Posted: 4/30/2021 8:22 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon (49ers) agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, April 30, according to NFL Network's Peter Schrager. Terms of the contact were not disclosed.
Posted: 2/06/2021 7:49 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon, a pending unrestricted free agent, has said several times recently that he does not expect to be back with the 49ers next season.
Huddle Up: McKinnon totaled only 114 touches in 16 games last season as he returned from a two-year injury absence, and seems certain to be headed elsewhere as a third-down specialist after his 33 catches and 46 targets in 2020. Depending on where he lands, McKinnon could be of late-round interest in PPR drafts.
Posted: 11/16/2020 3:15 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 18 times for just 33 yards, or 1.8 yards per attempt, in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. He also added a 13-yard catch on three targets.
Huddle Up: McKinnon was getting a chance to be the workhorse, but he struggled in the role. He should only be used as a PPR option in deeper fantasy formats at this point. The 49ers are off in Week 11.
Posted: 11/06/2020 6:10 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon carried 12 times for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 5. McKinnon also caught three passes for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: McKinnon scored with four seconds remaining to add some much-needed value to an otherwise mediocre outing where he combined for 68 total yards. The good news is that he got 15 touches to JaMycal Hasty's six and looks to be the top back to own in San Francisco at least until one of their other backs can return from injury.
Posted: 11/02/2020 3:53 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon rushed three times for minus-1 yard in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, but he did post four receptions for 40 yards on his four targets.
Huddle Up: McKinnon might have some use as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams in Week 9 against Green Bay on Thursday, but only in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/26/2020 2:11 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (ribs) ran three times for minus-1 yard in Week 7 against the New England Patriots. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he wanted to give McKinnon some rest after playing him a lot over the past couple of weeks, and the head coach said McKinnon banged up his ribs recently, and that the rest should help the back in future weeks.
Huddle Up: The information on McKinnon's injury didn't help his fantasy owners after the fact. It was Jeff Wilson who was the bellcow, going over 100 yards with a career-high three touchdowns before leaving the game with an ankle injury. If Wilson is forced to miss time, McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty could be busier.
Posted: 10/12/2020 4:47 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon did not gain a yard on his only carry and mustered only five receiving yards on two catches (four targets) in Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: This one was hard to see coming, as Raheem Mostert was immediately reinstalled as the unquestioned lead back despite not having participated in a full practice since suffering a knee sprain in Week 2. Even when the game got out of hand, McKinnon was still an afterthought when he should have been getting his fair share of check-downs. Although it's rarely ever a good idea for fantasy owners to overreact to one game, it will be difficult for those invested in McKinnon to fire him up in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Posted: 10/05/2020 6:20 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon ran for 54 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught seven of his eight targets for 43 yards in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: McKinnon hasn't been able to hit the big play over the last two weeks like he did in the first two, but this was a solid effort in what was his first crack as a featured back since joining the 49ers in 2018. His 1-yard score right before the two-minute warning was a gift for his fantasy owners since Jeff Wilson has occasionally served as a goal-line hammer in recent years. McKinnon will either be a solid RB2 or a high-upside flex play in Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins depending on the health of Raheem Mostert (knee).
Posted: 10/03/2020 12:19 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Huddle Up: McKinnon will split playing time with Jeff Wilson Jr. during the game. He probably will receive around 15 touches this week against the Philadelphia Eagles and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/02/2020 12:14 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: McKinnon is on track to play in Week 4 and likely will share playing time with Jeff Wilson Jr. during the game. He can be considered at least a flex option in fantasy leagues and could be a low-end No. 2 running back in some deeper leagues.