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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon shows big-play ability

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:48:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon has rushed for at least five yards on 22 of his 60 carries this season, amassing 245 yards on those 22 attempts.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon's ability to consistently rip off big runs has allowed him to become the main back for the Vikings. Matt Asiata will probably keep stealing the goal-line carries, but McKinnon is the much better fantasy play at this point. He will take up 10.6% of the cap ($5,300) at FantasyScore in Week 8, and he makes a great mid-level play with the Vikings facing an awful Tampa Bay defense.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon hits century mark

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:55:44 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon carried 19 times for 103 yards in the Week 7 game against the Buffalo Bills, and he had two receptions which resulted in minus-2 yards.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon had 21 total touches to just seven for Matt Asiata, clearly passing him on the depth chart. FantasyScore owners will want to key on McKinnon going forward, especially if he heads into the next game with a mid-level salary.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon a lone bright spot

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:31:24 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon received his first start of his career in the team's Week 6 loss to the Detroit Lions. He had 11 carries for 40 yards and also a team-high six catches for 42 yards, as he was the lone bright spot of the offense. RB Matt Asiata had only two carries for negative five yards and one catch for 18 yards in the game. It was the first time Asiata didn't have double-digit carries since RB Adrian Peterson has been out.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon has stepped up and made the most of his expanded workload, and it looks like he may be taking the starting job from Asiata. McKinnon is a more of an all-purpose back, too, making him more valuable in PPR formats like FantasyScore. The Vikings face a tough running matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7, though.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon takes over

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:08:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 58 offensive snaps in Week 6, while RB Matt Asiata played in just 15. McKinnon had 11 rushes for 40 yards and a team-high six catches for 42 yards.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon has a solid matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7 and should be a worthwhile flex option on FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 6

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:36:19 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 6 game. LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) was limited in practice and is doubtful. S Harrison Smith (ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow), LB Michael Mauti (foot) and RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon practices in full

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:07:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon had only seven carries for 24 yards last week. Against the Detroit Lions' stout defensive front, another quiet day could be in store for him. He's cheap at FantasyScore ($4,700; 9.4% of cap), but you should look for better options.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon practices in full

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:58:04 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon has had a role in the offense in the last two games and is helping out in the running and passing game. McKinnon costs $4,700 on FantasyScore and could be a flex option for owners.

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Vikings | Two Vikings RBs share workload

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:01:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata was on the field for 44 offensive snaps during the team's Week 5 game, while RB Jerick McKinnon played 30 offensive snaps.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata had a more productive game than McKinnon in Week 5, but McKinnon was also involved in the passing game. They probably will continue to share work while Adrian Peterson is out of the lineup. Asiata is probably the one that has more value in fantasy leagues, but McKinnon could also have some value.

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

Vikings | MIN RBs share the load

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:24:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata played 44 offensive snaps Thursday, Oct. 2, or 56 percent of the offense, while RB Jerick McKinnon played 30 snaps, or 38 percent of the offense.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata is the lead back right now, but McKinnon has shown some flashes to inch his way into the mix. Both are flex options right now with the slight nod to Asiata.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon probable

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:17:17 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and is probable for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon will be good to go in Week 5, and has a nice FantasyScore price of $3,900. Even on a short week, he is worth a look.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon limited

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:59:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited in practice again Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: While RB Matt Asiata figures to see the majority of the workload out of the backfield, McKinnon could make for a nice investment at $3,900 on FantasyScore against a subpar Green Bay Packers defense.

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Vikings | Vikes prefer running-back-by-committee

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon ran for 135 yards on 18 carries in the team's Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike Zimmer is hesitant to call him an every-down back, with RB Matt Asiata also in the mix. Zimmer prefers a committee approach at running back, because it poses more problems for defenses. Asiata is more of a between-the-tackles runner, while McKinnon presents a change of pace with his speed and quickness on the edges. McKinnon also isn't very polished in pass protection.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon was impressive last weekend, but he'll remain a flex play at FantasyScore with Asiata stealing valuable goal-line touches. Both Asiata ($6,500) and McKinnon ($4,700) could be productive again on a short week against the Green Bay Packers, but McKinnon obviously has a much better chance to return a profit.

