Mike Gillislee, RB New Orleans Saints

General Info

  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 208 lbs
  • DOB: 11-01-1990
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Most Recent News

Saints promote RB Jonathan Williams to active roster

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:11pm

Mike Triplett - [Full Article]

Saints RB Jonathan Williams is being promoted to the active roster from the practice squad, per source. Makes sense considering they only had 2 RBs active. And wouldn’t be surprised to see him split time with Mike Gillislee as the backups. Don’t know who was released yet.

Related Players: Alvin Kamara, Mike Gillislee

Fantasy Impact:

The Saints only had two RBs on the active roster heading into Week 1 before this move - Alvin Kamara and Mike Gillislee. This move calms some of the sleeper appeal of Gillislee getting enough volume in the Mark Ingram role to be a sneaky start in Week 1, as Williams has been with the team all preseason. Gillislee just arrived this week.

Scouting Report

Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints pounced on Mike Gillislee as soon as the Patriots released him in early September. He will serve as the team’s No. 2 back for New Orleans’ Week 1 matchup versus the Bucs, with Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games. Gillislee will serve as a power complement to Alvin Kamara but he won’t be a trustworthy option in fantasy. Ranked as our No. 43 RB for Week 1, avoid Gillislee this week.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NO
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
18
TB
15
CLE
5
@ATL
23
@NYG
28
WAS
BYE30
@BAL
1
@MIN
32
LAR
27
@CIN
3
PHI
5
ATL
8
@DAL
18
@TB
2
@CAR
17
PIT
2
CAR

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1TB39013.000000--1.1-1.17/6410.9%
2CLE818002.250000-1.81.89/6613.6%
3@ATL310003.330000-1.01.04/795.1%
Per game4.6712.3300.332.6400000.000.570.576.67/69.679.88%
Totals1437012.6400000.001.71.720/2099.88%