Minnesota Vikings
  • 5'9"
  • 205
  • 24
  • 3 years
  • Georgia Southern
  • 2014 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

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
2015 MIN 16 81 52 271 5.2 2 0 29 21 173 1 444 3 0 0 2
  Avg 13 126 93 389 4.4 1 0 33 23 137 1 525 3 0 1 1

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
2016 MIN 11 144 115 357 3.1 1 0 28 20 102 1 459 2 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/11/2016 1:16pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and expected to play in Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon faces a favorable matchup against the league's 26th-ranked rush defense, as Washington gives up 123.8 yards per game with 12 touchdowns, tied for most in the NFL. McKinnon is a solid low-end RB2 in most fantasy formats and a sneaky DFS play, too.

  • Posted: 11/9/2016 1:12pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: The likely return of McKinnon does not necessarily mean he'll immediately be thrust back into a starting role. Matt Asiata has held his own with McKinnon out and both should split touches as they were before McKinnon's injury. If there are better choices in one's lineup(s), the safer option might be to bench both Minnesota running backs.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 8:51am ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) is active for Week 9's game against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Despite the favorable matchup, McKinnon is expected to share carries this afternoon with Matt Asiata, so he should be considered no better than a flex option or RB3 versus the Lions.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 6:07am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) is expected to play in Week 9's game against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon was a limited participant in the team's final two practices during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He is likely to split carries with Matt Asiata versus Detroit and should be considered no better than an RB3 or flex option despite the favorable matchup.

  • Posted: 11/4/2016 4:07pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon said he expects to play but owners will need to check on the inactive list to make sure he plays. He likely would share playing time with Matt Asiata if he plays and can be a flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 11/4/2016 10:39am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 4, and appears set to return from a one-game absence in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: That's the good news. The bad news is he'll return to a different offensive coordinator (Pat Shurmur) and the same ineffective offensive line that hasn't been able to open many holes for any back this season. He'll also likely share carries again with Matt Asiata. Even in a what should be a favorable matchup for McKinnon, he should be considered no more than a RB3 this weekend.

  • Posted: 11/3/2016 7:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Huddle Up: If McKinnon is active he'll face a Detroit Lions rush defense ranking 17th in the NFL allowing 110.6 yards per game with three touchdowns. He is worth a look as a flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams when healthy.

  • Posted: 11/3/2016 11:34am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Huddle Up: It appears McKinnon has a chance to play in Week 9, but owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He probably will split carries with Matt Asiata if he is active and can be a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 11/2/2016 3:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon said he expects to play in Week 9, but owners will need to keep an eye on the situation during the week. McKinnon can be a flex option if he plays against the Detroit Lions.

  • Posted: 11/2/2016 11:24am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) said his ankle is feeling better and that he expects to play in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon was not able to play in the last game, so owners will need to monitor his status during the week. He probably would share work with Matt Asiata if he is active for Week 9 but could still be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 10/29/2016 11:44am ET

    Updating a previous report, Jerick McKinnon (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 versus the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Matt Asiata will get the start and should be receive all the touches he can handle, making him a solid RB2 option in fantasy. Based on projected game script, it is possible Ronnie Hillman could see significant work later in the game, but he still only warrants consideration in the deepest of deep leagues at the moment.

  • Posted: 10/29/2016 9:24am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 29, and is not expected to play in Week 8 against the Chicago Bears, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Andrew Krammer.

    Huddle Up: Matt Asiata will most likely serve as the lead back if McKinnon is ruled out before Monday and merits a start in most fantasy leagues, especially with six teams on a bye. Ronnie Hillman may also get a few snaps, but he is well off the fantasy radar barring an injury to Asiata.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 5:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 28.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on McKinnon's status later in the week because it looks like he could sit out the team's Week 8 game. He will be a risky option if he is active for the game but could be a flex option.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 11:03am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) is no longer wearing the walking boot he was spotted with Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: With a Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears on the horizon, the Vikings could easily choose to rest McKinnon if they are on the fence about his status. Matt Asiata is shaping up as a solid RB2 with a voluminous workload and should be considered a serviceable RB2 option as a result. Ronnie Hillman could also see some snaps in relief.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 4:03pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon carried 20 times for just 36 yards in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans. He also had one catch for 10 yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon was outperformed by Matt Asiata, and could have played himself into a timeshare or a No. 2 role with the poor performance. The team returns in Week 7 after a bye next week.

  • Posted: 10/8/2016 8:27am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon was fined $12,154 by the National Football League for an excessive celebration during Week 4's game against the New York Giants following a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Although he collected 85 rushing yards and had three catches versus the Giants, McKinnon should continue to be viewed as a low-end RB2 or flex option for Week 5's game against the Houston Texans.

