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.
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 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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