LeSean McCoy Fantasy News

Bills RB LeSean McCoy expects to catch the ball more

Monday, May 29, 2017, 8:14pm

PFT - [Full Article]

As the Bills implement a new offense, questions remain regarding whether running back LeSean McCoy will be able to adjust his running style to the one-cut approach that coordinator Rick Dennison employs. There’s no question about McCoy’s level of excitement regarding the new air attack in Buffalo.

“The running backs getting the ball in the passing game,” McCoy told reporters on Thursday. “That’s something I’ve been a part of, but it’s been a while since I’ve actually got the ball a lot in the air — we do a lot of that. [Rick Dennison is] big on that, you look at all the successful running backs that’s been in his offense, from Arian Foster who I’m a big fan of, he did it on the ground and in the air.”

Fantasy Impact:

Dennison's offenses in Denver didn't feature the running back in a big way over the last two seasons, but while he was the OC in Houston, Arian Foster averaged 3.1 receptions per game from 2011 to 2013. That's a 50-catch pace, which happens to be how many receptions McCoy had last year under offensive coordinators Greg Roman and Anthony Lynn. In other words, we're not expecting a sea change in McCoy's involvement in the passing game. (McCoy does have big upside as a receiver -- he caught 78 passes in his second season in Philly.)

Bills don't match offer sheet for RB Mike Gillislee

Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:40pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bills declined to match two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet that RB Mike Gillislee signed with Patriots, per source. Gillislee now a Pat.

Related players: LeSean McCoy, Rex Burkhead

Fantasy Impact:

Over the past two seasons, he has gained 844 yards on 148 carries (5.7 YPC) and found the end zone 12 times (11 rush, 1 rec). In fact, among running backs with at least eight rush attempts inside the opponent's 5-yard line over the past two seasons, Gillislee is tied with LeVeon Bell for the highest touchdown conversion rate (70.0%) in the league. Gillislee's arrival takes a lot of the wind out of Rex Burkhead's sails. Burkhead was probably going to see most of the goal line work, but given Gillislee's talents in that are, he'll probably handle those duties. Double digit touchdowns are possible if Gillislee holds down that role for the entire year. It's going to be tough to predict the Patriots' backfield on a weekly basis. In Buffalo, this cements LeSean McCoy's status as a top 5 fantasy back since he's now likely to see an increase in goal line attempts. Jonathan Williams likely serves as his primary back up, though the Bills may address the position in the draft.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy no-show for offseason program

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:55pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

It’s still unclear why running back LeSean McCoy was the lone member of the Bills to not show up for the first day of the team’s offseason program. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, McCoy didn’t stay away due to his contract.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bills, despite a potentially significant change to the rushing philosophy under offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, have made it clear they want McCoy. And McCoy apparently isn’t trying to send them a message. The workouts are voluntary and he risks losing $250,000 worth of workout bonuses if he doesn't meet the threshold specified in his contract.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffers high ankle sprain

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 7:24pm

Mike Rodak on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills HC Anthony Lynn says RB LeSean McCoy has a high ankle sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

Reports said McCoy wanted to get back in the game but there was no reason for that. McCoy had a great fantasy year and should be a top back next summer when drafts come around.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) was removed from the injury report Friday. McCoy should play on Sunday, but the game isn’t meaningful, so he’s not as solid of a start as usual.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (knee) took full practice reps all week. McCoy is locked in as a high-end RB1 against the Dolphins at home. The Bills are averaging 30-plus points at home this year.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. McCoy is locked in as a high-end RB1 against the Dolphins at home. The Bills are averaging 30-plus points at home this year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. McCoy is locked in as a high-end RB1 against the Dolphins at home. The Bills are averaging 30-plus points at home this year.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It appears that Gillislee may be able to return this week. It may put a slight dent in LeSean McCoy’s touches as the Bills try to keep him healthy.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It appears that Gillislee may be able to return this week. It may put a slight dent in LeSean McCoy’s touches as the Bills try to keep him healthy.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 12. With Gillislee out, LeSean McCoy should see a big workload against the Jaguars. Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush are the backups.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. McCoy had surgery this week but is expected to play. With Mike Gillislee out, McCoy figures to see a big workload.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. McCoy had surgery this week but is expected to play. He may yield a few touches to Mike Gillislee, but we’re expecting a near-normal workload at this point.

Bills hopeful to have RB LeSean McCoy Week 12

Monday, November 21, 2016, 6:03pm

BuffaloBills.com - [Full Article]

The Bills didn’t waste any time getting LeSean McCoy’s dislocated left thumb properly back in place. The feature back underwent a surgical procedure on Sunday night and will have a chance to play on Sunday against Jacksonville.

“We’ll see how he progresses through the week,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “It would be big for us (to have him play) obviously. I think right now he’s playing as well as any back in the league. That would be nice if he actually is going to play. That would be great for us.”

McCoy got off to a fast start this past Sunday against Cincinnati averaging more than six and a half yards a carry with a touchdown, but dislocated his thumb late in the first half and didn’t return when the medical staff couldn’t pop his thumb joint back in.

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan would not put a percentage on McCoy’s chances of playing Sunday against the Jaguars, but admitted he was more encouraged.

Source: Bills RB LeSean McCoy has thumb surgery, expected to play Week 12

Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:24am

PFT on Twitter - [Full Article]

Per source Bills RB LeSean McCoy had a procedure on his thumb and will play Sunday barring something unexpected.

Fantasy Impact:

This is certainly good news but also worth monitoring this week. McCoy was poised for a pretty nice day before leaving with a dislocated thumb and never returning in Week 11.

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