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LeSean McCoy | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: Pittsburgh
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FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports LeSean McCoy (hamstring) could miss as many as 3-4 weeks.
McCoy's latest MRI revealed a "new tear" in Shady's hamstring. Shady has made it clear he won't return until he's 100 percent, and Garafolo's sources say that won't happen for up to another month. Rookie Karlos Williams is a locked-and-loaded RB1 until McCoy returns. The Bills play four more games until their Week 8 bye. McCoy might be targeting his return for Week 9. Oct 4 - 12:06 PM

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LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Sammy Watkins (calf) are officially inactive Week 4 against the Giants.

Not a surprise, as both were already ruled out on Friday. Karlos Williams will get the start at running back, while Percy Harvin and Robert Woods will get the nods at receiver. Also inactive for the Bills are WR Marquise Goodwin, DT Alex Carrington, SS Aaron Williams, RG John Miller, and LB Tony Steward.
Oct 4 - 11:36 AM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring), who has been ruled out for Week 4, made it clear Friday that he won't return until he's 100 percent healthy.

Also admitting that he recently suffered a setback with his hamstring, McCoy seems to be preparing himself for a multi-week absence. "One thing I promised myself is I can't go out there if I'm not 100 percent," said McCoy. So, if it's this game or next game -- whenever it is, I'm rushing to get back but I'm not playing till I'm 100 percent." All of the Karlos Williams.
Oct 2 - 1:56 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is out for Week 4 against the Giants.

His absence this week was already a foregone conclusion. McCoy said he won't play again until his hamstring is 100 percent. He could be looking at a multi-week absence. Karlos Williams needs to be owned and started in all formats.
Oct 2 - 1:12 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He's not going to play this week. Expect rookie Karlos Williams to get as many touches as he can handle Sunday against the Giants. He'll be on the low end of the RB1 spectrum in season-long leagues and a cheap plug-and-play for DFS.
Oct 2 - 11:21 AM

Speaking Thursday, Bills coach Rex Ryan all but admitted LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Sammy Watkins (calf) will miss Sunday's game against the Giants.

Ryan cheekily refused to say the words himself, but said "you guys can figure it out." With McCoy sitting, Karlos Williams vaults to the RB1 borderline, while Percy Harvin has legit WR3 appeal in the absence of Watkins. As of now, McCoy appears to have a better shot at returning in Week 5 than Watkins. Daily Slant: With McCoy and Watkins expected to miss Sunday's game, several Bills become solid value plays. Karlos Williams is an excellent cash game option at RB with little competition behind him for touches, and his salary certainly does not match up with his expected opportunity. Percy Harvin is the biggest beneficiary of Watkins' injury, and he's already shown some solid rapport with Tyrod Taylor through three weeks. Robert Woods also benefits and becomes a viable GPP target.
Oct 1 - 1:48 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan conceded in a radio interview Wednesday that LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is almost certainly out for Week 4.

Karlos Williams will be a hot commodity in DFS this week, and should be treated as a borderline RB1 in season-long leagues. "I’m telling everybody, ‘Oh yeah, he’s got a great chance,’ but we all know he doesn’t," Rex said of McCoy's status. If Williams capitalizes on his opportunity against the Giants, he could continue to eat heavily into McCoy's rest-of-season workload.
Sep 30 - 8:18 PM

Coach Rex Ryan confirmed LeSean McCoy (hamstring) "doesn't look good" for Week 4 against the Giants.

McCoy won't practice Wednesday. Rookie Karlos Williams should handle all, or the majority, of the first-team reps in practice this week and get the start against the G-Men. Boobie Dixon will back up Williams, and Cierre Wood could get the promotion from the practice squad. Williams is a plug-and-play RB1/2.
Sep 30 - 10:57 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is unlikely to play Week 4 against the Giants.

With McCoy hobbling around on "one and a half legs" the first three weeks and rookie Karlos Williams showing he's more than capable of carrying the rock, the Bills will likely give McCoy the week off. Williams immediately enters the RB1 conversation against a Giants defense that has given up the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs through three games. He'll also be cheap-ish in DFS. Daily Slant: Assuming McCoy sits out on Sunday, Karlos Williams is basically a plug-and-play in DFS cash games, and also makes for a very nice tournament option (although his ownership percentage will likely be high). Williams doesn't have much competition for touches with McCoy out of action, and has scored a TD in all three games despite McCoy's presence. He managed to cross the 100-yard mark last week on only 12 carries.
Sep 28 - 9:05 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan hasn't ruled out the idea of resting LeSean McCoy for a week, saying he'll leave it up to the team's "doctors and trainers."

Ryan had previously brushed off the idea, but changed his tune between Sunday's win and Monday's presser. McCoy has seemingly endorsed the idea, saying he needs to "find a medium between being tough ... and being smart." McCoy spent the vast majority of yesterday's game on the exercise bike. Rest would likely do him well.
Sep 28 - 1:14 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan dismissed the idea of sitting LeSean McCoy (hamstring) for a week to get him healthy.

Ryan admitted McCoy is playing on "one-and-a-half legs," but added, "If he's at 80 percent, he's still a heck of a player." McCoy sounded more open to sitting out a game, saying he needed "to find a medium between being tough ... and being smart." Even if McCoy continues to play, the Bills are expected to use rookie Karlos Williams more often to give McCoy rest. He is more of an RB2 as long as the hamstring is an issue.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 10:49 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed 11 times for 16 yards in Buffalo's Week 3 blowout of the Dolphins, adding a 10-yard touchdown reception.

McCoy's owners were extremely lucky that he came away with a touchdown, as he spent most of the afternoon on an exercise bike. Shady was never announced with an injury, but coach Rex Ryan revealed afterward that he was playing on "one and a half legs" as he continues to battle a hamstring issue. It's surprising since McCoy was listed as "probable" on Friday's injury report. Karlos Williams continues to shine behind McCoy in a handcuff/change-of-pace role. His uncertain injury situation makes McCoy a dicey RB1 for next week's matchup with the Giants.
Sep 27 - 7:55 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is probable for Week 3 against the Dolphins.

McCoy is practicing in full this week and appears to be getting over his summer hamstring issue. He's Rotoworld's Patrick Daugherty's No. 6 back this week.
Sep 25 - 12:44 PM

Updating an earlier item, LeSean McCoy (hamstring) was "full" in Thursday's practice.

Wednesday was just a rest day for the veteran back, who's been dealing with a hamstring issue since late in the preseason. McCoy is an RB1 for Sunday's date with the Dolphins.
Sep 24 - 1:39 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is back at practice Thursday.

The Bills were just getting McCoy a rest day on Wednesday. He is safe to fire up as a high-end RB2 this week against Miami.
Sep 24 - 12:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Anthony Dixon
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Percy Harvin
3Chris Hogan
WR31Percy Harvin
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Gragg
LT1Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Kraig Urbik
3Gabe Ikard
RG1John Miller
RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay