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Jerick McKinnon 2018 Outlook

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1 hour ago, joshua18 said:

In other words, McKinnon hasn't sucked.

 

I'm not going to go that far...in the 2017 fantasy playoffs he scored less than 7 points twice. 

 

But he did perform better in the 2016 fantasy playoffs like you said, posting 12.8, 16.1, and 13.5 points respectively. I just wonder how many playoff caliber teams were starting a guy who averaged less than 10 pts/wk that year. 

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11 minutes ago, P@ckersFan said:

 

I'm not going to go that far...in the 2017 fantasy playoffs he scored less than 7 points twice. 

 

But he did perform better in the 2016 fantasy playoffs like you said, posting 12.8, 16.1, and 13.5 points respectively. I just wonder how many playoff caliber teams were starting a guy who averaged less than 10 pts/wk that year. 

I'm obviously not a McKinnon guy, but this type of thinking doesn't matter. 

 

The only relevant questions are:

 

1. Can McKinnon carry a full load as a lead back? Can he be effective enough between the tackles for SF to feed him the ball?

 

2. Can he be a better goal line player than he's shown?

 

3. Can the SF offense rank inside the top half of the league?

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46 minutes ago, Experienced Rookie said:

I'm obviously not a McKinnon guy, but this type of thinking doesn't matter. 

 

The only relevant questions are:

 

1. Can McKinnon carry a full load as a lead back? Can he be effective enough between the tackles for SF to feed him the ball?

 

2. Can he be a better goal line player than he's shown?

 

3. Can the SF offense rank inside the top half of the league?

 

Well obviously those are the questions surrounding him, I don't think anyone on either side would argue that and everyone's points on the matter are on the record. We allowed to have other fantasy football related conversations on this forum. 

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4 minutes ago, P@ckersFan said:

 

Well obviously those are the questions surrounding him, I don't think anyone on either side would argue that and everyone's points on the matter are on the record. We allowed to have other fantasy football related conversations on this forum. 

Absolutely.

 

I'm merely pointing out that whatever he did in the fantasy playoffs 2 years ago, and the fact that he wasn't likely started by any playoff teams really isn't relevant to his value now.

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4 hours ago, Experienced Rookie said:

I'm obviously not a McKinnon guy, but this type of thinking doesn't matter. 

 

The only relevant questions are:

 

1. Can McKinnon carry a full load as a lead back? Can he be effective enough between the tackles for SF to feed him the ball?

 

2. Can he be a better goal line player than he's shown?

 

3. Can the SF offense rank inside the top half of the league?

 

I feel good about 1 and 3, but there's no way to say yes, for sure, to #2.  Time will tell on that.  

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has been impressed with RB Joe Williams' offseason after he spent his rookie year on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

"I think he has a different mindset — understands a little bit more the standard of the NFL and difference," Shanahan said Tuesday. "I think his body looks a lot better than it did last year. He put on a lot of muscle mass and he took advantage of the year of not playing." Reporter Matt Maiocco — who said Williams "did not create an overall favorable impression" last summer — posited in April that Williams could have a tough time making the 53-man roster. He needs to carve out a role behind Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida.
 
 
Jun 12 - 4:13 PM
 
 
One down on the RBBC threat? 
 
Brieda is going to be a 7th or 8th round pick come August. Bummer.
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I'm currently having a tough  time valuing the SF backfield.

 I'm not confident it's as cut and dry as the ADP's suggest.  This offense is becoming expensive to acquire jimmyg-garcon-mckinnon are not cheap

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It is well-known that Joe Williams did not endear himself to Shanahan and Lynch after Shanahan pounded the table to draft him.  Fair to say, Williams ended his rookie season on, or near, the roster bubble.

 

In a presser held on the first day of minicamp yesterday, Shanahan for the first time since draft day spoke something positive about Williams:

 

https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/shanahan-encouraged-what-hes-seen-49ers-rb-joe-williams

 

It should be noted that during the same presser, Shanahan said that McKinnon has been everything they hoped he would be when they signed him, so there's that too.  But as long as Shanahan is openly allowing for the possibility that Williams can become the player he (Shanahan) thought on draft day that Williams could become, it cannot be said with certainty that Williams is a zero threat to McKinnon's stranglehold on snaps.  The situation still needs to play out some more in the PS to draw any final conclusions.

  

 

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On 6/13/2018 at 9:12 AM, Rolling Thunder said:

It is well-known that Joe Williams did not endear himself to Shanahan and Lynch after Shanahan pounded the table to draft him.  Fair to say, Williams ended his rookie season on, or near, the roster bubble.

 

In a presser held on the first day of minicamp yesterday, Shanahan for the first time since draft day spoke something positive about Williams:

 

https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/shanahan-encouraged-what-hes-seen-49ers-rb-joe-williams

 

It should be noted that during the same presser, Shanahan said that McKinnon has been everything they hoped he would be when they signed him, so there's that too.  But as long as Shanahan is openly allowing for the possibility that Williams can become the player he (Shanahan) thought on draft day that Williams could become, it cannot be said with certainty that Williams is a zero threat to McKinnon's stranglehold on snaps.  The situation still needs to play out some more in the PS to draw any final conclusions.

  

 

 

"Joe has come a long way" is not the endorsement I need to keep me from dropping Joe in dynasty... Find the "We want Joe on the field every down" endorsement.

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I am saying with certainty that Joe isn't a threat to McKinnon, did none of these writers watch his college career at all? If Joe starts the season on a roster that will be a win.

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