J.D. McKissic

J.D. McKissic

28-Year-Old Running BackRB
Washington Football Team
2021 Fantasy Outlook
McKissic had the best year of his career in 2020, topping 900 scrimmage yards while working as a pass-catching complement to Antonio Gibson. The team's revolving door at quarterback worked in McKissic's favor, as the likes of Alex Smith and Dwayne Haskins didn't have much luck stretching the field and instead settled for dump-offs and short routes for the most part. Ryan Fitzpatrick may not be an All-Pro, but his 7.5 average air yards per target last year for Miami blew away the 5.7 mark Washington's QBs as a whole managed. With the receiving corps also bolstered by the arrival of Curtis Samuel, there's even more incentive for OC Scott Turner to be aggressive with his passing game. Gibson is entrenched in the lead role, so while McKissic doesn't have much competition for the backup spot, last season's production may prove to be his ceiling rather than his new normal. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2020.
Modest workload Sunday
RBWashington Football Team
October 24, 2021
McKissic ran for 22 yards on four carries while catching four passes on six targets for 34 yards against Green Bay on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
McKissic produced efficiently against the Packers defense, but some of his usage was likely poached by Taylor Heinicke, who ran for 95 yards on 10 carries. If a couple of those Heinicke carries turn to McKissic targets then the pass-catching specialist could have seen a sizeable boost to his fantasy point total. McKissic should remain steadily involved as Washington heads to Denver on Sunday, especially with starter Antonio Gibson seemingly still bothered by his shin issue.
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How do J.D. McKissic's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
88.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
23.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.9
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
7.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
28.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.24
 
% Team Air Yards
2.5%
 
% Team Targets
13.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.6
 
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Snap Counts
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20418%
10038%
16314%
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114%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
86.3
 
Cornerbacks
90.2
 
Safeties
88.8
 
Linebackers
74.3
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
McKissic has bounced around the league as a passing-down specialist out of the backfield, most recently landing in Washington as a potential replacement for Chris Thompson (Jaguars). With Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love and Peyton Barber all in the mix to earn carries now that Adrian Peterson is no longer on the team, McKissic's best-case scenario probably involves three or four carries and a handful of targets per game.
McKissic made some noise in 2017 with 453 scrimmage yards and three TDs on 80 touches, but he was a non-factor a year ago following the addition of first-round pick Rashaad Penny to the backfield alongside starter Chris Carson. McKissic could get on the field more this season with the departure of Mike Davis in free agency, not to mention C.J. Prosise's next inevitable injury. The best-case scenario for McKissic is a role on passing downs, while the worst-case scenario is losing his roster spot to 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Homer.
After barely playing as a rookie in 2016, McKissic made his way onto the game-day roster in Week 4 and never looked back, finishing the year as the Seahawks' main receiving option out of the backfield. At 5-10, 195, the converted college wideout lacks the size to be an every-down running back in the NFL, but he's a mismatch against linebackers given his sharp routes and elusiveness, and he showed he can contribute on the ground when he took his first carry of the season 30 yards for a score. McKissic was trying to beat out C.J. Prosise for a role on passing downs, but a Jones fracture suffered in late August ended McKissic's bid.
More Fantasy News
Tops 100 total yards
RBWashington Football Team
October 17, 2021
McKissic rushed the ball eight times for 45 yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Kansas City. He added eight receptions for 65 yards.
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Puts in full practice
RBWashington Football Team
October 7, 2021
McKissic (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Limited by ankle injury
RBWashington Football Team
Ankle
October 6, 2021
McKissic was limited at Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Scores game-winning TD
RBWashington Football Team
October 4, 2021
McKissic took seven carries for 15 yards and caught each of his five targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-30 win over Atlanta.
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Held to 38 total yards
RBWashington Football Team
September 26, 2021
McKissic took three carries for 23 yards and caught both of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 43-21 loss to Buffalo.
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