|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 214 lb.|
|Born:||December 26, 1995|
|Drafted:||2017 / Rd. 5 (162)|
McNichols rushed the ball five times for 51 yards in Week 6 against the Texans. He also added two receptions for 11 yards.
Analysis: With Darrynton Evans (hamstring) on injured reserve, McNichols had the opportunity to work as the change of pace back for Derrick Henry. He was effective in the role, breaking free for gains of 20 and 10 yards to help keep the offense moving. Though he won't have any value without a forced absence for Henry, McNichols is the clear second-string running back in Tennessee for the time being.
McNichols (ribs) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
Analysis: With Darrynton Evans (hamstring) on IR, McNichols is now slated to serve in a change-of-pace role behind top back Derrick Henry. It's a playing context that gives McNichols a modest degree of fantasy utility in deeper formats or for managers scrambling for a bye-week plug-in.
McNichols (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: McNichols' ability to take a step forward from no activity on Wednesday's estimated practice report suggests he's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Texans. Perhaps more importantly for McNichols' fantasy outlook, fellow running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring) landed on injured reserve Thursday, per Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site. With Evans now set to miss at least Tennessee's next three games, McNichols should be relatively unchallenged for the change-of-pace role behind bell cow Derrick Henry in the short term.
McNichols (ribs) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: McNichols didn't show any signs of injury during Tuesday's win over the Bills, and he was actually leaned on during the final drive, carrying four times for eight yards to help the Titans' run out the clock. However, if the Titans had practiced Wednesday, McNichols wouldn't have been available. If McNichols is able to shake off this injury during the practice week, he could handle the change-of-pace role Sunday against the Texans, as rookie Darrynton Evans (hamstring) was also listed as DNP on Wednesday.
McNichols rushed the ball nine times for 28 yards in Week 5 against the Bills. He also added one reception for three yards.
Analysis: McNichols got the opportunity to work as the Titans' change-of- pace back after Darrynton Evans exited the contest early on with a hamstring injury. He didn't do all that much with that opportunity, as he averaged only 3.1 yards per carry, with his longest rush of the day going to seven yards. Depending on the severity of Evans' injury, McNichols could be the running back to keep an eye on should Derrick Henry miss any game action.
The Titans promoted McNichols from their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Tennessee has called up McNichols from the practice squad both of the past two weeks, with the fourth-year back handling a limited role behind starter Derrick Henry in wins over the Broncos and Jaguars. The Titans' decision to bring him back ahead of Sunday's game in Minnesota implies some level of concern about the status of rookie Darrynton Evans, who has yet to make his NFL debut due to a hamstring injury. Once healthy, Evans is expected to replace McNichols as Tennessee's top change-of-pace back.
McNichols reverted back to the Titans' practice squad Monday, according to the league's official transaction report.
Analysis: With Darrynton Evans (hamstring) ruled out of Sunday's contest, the Titans added McNichols to the active roster to give them a little more depth in the backfield. He only ended up playing 11 of 62 offensive snaps but could be called upon again if Evans should miss more time.
McNichols was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Rookie third-rounder Darrynton Evans (hamstring) has been ruled out for a second straight game, so McNichols was brought back up. McNichols logged 13 snaps in the season opener but couldn't reel in his only target, and a similar role should be expected in Week 2 versus the Jaguars.
McNichols reverted to the Titans' practice squad, per the NFL's official transaction report.
Analysis: McNichols suited up in the Titans' season opener and logged 13 offensive snaps, but he couldn't haul in his lone target. The Boise State product could be called back up if rookie Darrynton Evans (hamstring) can't go in Week 2's game versus Jacksonville.
McNichols was promoted from the Titans' practice squad to the active roster Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: The 24-year-old was added to the practice squad after failing to make Tennessee's season-opening roster, but he'll be added to the roster ahead of Monday's matchup with Denver. McNichols will provide depth at running back with No. 2 option Darrynton Evans (hamstring) unavailable Week 1.
The Titans signed McNichols to the practice squad Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: McNichols didn't make Tennessee's initial regular-season roster, but he'll stick around as an emergency option on the practice squad. To begin the 2020 season, the Titans' only backups to Derrick Henry are Darrynton Evans (undisclosed) and Senorise Perry.
McNichols was waived by the Titans on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: This transaction should more or less confirm Darrynton Evans' availability to start Week 1, as the rookie third-round pick had missed a number of practices the last couple of weeks due to an undisclosed injury. McNichols has seen stints with every AFC South team except the Texans over the last two years.
The Titans signed McNichols on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Tennessee's backfield depth chart looks nebulous behind uncontested No. 1 option Derrick Henry, so McNichols could immediately figure into the competition at training camp. Of course, McNichols has only logged two career carries since joining the league in 2017, so he's unlikely to factor in as more than a reserve option.
The Jaguars cut McNichols on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: McNichols' only game action with the Jaguars last season came Week 17, when he logged three offensive snaps without touching the ball. Since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in 2017, McNichols has appeared in four contests while spending most of his time on practice squads.
The Jaguars promoted McNichols to the active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: With Leonard Fournette (neck) doubtful for Sunday's season finale against the Colts, McNichols will add depth in the Jags' backfield. The 24-year-old McNichols hasn't played an NFL game this year, and he's only played in three games since entering the league in 2017.
McNichols signed with the Jaguars' practice squad Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Analysis: McNichols looked poised for a three-down role after getting picked in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers. However, a rough training camp left him off the final roster, and the 23-year-old running back has spent most of his time on practice squads since. The Jaguars will give him a look now, but he likely won't be activated unless Leonard Fournette or one of the reserves sustains an injury.
McNichols was released from Chicago's practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: McNichols did not appear in a game for the Bears during his tenure with the team. In a corresponding move, Chicago signed Reggie Davis (WR) to the practice squad.
McNichols was signed to the Bears' practice squad, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: McNichols was last seen with the Titans in the preseason but didn't make the roster. He's appeared in a total of three NFL games over the previous two seasons with the Colts and 49ers.
McNichols was released by the Titans on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: McNichols shined in the team's third preseason game, rushing for 43 yards on nine carriers. The veteran was unable to beat out the likes of Dalyn Dawkins and Alex Barnes, and will be looking to secure a roster spot elsewhere.
McNichols carried the ball three times for eight yards in the team's preseason finale against the Bears on Thursday. He was targeted once but did not haul in the pass.
Analysis: McNichols started the game but took part in only three offensive possessions. He did little with his opportunities, but has showcased his ability both on the ground and as a receiver throughout the preseason. McNichols is competing with Dalyn Dawkins and rookie Alex Barnes for the team's fourth running back role.
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