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Jerick McKinnon

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon working on protection

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:14:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon has been working on his pass protection in order to better prepare himself for a probable third-down role.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon may be third-down RB

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:35:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see some playing time on third downs with RB Adrian Peterson returning as the starting running back.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon's fantasy value will decrease with Peterson back with the team. McKinnon probably will have more value in point-per-reception leagues since he could be a receiver out of the backfield. McKinnon could be an option in the late rounds of deeper drafts but probably will not be in fantasy lineups much this season.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson working out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:29:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been working out with RB Jerick McKinnon and WR Mike Wallace since offseason workouts ended.

Fantasy Tip: Peterson appears to be ready to play for the Vikings this season and is preparing for training camp. Peterson should be considered a first-round draft pick and may be one of the safer options available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Minnesota big on Jerick McKinnon

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:07:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon has the potential to be a "premier, dynamic playmaker" and an NFL-caliber starter, running backs coach Kirby Wilson said Thursday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will likely be the third-down back for the Vikings, giving him some value in PPR leagues. He is also worth owning as a handcuff for Adrian Peterson in deeper leagues, but even in a lead role, he will likely be a boom-or-bust option that relies on breaking a few big plays to produce points.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Vikings | Adrian Peterson impressing teammates

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:30:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has impressed his teammates since arriving for organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. CB Captain Munnerlyn was among those who were impressed, "He's in unbelievable shape, like he never lost a step. And he's out to prove a point," said Munnerlyn. RB Jerick McKinnon, who is likely to be dropped down the depth chart due to Peterson's arrival, also had high praises for his teammate, "It's an opportunity to learn from the best running back in the game," McKinnon said.

Fantasy Tip: Despite all of the off-field noise surrounding Peterson in the past year, he remains one of the safest running backs in fantasy football heading into the 2015 season, and he should once again be a heavy favorite for the No. 1 overall selection on draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater working with teammates

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:23:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is working out in California with Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph, RB Jerick McKinnon, WR Charles Johnson and TE Brandon Bostick. McKinnon and Rudolph are rooming together at Rudolph's Newport Beach, Calif., home and are taking a no-nonsense approach to their training. Rudolph organized the group event.

Fantasy Tip: The chemistry-building possibilities are encouraging, but any fantasy advice to be gleaned from this situation is realistically useless without knowing the fate of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. The offense goes as he does.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pioneer Press - Brian Murphy

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon healthy

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:14:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is fully recovered from back surgery and has left for Southern California to train. He is preparing as though he will be a starting running back but acknowledged the job belongs to Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, provided Peterson returns to the team. McKinnon noted that he needs to learn how to help keep his body healthy. He is working on improving upper-body strength and his endurance, while also trying to better his pass-protection skills.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon is a third-down back and, despite what he may believe, is not cut out for the rigors of an everydown role in the NFL. Regardless of what happens with Peterson, McKinnon figures to be nothing more than a piece of the puzzle for fantasy purposes.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon on the mend

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:24:58 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) is close to completing his post-surgery rehab on his back. There have been no setbacks, and McKinnon says he will be ready to participate without any limitations in the offseason workout program, which can begin April 20. McKinnon plans on improving his overall game, but will place an extra emphasis on getting stronger so he can survive a full season of pounding between the tackles, and also pass protection, an area of his game that was subpar in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon's situation is one of the bigger unknowns at the position. His fantasy value will depend largely on what happens to Adrian Peterson. If Peterson is gone, McKinnon could be a low-end RB2. If Peterson returns, McKinnon is no more than a RB4 in traditional leagues.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon to have surgery

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 12:54:18 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will have a procedure on his injured back, according to a source. The recovery period is expected to be eight weeks. He should be good to go before offseason workouts begin. McKinnon was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Dec. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Again, Matt Asiata might be a nice flex option at least this week at a low price of $3,600 on FantasyScore. He, Ben Tate and Joe Banyard will get repetitions out of the backfield with McKinnon done.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon placed on IR

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 12:07:45 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 6.

Fantasy Tip: This gives added value to RBs Matt Asiata, Ben Tate and Joe Banyard for the remainder of the season, with Asiata likely getting the majority of playing time. Asiata might be worth a look on FantasyScore this week at just $3,600.

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