McKissic rushed six times for 43 yards and caught three of four targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Bengals.
McKissic was less involved as a pass-catcher after drawing at least six targets in five of the previous six games, but he delivered his second-highest rushing yardage total of the season while topping seven yards per attempt. Fellow running back Antonio Gibson got 16 carries and scored his fifth touchdown in the last four games, as Washington continues to get both the shifty McKissic and the powerful Gibson involved heading into a Thanksgiving Day matchup against a generous Dallas defense.
McKissic carried eight times for six yards and a touchdown while catching seven of 15 targets for an additional 43 yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Lions.
McKissic averaged just 0.8 yards per carry but managed to score his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter. He mostly made his mark as a receiver and his 15 targets easily led the team, while his seven grabs tied for first. McKissic has been targeted a whopping 29 times over the last two games and will clearly maintain a large role in the offense most weeks when game flow allows, especially with the typically conservative Alex Smith at the helm. This should remain the case in what will most likely be a competitive game against the Bengals next Sunday.
McKissic caught nine of a team-high 14 targets for 65 receiving yards, adding three rushes for 17 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Giants.
McKissic dominated both the RB and the team pass-catching workload, as he attracted as many targets as Washington's second- and third-highest targeted players combined (Terry McLaurin at eight targets, and Logan Thomas at six). The running back's passing game role has been steady for over the past month now, as McKissic has garnered six-plus catches in four of his past five outings, averaging 42 receiving yards per game during that span. Looking ahead to Week 10, McKissic next faces a Lions defense that ranks seventh worst in the NFL with 413 receiving yards allowed to opposing RBs on the season.
McKissic carried five times for 35 yards and caught both his targets for an additional 16 yards during Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
McKissic was quite effective as a ball carrier, averaging 7.0 yards per carry, but he didn't make his usual impact as a pass catcher with his team playing from ahead throughout the game. He could have more passes thrown his way in Week 9 against the Giants following the WFT's Week 8 bye, but he seems unlikely to take over as the lead back anytime soon after Antonio Gibson erupted for 128 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in this one. As such, McKissic should be left on the bench in the majority of fantasy formats.
McKissic rushed eight times for 41 yards and secured all six targets for 43 yards in the Washington Football Team's 20-19 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
McKissic continued to enjoy a steady role in the offense, outpacing backfield mate Antonio Gibson in total touches by one and posting at least six receptions for the third straight game. The eight carries tied a season high for McKissic, who appears to have a relatively modest but consistent role as a pass-catching option that can occasionally see larger-than-expected opportunity on the ground. McKissic will look to build on Sunday's season-best effort versus the Cowboys in Week 7.
McKissic caught six passes for 48 yards on a team-high eight targets in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Rams, adding one carry for three yards.
Washington struggled to move the ball with Kyle Allen (arm) and then Alex Smith at quarterback, trailing by multiple scores for most of the game and never finding any success throwing downfield. The familiar game script -- it was the team's fourth straight loss by 14 or more points -- allowed McKissic to stay heavily involved, but it was still Antonio Gibson who dominated work on the ground with 11 carries for 27 yards. A Week 6 matchup with the Giants could produce a closer contest, which likely would shift more of the workload toward Gibson but also would be a positive development for the Washington offense as a whole.
McKissic recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 40 yards in Week 4 against the Ravens. He added two rushes for five yards.
McKissic ceded the majority of the work on the ground to Antonio Gibson but still remained heavily involved in the passing attack out of the backfield. Though he lost a fumble to end Washington's second offensive possession, the team continued to turn to him as a receiver as they fell behind Baltimore early in the contest. While primarily a dump-off option, McKissic did turn in receptions of 12 and 11 yards to pace his yardage total. Washington will likely be playing catch up again in Week 5 against Los Angeles, meaning McKissic could be in for plenty of receiving work once again.
McKissic carried the ball five times for 15 yards in Week 3 against the Browns. He added three receptions for 37 yards.
McKissic saw his carries slashed from his Week 2 performance as he failed to get going on the ground against the Browns. However, he did manage to produce through the air, paced by a 26-yard reception that set up a rushing touchdown for Antonio Gibson in the third quarter. McKissic's production on the ground has varied widely through three weeks, and he had failed to contribute through the air prior to his Week 3 performance. That makes him a volatile producer for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Ravens and beyond.
McKissic carried the ball eight times for 53 yards in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Cardinals.
Remarkably, the fifth-year receiving back didn't even get a target in the game, but he carved out a large share of the backfield workload due to his efficiency on the ground. Meanwhile, Antonio Gibson led the backfield with 13 touches and Peyton Barber was held to only one carry. McKissic could see solid volume again in Week 3, although more of it might come through the air as Washington tries to keep pace with a Browns offense that just piled up 35 points against the Bengals.
McKissic played 44 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles, taking three carries for a loss of two yards and catching one of five targets for one yard.
