Jerick McKinnon was expected to play a major role in the San Francisco 49ers offense this season, but that won’t happen after he suffered a torn ACL in his knee this past week.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported the news of McKinnon’s injury on Saturday. The 26-year-old running back was signed by the 49ers as a free agent after last season.
Now, the 49ers will need to lean on other options in the running game. So, what does that mean for your fantasy football team? Here are some 49ers players who could see their roles increase as a result of McKinnon’s injury.
Alfred Morris, RB
Morris probably will start Week 1 against the Vikings, which is a bad matchup considering Minnesota had the second-best run defense in 2017. The 29-year-old veteran has started many games in his career, including three 1000-yard seasons with the Washington Redskins. That said, Morris has not run for more than 751…