San Francisco 49ers
  • 5'9"
  • 205
  • 27
  • 5 years
  • Georgia Southern
  • 2014 R3 O, None
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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
2016 MIN 15 213 159 539 3.4 2 0 53 43 255 2 794 4 0 1 3
2017 MIN 16 218 150 570 3.8 3 2 68 51 421 2 991 5 0 3 4
  Avg 15 167 119 480 4.3 2 1 48 36 246 1 726 4 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 1/22/2019 9:44am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was recently seen catching passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo, general manager John Lynch said Tuesday, Jan. 22, in an interview.

    Huddle Up: A preseason knee injury shelved McKinnon for the season, but at least it happened earlier enough that McKinnon is expected to participate in training camp and be ready for the start of 2019 season. And that coupled with the Niners' strong productiveness with several different backs makes McKinnon an intriguing fantasy bounce-back candidate.

  • Posted: 11/13/2018 5:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RBs Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida will likely see significant time on the field together in 2019, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Huddle Up: Shanahan noted during his media availability session Tuesday that he envisioned seeing the two backs in the backfield this season prior to McKinnon's ACL tear. The expectation now, as it was this summer pre-injury, is that McKinnon will serve as the Devonta Freeman to Breida's Tevin Coleman if the former doesn't encounter any setbacks in his recovery. Both backs figure to be RB2 candidates for fantasy purposes in 2019.

  • Posted: 10/26/2018 6:43pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) no longer needs to use crutches as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon still won't be on the field until next season, but his recovery appears to be going as planned so far. Keep him stashed away in dynasty formats.

  • Posted: 9/14/2018 9:47am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) underwent right knee surgery to repair a torn ACL on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon was informed the tear was "clean," which is the best news he could have received given the fact he suffered a season-ending injury. Because the tear was clean and no other ligaments were damaged, he should be ready to participate in offseason activities and certainly be cleared for training camp if he does not encounter a setback.

  • Posted: 9/3/2018 10:55am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 3.

    Huddle Up: The 49ers will move forward with Alfred Morris as the early-down back and Matt Breida as the complementary back, although picking the best fantasy option in this backfield could be a bit of a chore in the early going. Morris should lead the team in carries and rushing touchdowns, but Breida could easily outperform him with fewer touches because he is more explosive and better in the passing game. Both backs figure to dabble with low-end RB2/high-end RB3 value this season.

  • Posted: 9/1/2018 4:06pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Alfred Morris and Matt Breida are immediate commodities off the waiver wire if available. Morris at least should be available in the majority of leagues. He's the preferred option in standard formats, while Breida possesses more PPR upside.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 8:06am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (calf) will be out the rest of the preseason, according to general manager John Lynch.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon is a useful dual-threat RB, but he has never been the go-to guy for long. He's a low-end RB2 but a bargain if he falls to the RB3 territory due to the injury.

  • Posted: 8/12/2018 5:33pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (calf) has been diagnosed with a calf strain and will be re-evaluated next week, according to the team.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon likely will miss at least one preseason game but should be on track for the start of the regular season. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/12/2018 3:41pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's (knee) MRI showed only a muscle strain in his knee, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon probably will miss some time, but it appears like he should be ready for the regular season. He received a lucrative contract this offseason and should be the team's main running back in 2018. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all leagues since he should be involved in the running and passing game.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 9:13am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon may not be used as a bell-cow running back, according to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano. Graziano posits that there will be weeks when RB Matt Breida plays on early downs.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon isn't really a bell-cow type anyway, although he will receive most of the touches out of San Francisco's backfield. Breida is seemingly underrated and worth a look in later rounds, if not only as a McKinnon handcuff. The latter remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 in PPR scoring.

  • Posted: 7/31/2018 6:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo appears to be 'on point,' according to Joe Fann of 49ers.com.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon's supporters contend he's an incredible athlete who was somewhat misused and underutilized with Minnesota Vikings. His critics point to an ability to a low career yards-per-carry average and an inability to secure feature-back duties in Minnesota despite being granted several opportunities to do so. If owners merely set their expectations around what Christian McCaffrey did in 2017 plus about 50 to 75 carries, they should have a good idea of what McKinnon could do this season.

  • Posted: 6/1/2018 4:17pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, May 30, because of an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon probably will be back on the field next week or during the mandatory minicamp. McKinnon is expected to have a big role for the 49ers this upcoming season and has a chance to be at least a No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 5/22/2018 5:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon caught several passes out of the backfield from Jimmy Garoppolo and looked 'very comfortable,' according to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows.