McKissic actually led the Washington backfield in snap share, but his opportunities didn't result in any production, while Peyton Barber had a pair of goal-line touchdowns and Antonio Gibson picked up 44 yards on 11 touches. McKissic and Gibson both were on the field for the first snap of the game, and it was a pretty even three-way split throughout the afternoon. Look for more of the same Week 2 at Arizona, though it is possible McKissic could eventually have his role scaled back if he struggles through more performances like Sunday's.
Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that McKissic "just happened to be put first" on Washington's unofficial depth chart, reiterating that the team will use a committee in the backfield, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.
It was interesting to see McKissic listed in the top spot, but Rivera essentially confirms that it doesn't actually mean much. Depth charts typically are produced by PR departments, and in Washington's case, there was no obvious order for the running backs. Reports from beat writers suggest McKissic, Antonio Gibson and Peyton Barber will all have roles Sunday against the Eagles, while Bryce Love is a wild card to potentially make it a four-man committee instead of three. McKissic should see most of his snaps in obvious passing situations.
Washington listed McKissic as its No. 1 running back on the unofficial depth chart the team released Tuesday, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.
Though McKissic sits atop the depth chart, his presence there shouldn't be viewed as confirmation that he'll start or receive the majority of the snaps and touches out of the backfield in Sunday's season opener versus the Eagles. Instead, Stackpole speculates that Washington will make use of all four of its running backs in Week 1, with multiple backs occasionally sharing the field together. Third-round rookie Antonio Gibson likely has the most three-down potential of the four backs, as McKissic has been used as a pass-catching specialist for most of his career, while Peyton Barber and Bryce Love are best suited for work on running downs.
With Washington cutting Adrian Peterson on Friday, McKissic could be the No. 2 running back, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Washington has cut both Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson this offseason, and while Antonio Gibson is presumed to be the main beneficiary, he's a rookie with no preseason experience. On the other hand, McKissic has a proven, unique skillset, and last season he rushed 38 times for 205 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and caught 34 of 42 targets for 233 yards and a touchdown for the Lions. McKissic (5-10, 195) doesn't have the frame to be a three-down workhorse, but he projects as an intriguing change-of-pace back in 2020. If Gibson takes off, however, McKissic could fade into a battle with Peyton Barber and Bryce Love for the remaining backfield reps.
McKissic worked out of the slot Saturday, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
The designation is at least worth mentioning, considering Washington's lack of credible depth at wide receiver. Of course, Finlay also mentioned McKissic's struggles at the position in the same tweet, so it's likely just an interesting footnote for a team still trying to figure out it's optimal pass-catching rotation. Regardless of the positional designation, McKissic still figures to hold a roster spot as the team continues to develop multi-talented Antonio Gibson to eventually usurp the career backup at some point in 2020.
McKissic's projected role hasn't changed after the Washington Football team released Derrius Guice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
A pure passing-down specialist, McKissic has 91 targets and 88 carries in 35 career NFL appearances, though he did manage 5.4 YPC on his 38 totes for Detroit last year. A $1 million guarantee on his two-year contract suggests the 27-year-old should have a spot on the regular-season roster, but his role has come into question ever since Washington used a third-round pick on runner/receiver hybrid Antonio Gibson. The rookie could steal passing downs from McKissic at some point this year.
McKissic agreed Wednesday with the Redskins on a two-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
McKissic played all 16 games with the Lions last season, finishing with 38 carries for 205 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and 34 receptions for 233 yards and a score. With Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson leading Washington's backfield, McKissic will likely work as a pass-catching option. He likely won't have consistent fantasy value unless Guice or Peterson are injured.
McKissic became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday after the Lions opted not to extend him a contract tender, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
McKissic played all 16 games for Detroit last season, taking 38 carries for 205 yards and catching 23 of 42 targets for 233 yards and a touchdown. He also saw work as a passing-down specialist with the Seahawks in 2017, but he'll probably need to battle for a roster spot at his next NFL stop.
McKissic didn't have a rushing attempt and caught one of two targets for four yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to Green Bay.
Detroit's ability to mount a two-touchdown lead at halftime meant the Lions spent most of the game trying to run out the clock. Had the score been reversed, it's possible McKissic's receiving chops could have played a bigger role in the offense. However, that wasn't the case, and McKissic ultimately saw just a handful of snaps while Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough once again led the way on the ground. After totaling 438 yards on 72 touches (6.1 yards per touch) in 2019, McKissic now will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent entering his age-27 season in 2020.
McKissic did not record a carry or reception during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Broncos.
McKissic logged just seven offensive snaps with both Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough back in the fold. Considering Ty Johnson also worked ahead of him, McKissic seems slated to end the season without much a role in this weekend's finale against Green Bay.
McKissic (stinger) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
McKissic was forced out early in the Week 15 loss to the Buccaneers due to a stinger, but his absence from the injury report implies it's a non-issue heading into Sunday's game against the Broncos. With Bo Scarbrough (ribs) back at practice Wednesday in a limited capacity and Kerryon Johnson (knee) a candidate to return from injured reserve this week, McKissic could see his role marginalized in the final two games even though his health is seemingly intact.
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