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ECR# 65# 81-
Best Rank# 39# 52-
Worst Rank# 102# 109-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.023.1-
Avg Game1.9-
Avg Projection74.224.7-
    
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SOS Rank2329-
    
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Jerick McKinnonDarwin ThompsonAdd Player
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/11
#78#80-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
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09/11
#61#83-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
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#67-
    
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09/11
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09/10
#59-
    
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09/10
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09/10
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09/11
#70#81-
    
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09/10
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
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09/11
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Get Sports Info
09/10
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
09/10
#51#109-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
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09/10
#70-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/10
#63#92-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
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09/10
#60#83-
    
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TwoQBs
09/10
#47#97-
    
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Pro Football Focus
09/10
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
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09/10
#68-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
09/10
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09/10
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
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09/10
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09/10
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
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Christopher DellC. Dell
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#48#84-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
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09/10
#69#81-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/11
#70-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
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09/10
#62#83-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
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09/09
#42-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
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09/09
#39#78-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/10
#80#81-
    
David ZachD. Zach
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09/09
#60#77-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/09
#65#82-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/10
#63#69-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#71#76-
    
Wayne BretskyW. Bretsky
BretskyBall
09/10
#68#86-
    
Jeff GreenwoodJ. Gree...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/09
#56#82-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
09/09
#60#74-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
09/09
#56#72-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
09/09
#58#78-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#68#66-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
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09/09
#73#76-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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#72#77-
    
Dave McKayD. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
09/08
#70#82-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
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09/08
#77#82-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/10
#73#82-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
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#76#74-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
09/08
#50#73-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/08
#78#84-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
09/08
#101#84-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
09/08
#66#67-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
09/08
#84#81-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#75#77-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
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09/08
#98#71-
    
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
09/08
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
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09/10
#73#74-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/07
#64#80-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/10
#73-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/07
#64#84-
    
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FFToday
09/07
#71#85-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
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09/11
#65#91-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/06
#70#81-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
09/08
#45#81-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
09/04
#60-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/10
#72#77-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/06
#70#82-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
09/07
#62#78-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/11
#70#71-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/08
#62-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/08
#62#77-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/08
#66#97-
    
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
In the Aggregate
09/09
#58#93-
    
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
09/05
#66#77-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#68#74-
    
Draft EngineD. Engine
Draft Engine
09/05
#72#84-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/04
#75#77-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/04
#55#93-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/08
#72#73-
    
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09/10
#64#74-
    
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09/04
#54#75-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/10
#52#82-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
09/04
#67-
    
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
09/05
#67#71-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/08
#85#81-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#64-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
09/10
#79#76-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
09/04
#78#77-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
09/02
#77#76-
    
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
08/26
#75#82-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
08/25
#83#78-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
08/25
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Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
08/21
#39#74-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
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08/18
#89#60-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
08/17
#70#76-
    
Justin VarnesJ. Varnes
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08/15
#75#79-
    
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
08/13
#77#80-
    
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
08/12
#69#76-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
08/11
#63#79-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
08/24
#53#81-
    
Doug MooreD. Moore
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08/03
#75#76-
    
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New Life Fantasy
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Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
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Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ARI vs. HOU
Week 2 at NYJ at LAC
Week 3 at NYG at BAL
Week 4 vs. PHI vs. NE
Week 5 vs. MIA vs. LV
Week 6 vs. LAR at BUF
Week 7 at NE at DEN
Week 8 at SEA vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. GB vs. CAR
Week 10 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at LV
Week 12 at LAR at TB
Week 13 vs. BUF vs. DEN
Week 14 vs. WAS at MIA
Week 15 at DAL at NO
Week 16 at ARI vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. SEA vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts92.931.4
Rush Yards377.0140.4
Rush TDs2.80.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions21.48.5
Rec Yards174.854.9
Rec TDs0.70.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points74.224.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2019 Points 
Week 10.3
Week 20.1
Week 30.8
Week 40.0
Week 5
Week 60.0
Week 7
Week 8-0.1
Week 9
Week 100.7
Week 11
Week 12
Week 1310.4
Week 144.3
Week 153.9
Week 161.4
Week 171.3
Total0.023.1
Average1.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
2019 Targets 
Week 11
Week 20
Week 30
Week 40
Week 5
Week 60
Week 7
Week 81
Week 9
Week 101
Week 11
Week 12
Week 130
Week 145
Week 151
Week 160
Week 171
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The 49ers originally signed McKinnon to a four-year, $30 million contract in 2018 as they expected the former Viking to be the lead back in Kyle Shanahan's offense. McKinnon hasn't played a single game for the team and hasn't played since 2017, but the team is excited about his potential impact this season. McKinnon had proven himself as an electric pass-catcher and dynamic open-field runner prior to his injuries, and while it's tough to predict where he will be at health-wise, his fantasy upside is tremendous. He's a great late-round flier. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's been a while since we've seen McKinnon on a football field. He's been with the 49ers for two years but hasn't played a down of regular season football. Now that they've traded away Matt Breida, there's a role to be had, but we don't know if he's capable at this stage of his career. There's been some whispers that he may not make the team, though that may be a surprise considering they've held onto him this long. Between Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, and McKinnon, it's going to be tough to find consistent volume and production in this backfield.Remember when Thompson had an incredible preseason and everyone wanted to draft him as the potential starter in this backfield? One year and 46 touches later, no one is drafting the second-year running back. He'd need multiple injuries to find his way into fantasy relevance, as both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Damien Williams are well ahead of him on the depth chart.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Hard to believe Jerick McKinnon was being drafted in the first three rounds of 2017 fantasy drafts. Several years later and he's barely in discussions, but the 49ers definitely still know he's there. Dropping Breida would probably not have happened if Kyle Shanahan didn't believe McKinnon would offer something this season and that should give you hope that he's worth drafting in the deepest of leagues. Just be aware there's a very high chance he does absolutely nothing, but the breakout possibility is always there in this backfield.Last season's totally unwarranted hype surrounding 6th round rookie Darwin Thompson had predictable results. The little running back is at best a deep pass catching option with the drafting of elite prospect Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
McKinnon has yet to play a snap for the 49ers after signing with them prior to the 2018 season. He'll be back with the team this year in another attempted comeback, but it's a crowded backfield. With Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman leading the way, McKinnon is more likely going to be a change-of-pace back and receiving option if he can stay healthy, but his looks should be few and far between. That's not a player worth drafting in almost any format.Thompson has talent and plays in an outstanding system for running backs, but there's almost no chance he'll have fantasy value this year. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will lead the way in the Kansas City backfield, and DeAndre Washington and Darrel Williams will also compete for touches. Thompson would have potential if he ever saw enough of an opportunity, but there's little chance of that happening in 2020.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
The last news we saw regarding McKinnon was back in May when it was reported that he has yet to resume cutting on his knee. This is concerning for any player, but with McKinnon's injury history it's something that should push him completely off draft boards. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see the 49ers move on from the once promising RB.Thompson was incredibly hyped up last year, but he was never given the opportunity. Now that Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in town, it's unlikely that we ever see Thompson involved in this offense.