5 running backs to add off waiver wire ahead of fantasy football playoffs

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2. Jerrick McKinnon (Kansas City Chiefs)

Right on cue, Jerick McKinnon seems to be playing his best football and once again could be a factor in fantasy football playoffs. In Week 15-17 last year, McKinnon had 63 rushing yards, 17 receptions, 153 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

After being inactive for two weeks, McKinnon returned against the Buffalo Bills and had three receptions for 18 yards with 19 rushing yards and one touchdown. What is important about these touches is that two of the seven were inside the red zone, including a seven-yard rushing attempt that would end with a touchdown.

The Chiefs offense is looking for someone to step up to help Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice, it seems like that player could be Jerick McKinnon. When considering the schedule for the Chiefs includes the Patriots, Raiders and Bengals it could be another impressive performance from McKinnon during fantasy football playoffs.