LeSean McCoy Fantasy Football News 2019

Bills RB LeSean McCoy spent spring sharing 1st-team reps with Frank Gore and rookie Devin Singletary, according to Nate Mendelson of the team website. That's not a surprising development, given the quick signing of Gore and the fairly significant draft investment in Singletary. We'll see how the work gets split in training camp. This backfield looks likely to be frustrating for fantasy owners.

The Bills added Florida Atlantic RB Devin Singletary in the 3rd round. The 5’8, 203-pounder disappointed with an ugly 8th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. But he was a tackle-breaking machine at Florida Atlantic, ranking 3rd in this draft class in Pro Football Focus’ 2018 Elusive Rating. Singletary checks the production box, too, racking up 4,287 yards and 66 TDs on 6.0 yards per carry over the past 3 years. He added another 397 yards on 51 catches. There’s plenty of long-term opportunity for Singletary in a Buffalo backfield with old guys LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore, plus free-agent addition T.J. Yeldon.

The Bills have reached a 2-year deal with RB T.J. Yeldon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That puts Yeldon in a backfield with soon-to-be-36 Frank Gore and soon-to-be-31 LeSean McCoy, who is coming off the most inefficient rushing season of his career. Yeldon caught 30+ passes in each of his 4 seasons with the Jaguars, averaging 3.4 per game over his time there. He stands a shot at a decent receiving role there, but it's also a tough situation for touch volume. Yeldon's no more than a late-round flier/handcuff in fantasy football drafts.

The Bills have signed C Mitch Morse. He'll get over $11 million per year, according to NFL Network's Mike Garofolo, making Morse the league's highest-paid C. The former Chief missed 14 games over the last 2 seasons with a foot injury and concussion but ranked 13th among 38 Cs in Pro Football Focus' 2019 grades.

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 LeSean McCoy wasn't on the field when his team began its 1st possession of Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Although he entered on the 2nd play, McCoy wound up trailing undrafted rookie "starter" Keith Ford by 1 carry (7-6) and 1 target (4-3). The veteran finished with just 19 total yards. Afterward, he said a "situation" with HC Sean McDermott led to the discipline. "Coach, we had a situation, and he was totally right," McCoy said, per ESPN.com. "It was a private situation. I'm a captain and I gotta be more accountable. Simple as that. He checked me, put me in place. That was it." The 30-year-old seems likely to be just 1 game away from at least his Buffalo career ending. McCoy remains under contract through 2019, but the final year includes a cuttable $2.625 million in dead money if he's released.

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 RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) said he'll play against the Patriots this weekend after practicing on Thursday for the 2nd straight day. He'll step back in as Buffalo's lead back but is just a RB3 with his team a 13-point road underdog.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was limited last Thursday and Friday before sitting out the Lions game, so we can't yet say he's on track to play against the Patriots this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.

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) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. "Felt good," McCoy said afterward. "Out there with my teammates. Getting loose. Trying to get comfortable again." It gives McCoy a shot to play against the Lions this weekend, but HC Sean McDermott remained non-committal. We'll get another update on Shady's status tomorrow.

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.

11:11am EST 11/11/18

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.


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