LeSean McCoy Fantasy Football News 2019

ESPN's Adam Teicher tweeted that "based off pregame warmups, Darrel Williams will start at RB for the Chiefs today." Williams was reportedly 1st in line in warmups, followed by rookie Darwin Thompson and then LeSean McCoy. Fox's Jay Glazer also reported that HC Andy Reid told him McCoy's workload will be based on how he's feeling and performing early in the game. This has become a tough backfield to project. You might be best off just avoiding it in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He was listed as a full participant in Friday’s practice, so we’re pretty optimistic about his outlook today. There’s still a chance Kansas City limit’s his workload a bit — and this is a tough matchup. But the Chiefs’ explosive offense gives McCoy exciting upside.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport labels Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) a "game-time decision" for Week 3 but adds "there is optimism that he starts" and that "he should have a big role." McCoy was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice, so we're expecting him to play. We'll find out for sure by noon ET.

Chiefs RB Damien Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens. RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is listed as questionable. He put in a limited practice on Thursday and was listed as a full participant on Friday. HC Andy Reid said McCoy “got better each day” and had “a great practice [Friday].” It sounds like McCoy will suit up this weekend, although it's safe to assume he won't be at 100%. That, plus a tough Ravens run defense, adds risk to his fantasy outlook. But there's plenty of upside thanks to Kansas City's explosive offense. We're expecting RB Darwin Thompson to mix in behind McCoy, but the rookie is just a fantasy flier.

Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. RB Damien Williams (knee) remained sidelined. We're assuming Williams won't play against the Ravens this weekend, while McCoy seems 50/50. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Chiefs RBs Damien Williams (knee) and LeSean McCoy (ankle) were sidelined on Wednesday. Neither guy's injury is serious -- but they're both in danger of missing this weekend's showdown with the Ravens. That'd leave Kansas City's backfield to Darwin Thompson and Darrell Williams. Thompson would be an exciting fantasy play after an impressive preseason.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the MRI on the injured ankle of Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy showed no significant damage and that "he has a shot to play" Sunday against the Ravens. That's a lot different than "expected to play." We'll see about the outlook for Damien Williams' knee, but RB Darwin Thompson makes for an attractive waiver target this week.

Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy sustained an ankle injury late in Sunday's win over the Raiders. It's not clear yet how significant the issue is. McCoy's last touch came inside the final 3 minutes, and K.C. ran the ball just 1 more time after that. Darwin Thompson took that final handoff and would likely be the backfield leader should McCoy and Damien Williams (knee) sit in Week 3. We'll be watching this whole situation closely. Thompson looks like 1 of the week's top fantasy football waiver targets, though, even if McCoy and Williams appear on track to play against Baltimore on Sunday.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that McCoy will have an MRI Monday, adding, "At first glance, it doesn't appear to be major."

Chiefs RB Damien Williams injured his knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Raiders. He's officially questionable to return. Williams' absence leaves LeSean McCoy atop the depth chart and Darwin Thompson as the #2 RB.

Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy is expected to play 15-20 snaps in today's opener against the Jaguars, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's about one quarter to one third of the game. McCoy figures to get just a handful of touches in his Chiefs debut and shouldn't be in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that RB LeSean McCoy has reached a 1-year deal with the Chiefs that includes $3 million guaranteed. McCoy's arrival shouldn't threaten the season-opening role of Damien Williams, whom coaches have said will be their lead back. But he's getting nearly double the guaranteed money in the 2-year contract ($1.6 million) that Williams signed with the Chiefs in December. McCoy also muddles the outlook for rookie Darwin Thompson who had climbed into the single-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts. McCoy, of course, played his first 4 seasons under HC Andy Reid in Philadelphia before spending 2 with Chip Kelly and then the past 4 in Buffalo. McCoy is now coming off the worst production of his career, though, and can't be counted on for big numbers even in the explosive K.C. offense. We'll all be watching to see how this backfield sorts out over the next couple of weeks. McCoy and Thompson both belong in the early double-digit rounds for now. Williams remains overpriced at his ADP.

The Bills have cut RB LeSean McCoy. Although the team said all offseason that McCoy remained part of their plan, the move doesn't come as a major surprise. Shady is 31, his tank is nearing empty, and his release saves $6.4 million against the cap. We'll see where he latches on. Houston or Tampa Bay would give him a shot at a significant 2019 role. The Bills' RB depth chart is now topped by rookie Devin Singletary, Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon. Gore out-snapped Singletary 9 to 1 with the starters in Buffalo's 3rd preseason game and might open the season as the leader in this committee. But our money is on Singletary emerging as the starter before long.

 
 
 

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