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Jerick McKinnon Should Be Top Waiver Priority in All Fantasy Leagues



Jerick McKinnon is the starting running back for the Minnesota Vikings. That sentence alone—all facts, none of those highfalutin adjectives we writer types like to throw around—makes him a valuable fantasy commodity. The NFL running back has become such a high-variance proposition that merely knowing a person will receive carries makes them valuable.
Ask anyone rolling with Trent Richardson in their flex spot. Or considering kneecapping their best friend to get Anthony Dixon, a 27-year-old with 595 career rushing yards, on the waiver wire. Or anyone who drafted Steven Jackson, Chris Johnson or Toby Gerhart. When it comes to NFL running backs, opportunity is far more important than that silly other thing (talent).
All of these things make it utterly baffling that McKinnon is available in nearly 90 percent of ESPN.com leagues.
McKinnon gained his starting job two weeks ago. It appeared after more than a month of being better at football than Matt Asiata that so...

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