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

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon limited in practice

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:17:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited in practice Monday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon's ankle injury doesn't seem serious, and he should be able to play on a short week against the Green Bay Packers. McKinnon showed some explosiveness in going over 100 yards in Week 4. He's a flex play, at best, with Matt Asiata in the picture and stealing goal-line looks, but McKinnon could be another sleeper play at your flex spot this week.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon leaves game

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.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon to see touches

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.

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Vikings | Plenty of totes for backup RBs

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.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon could have edge

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.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon impresses Adrian Peterson

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."

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon's versatility excites team

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.

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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon signs

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.

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Vikings | Matt Asiata works with starters

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.

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Steelers | Visit with Jerick McKinnon

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:26:58 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers will visit with Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon Thursday, April 24.

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Bills | Visit with Jerick McKinnon

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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NFL | Jerick McKinnon posts solid 40 time

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:21:31 -0800

Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon ran an official time of 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash Sunday, Feb. 23.

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NFL | Bench press results for RBs

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:49:34 -0800

Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon posted 32 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 22. University of Washington RB Bishop Sankey had 26 reps, Colorado State RB Kapri Bibbs posted 24 reps, while Louisiana State RB J.C. Copeland, Alabama State Isaiah Crowell, Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins and Wisconsin RB James White each checked in with 23 reps. Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews, Kent State RB Dri Archer, Sam Houston State RB Timothy Flanders, Louisiana State RB Jeremy Hill and Missouri RB Henry Josey checked in with 20 reps, while Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III, University of Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey and Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde had 19 reps apiece. USC RB Silas Redd, Coastal Carolina RB Lorenzo Taliaferro and Florida State RB James Wilder Jr. each managed 18 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 22. West Virginia RB Charles Sims totaled 17 reps, while UCF RB Storm Johnson, Towson RB Terrance West and Oklahoma RB Damien Williams managed 16 apiece. Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk had 15 reps, Syracuse RB Jerome Smith managed 14 reps, Louisiana State RB Alfred Blue put up 13 reps and Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas rounded out the group with eight reps.

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NFL | Jerick McKinnon shows off power at combine

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:48:55 -0800

Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon easily led all running backs at the NFL Scouting Combine with 32 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press Saturday, Feb. 22.

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NFL | Jerick McKinnon to work at different position

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:19:06 -0800

Georgia Southern QB Jerick McKinnon will participate with the running backs during the NFL Scouting Combine.

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NFL | 33 tailbacks invited to Combine

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:46:35 -0800

Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews, Kent State RB Dri Archer, Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III, Colorado State RB Kapri Bibbs, LSU RB Alfred Blue, Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey, UNLV RB Tom Cornett, Alabama State RB Isaiah Crowell, Sam Houston State RB Timothy Flanders, Toledo RB David Fluellen, Florida State RB Devonta Freeman, Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney, Arizona State RB Marion Grice, LSU RB Jeremy Hill, Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde, UCF RB Storm Johnson, Missouri RB Henry Josey, Auburn RB Tre Mason, Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon, San Diego State RB Adam Muema, Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins, USC RB Silas Redd, Washington RB Bishop Sankey, Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk, West Virginia RB Charles Sims, Syracuse RB Jerome Smith, Coastal Carolina RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas, Towson RB Terrance West, Wisconsin RB James White, Florida State RB James Wilder Jr., Boston College RB Andre Williams and Oklahoma RB Damien Williams have been invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

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NFL | Jerick McKinnon to change positions

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:20:55 -0800

Georgia Southern QB Jerick McKinnon, who was an option-style signal caller in college, is expected to convert to running back at the next level.

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