Posted: 4/04/2020 9:24 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon likely will make the final roster if he can stay healthy because he can be a third down back and a target in the passing game, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has dealt with injuries over the past few seasons and would only see a handful of touches if he stays with the 49ers. He probably would only have some value in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 3/17/2020 7:28 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon agreed to a restructured contract Tuesday, March 17, and will return to the team for the 2020 season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McKinnon hasn't played a game for the Niners since signing a four-year, $30 million contract in 2018. Even if healthy to start 2020, he's now squarely behind Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. He won't be a fantasy option heading into the season.
Posted: 2/25/2020 8:17 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon will be asked to take a pay cut for the 2020 season, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has yet to play a regular-season game for the Niners due to multiple injuries. If he's kept on the roster for 2020, he won't carry much fantasy value behind Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida.
Posted: 2/05/2020 8:32 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon said he hopes to remain with the 49ers and indicated that he would be open to restructuring his contract.
Huddle Up: McKinnon missed the entire 2019 season because of an injury and is behind Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida on the depth chart. Fantasy players can keep an eye on his situation because he may have some fantasy value if he joins a new team.
Posted: 1/14/2020 2:59 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is scheduled to count $8.55 million against the 2020 salary cap, and releasing him would save $4.55 million in '20. He has a 2021 option year at $9.2 million against that year's cap. McKinnon passing a physical will determine how his contract savings are factored, and $2.6 million of his $6.5 million base salary is scheduled to be guaranteed as of April 1.
Huddle Up: With a trio of talented backs from 2019 seemingly ahead of a healthy McKinnon, it's pretty much a certainty that he'll be playing elsewhere or not at all in 2020. There's a possibility he could restructure his deal with Matt Breida facing free agency. At any rate, the former Minnesota Viking shouldn't be in anyone's fantasy plans at this time for 2020 drafts.
Posted: 9/07/2019 1:07 am 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 8:26 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 31, and he will be out for the entire season.
Posted: 8/31/2019 11:44 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 4:37 pm 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: 8/27/2019 9:36 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) took part in practice Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the first time since suffering a setback with his surgically repaired knee in early August, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group.
Huddle Up: McKinnon received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee shortly after experiencing soreness following a brief return to practice. If and when he can get over the hump with his knee woes, it is possible he can be the passing-game weapon head coach Kyle Shanahan envisioned when the 49ers signed him to a monster contract last spring. At the moment, however, he is stuck at the back end of a three-headed committee behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida.