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LeSean McCoy | Running Back | #25

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (53) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, LeSean McCoy's (hamstring) Week 8 injury situation is expected to be similar to last week's.
A source told Schefter that McCoy "will be in the same position as last week, probably questionable" to face New England. So, basically, here we go again. McCoy was completely ineffective before aggravating his hamstring injury in last week's loss to Miami, and it's hard to imagine him suddenly regaining effectiveness one week later. McCoy also admitted to experiencing "pain" in the hamstring, which is a bad sign. The Bills need to suck it up and play Mike Gillislee, and let McCoy get healthy for at least a week or two. Pushing McCoy to play against the Dolphins was one of the most irresponsible decisions of the 2016 NFL season. Oct 24 - 4:29 PM

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LeSean McCoy acknowledged he felt "a little pain" in his hamstring while running a pass route in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Miami.

Asked if it would have been better to sit against the Dolphins, McCoy replied "You might be right." Players always want to play, but it is incumbent on teams to protect players from themselves in situations such as this. Coach Rex Ryan took the ignorance-is-bliss approach after Sunday's game, saying "We thought he was fine" and "I don't know that he wasn't 100 percent." McCoy is now very possibly staring at a multi-week absence. Great job, Bills.
Oct 23 - 6:26 PM

LeSean McCoy aggravated his hamstring injury Week 7 against the Dolphins and is doubtful to return.

This was predictable to everyone outside of the Bills' coaching staff. Pushing McCoy to play against a pathetic Dolphins team in such a winnable game could end up being a colossal mistake if McCoy suffered any further damage to the hamstring. McCoy looked nowhere near his normal self in a little over a half of action, rushing eight times for 11 yards. Mike Gillislee is in.
Oct 23 - 3:11 PM

After watching LeSean McCoy (hamstring) in pre-game warmups, ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak observed that McCoy "does not look close to 100 percent when cutting and exploding."

Rodak proceeded to note that McCoy took a pre-game handoff all the way to the house as opposed to stopping, drawing roars from fans paying attention to warmups. This is a tricky situation and we'd be lying if we pretended to know how it will play out. McCoy is best viewed as a boom-bust Week 7 fantasy start. His tough-to-predict usage and performance will affect Mike Gillislee's workload.
Oct 23 - 12:28 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is active for Week 7 against the Dolphins.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports McCoy will be on a 25-35 plays limit, while NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said McCoy "should be his normal self." Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia advises staying away from both McCoy and Mike Gillislee in fantasy. At the end of the day, this is a play/fade at your own risk situation. We have no idea why the Bills are pushing McCoy so hard to play.
Oct 23 - 11:31 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is expected to play in Miami today but should see a limited number of snaps.

He's expected to see 25-35 total plays in a timeshare with Mike Gillislee. Despite moving gingerly in practice on Friday, McCoy is ready to go as a risk/reward RB2. Gillislee could easily end up as the Bills' lead back on Sunday and still makes for a solid RB2/flex play against Miami’s porous run defense.
Oct 23 - 1:25 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports signs are pointing to LeSean McCoy (questionable, hamstring) "at least playing a limited role" Sunday.

McCoy is a game-time decision after making the trip to Miami. Early reports suggested he would sit, but it now looks like he's going to play through the hamstring injury that sidelined him in practice this week. McCoy has workload concerns and will be exposed to in-game setbacks, making him more of a risk/reward RB2. Even with McCoy trending toward active, Mike Gillislee should be involved this week.
Oct 22 - 7:05 PM

LeSean McCoy (questionable, hamstring) will travel with the team to Miami.

The fact he's traveling with the team suggests McCoy's a true game-time decision. McCoy doesn't look close to full strength, but Buffalo is reportedly pushing him to play. There should be an update on McCoy's status early Sunday. Mike Gillislee will start if McCoy sits out.
Oct 22 - 2:54 PM

According to WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia, LeSean McCoy (questionable, hamstring) "wasn't moving around like he normally does" at Friday's practice, and was "walking and running on the hamstring a bit gingerly."

