Jerick McKinnon

RB · Kansas City Chiefs

Height 5'9" Weight 205
DOB 1992-05-03 Age 31.8
College Georgia Southern

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 42 (Tier 6) · ADP (12-team PPR): 10.08, 116th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 6
40Samaje Perine, DEN928.49.107.7
41Rashaad Penny, PHI1028.110.1110.0
42Jerick McKinnon, KC1031.810.089.8
43Kenneth Gainwell, PHI1024.912.034.5
44Jaylen Warren, PIT625.39.085.0
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Jerick McKinnon Active For Super Bowl LVIII

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) is officially active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. He had been listed as questionable, and there still seemed to be some uncertainty surrounding his status even after the Chiefs activated him from injured reserve on Saturday. In the end, the talented, pass-catching veteran is active for the first time since December 17th, when he totaled 11 rushing yards, 19 receiving yards, and one touchdown against New England. He remains behind Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the depth chart but should earn some snaps, particularly on passing downs.

    Feb 11 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Activated From Injured Reserve

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) has been activated from the injured reserve on Saturday. The hope is that McKinnon will be ready to go in time for the Super Bowl on Sunday. At the moment, McKinnon should be considered a game-time decision as the Chiefs will likely wait until the last second to make a final decision. Isiah Pacheco has been getting a bulk of the carries lately. He figures to remain the primary option in the backfield. However, McKinnon could be an interesting red zone option if he's cleared to play.

    Feb 10 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Questionable For The Super Bowl

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) was limited in practice all week and is officially listed as questionable for Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday versus the San Francisco 49ers. McKinnon was designated to return from Injured Reserve last weekend, but he's technically still on IR, and head coach Andy Reid said earlier this week it was unlikely that McKinnon would play in the Super Bowl. The 31-year-old pass-catching specialist hasn't played since Week 15, so even if he was surprisingly activated from IR and active on Sunday, he'd almost certainly be playing a small role in KC's backfield as the No. 3 behind Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

    Feb 9 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon, Clyde Edwards-Helaire Limited Thursday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running backs Jerick McKinnon (groin) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) were both limited in the team's practice on Thursday. McKinnon remains on Injured Reserve, hasn't played since Week 15 and is unlikely to be activated in order to play in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, Edwards-Helaire pops up on the injury report for the first time while being under the weather, but the 24-year-old should be fine in time for Sunday's big game. Isiah Pacheco (ankle, toe) has been practicing in full this week and will play this weekend, which will leave little for CEH in KC's backfield in order to make some noise for fantasy managers in DFS. In the team's three playoff games this year, Edwards-Helaire has just 10 carries for 53 yards and no touchdowns for the Chiefs.

    Feb 9 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Jerick McKinnon Limited On Wednesday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) was listed as limited for the team's practice on Wednesday. McKinnon is still on Injured Reserve and has not played since Week 15. He was designated to return from Injured Reserve this week after having sports-hernia surgery, but that doesn't mean he'll officially be activated from IR before the Super Bowl on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Andy Reid said on Tuesday that it's unlikely the 31-year-old back will be cleared to suit up this weekend. If McKinnon were cleared, he'd likely be the No. 3 RB behind starter Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. When healthy during the regular season, McKinnon played a limited pass-catching role in KC's backfield, catching 25 passes for 192 yards and four touchdowns while adding 21 carries for 60 yards and another score in 12 games.

    Feb 7 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Joe Thuney, Jerick McKinnon Unlikely To Play In Super Bowl LVIII

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    A veteran of four Super Bowls, Joe Thuney is not expected to be in uniform for a fifth Sunday. The pectoral strain the Chiefs’ All-Pro left guard sustained against the Bills is likely to again force the AFC champions to make a substitution. Andy Reid called Thuney, who picked up his first All-Pro nod this […]

    Feb 6 · Pro Football Rumors Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon Skyy Moore Charles Omenihu
  • Jerick McKinnon Unlikely To Play In Super Bowl LVIII

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hernia/pelvis) was designated to return from Injured Reserve over the weekend, but head coach Andy Reid said he is unlikely to be officially activated in time to play in Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers. McKinnon underwent sports hernia surgery and had another procedure to fix his fractured pelvis after being placed on IR in late December. Assuming he cannot suit up, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will likely have a small role behind starting running back Isiah Pacheco on Sunday. If McKinnon is surprisingly active, expect him to have little to no role in the Chiefs' offense.

