to see him as a healthy inactive early in the season as a precaution, as long as Coleman and Breida are healthy themselves. As such, McKinnon is a risky fantasy proposition heading into 2019.
Posted: 6/12/2019 9:06 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) hopefully will be a full participant when training camp begins, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: McKinnon will be competing with Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert for playing time during training camp, so fantasy owners will need to monitor the situation. He will have fantasy value in all leagues if he has a solid offensive role.
Posted: 5/25/2019 9:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is not participating in offseason workouts but is expected to be available for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: McKinnon will be competing with several other running back for playing time this upcoming season. Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on him during camp to see what role he will receive. He should have fantasy value in 2019 but may not be a weekly starting option.
Posted: 5/16/2019 4:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida said Wednesday, May 15, the team could feature a three-man running back rotation also involving Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman. 'They've talked to us about it,' Breida said. 'They've said, 'Hey, we're going to use all you guys.' All three of us are going to be used a lot. I don't want to give away any secrets, but we're all going to be used in the offense.' It's still too early/unclear how snaps will be divided.
Huddle Up: There are ample fantasy points to be found with Kyle Shanahan running backs, but the current three-pronged outlook doesn't bode well for fantasy GMs at the moment. Hopefully you'll have ample time before your drafts to see if the picture takes on some clarity.