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Jerick McKinnon

#2 RB,


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196 FPTS

RANK: 20


125 FPTS

RANK: 47


31 yrs


5'9'' / 209 lbs


Georgia Southern

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Back in action for Super Bowl

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-11

McKinnon (groin) is listed as active for Super Bowl LVIII against the 49ers on Sunday.

Since his last appearance Week 15, McKinnon was placed on injured reserve Dec. 24 and subsequently underwent surgeries to address a sports hernia and a fractured pelvis on Jan. 2. As the regular season came to a close, there was a belief that he wouldn't be able to return in the playoffs, but he bucked those thoughts when the Chiefs designated him for return on Feb. 3. Thereafter, he put together three consecutive limited practices this week, which was enough to be listed as questionable on the team's final injury report for the Super Bowl. Kansas City then activated McKinnon on Saturday, and he'll now suit up for Sunday's game. Isiah Pacheco is the clear lead runner for the Chiefs, but McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be available for any RB reps that linger.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 19 28.21.3749th120.13.851%
Home Retractable Dome 3 00.51.6043rd00.00.00%
Away Outdoor 16 18.01.4763rd170.24.831%
Away Dome 3 16.10.6873rd220.02.849%
Away Retractable Dome 5 010.91.4339th200.24.522%

Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2014 22 MIN 11 6 94 47th11353804.855%134127%271350
2015 23 MIN 16 0 83 57th5227125.247%61111%211731
2016 24 MIN 15 7 148 27th15953923.440%112042%432552
2017 25 MIN 16 1 178 17th15057033.844%122130%514212
2020 28 SF 16 4 126 39th8131953.940%91119%332531
2021 29 KC 13 0 36 91st126205.231%1003%131071
2022 30 KC 17 0 196 20th7229114.038%52017%565129
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Trending toward playing Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-11

McKinnon (groin) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after being activated from injured reserve Saturday, but he's expected to play in Super Bowl LVIII, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

After being placed on IR on Dec. 24 and undergoing surgery to address a sports hernia and fractured pelvis, McKinnon looked like a long shot to make it back at any point in the postseason. However, with the Chiefs advancing to the Super Bowl, McKinnon had some extra time to heal up, and he appears to have made dramatic strides in his recovery despite being a limited participant in practices leading up to the matchup with San Francisco. According to Palmer, McKinnon is still viewed as a game-time decision, but barring any setbacks in pregame warmups, the 31-year-old looks like he could be in store for a small role on offense behind starting running back Isiah Pacheco, though it's unclear if McKinnon will supplant Clyde Edwards-Helaire as the No. 2 option. McKinnon is expected to be formally cleared to play when Kansas City releases its inactive list approximately 90 minutes before the game's 6:30 p.m. ET scheduled kickoff.

Activated for Super Bowl

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-10

McKinnon (groin) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, although the running back is still a game-time decision for Sunday's Super Bowl contest against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Once the Chiefs designated McKinnon to return ahead of the Super Bowl, this roster designation seemed like the obvious outcome, but it still doesn't guarantee the pass-catching back actually plays in the big game. Expect Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire to see the bulk of the snaps even if McKinnon is officially able to play.

Listed as questionable for SB LVIII

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-09

McKinnon (groin) is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl against San Francisco on Sunday.

The Chiefs designated McKinnon for a return from injured reserve this past weekend and then listed him as a limited practice participant throughout the week. Andy Reid said Tuesday that he didn't expect the 31-year-old to play this Sunday, but it's possible McKinnon looked better than his coach expected on the practice field. The Chiefs will need to activate him from injured reserve Saturday if he's going to play Sunday, in which case McKinnon might take back his role as the team's preferred back in obvious passing situations. Starter Isiah Pacheco and third-stringer Clyde Edwards-Helaire have shared those snaps in McKinnon's absence this postseason.

Another limited session

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-08

McKinnon (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

McKinnon is recovering from sports hernia surgery that he underwent in early January and has now managed to turn in two limited practices ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl matchup against the 49ers. It has been previously reported that he's unlikely to suit up for the contest, though an upgrade to a full session Friday could change McKinnon's outlook. Without him in the mix, Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire will handle the bulk of the work out of the backfield Sunday.

Limited in practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-07

McKinnon (sports hernia surgery) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

McKinnon was designated to return from injured reserve last week and is eligible to play in the Super Bowl against the Niners, but coach Andy Reid has already stated that it's unlikely McKinnon will be cleared in time for that contest. Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire should continue to handle backfield duties for the Chiefs versus San Francisco.

Not looking good for Super Bowl

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-06

McKinnon (sports hernia) hasn't been practicing this week, with coach Andy Reid saying Tuesday that the running back is unlikely to play in the Super Bowl, NFL.coms Kevin Patra reports.

The Chiefs designated the 31-year-old to return from injured reserve Saturday, creating some hope that he'd be available against the 49ers this coming Sunday. It now sounds like a long shot, with Reid saying it's "slim for [McKinnon] to be out there." The snaps that went to McKinnon earlier this season have been divided between starting RB Isiah Pacheco and third-stringer Clyde Edwards-Helaire in recent weeks.

Eligible to return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-03

McKinnon (sports hernia/pelvis) was designated to return Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

McKinnon was reportedly unlikely to return for the playoffs, but few could have expected the Chiefs to make a run all the way to the Super Bowl. It's hard to expect Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire really yielding too much playing time to McKinnon in the event he's cleared to play, but expect an update from Kansas City towards the end of next week.

Unlikely to return for playoffs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-10

McKinnon (sports hernia/pelvis) was spotted using crutches Tuesday at the Chiefs' facility and appears unlikely to return from injured reserve at any point during the postseason, Matt Derrick of reports.

McKinnon made his first appearance at team headquarters since he underwent surgeries Jan. 2 to address a sports hernia and a fractured pelvis. The 31-year-old missed the final three games of the regular season and will be eligible to return beginning in the divisional round if the Chiefs are able to win their wild-card game against the Dolphins on Saturday, but the veteran running back doesn't look particularly close to resuming on-field work. McKinnon, who is scheduled to become a free agent this spring, finished his third season in Kansas City with 21 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown along with 25 catches for 192 yards and four scores on 32 targets over his 12 appearances.

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