Posted: 9/27/2020 8:37 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 38 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also caught three passes for 39 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: McKinnon shared playing time with Jeff Wilson during the game and both received at least 15 touches during the game. He should receive a similar workload next week and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/21/2020 2:01 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon rushed three times for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 31-13 win over the New York Jets in Week 2.
Huddle Up: McKinnon flashed big-play ability despite limited touches, but with both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman suffering injuries, he could end up being the lead back and a potential RB2 against the New York Giants in Week 3.
Posted: 9/14/2020 7:29 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon ran for 24 yards on three carries and added 20 yards along with a touchdown on three targets in Week 1 versus the Arizona Cardinals. Week 1 was his first official game with the 49ers and his first game action since the 2017 season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Head coach Kyle Shanahan has long considered McKinnon to be a weapon in the passing game, and that was on full display in this contest. McKinnon's contributions in this game were likely somewhat the byproduct of the team's current state of affairs at receiver, but an efficient performance like this will only help his cause to get more work. He's a good bet to remain involved in a similar fashion against the New York Jets' tough run defense in Week 2.
Posted: 8/08/2020 1:20 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) has looked sharp catching passes out of the backfield during training camp, according to QB Jimmy Garoppolo. 'Even just throwing routes on air this offseason, he runs them differently than most running backs and he has a feel that's like a receiver, but he feels space like a quarterback,' Garoppolo said.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has missed consecutive seasons while recovery from a knee injury, but he will rejoin the backfield in 2020. It sounds like he could carve out a role on passing downs, but for now, he is a late-round flier in PPR formats, at best.
Posted: 5/30/2020 9:47 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon will have opportunities on third downs in 2020, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Huddle Up: McKinnon hasn't played either of the last two seasons, but he was widely viewed as one of the best pass-catching running backs when he was signed as a free agent following the 2017 season with the Minnesota Vikings. Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman are likely to begin the 2020 season with much higher fantasy value, but McKinnon could emerge by midseason if able to stay healthy.
Posted: 5/10/2020 2:24 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is nearing the end of his rehab process, where he will shift his focus from running straight ahead to attempting to 'simulate some of the cutting that goes on at that position, specifically.'
Huddle Up: If McKinnon remains in San Francisco, he would probably be used primarily as a third-down running back and in passing situations, which would only give him fantasy value in PPR formats.
Posted: 5/09/2020 2:43 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) plans to work out this offseason at Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's gym in Houston, as he continues to recover from a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. McKinnon said his knee feels normal and he hasn't experienced any pain or soreness recently. He has been doing a lot of running, including hill sprints, as well as balance work since being medically cleared to resume working out in February.
Posted: 5/03/2020 5:43 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty is expected to compete with RB Jerick McKinnon for the third-down back job during training camp. Hasty is expected to also be a solid contributor on special teams.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation to see if Hasty is able to beat out McKinnon for the job. Both players are risky fantasy options at this point and could be avoided in drafts.
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.