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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:08:50 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle, foot) left the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a right ankle or foot injury. He had his right ankle taped on the sidelines by a trainer, and was limited to two carries and two receptions on the afternoon.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:29:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon is expected to see touches in Week 2 against the New England Patriots with RB Adrian Peterson deactivated, but RB Matt Asiata is likely to start and see a majority of the carries.
Fantasy Tip: At $3700 (7.4 percent of salary cap) in FantasyScore leagues, McKinnon looks to be attractive, but that's the same price for Asiata. If you are looking for a low-cost option with upside, go Asiata over the rookie McKinnon.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:23:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon led the team with 12 carries and 45 yards in the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 8. He was also targeted twice, although he had zero receptions. RB Dominique Williams had nine totes for 27 yards, while RB Joe Banyard hauled the mail eight times for 22 yards while posting 13 yards on two catches. RB Matt Asiata also had three runs for 13 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Tip: The reserve running backs were getting plenty of work with Adrian Peterson resting, and with Peterson not expected to play in the preseason, they all are likely to get plenty of work. Asiata appears to be slotted as the primary backup with McKinnon as the No. 3 running back and Banyard and Williams battling for the No. 4 job, although that is still subject to change. Only Asiata is worth any fantasy consideration at this point.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:20:16 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see the field more than backup RB Matt Asiata because of his ability as a receiver and change-of-pace runner outside or between the tackles.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:20:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he was impressed by RB Jerick McKinnon. "He's pretty impressive and there's not too many guys who impress me like that, especially rookies coming in," Peterson said. "He's been able to do some real good things in the offense, picking it up well and just his running style."
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:58:03 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon will be asked to do a little bit of everything in his rookie season on offense and special teams. The Vikings love his versatility as a complement to RBs Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata. McKinnon was a quarterback, running back and kick returner in college. He's also looked like a natural pass catcher in offseason workouts.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:58:48 -0700
The Minnesota Twins signed RB Jerick McKinnon, their third-round draft selection, to his rookie deal Tuesday, June 10. Per NFL rules, all draft picks sign four-year deals. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:59:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata received most of the reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities Thursday, June 5, because RB Adrian Peterson was not present for the workout. RB Jerick McKinnon also received reps with the starters.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:26:58 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers will visit with Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon Thursday, April 24.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:23:50 -0700
The Buffalo Bills visited with Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon Tuesday, April 22.
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