    Feb 6 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hernia, pelvis) was designated to return from Injured Reserve on Saturday and his practice window is now open. It means that McKinnon can resume practicing with the team next week, although it doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be activated by the end of next week in order to play in Super Bowl LVIII next Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The 31-year-old was put on IR on Dec. 24 before he had sports-hernia surgery and another procedure to fix a fractured pelvis. He has made good progress from those two surgeries apparently, but fantasy managers playing DFS shouldn't expect a hefty role in KC's backfield for McKinnon if he's officially active. McKinnon hasn't played in a game since Week 15.

    Feb 4 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Chiefs Designate RB Jerick McKinnon For Return

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    The Chiefs will be shorthanded in the front seven for Super Bowl LVIII, but they could have added depth in the offensive backfield. Kansas City designated running back Jerick McKinnon for return from injured reserve on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network notes. McKinnon was placed on IR in December, a move which guaranteed he would miss […]

    Feb 4 · Pro Football Rumors Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Doubtful To Return For Postseason

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (hernia, pelvis) was on crutches on Tuesday in his first day back at the team's facility following sports-hernia surgery on Jan. 2, which was performed by Dr. Williams Meyers. In addition to a sports hernia, McKinnon fractured his pelvis. It all means that McKinnon is doubtful to return for the postseason, even if the Chiefs make another run to the Super Bowl this year. The 31-year-old is eligible for free agency in March but has expressed interest in returning to Kansas City. McKinnon missed the final three games of the regular season and finished 2023 with just 21 carries for 60 yards and one touchdown while adding 25 receptions for 192 yards and four touchdowns through the air in 12 games played. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have a bigger role as the No. 2 in KC's backfield behind Isiah Pacheco now that McKinnon is out.

    Jan 10 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Chiefs Place RB Jerick McKinnon On IR

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    The Chiefs’ backfield will be shorthanded through the remainder of the regular season. The team announced on Sunday that running back Jerick McKinnon has been placed on injured reserve. Players moved to IR are forced to miss at least four weeks, meaning McKinnon will be sidelined for Kansas City’s three remaining contests in the regular season. […]

    Dec 24 · Pro Football Rumors Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Lands On Injured Reserve

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) has been placed on the injured reserve on Sunday. This doesn't come as much of a surprise considering McKinnon has been dealing with a groin issue since Week 7. He was already ruled out for the upcoming matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. Now, McKinnon will miss the next four weeks, which includes the playoffs. Isiah Pacheco figures to have an increased workload in the backfield with McKinnon sidelined.

    Dec 24 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Ruled Out For Week 16

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) has been ruled out for the Week 16 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. As expected, McKinnon will sit this game out after not practicing all week. Isiah Pacheco figures to have a bigger workload with McKinnon unable to play. Pacheco saw a 70-plus snap percentage when McKinnon was sidelined earlier in the season. He figures to have more involvement in this game, which should boost his fantasy value in this already favorable matchup.

    Dec 23 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Misses Friday's Practice

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) sat out of Friday's practice session and is uncertain for the Week 16 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. McKinnon has been battling a groin issue for weeks. He'll get one more chance to get back on the practice field, but his status for Monday's game remains in doubt. Clyde Edwards-Helaire would see an extended role in the backfield if McKinnon is unable to play. However, Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) is expected to return this week, so there won't be a ton of value behind him in the backfield.

    Dec 22 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Misses Thursday's Practice

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) did not practice with the team on Thursday due to a groin injury, according to head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs are likely just resting McKinnon for their first practice of the week, but his status bears watching heading into Monday's Christmas Day matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. The 31-year-old has had an expanded role the last two games with lead-back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) sidelined, catching all six of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown while carrying the ball eight times for 30 yards and another score. However, McKinnon's short-term fantasy boost is expected to come to an end in Week 16 with the Chiefs expected to welcome Pacheco back to the backfield as their primary back.

    Dec 21 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Earns Second Two-Score Game This Year

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon filled up the box score in Sunday's 27-17 victory over the New England Patriots, rushing four times for 11 yards with three receptions for 19 yards and a passing touchdown. McKinnon had an unconventional two-score first half, first flipping a four-yard pass to rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice on some trickery. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes later hooked up with McKinnon from eight yards out for another TD right before halftime. That was the extent of McKinnon's fantasy contributions, which remain almost entirely reliant on TDs whether Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) is in the lineup or not. McKinnon will categorize as such in Week 16 versus the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders, but the 31-year-old's scoring prospects hinge upon Pacheco's availability next Monday.

