Minnesota Vikings
  • 5'9"
  • 205
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • Georgia Southern
  • 2014 R3 O,

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 MIN 11 154 113 538 4.8 0 0 41 27 135 0 673 0 0 2 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/10/2015 12:32am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see some playing time on third downs with RB Adrian Peterson returning as the starting running back.

    Huddle Up: Last season McKinnon had 140 touches and backfield mate Matt Asiata had 208, but Peterson never has had fewer than 308 touches in any of his last five full or near-full seasons, so don't expect to get much fantasy use out of either McKinnon or Asiata this coming season.

  • Posted: 3/21/2015 12:51am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is fully recovered from back surgery and has left for Southern California to train. He is preparing as though he will be a starting running back but acknowledged the job belongs to Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, provided Peterson returns to the team. McKinnon noted that he needs to learn how to help keep his body healthy. He is working on improving upper-body strength and his endurance, while also trying to better his pass-protection skills.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon rushed for a modest 538 yards in 11 games as a third-round rookie last season but did average 4.8 yards per carry and likely would be counted on as the main man if Peterson doesn't return. We say "likely" because the Vikings could add another back in the deep RB draft if AD does depart. All in all, a still a lot of "ifs" here so stay tuned ...

  • Posted: 2/16/2015 2:42pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is close to completing his post-surgery rehab on his back. There have been no setbacks, and McKinnon says he will be ready to participate without any limitations in the offseason workout program, which can begin April 20. McKinnon plans on improving his overall game, but will place an extra emphasis on getting stronger so he can survive a full season of pounding between the tackles, and also pass protection, an area of his game that was subpar in 2014.

    Huddle Up: It's unlikely the Vikings are banking on McKinnon as an every-down back, but if they opt to move on from Adrian Peterson and cobble the running back position together again this season there will definitely be roles for McKinnon to fill.

  • Posted: 12/6/2014 8:59pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will have a procedure on his injured back, according to a source. The recovery period is expected to be eight weeks. He should be good to go before offseason workouts begin. McKinnon was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Matt Asiata will take over as the starter, with Ben Tate also expected to get touches. Asiata is a touchdown dependent flex play this week against the Jets. Adrian Peterson could be reinstated next week but his chances of playing again in 2014 are slim.

  • Posted: 12/5/2014 6:19pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will miss a second consecutive game, leaving the Vikes' RB duties to, in probable order of usage, Matt Asiata, Ben Tate and Joe Banyard.

  • Posted: 12/4/2014 7:12pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.

    Huddle Up: See if he's able to get on the practice field Friday, but right now it's looking like he's headed for a second straight game on the shelf.

  • Posted: 12/3/2014 6:13pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.

    Huddle Up: It's still early in the week obviously, but there are currently few positive vibes on McKinnon who sat out Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/28/2014 2:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) said he has been ruled out for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Bit of a surprise as McKinnon played last week, but it'll be Matt Asiata and Ben Tate shouldering the load Sunday against the Panthers. Adjust your lineups accordingly.

  • Posted: 11/27/2014 7:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon has missed both of the Vikes' practices this week but did play through the issue last week. We should gain more clarity after Friday's practice.

  • Posted: 11/26/2014 6:54pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon was able to play through the back issue in Week 12 and there's no reason to think he won't be able to do the same Sunday against the Panthers. We'll definitely keep tabs on his status, though, the rest of the week.

  • Posted: 11/21/2014 6:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon should be able to go against the Packers, but his workload is in question, even with backfield mate Matt Asista (concussion) already having been ruled out. That means we should definitely see newly signed Ben Tate get some work.

  • Posted: 11/20/2014 4:05pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will retain the lead-back role, even after the team claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner said Tate was brought in for insurance because both McKinnon and RB Matt Asiata (concussion) were dealing with injuries this week. McKinnon said he will be ready for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Asiata's status is in doubt. "We're excited about Jerick and what he's done, and I see him as our running back,' Turner said. "He's been limited in practice last week and couldn't practice (Wednesday) So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice (Wednesday) and in doubt as to whether he'll play or not.'

    Huddle Up: The lead-back designation is one thing, but McKinnon's fantasy owners would like to see Turner and the Vikes back that up with more touches as the rookie has been averaging only 13.4 per outing over the last seven games.

  • Posted: 10/1/2014 4:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and is probable for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: The rookie has been a hot waiver-wire commodity since his 19-touch, 152-total-yard outburst last Sunday and now has a n extremely favorable Week 5 matchup against the Pack who are allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing RBs. Definitely don't hesitate to start him.

  • Posted: 9/30/2014 7:23pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited in practice again Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon only totaled nine touches for 21 yards in the Vikes' first 3 games but broke out big time with a 19-touch, 152-yard effort Sunday. He's in a timeshare with Matt Asiata, but it's certainly a favorable matchup against the Packers' run D Thursday night. He should be able to play if you need him.

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @STL 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 NE 2 7 0 2 5 0
3 @NO 2 -1 0 2 9 0
4 ATL 18 135 0 1 17 0
5 @GB 7 24 0 3 22 0
6 DET 11 40 0 6 42 0
7 @BUF 19 103 0 2 -2 0
8 @TB 16 83 0 1 -1 0
9 WAS 14 54 0 3 14 0
11 @CHI 8 38 0 4 20 0
12 GB 15 54 0 3 9 0

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