The Bills have released RB Chris Ivory. It's not a surprising move after the team signed veteran RB Frank Gore, and it saves the Bills $2.156 million. Ivory has topped 110 carries for 6 straight seasons but has also averaged 3.8 yards per carry or less each of the past 3 years. That included a career-low 3.3 in 2018. We'll see if the 31-year-old catches on somewhere else. Don't bet on him being much of a 2019 fantasy football factor, though.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Bills have reached a 1-year, $2 million deal with RB Frank Gore. The 35-year-old (until May) lost the final 2 games of last season to a foot injury but posted 4.6 yards per cary before that -- his best mark since 2012 with the Niners. Gore joins a backfield that looks like it'll still be led by LeSean McCoy, but McCoy managed the 2nd-fewest carries of his career in 2018, tallying the fewest rushing yards (514) and yards per carry (3.2) of his career. It's an upside spot for Gore as a fantasy handcuff. Buffalo also still has veteran RB Chris Ivory around, though he sports a cuttable contract. We'll see what else the Bills do with their backfield this offseason.
Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. RB Keith Ford will back up RB LeSean McCoy but isn’t a fantasy option.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final injury report after practicing all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. He’ll return for this weekend’s game against the Patriots but is just a RB3 with Buffalo huge underdogs in that one. RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is listed as questionable.
Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are inactive for today’s game against the Lions. That leaves Marcus Murphy as Buffalo’s likely lead back. The 5’9, 195-pounder has averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 41 attempts this season and hauled in 11 of 19 targets but for just 26 yards. We’d expect him to get 12-15 touches today, putting him in play as a desperation RB3 or flex. Recent practice squad call-up Keith Ford will serve as the #2 RB.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) won't play against the Lions today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll see if RB Chris Ivory is able to play through his shoulder injury. If not, Marcus Murphy would be left as Buffalo's lead back. We'll get the official inactives at 11:30 am ET.
We have conflicting reports on the Bills backfield this morning. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Lions and that RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is a game-time decision. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, says McCoy is a game-time call and Ivory is not expected to play. We'll see who wins this battle when Buffalo's inactives are announced around 11:30 am ET. If McCoy and Ivory are both out, the Bills would be down to RBs Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford.
Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. McCoy put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and might end up a game-time decision. Ivory was a full-go in practice all week and should be active. We’ll get Buffalo’s inactives by noon ET on Sunday.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) was out there, putting him on track to play this weekend. Assuming McCoy is out, Ivory will be a good bet for 15 or so touches. But he'd be no better than a RB3 vs. a Lions run defense that's played well since adding DT Damon Harrison.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy is considered "day-to-day" with the hamstring injury he suffered in yesterday's loss to the Jets. We'll see if the 30-year-old tries to play through the issue for the 4-9 Bills. Buffalo also lost RB Chris Ivory to a shoulder injury yesterday, leaving Marcus Murphy as the only healthy RB on the roster.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy injured his hamstring in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more. Chris Ivory figures to operate as Buffalo's lead back as long as McCoy is out.
Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Jets. That should mean a few extra touches for RB LeSean McCoy.
Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets after a limited week of practice. He’s not a fantasy option, but his absence could mean a few extra touches for RB LeSean McCoy.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy hurt his right ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Colts. He needed the help of 2 trainers to get off the field. We'll pass along an update when we get one. RB Chris Ivory is next in line for Buffalo.
UPDATE: The Bills announced that McCoy left to be evaluated for a head injury.
UPDATE: McCoy is done for the day with a concussion.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Vikings. That leaves Buffalo’s backfield to Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy. Neither is a recommended fantasy play.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) will "push" to play today, but "the likelihood is he’ll have to wait until next week," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He's in a lot of pain," Rapoport adds. We'll find out McCoy's official status by noon ET, but he should be on fantasy benches now. His absence would leave Buffalo's backfield to Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy. Neither is a recommended fantasy play.
ESPN's Adam Schefter calls Bills RB LeSean McCoy "questionable" for Week 3 after suffering cracked rib cartilage in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. "McCoy should not miss more than one game, if that," Schefter adds. We'll track his practice participation this week. If McCoy is out, Buffalo would be down to RBs Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy. This whole backfield is best off avoided this week in a brutal matchup against the Vikings.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffered fractured ribs in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. McCoy will reportedly try to play through the issue against the Vikings in Week 3. So a matchup that already looked terrible now includes further downside risk for McCoy. Through 2 games, Marcus Murphy ranks 2nd among Bills RBs in rushing attempts (9, to McCoy's 16). Chris Ivory has carried 5 times for 10 yards and the team's lone rushing TD.
UPDATE: Tests on McCoy' ribs Monday morning revealed no fracture, according to Rapoport. So it sounds like he's just dealing with a bruise. It's an injury McCoy should be able to play through.
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