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Jerick McKinnon

Jerick McKinnon

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 28College: Georgia SouthernDrafted: #96 (3rd Rd. by Minnesota)

Week 12 Outlook

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Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #43
Projection 8.3 pts


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It's going to be odd to have all three of these running backs back on the field, but that's what we should be expecting in Week 12. Unfortunately, we have zero clue about how Kyle Shanahan will use them. Mostert was the surefire starter through the four games he did play, but do his touches get dialed back now that multiple injuries have happened? Shanahan has always had an affinity for Coleman despite his inefficiency. And while McKinnon has played well in spurts, they clearly don't want him in the primary ball carrying role. This isn't a great matchup for timeshares, as the Rams have faced just 24.4 running back touches per week. In that Week 6 matchup this year, they all combined for 120 yards on 32 carries (3.75 yards per carry) while chipping in with another four receptions for 21 yards. That's a lot of volume but not a lot of production, which has been the case for most running backs as the Rams are allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity. Provided Mostert returns, he should be the top play, but he'd be stuck in the high-end RB3 territory as someone who may be eased back in. Coleman's inefficiency combined with the Rams efficiency amounts to almost zero upside, so he's not a recommended option. McKinnon is a better play than Coleman, but we haven't seen him get many touches with Mostert and Coleman in the lineup, which makes him a hail-mary RB4-type option who you hope gets it done through the air.

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Jerick McKinnon handles five touches in 49ers' Week 12 win

Jerick McKinnon rushed three times for 21 yards and hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards during the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Rams' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact

McKinnon was out-touched by both Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., though he was the only back that didn't lose a fumble in this one. Still, McKinnon's days as an every-week fantasy starter are likely coming to an end with Mostert's return to the field. He will still hold some value in PPR formats, however, as his pass-catching ability cannot be understated. McKinnon may hold some value in Week 13 if the 49ers' are forced to play from behind against the Bills' dynamic offense.

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyNov 28, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #43RB #33RB #5336
Rest of Season RB #55RB #53RB #582
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week33014.6
Last 3 Weeks280.72.79.1
Season to Date29.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 10@ NO33014.6
Week 9vs. GB521312.8
Week 8@ SEA-1149.9
Week 7@ NE-100-0.1
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ LAR29th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBUF, WAS, DAL8th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)WAS, DAL, ARI11th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--15th easiest remaining opponents
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