|Mike Gillislee to remain goal-line back|
Backup RB already has six scores in 2016
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 8, 8:35 pm
|Bills OC Anthony Lynn says Mike Gillislee will continue to get red zone carries. "That's his role," Lynn says, praising Gillislee's decisive running. Gillislee had two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to Oakland, getting goal line carries over LeSean McCoy and Jonathan Williams. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The news is a bummer for McCoy's fantasy value but not exactly something that has kept him from being a RB1 all season in one of the run-heaviest offenses in the league. As long as Shady is getting his usual 20-plus touches every week, his RB1 status should be secure.
| McCoy doubtful, Gillislee expected to start|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 28, 12:30 pm
|Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn't practice all week after aggravating his hamstring injury in last Sunday's loss at Miami and is officially listed as doubtful to play this week against the Patriots.
"Obviously he never practiced," Rex Ryan said, "so I think you guys can figure that out." (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Mike Gillislee is expected to get the start and is on the RB2 radar in Week 8 against the Patriots. Reggie Bush and rookie Jonathan Williams will fill backup roles. The Patriots have given up 2 rushing TDs to running backs this season.
| LeSean McCoy misses practices Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 27, 1:00 pm
|LeSean McCoy not spotted at start of Bills' practice Thursday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Rex Ryan went on to say that he's "not real sure" about McCoy playing in Week 8 against the Patriots. Given McCoy was a shell of himself last week, expect Mike Gillislee to get the start.
| LeSean McCoy "probably questionable"|
Aggravated hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 24, 6:05 pm
|After LeSean McCoy aggravated hamstring Sunday, one source said Bills RB “will be same position this week, probably questionable” for Sunday. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was apparently obvious to just about everyone except the Bills that resting McCoy after a mid-week hamstring pull was the right move. As a result of pushing Shady to play in Week 7, Buffalo will probably now play the week-to-week game with him instead. Owners should expect McCoy to miss multiple weeks and be thrilled if only misses one or two. Mike Gillislee will start and should be considered a serviceable RB2 in his absence.
| McCoy expected to be active, could be limited|
25-35 play pitch count
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 23, 3:05 am
|Bills' RB LeSean McCoy, listed as questionable with hamstring, is expected to play today but could be on 25-35 play pitch count, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Reports early this week stated McCoy would miss Week 7 but that appears to be in question as McCoy was able to make it through a limited practice Friday. If McCoy suits up it will take some of the shine off Mike Gillislee.
| LeSean McCoy practices Friday, questionable|
Ryan: "We're not ruling Shady out at all"
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 21, 11:45 am
|LeSean McCoy was front and center in the stretching line at Bills practice Friday and went through some basic pass-catching drills during the portion of practice that was open to media. Receiver Robert Woods and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus were not at the start of Friday's practice. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Rex Ryan went on to say: "We're not ruling Shady out at all. We'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good [today]." It sounds like McCoy will be a gametime decision. If he sits, Mike Gillislee would get the start and be a solid RB2 against the Dolphins defense.
| McCoy not expected to play Week 7|
Could miss multiple weeks with hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 20, 4:40 pm
|I'm told Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not playing this Sunday and could miss more time thereafter, depending on healing. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McCoy also battled hamstring injuries last season as well. Owners should be prepared for a multi-week absence, although there has been no indication yet this injury is anywhere near as serious as the one that sidelined McCoy for four weeks in 2015. Mike Gillislee is the next man up and should be expected to receive a fairly heavy workload, getting the occasional breather from Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams. Gillislee should be treated as a RB2 until McCoy returns.
| McCoy, Woods miss practice Thursday|
Bills bitten by injury bug
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 20, 12:45 pm
|Running back LeSean McCoy was not on the field during the open portion of Thursday's Bills practice after sustaining a hamstring injury Wednesday that put his availability for this week's game in question. If Robert Woods can't play Sunday, the Bills receiving corps would be comprised of Marquise Goodwin, Justin Hunter, Walter Powell and Brandon Tate. Ryan has said previously that the team also has plays for running back Reggie Bush to be used as a slot receiver. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: The big news here is McCoy's hamstsring injury. Mike Gillislee would get the start against Miami if McCoy can't go. Given the run-heavy scheme in Buffalo, Gillislee would be on the RB2 radar.
| LeSean McCoy exits practice early|
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 19, 4:06 pm
|LeSean McCoy left practice early with a hamstring injury.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday the running back's hamstring was tight and will be checked by the medical staff.
Ryan said he wasn't immediately sure of the severity of the injury.
FFToday's Take: This is a noteworthy development considering LeSean McCoy's injury history and the Bills reliance on their star rusher. He'll likely miss practice Thursday and be questionable heading into the Bills' week 7 tilt with the Dolphins. Backup Mike Gillislee and his 5.7 YPC would see more touches in the event McCoy is unable to play.