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Jerick McKinnon

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon bigger, better in 2017?

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:03:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon trained with former teammate Adrian Peterson in Houston during the offseason and weighs 211 pounds, up from 200 a season ago. McKinnon is reportedly not only stronger, but faster as well. "I'm just ready to prove myself and show how much better I've got in the offseason," McKinnon said.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings added Latavius Murray and second-round pick Dalvin Cook this spring, but McKinnon boasts enough talent to give both a run for their money. Cook and Murray will likely end up winning out as the team has invested more money in them, although it will be difficult to keep a stronger and faster McKinnon off the field. If his offseason training is as good as he thinks it was, McKinnon could force the Vikings to go with a three-man committee backfield.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Pat Shurmur focused on running game

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:55:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RBs Adrian Peterson and/or Jerick McKinnon could see increased usage in 2017 with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur wants to improve the offense as a whole, but he said the key and focal point of the offense will be to do a better job in the running game.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson's future with the Vikings remains unclear, but either he or McKinnon could be better used next season, with Matt Asiata remaining in a change-of-pace and passing role. No matter who Peterson plays for in 2017, drafting him will be playing with fire considering he's missed almost two full seasons in the past three years.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Vikings.com - Eric Smith

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon finishes up strong

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:22:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He added three receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown on his four targets.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon rushed for 539 yards with two scores, and he added 43 catches for 255 yards and two touchdowns. He proved he can be a solid PPR fantasy option in deeper leagues, but if Adrian Peterson is back at full speed in 2017 and wearing purple and gold, McKinnon once again takes a back seat.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon helps in run, pass game

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 14:11:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 50 yards on 11 carries against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. He also caught five passes for 35 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon received most of the carries with Adrian Peterson out of the lineup and posted decent numbers against the Packers. He will continue to share work with Matt Asiata but can be a flex option in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon totals 12 touches

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:22:20 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushes three times for 12 yards while racking up a team-high nine receptions for 59 yards on his nine targets in the Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon saw a dent to his carry totals with Adrian Peterson back after an 11-game absence, but a lopsided score on the board led to more passing and McKinnon is clearly better with his hands out of the backfield than any of the other backs on the roster. He remains useful in deeper PPR formats, but he isn't worth using in standard formats into Week 16 unless Peterson is inactive for some reason.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon totals 20 touches

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:34:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 14 times for just 31 yards in the Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He added six receptions for 38 yards on his six targets.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon and Matt Asiata split the backfield touches nearly down the middle, and neither was particularly effective. Treat McKinnon as a low-end RB3 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 15.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon struggles

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:21:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 44 yards Sunday, Nov. 20, in a 30-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Right now the Vikings have a running-back issue, the same issue that has plagued them since Adrian Peterson went down. None of Minnesota's backs really command any solid value at this point.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon has off day

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:17:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon ran six times for 16 yards Sunday, Nov. 13, in a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Tip: What is up with Minnesota's running game besides the fact the Vikings miss Adrian Peterson? Washington surrendered the fifth-most rushing yards per game, yet it gave up just 47 yards on Sunday. Right now, all Viking rushers are considered ineffective.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon ready to roll in Week 10

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:16:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and expected to play in Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon faces a favorable matchup against the league's 26th-ranked rush defense, as Washington gives up 123.8 yards per game with 12 touchdowns, tied for most in the NFL. McKinnon is a solid low-end RB2 in most fantasy formats and a sneaky DFS play, too.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon takes part in practice

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:08:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 10.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon should be fine for the team's Week 10 game and likely will share playing time with Matt Asiata. He was only able to rush for eight yards on seven carries in the last game but may receive more touches since he is closer to being 100% healthy. McKinnon could be a flex option in some leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options.

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