Jerick McKinnon

Jerick McKinnon

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 26College: Georgia SouthernDrafted: #96 (3rd Rd. by Minnesota)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
26th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #29
Best / Worst #12 / #106
ADP #33


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No matter how you feel about McKinnon's talent, the 49ers have told you everything you need to know when they paid him $30 million over four years. You should know that the 49ers could get out of the contract after one year with just a $1.5 million cap hit in 2019, but that's not why you sign someone like him. They also passed on a lot of running backs in the draft, showing confidence in the guys on the roster. He's never been great on first- and second-down, but unless you believe Matt Breida or Joe Williams is going to walk into 15 carries per game, you need to rank McKinnon aggressively. He figures to be the Devonta Freeman of Kyle Shanahan's offense, which we know is extremely valuable.

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Jerick McKinnon expected to sign with 49ers

Running back Jerick McKinnon is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $30 million with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter.

Fantasy Impact

McKinnon had a solid year for the Minnesota Vikings after rookie Dalvin Cook was lost for the season with a torn ACL, rushing for 570 yards and three touchdowns while catching 51 passes for 421 yards and two more touchdowns while splitting time with Latavius Murray. The 49ers were looking for a more well-rounded running back who can catch passes out of the backfield after letting Carlos Hyde walk in free agency, and McKinnon fits that mold. With Jimmy Garopollo at the helm of head coach Kyle Shanahan's new-look offense in San Francisco, expect McKinnon to catch plenty more passes next season.

Mike Maher - 10 weeks ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #15RB #10RB #3044
Dynasty RB #17RB #13RB #4928
Running Backs#18#19
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week44004.4
Last 3 Weeks36.702.77.8
Season to Date35.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ LAR44004.4
Week 16@ SF42015.1
Week 15@ SF240713.8
Week 14@ HOU46025.5
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ MIN3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesDET, KC, LAC15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DEN, SEA, CHI15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--10th easiest remaining opponents