The Facts: 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that McKinnon's Week 7 workload was a result of resting him.
Diehards Line:McKinnon saw three carries for -1 yards despite Jeff Wilson going down with an injury. JaMycal Hasty ran as the primary back after Wilson went down. McKinnon had been getting a lot of work with Raheem Mostert missing time and Shanahan apparently wanted to give him some rest. Expect McKinnon to take on a larger role going forward but any dreams of him being three-down back are dead.