2015 Strength of Schedule - BUF
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:12pm
While Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn would like to see LeSean McCoy’s workload stay the same, he’d prefer if Fred Jackson’s was scaled back. Jackson played 548 snaps last season, a number Lynn said he’d like to see cut in half.
“I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season,” Lynn said. “If we could take half of that off his plate, I think you’re going to see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson.”
We currently have Jackson projected to touch the ball 114 times after he racked up 207 touches in 14 games last season, so Lynn's expectations mostly jibe with our projections. As for McCoy, he's going to have a tough time matching the 340 touches he had in 2014 due to the potency and pace of the Philadelphia offense compared to the Buffalo offense. We do have McCoy projected to see 329 touches since OC Greg Roman and HC Rex Ryan both love to run the ball. Just don't expect McCoy's receptions to increase; Roman barely used the very capable Frank Gore in a pass-catching role while calling plays in San Francisco the last few seasons.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 12:27pm
Week 17 - McCoy vs. NY Giants
LeSean McCoy ran 22 times for 88 yards last week and added a TD, just his fifth of the season. He caught three balls for 28 yards. The 28 yards are his highest receiving total since Week 1 as the team went back to using RBs in the passing game a little more.
McCoy was certainly effective in this contest, and now gets another good matchup against the Giants who are in the middle of the pack in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs. The Eagles say they will play the starters in what is now a meaningless game, but there's certainly a chance McCoy loses some more work than usual in this contest. He should still make for a solid play.