Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 7. McCoy left practice on Wednesday due to tightness in his hamstring but returned on Friday. Per Josina Anderson, McCoy will miss Week 7 and “could miss multiple weeks.” Other reports (and the Bills themselves) have said that he’s a game-time decision. His appearance at practice is a good sign, but WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia said that McCoy was “walking and running on the hamstring a bit gingerly.” Mike Gillislee will be a Sneaky Start if McCoy is out, and we think he’ll sit. Gillislee leads all backs (with at least 20 touches) in fantasy points per touch and is averaging 6.8 YPC on the year. If McCoy plays, owners will pretty much have to play him, but Gillislee should see an expanded workload either way.
The person spoke to The AP on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not disclosed their plans regarding their top offensive threat. McCoy left practice on Wednesday after experiencing tightness in one of his hamstrings.
Related players: Mike Gillisle
This conflicts with an earlier report from Josina Anderson indicating that McCoy was out for this week and maybe longer. The good news is that the Bills play early on Sunday so owners won't have to sweat it out. We'll leave him out of the rankings until it starts to look like a better than 50/50 proposition that he's going to play.
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. McCoy left practice on Wednesday due to tightness in his hamstring. Per Josina Anderson, McCoy will miss Week 7 and “could miss multiple weeks.” Mike Gillislee will be a Sneaky Start while McCoy is out. Gillislee leads all backs (with at least 20 touches) in fantasy points per touch and is averaging 6.8 YPC on the year.
Related players: Mike Gillislee
It looks like McCoy owners need to make plans for Sunday. Gillislee should step in and replicate most of his production this week against the Dolphins, though he has bad matchups with New England and Seattle in the next two weeks.
A source with knowledge of the situation says Bills running back LeSean McCoy suffered a “mild to moderate” hamstring strain Wednesday at practice and that the team is still hoping to have him available Sunday at Miami, but his status will most likely remain uncertain for at least the next couple of days.
Head coach Rex Ryan told the media that McCoy left practice early with “tightness” in his hamstring, but was unable to give further details on the injury.
“We’ll see what happens with our medical evaluation,” Ryan said. “I’m not going to look into it, but we’ll see how he comes back. We feel good about the guys we do have, but that’s assuming he won’t play, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Related players: Mike Gillislee
Gillislee would become a Sneaky Start if McCoy can't play. Gillislee leads all running backs (with at least 20 touches) in fantasy points per touch. He's averaging 6.8 YPC on the season and has found the end zone three times.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. McCoy left practice on Wednesday due to tightness in his hamstring. This is a situation to monitor. Mike Gillislee would be a Sneaky Start if McCoy can’t play.
Great news for owners. McCoy left the game with what appeared could be a serious knee injury after gashing the 49ers. But McCoy was able to come back to complete a huge fantasy day, and, appears to be fine going forward.
The injury looked serious at first, but at one point McCoy seemed to be testing the knee on the sideline. McCoy was already over 100 yards with TDs on the day.
Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm
Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hand, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 5. McCoy apparently injured his hand on Friday, but HC Rex Ryan didn’t indicate that he was in any real danger of missing Week 5. McCoy said that he “won’t miss” Week 5.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:33pm
Last Sunday, Bills RB Reggie Bush was active and healthy but never entered the Bills' 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Instead, the Bills turned to Mike Gillislee and rookie fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams to take a total of six carries behind LeSean McCoy.
Bush's disappearance from the offense is a development that would seemingly put the veteran's job in jeopardy when the Bills must clear two 53-man roster spots when defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson return from four-game substance-abuse suspensions next week.
Terrance West stole the show in Monday night's open practice at M&T Bank Stadium with his big runs. Kenneth Dixon became the star of Saturday night's workout before 25,000 at the stadium with his open-field moves.
The one Baltimore Ravens running back that few are talking about this training camp is the one who has led the team in rushing the last two seasons. Justin Forsett finds himself in the peculiar position of being atop the depth chart while flying under the radar.
"Justin is quietly having an excellent camp," coach John Harbaugh said.
Forsett's 1,907 yards rushing the last two seasons are the eighth-most in the NFL. But unlike some of the others ahead of him on that list -- DeMarco Murray, LeSean McCoy and Le'Veon Bell -- Forsett hasn't been guaranteed a starting spot.
Harbaugh declined to name his No. 1 running back in February, and the Ravens drafted a running back in the fourth round for the third straight year. That put a huge question mark at the running back position for the offseason and training camp.
What Forsett has working for him is the best track record in this running back group. Since Forsett surprisingly filled Ray Rice's starting spot in 2014, his 22 runs over 20 yards (first), 4.9-yard rushing average (fifth) and 2,323 yards from scrimmage all rank in the top 10 among running backs the last two seasons. He is five years older than any back on the roster, the story said, and those other guys are all just making bigger plays right now. If the trend continues, it's hard not to see this turning into a committee or hot-hand situation.
Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, the Bills have confirmed the veteran running back is visiting with the team today.
Bush would provide immediate cover for Karlos Williams‘ four-game suspension, and potentially replace him in the backup role when he returns, depending on what kind of shape he’s in.
Bush can be used in the passing game, but isn't really a true backup to McCoy the way Williams can be. Bush has had his share of injuries as well. We'll keep an eye on Bush situation as well as what may or may not happen with Williams being out of shape and suspended.
This was the last outstanding piece of information about this situation -- would the NFL take any action? It appears that they won't. Last year, McCoy finished #17 in standard formats and #19 in PPR, but was a low-end RB1 in both formats on a per game basis since he only played 12 games. He averaged 19.6 touches for 98.9 total yards per game, and should continue to see that type of workload as he enters his age 28 season.
It looks like McCoy is in the clear. Last year, he finished #17 in standard formats and #19 in PPR, but was a low-end RB1 in both formats on a per game basis since he only played 12 games. He averaged 19.6 touches for 98.9 total yards per game, and should continue to see that type of workload as he enters his age 28 season.
Pennsylvania Solicitor General Bruce Castor said the attorney general's office will take another look into Bills running back LeSean McCoy's alleged involvement in a bar fight with two off-duty police officers in February.
“I think it’s completely accurate to say LeSean McCoy and anyone else allegedly involved in this incident are not totally cleared,” Castor said to CBS Philly.
The Philadelphia district attorney declined to prosecute, but the state attorney general will take another look at the case. McCoy is not completely out of the woods at this point.
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