  • Posted: 10/3/2016 9:02pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 18 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 3, and he added three receptions for 10 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon and the Vikings rushing offense has struggled all season, but this was a good sign they can move the ball on the ground, as well as through the air. McKinnon is still more of a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

  • Posted: 10/1/2016 12:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon likely will share work with Matt Asiata during the game. He has rushed for only 53 yards over the first three games and should only be considered a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 1:52pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon should be fine for the team's Week 4 game and will share snaps with Matt Asiata again. He recorded only 47 yards of total offense in Week 3 and will be facing a solid New York Giants defense. McKinnon could be a flex option in leagues but could also be benched if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 9/29/2016 2:24pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will be the Vikings' primary running back again this week, but the New York Giants have been stingy against the position so far this year, yielding just 74 rushing yards per game so far. McKinnon shouldn't necessarily be benched, but he's no more than a flex option with a bad matchup and Matt Asiata taking some snaps, too.

  • Posted: 9/27/2016 2:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 35 offensive snaps in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: There's no question McKinnon is the lead back in Minnesota as Matt Asiata only received 19 offensive snaps, but McKinnon didn't do much in his first start after Adrian Peterson's injury. His next opponent, the New York Giants, has been a stalwart versus running backs, too, yielding just 222 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to running backs through the first three weeks of the season. McKinnon is still a flex option, but not much more than that for Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 1:29pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 45 yards on 16 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. He also caught one pass for two yards in the game.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will continue to share work with Matt Asiata even though both struggled in Week 3. McKinnon probably will not be more than a flex option most weeks.

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 5:11pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will share work with Matt Asiata but is expected to receive a majority of the playing time. He should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/22/2016 7:03pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon is expected to be the lead back in the wake of Adrian Peterson's injury. However, a tough matchup against Carolina in Week 3 makes him a flex candidate rather than a RB2.

  • Posted: 9/21/2016 1:27pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon is expected to receive a majority of the snaps at running back with Adrian Peterson sidelined. McKinnon will be involved in the passing game in addition to the running game and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/14/2016 2:56pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (foot, leg) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon received only two touches in Week 1 and was limited to nine yards. He could receive limited snaps again this week and probably will not be a great option for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 9:25am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will be a change-of-pace back for the Vikings this week and could be a receiver out of the backfield. He will receive limited touches during the game but could be a flex option in some leagues.

  • Posted: 9/7/2016 5:17pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will be a change-of-pace back if he plays in Week 1 and will also be used as a receiver out of the backfield. He could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues as well as some deeper mixed leagues.

  • Posted: 3/3/2016 9:11am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon is expected to have a larger role in 2016 behind RB Adrian Peterson. 'I do feel good about McKinnon's role and being able to take some plays off [Peterson] because he's good and also [Matt] Asiata if we get him back,' head coach Mike Zimmer said.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon can be the Vikings' receiving back, as that's a role Peterson does not fill well. He's also been successful when given a larger share of the workload, and given Peterson's age, injury history and fumbling issues the Vikings won't hesitate to give McKinnon more touches.

  • Posted: 12/28/2015 10:09am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed seven times for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants. He added two catches for eight yards.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon filled the change-of-pace role to a T Sunday night, though much of that stat load came on one long touchdown run after the game was in hand and Adrian Peterson was safely encased in bubble wrap on the sidelines.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @TEN 1 6 0 1 3 0
2 GB 2 2 0 1 -1 0
3 @CAR 16 45 0 1 2 0
4 NYG 18 85 1 3 10 0
5 HOU 20 36 0 1 10 0
7 @PHI 11 43 0 1 5 0
9 DET 7 8 0 0 0 0
10 @WAS 6 16 0 3 17 0
11 ARI 16 44 0 1 -3 0
12 @DET 9 31 0 3 45 0
13 DAL 9 41 0 5 14 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @SF 3 20 0 2 8 0
2 DET 3 6 0 0 0 0
3 SD 6 18 0 0 0 0
4 @DEN 1 6 0 0 0 0
6 KC 1 2 0 0 0 0
7 @DET 9 36 0 1 1 0
8 @CHI 2 18 0 0 0 0
9 LA 0 0 0 2 11 0
10 @OAK 0 0 0 1 7 0
11 GB 0 0 0 2 15 0
12 @ATL 5 33 0 0 0 0
13 SEA 4 18 0 3 6 0
14 @ARI 0 0 0 1 8 0
15 CHI 7 10 0 4 76 1
16 NYG 7 89 2 2 8 0
17 @GB 4 15 0 3 33 0
P1 SEA 2 7 0 3 22 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @LA 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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