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Posted: 1/22/2019 9:44am ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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