Who Should I Start? Jerick McKinnon or Deebo Samuel

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.8 2.6 0.0 0.1 1.6 0.0

Jerick McKinnon News

Jerick McKinnon Highlights Day With Two Scores

Monday, September 25, 1:54 AM

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon gathered three receptions for 19 yards and two touchdowns with two carries for an additional nine yards in Week 3's 41-10 triumph over the Chicago Bears. The 31-year-old hit paydirt on a Patrick Mahomes touch pass, squirming through the trenches for his first touchdown of the year during the first quarter. McKinnon then snuck into the end zone once more on a short score later in the second quarter to get the rout underway. His role remains specific to pass-catching, as McKinnon handled only two of 32 rush attempts by Chiefs RBs on the afternoon. But the elusive tailback is functioning as one of K.C.'s more dependable receivers, considering the state of their unproven wide-receiver room. With a mere 10 touches to his name this year, however, McKinnon will not be a recommended RB3 outside of the deepest PPR leagues for Week 4's road meeting with the New York Jets.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
18.5 14.7 0.1 6.5 68.7 0.5

Deebo Samuel News

Deebo Samuel Does Not Practice Wednesday

Wednesday, September 27, 6:07 PM

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (ribs/knee) did not practice on Wednesday. The dynamic wideout suffered the rib injury during last Thursday's win over the New York Giants but the knee issue popped up on Wednesday's practice report. Samuel has a shot to play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals but would need to get in a practice or two over the next several days. This is a day-to-day situation and should be monitored closely by fantasy managers. San Francisco is pretty banged up at the wide receiver position, with Jauan Jennings (shin) also missing practice on Wednesday and Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) logging a limited session.

Jerick McKinnon vs. Deebo Samuel

Still trying to decide between McKinnon and Samuel? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Jerick McKinnon is projected to score 0.8 points this week while Deebo Samuel is projected to score 18.5 points.