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Posted: 7/10/2015 12:32am ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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