Who Should I Start? Jerick McKinnon or Ezekiel Elliott

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
2.9 19.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Ezekiel Elliott News

Ezekiel Elliott Rushes For 80 Yards In Week 3

Sunday, September 24, 4:44 PM

New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed 16 times for 80 yards against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. He also delivered a seven-yard reception. When all was said and done, Elliott had three fewer carries than Rhamondre Stevenson but led the team in rushing yards. It's still hard to trust the veteran as a steady fantasy option going forward, but he could have occasional RB3/FLEX appeal based on matchup. The Patriots face a stout Cowboys defense in Week 4.

Jerick McKinnon vs. Ezekiel Elliott

Still trying to decide between McKinnon and Elliott? 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 Ezekiel Elliott is projected to score 2.9 points.