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News: 11 hours agoMcKinnon (groin) isn't slated to practice Wednesday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Spin: McKinnon didn't play in this past Sunday's win over the Raiders, and his looming absence from Wednesday's practice clouds his status for this weekend's game against the Packers. If McKinnon remains sidelined versus Green Bay, Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire would continue to pace the Chiefs backfield.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After missing the entire 2018 and 2019 seasons due to injury, McKinnon made an improbable return to the league in 2020 and has since missed only four of a possible 46 games during stops with the 49ers and Chiefs. He hasn't been much of a factor in the run game for quite a while (165 carries in those 46 games), but he delivered in a big way as a receiver in 2022 (56-512-9). In fact, McKinnon is now one of seven RBs in NFL history to catch at least nine TDs in a single season. Despite the 10-TD campaign, McKinnon's situational role limited him to 27th in fantasy PPG and he's yet to finish a season better than 24th. Now 31 years old, McKinnon will remain a change-of-pace/receiving back alongside Isiah Pacheco and perhaps Clyde Edwards-Helaire. McKinnon lacks upside, but has some late-round appeal in PPR.