    Dec 18 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Remains On The Week 15 Map

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon teased shades of his late-2022 reign of terror after scoring a touchdown last Sunday. McKinnon rolled as fantasy's overall RB2 over the course of five games from Weeks 13 through 18 to wrap up last season, and fantasy managers hope the 31-year-old can rekindle some semblance of the magic and end 2023 on a high note. Clyde Edwards-Helaire saw the most substantial hike in short-term fantasy value with Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) out in Week 14, jumping from waiver-wire fodder to stopgap RB2 solution. McKinnon, on the flip side, barely managed season highs in the box score as well as snap share (45.5%) and matched a season best with 18 routes run. The pass-catching specialist is a PPR-specific RB3 with touchdown dependency when the Chiefs visit the New England Patriots without Pacheco again in Week 15, but note that K.C. is projected to play with a lead as fairly large favorites.

    Dec 16 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Set For More Work Sunday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) is back after a two-game absence with a groin injury for Week 14's duel with the Buffalo Bills. McKinnon has operated under an ancillary role all season, handling 13 carries for 30 yards (career-worst 2.3 YPC) alongside 19 receptions for an additional 156 yards and three total touchdowns. But McKinnon returns just time for the Chiefs, who will be without lead back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) on Sunday for the first time this year. While it's arguably Clyde Edwards-Helaire who presents the largest boost in short-term fantasy value, K.C. could also lean on McKinnon's pass-catching expertise. Buffalo's defense has permitted the fourth-most targets (89), catches (68) and receiving yards (559) to the position, and they've also allowed the third-highest yards per carry (4.7). The 31-year-old veteran is a PPR RB3 with RB2 upside while in line for a bigger workload.

    Dec 9 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Cleared To Play In Week 14

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) practiced in full again on Friday. He has been removed from the injury report and will play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. Starting running back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) has already been ruled out, and although Clyde Edwards-Helaire will start in his place, McKinnon should also see increased opportunities. He specifically figures to earn more reps in the passing game and could sneak into the low-end RB3 tier in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Dec 8 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Upgraded To Full Practice

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) was a full practice participant on Thursday. Head coach Andy Reid originally anticipated McKinnon returning to the backfield mix after a one-game absence for last Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers, but the 31-year-old satellite back ended up being ruled out once again with the groin injury. McKinnon was only able to log two limited sessions during Week 13 preparation, but Thursday's full activity gets him back on track to re-enter the Chiefs' lineup for his usual change-of-pace role behind lead-back Isiah Pacheco in Week 14's battle with the Buffalo Bills. McKinnon ranks as fantasy's overall RB55 in full-PPR points per game (5.6), but fantasy managers still holding out hope may recall that the veteran was tearing it up as a late-season league winner at this time last year. McKinnon scored eight touchdowns in the final six games of the 2022 campaign.

    Dec 8 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Jerick McKinnon Limited By Groin Injury On Wednesday

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    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) got in a limited practice on Wednesday ahead of a Week 14 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. McKinnon practiced on a limited basis last Thursday and Friday ahead of Week 13's game against the Green Bay Packers but he ended up being inactive in the Chiefs' loss. He will now look to get back on the field in Week 14. If McKinnon doesn't end up playing, look for Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) to pick up some extra work in the passing game, although Pacheco missed Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury. If both backs end up missing Week 14, look for the Chiefs to utilize some combination of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and possibly a player from their practice squad.

    Dec 6 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2014MIN80.87.31133145.721.214.01135384.76041271355.000
    2015MIN72.94.61616015.77.95.1522715.21229211738.210
    2016MIN124.98.31551151.621.514.21595393.39253432555.920
    2017MIN150.69.41652747.219.613.71515703.77368514218.322
    2020SF109.77.31537236.712.58.5813193.94546332537.710
    2021KC29.42.31317218.53.42.512625.17020131078.210
    2022KC166.39.81753546.612.48.4722914.04171565129.191
    2023KC72.06.01226428.05.74.521602.86132251937.740