It doesn't sound like McCoy is anywhere near full strength, and the Bills could cut McCoy at risk of aggravation if they do decide to play him against the Dolphins. Officially, the Bills' party line is that McCoy's status is a game-time decision. McCoy's own agent -- Drew Rosenhaus -- has hinted that McCoy is on the doubtful side of questionable. We're guessing McCoy won't play, but we also would have guessed Thursday night star Davante Adams would not have played on a short week after suffering a concussion Sunday. We'll find out McCoy's availability on Sunday morning.
Oct 21 - 4:07 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bills are "trying to push" LeSean McCoy (hamstring, questionable) to play in Week 7 at Miami.

On Thursday, Anderson had a "well-placed source" saying McCoy wouldn't play against the Dolphins and might miss multiple weeks. Anderson says there was "so much concern" about McCoy on Thursday because of last year's hamstring woes, which haunted McCoy throughout training camp and lingered into the season. It would not seem smart for the Bills to "push" their star running back to play through a hamstring injury, but NFL teams are certainly not averse to doing not-smart things. McCoy remains a game-time decision for Week 7.
Oct 21 - 1:08 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is questionable for Week 7 against the Dolphins.

Here we go. "We're not ruling Shady out at all," coach Rex Ryan said. "We'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good [today]." McCoy practiced on Friday but admitted he was "very limited" after straining his hammy on Wednesday and missing Thursday's practice. It was reported Thursday that McCoy would likely sit out Sunday, but he's really pressing to play. If the Bills were to play it smart, they'd hold McCoy out so he doesn't do further damage, but Ryan has long been open to McCoy playing hurt. Good news is this game kicks off at 1 PM ET, so we'll know early Sunday if McCoy is active. If he plays, expect a bit of a reduced role and some extra carries for Mike Gillislee.
Oct 21 - 12:12 PM

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) was present for the start of Friday's practice.

He stretched before practice, ran routes, and caught passes. It's notable as McCoy continues to push to play against the Dolphins. It sure sounds like he's going to be listed as questionable for the 1 PM ET start.
Oct 21 - 10:49 AM

Appearing on WQAM 560 Miami on Friday, LeSean McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said McCoy (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Week 7 against the Dolphins.

"I saw a report that he's out for the game. I don't think that's accurate. I think it's going to be a game-time decision," Rosenhaus said. "I'd be surprised if he wasn't listed as questionable. Either one (questionable or doubtful) would be fair." It sounds like the Bills may be willing to wait it out through the weekend and could let McCoy test the hamstring out in pre-game warmups. Either way, he's not going to be 100 percent, and Mike Gillislee will at least have an expanded role.
Oct 21 - 10:29 AM

The Associated Press' John Wawrow reports "a person with direct knowledge of LeSean McCoy's hamstring injury" told him that McCoy will be a "game-time decision" Week 7 against Miami.

This contradicts a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson, who reported McCoy isn't expected to play and could miss multiple weeks. Wawrow isn't a typical Rotoworld source, but it's worth noting nonetheless. At the end of the day, we trust Anderson's report, and the Bills will likely hold McCoy out to prevent him from further injuring his hamstring in a very winnable game against the Dolphins' bottom-barrel defense. It's a tough game for McCoy owners to miss out on, but Mike Gillislee is a very capable fill-in and an immediate plug-and-play RB2.
Oct 20 - 5:53 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports LeSean McCoy (hamstring) isn't expected to play Sunday and could miss multiple weeks.

Buffalo was holding out hope on McCoy, but he's not going to play after suffering a setback in Wednesday's practice. An earlier report suggested he's only dealing with a Grade 1 strain, though his status beyond this week is in question given his history of hamstring issues. Mike Gillislee will start in McCoy's place and is a plug-and-play RB2 against Miami. The Bills could also be without Robert Woods this week. Daily Slant: Mike Gillislee is your "free square" in DFS contests on Sunday. Gillislee is still priced around the minimum on most DFS outlets, and should push for 18-24 touches as the lead back in the Bills offense. Buffalo has run the ball on 49.6% of their plays - third highest rate in the league - while the Dolphins have faced the third most rush attempts per game. Make sure Gillislee is in your cash game rosters at the very least, but he's a strong target in all formats.
Oct 20 - 3:50 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Reggie Bush
4Jonathan Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Robert Woods
2Justin Hunter
3Greg Salas
4Sammy Watkins
WR21Marquise Goodwin
2Walter Powell
3Brandon Tate
4Kolby Listenbee
5Marcus Easley
WR31Walter Powell
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
LT1Cyrus Kouandjio
2Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
K1Dan Carpenter