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55 Benardrick McKinney ILB

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February 18, 2020 12:04 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Gets ankle surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney is recovering from arthroscopic ankle surgery, with the expectation of a full recovery before Week 1 of 2020, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The rehab process may impact McKinney's participation in the offseason program but shouldn't put him in any danger of missing the regular-season opener. Entering the second season of a five-year, $50 million contract, the 27-year-old is working on four consecutive years with 95 or more tackles, though his pass-rushing impact has dropped off in recent years, and he received the lowest PFF grade (64.8) of his career in 2019, ranking 30th among 89 qualified linebackers. His ankle may have contributed to the down season, and even at less than his best McKinney was still a solid starter.

January 13, 2020 07:12 AM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Wraps up fifth season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney had four tackles in Sunday's 51-31 playoff loss to the Chiefs.

McKinney finished up his fifth season, one in which he recorded 101 tackles, the third time he's eclipsed the century mark. He also had one sack, a forced fumble and recovered two fumbles in 14 games. As the defensive play caller, McKinney is an important piece on a defense that was exposed badly by the Chiefs. There's another four years remaining on his contract.

December 27, 2019 05:32 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's divisional matchup against Tennessee.

McKinney logged a trio of full practices during the week while managing a concussion, but as evidenced by this news, has cleared the league's concussion protocol. He's expected to handle his usual role as starting inside linebacker for the contest.

December 27, 2019 08:04 AM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Practices again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney (concussion) was a full participant for Thursday's practice.

McKinney, who was a full participant for the second straight day, is progressing toward being available for the Texans' regular season finale at home against the Titans. The linebacker suffered a concussion Week 15 and did not practice or play Week 16.

December 25, 2019 10:36 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Full participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McKinney, who missed last week's game against Tampa Bay, ranks second on the team with 101 tackles.

December 19, 2019 06:04 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Won't suit up Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney (concussion) is ruled out of Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.

McKinney was unable to get on the practice field this week and remains in the concussion protocol. If Brennan Scarlett (Achilles/shouler) is active, he is likely to see an uptick in snaps in the 27-year-old's stead.

December 15, 2019 10:28 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Suffers concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney sustained a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

McKinney posted nine tackles and 0.5 sacks before leaving the contest. The 27-year-old linebacker will be on a slightly shortened practice week with the team playing Tampa Bay on Saturday, and he'll need to clear the league's concussion protocol before suiting up. If he can't go, either Peter Kalambayi or Tyrell Adams is in line to start.

December 10, 2019 06:24 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Totals seven tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney had seven tackles (one solo) during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

McKinney now has at least seven stops in each of the past four contests coming out of the Week 10 bye. The 27-year-old has 93 tackles (49 solo), a half-sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries through 13 games.

November 22, 2019 12:20 AM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Accounts for 11 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded 11 tackles (six solo) during Thursday's 20-17 win over the Colts.

McKinney achieved his second double-digit tackling performance of the year. The 27-year-old continues to be a strong IDP asset, as he's averaging 7.2 tackles per game.

November 19, 2019 04:56 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Collects eight tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded eight tackles, including one for a loss, in Sunday's 41-7 loss to the Ravens in Week 11.

Through 10 games, McKinney has recorded 68 tackles and appears well on his way to a third season with 100-plus tackles. The 27-year-old linebacker remains without an interception, but McKinney does have a pair of fumble recoveries in 2019. His value in IDP formats continues to be heavily reliant on tackles.

October 21, 2019 04:04 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Top tackler Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded eight tackles, including two for a loss, in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Colts in Week 7.

McKinney topped the Texans' defense in stops after a brief one-week absence from the leader's spot. For the season, he and his partner at inside linebacker, Zack Cunningham, lead the team with 53 tackles in seven games.

October 15, 2019 01:48 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Makes big play in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney had four tackles and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs.

McKinney showed athleticism and hustle late in the first half when he dove between two Kansas City offensive linemen to wrestle a fumble recovery, which put the Texans' offense in business at the Chiefs' 3-yard line. One play later, Deshaun Watson scored a touchdown to put Houston on top at the break. The four tackles were a season low for McKinney, but the entire defense had subdued tackle numbers. That's because Kansas City ran just 46 offensive plays -- 30 that required tackles -- as Houston won the time of possession battle.

October 10, 2019 04:48 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Tackling machine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney made nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

McKinney followed up his 12-tackle performance in Week 4 with a similarly impressive outing. This provides a solid floor for IDP purposes, although he only has 0.5 sacks and one pass breakup this season, so the ceiling is definitely capped.

September 30, 2019 01:28 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Hits double digits in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded 12 tackles, one pass defensed and recovered a fumble in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Panthers in Week 4.

McKinney recorded his first double-digit tackle game of the season and first since Week 12 of 2018. He and fellow inside linebacker Zach Cunningham are quite active tacklers and combined to record 26 takedowns in the game.

September 19, 2019 06:16 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Notches seven tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded seven tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 13-12 win over the Jaguars.

McKinney now has 13 tackles (nine solo) in two games, along with one forced fumble. The fifth-year linebacker is a low-ceiling, high-floor option in IDP formats due to his reliability accumulating tackles.

January 17, 2019 07:52 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Tallies 105 tackles in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded 105 tackles (63 solo, 1.5 sacks) and seven passes defensed -- including an interception -- while playing in 16 games this season.

McKinney eclipsed the 100-tackle mark for the second time in his four-year career this season as he's continued to be a quality linebacker for Houston. He improved in pass coverage, with his seven passes defensed more than doubling the three he'd compiled in the three seasons prior.

December 28, 2018 03:24 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Clear of foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

McKinney was added to the injury report Wednesday with the foot issue, but was able to practice fully Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 26-year-old should serve his usual starting role at inside linebacker in the regular season finale.

December 27, 2018 01:32 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney (foot) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

McKinney picked up a foot injury during a Week 16 loss to the Eagles but played 71 percent of the defensive snaps, which is in line with his snap count over the past five games. Houston's defensive signal-caller has 100 combined tackles (60 solo) and a career-best six passes defensed through 15 games.

December 25, 2018 10:04 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Notches interception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney recorded four tackles (two solo) and two passes defensed, including an interception, in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

McKinney's interception was the first of his career. He's been a quality cover man this season, totaling six passes defensed to go along with his interception after recording just three passes defensed in his first three seasons. Through 15 games, he has 100 tackles (60 solo), including 1.5 sacks. McKinney and the Texans will face off against the Jaguars in Week 17.

December 17, 2018 03:04 PM
Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Ties for team lead in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinney had nine tackles (three solo) in Saturday's 29-22 win over the Jets.

McKinney rebounded after combining for seven tackles over the previous two games, and leads the team with 96 combined tackles through 14 games. The 26-year-old added two passes defensed Saturday and continues to lead the team's linebackers in overall snap count.

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