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1DETL 20-211.5662030.83.1200-0211010.000
    2@JACW 17-93.7502232.86.041-2-2.00033248.000
    3CHIW 41-1016.382228.66.55294.50033196.320
    4@NYJW 23-200.7752231.45.74372.330100-00
    5@MINW 27-203.5421827.36.14177.00032189.000
    6DENW 19-83.5451926.87.0500-053206.700
    7LACW 31-173.6462536.85.94221.000222412.000
    8@DENL 9-241.4662541.06.642-2-1.000211111.000
    9MIAW 21-149.4211525.05.03122.000222211.010
    11PHIL 17-212.5502430.45.14177.0003284.000
    12@LVW 31-170.0---------------
    13@GBL 19-270.0---------------
    14BUFL 17-2011.2223045.510.674194.75133186.000
    15@NEW 27-1714.7132233.812.384112.75033196.310
    SBSFW 25-222.5-1721.52.5200-022157.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 4
    Rushing: 7
    Receiving: 6, 3, 17, 8

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@ARIW 44-216.4442738.611.484225.50043279.000
    2LACW 27-248.6232747.410.564123.0002242.010
    3@INDL 17-202.0633352.412.787202.860100-00
    4@TBW 41-310.5721822.53.832-1-0.5001111.000
    5LVW 30-298.2343852.815.3118536.63032199.500
    6BUFL 20-244.5382943.37.55210.50033299.700
    7@SFW 44-235.8382843.87.852126.000323618.000
    9TENW 20-177.4246262.011.011341.33086406.700
    10JACW 27-178.8282438.114.39122.00086569.300
    11@LACW 30-270.9613452.310.876244.0001100.001
    12LARW 26-104.1492634.27.9600-063268.700
    13@CINL 24-2713.0162647.318.2108516.3802294.510
    14@DENW 34-2828.913957.422.1156223.6709711216.020
    15@HOUW 30-2428.214862.323.41810525.20188708.810
    16SEAW 24-1011.3212547.215.18571.400333110.310
    17DENW 27-2420.162948.313.38242.000655210.420
    18@LVW 31-137.6272237.38.55263.0003200.010
    DPJACW 27-202.5-4464.716.21111252.270000-00
    CCCINW 23-202.8-2739.111.68410.25042178.500
    SB@PHIW 38-356.4-3054.512.774348.50033155.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 26
    Receiving: 9, 2, 56, 10, 20, 9, 6, 3, 2

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1CLEW 33-290.0-46.20.0000-0000-00
    2@BALL 35-361.96647.82.0100-0111414.000
    3LACL 24-300.0-33.80.0000-0000-00
    4@PHIW 42-300.0-811.90.0000-0000-00
    5BUFL 20-382.5582731.43.53122.00022136.500
    6@WASW 31-132.0512328.08.573103.3304155.000
    7@TENL 3-272.7492230.65.6400-042178.500
    8NYGW 20-170.0-1316.00.0000-0000-00
    9GBW 13-74.1472030.84.6300-033268.700
    10@LVW 41-143.7502026.37.963268.6703166.000
    11DALW 19-90.0--0.00.0000-0000-00
    17@CINL 31-340.0-58.20.0000-0000-00
    18@DENW 28-2412.5212329.510.385244.80033268.710
    WCPITW 42-2123.2-5178.527.71812615.080668113.510
    DPBUFW 42-3610.3-5369.722.41710242.400755410.800
    CCCINL 24-2711.0-5478.323.21612655.420433010.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 14, 4

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1ARIL 20-2411.9221930.612.983248.00053206.710
    2@NYJW 31-1313.7201321.36.6437725.671100-00
    3@NYGW 36-915.2144862.323.41814382.711433913.000
    4PHIL 20-2519.2106791.830.12214543.86187436.100
    5MIAL 17-431.5581625.07.85100.0004252.500
    6LARW 24-163.8402331.512.396183.00032105.000
    7@NEW 33-6-0.1-1218.24.533-1-0.330000-00
    8@SEAL 27-3711.9193550.010.073-1-0.331444010.000
    9GBL 17-3414.354273.728.11612524.33143165.300
    10@NOL 13-275.1384462.029.62118331.830311313.000
    12@LARW 23-204.2451825.08.363217.00032115.500
    13BUFL 24-340.0-23.30.0000-0000-00
    15@DALL 33-413.2541416.72.4200-0222211.000
    16@ARIW 20-124.7501017.98.95144.00043289.300
    17SEAL 23-261.169913.61.5100-01166.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 16, 10, 1, 1, 1
    Receiving: 5

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