The Bills declined to match the Patriots' 2-year, $6.4 million contract offer to restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee. So he's off to New England, while Buffalo receives a 5th-round pick as compensation. Gillislee joins an extremely crowded backfield that includes Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis. Gillislee and Burkhead figure to be battling mostly for early-down, ball-carrying duties. And, most importantly, the goal-line role. Patriots RBs have averaged 16.4 rushing scores over the past 5 seasons, with 18+ in 3 of those. In Buffalo, meanwhile, talented 2nd-year RB Jonathan Williams now has a big opportunity to step in as LeSean McCoy's backup.
The Patriots signed restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee to a 2-year offer sheet worth $6.4 million. The deal includes $4 million in year 1. Buffalo has 5 days to match the offer, although a shortage of cap space might lead them to pass. In New England, Gillislee would join a loaded backfield that includes Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead. If you're drafting in MFL10s or FFPC Draft Experts leagues right now, we'd recommend avoiding LeGarrette Blount while the Gillislee situation plays out.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He was limited in practice all week and was still sporting a "huge wrap" on that injured thumb on Friday, per insider Joe Buscaglia. McCoy is expected to play vs. Jacksonville, but the thumb issue certainly adds some risk. For what it’s worth, HC Rex Ryan said Friday that McCoy should be “ready to get the majority of the reps.” RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is out for Week 12, leaving Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams as McCoy's backups.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) practiced for the 2nd straight day on Thursday. RB Mike Gillislee, meanwhile, sat out after tweaking his hamstring on Wednesday. At this point, it looks like McCoy has the better chance of playing against the Jaguars this weekend. We'll have another update on both guys tomorrow.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy dislocated his thumb in Sunday's win over the Bengals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Bills sources don't seem concerned," Rapoport adds. It sounds like McCoy has a good shot to be ready for next weekend's game against the Jaguars. If not, Mike Gillislee would operate as Buffalo's lead back.
Update: Pro Football Talk reports that the team expects McCoy to be ready for Week 12.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is questionable for Monday night's game in Seattle. He put in limited practices all week, even after HC Rex Ryan spoke optimistically Friday. Fantasy owners will need to decide their comfort level with waiting for McCoy before the Sunday games begin. Mike Gillislee and C.J. Prosise stand as Monday-night insurance options.
Bills HC Rex Ryan said Friday that RB LeSean McCoy looked "full go" in practice Friday and said he believes McCoy is "close" to being ready for Monday night's game in Seattle. This seems to be trending toward McCoy being active for the game. He'll be risky until we see a full game back from his hamstring injury. Obviously, the current RB situation for many owners -- including this week's 6-team bye -- means you might have to go ahead and start McCoy without that assurance. We'll watch for his game status later today and keep an eye out for any further updates throughout the weekend. If you're waiting on McCoy and don't have Mike Gillislee as insurance, then Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise could be an available fill-in.
The Bills will use a RB rotation vs. New England today and ride the "hot hand," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Mike Gillislee still figures to get the 1st crack and remains the preferred fantasy play. But he could lose touches to Reggie Bush and/or Jonathan Williams. The Patriots rank 8th in fantasy points allowed to RBs and are giving up just 3.6 yards per carry.
The Bills "hope" RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is back for next Monday night's game against the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Shady aggravated his hamstring injury last Sunday and didn't practice at all this past week. Buffalo has a Week 10 bye, which might influence whether McCoy plays next week. We'll continue to keep an eye on him. Mike Gillislee will serve as the Bills' lead back vs. New England today.
The Bills have listed RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He didn't practice all week, and HC Rex Ryan essentially confirmed on Friday that McCoy won't play. (In a very Rex-ish way.) RB Mike Gillislee figures to operate as Buffalo's lead back, with Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams backing him up. New England ranks 8th in fantasy points allowed to RBs, but volume puts Gillislee on the RB2 map.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It looks like Buffalo has wised up and will sit McCoy until that hammy is back to 100%. A bye looms in Week 10. Mike Gillislee figures to operate as the Bills' lead back vs, the Patriots this Sunday. That's a tough matchup, but volume makes him a fine RB2 in a week with 6 teams on bye.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) won't practice on Wednesday. "We'll see how he progresses through the week," HC Rex Ryan said. The Bills foolishly pushed McCoy through the hamstring injury last week. We'd guess that they won't make that mistake again, but we'll see. RB Mike Gillislee will serve as Buffalo's lead back vs. New England on Sunday if McCoy is held out.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is doubtful to return to Sunday’s game vs. Miami. He managed only 11 yards on 8 carries before departing. Mike Gillislee will handle the bulk of the workload in McCoy’s absence.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after injuring his hamstring on Wednesday and sitting out Thursday. "We're not ruling Shady out at all," HC Rex Ryan said after Friday's workout. " We'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good [today]." McCoy's agent suggested that his client will be a game-time decision. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. McCoy will carry more risk than usual if active but will still be worth getting into fantasy lineups. If he sits, RB Mike Gillislee will step in as Buffalo's lead back and a solid RB2 in fantasy lineups.
ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) won't play against the Dolphins on Sunday. It's seemingly been trending this way over the past 24 hours, although the team has yet to rule him out. We should get confirmation tomorrow. Anderson adds that McCoy "could miss more time" beyond Week 7. Buffalo's bye isn't until Week 10. Mike Gillislee will serve as the lead back for as long as McCoy is out and should be owned in fantasy leagues of 10+ teams.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy did not practice on Thursday. That's not a major surprise just 24 hours after he hurt his hamstring. But McCoy is certainly in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Dolphins. We'll know more after Buffalo's practice tomorrow. RB Mike Gillislee is expected to operate as the lead back if McCoy can't go.
A source tells insider Sal Capaccio that Bills RB LeSean McCoy has been diagnosed with a "mild to moderate" hamstring strain. That means as little to us as it does to you. Capaccio's report adds that the team is "hoping" to have McCoy for Sunday's game vs. Miami but that his "status will most likely remain uncertain for at least the next couple of days." We'll continue to keep a close eye on this situation, starting with Buffalo's practice tomorrow. McCoy owners need to try to secure backup RB Mike Gillislee.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy injured his hamstring during Wednesday's practice, HC Rex Ryan announced. McCoy will be evaluated to determine the severity. "We'll see how it goes," Ryan said. McCoy missed much of last summer and 2 games last season with hamstring trouble. If he can't play against the Dolphins this weekend, Mike Gillislee would serve as Buffalo's lead back. Averaging 6.8 yards on 17 carries so far this year, he'd be a solid Week 7 spot start.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy was added to Friday's injury report with a hand. He was listed as limited and questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. The issue here is that the game doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, so we might not know McCoy's status until 3 pm. We'll look for updates on Sunday morning, but McCoy owners should look to get a late-game replacement option. RB Mike Gillislee would start for Buffalo if McCoy can't.
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