    Huddle Up: Perhaps the most interesting nugget from Barrows was his prediction for McKinnon's catch total, which he set the over/under at 73 - the same number Devonta Freeman had in his breakout season (2015) under then-offensive coordinator (and current San Francisco head coach) Kyle Shanahan. It's an ambitious number, but it is also a realistic one for a player as gifted in the passing game as McKinnon. If he proves he can hold up to the workload, McKinnon could push for a top-five finish at running back in fantasy.

  • Posted: 3/31/2018 8:10pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon has been training at a facility owned by free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Cardinals).

    Huddle Up: San Francisco paid McKinnon a lot of money this offseason, and Kyle Shanahan has already said he thinks McKinnon can be an every-down back. The arrow is pointing up, and he looks like a RB2 candidate, especially in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 3/27/2018 9:53am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon continued to receive praise from head coach Kyle Shanahan, who suggested McKinnon can play well on every down after receiving a four-year, $30 million contract earlier this month in free agency. 'We think he's a great third-down back. We also think he's good on first and second down, too,' Shanahan said.

    Huddle Up: While some in the fantasy community have jumped on McKinnon's bandwagon with both feet, others are wondering how a third-down back in Minnesota could all the sudden become a three-down workhorse. Matt Breida will obviously see his fair share of work in relief, but San Francisco did not hand the former Minnesota Viking the fourth-richest contract for a running back to work in a split committee. McKinnon's arrow is pointing straight up for fantasy, and he figures to be worthy second-round pick this summer.

  • Posted: 3/15/2018 8:35pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said 'there's so many things' he likes about RB Jerick McKinnon, adding that he got 'lost' while immersing himself in watching his game film. 'This guy is violent, doesn't turn anything down,' Shanahan said. 'What is a huge bonus on him is when you talk about the pass game. When it comes to separating and beating linebackers and safeties in man-to-man coverage, I definitely think he?s an issue for teams.'

    Huddle Up: Shanahan is sold on McKinnon, which bodes well for his fantasy outlook in 2018. Fantasy circles have long envisioned a breakout from the former Vikings tailback, and while that hasn't exactly materialized yet, it could be this change of scenery for it to finally come to fruition. With Carlos Hyde gone, McKinnon might be in position to claim the starting gig, though Matt Breida impressed last year and also figures to see a lot of work.

  • Posted: 3/14/2018 1:26pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's deal with worth $36.9 million total, with $14.3 million guaranteed and $2 million in bonus. He'll receive $4.2 million in 2018, $3.7 million in 2019, $6.5 million in 2020 and $6.9 million in 2021 with a $5.5 million roster bonus in 2018. He has a $6.9 million option bonus for the 2021 league year to be exercised prior to the end of the 2020 league year.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon has developed solid hands out of the backfield and is a threat to run and catch. He'll be a solid RB2 in PPR fantasy formats in the upcoming season, as you can expect the 49ers to lean upon their new toy quite heavily.

  • Posted: 3/14/2018 5:57am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon agreed to a four-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, March 14. It's expected to be worth $30 million, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon turned into a decent receiver in the backfield. He put together a 150-570-3 line on the ground and a 51-421-2 line through the air last season. He'll have some RB2 viability in PPR.

  • Posted: 3/13/2018 10:54am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon has reportedly been receiving steady interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon typically played well for the Vikings when given the chance, but never seemed to win them over. Tampa Bay is one of the few spots where he would have a legitimate shot to earn the starting job or compete for a lead-back role at the very least, assuming the Bucs don't also use a high pick at running back in the draft. McKinnon would be in the flex discussion if Tampa Bay seals the deal.

  • Posted: 1/22/2018 11:16am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon said he would like to be a featured back for a team next season.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon likely will not return to the Vikings if he wants to be a No. 1 running back for a team. He may have trouble finding a starting job but would receive interest from several teams looking for a change-of-pace back. McKinnon has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back in 2018 depending on his role.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NO 3 5 0 3 32 0
2 @PIT 3 16 0 3 9 0
3 TB 2 5 0 2 -1 0
4 DET 2 0 0 0 0 0
5 @CHI 16 95 1 6 51 0
6 GB 15 69 1 5 30 1
7 BAL 14 47 0 3 10 0
8 @CLE 14 50 1 6 72 0
10 @WAS 10 32 0 2 15 0
11 LAR 14 48 0 5 12 0
12 @DET 13 23 0 1 31 0
13 @ATL 9 24 0 5 28 1
14 @CAR 7 46 0 2 9 0
15 CIN 9 24 0 7 114 0
16 @GB 7 42 0 1 9 0
17 CHI 12 44 0 0 0 0
P2 NO 8 34 1 3 6 0
P3 @PHI 10 40 0 11 86 0

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
14 @JAC 14 31 0 6 38 0
15 IND 3 12 0 9 59 0
16 @GB 11 50 0 5 35 0
17 CHI 16 89 1 3 21 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 LAC 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 LAR 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 @LAR 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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