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Mike Gillislee | Running Back | #35

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 219
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (164) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Bills placed an original-round tender on restricted free agent Mike Gillislee.
The tender will be worth $1.797 million if Gillislee signs it, but the two sides are expected to continue working on a long-term deal. Gillislee is free to negotiate with other teams, but any team which signs him to an offer sheet will owe Buffalo a fifth-round pick if the Bills decline to match. Gillislee recorded 627 total yards and nine total touchdowns on 110 touches last season. Mar 6 - 8:39 PM

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports the Bills are hoping to sign restricted free agent Mike Gillislee to a long-term extension.

One of the NFL's top backup running backs, Gillislee will likely get a second-round tender if no long-term deal is reached. Pauline reports Gillislee's agents are meeting with Bills brass at the Combine to negotiate. Gillislee should be amenable to a deal worth between $4 million and $5 million annually.
Mar 2 - 8:12 PM

Mike Gillislee supplied 40 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and caught his only target for 10 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Gillislee only saw double-digit touches on five occasions this year but made the most of his limited workload by rushing for 577 yards and eight touchdowns on only 101 carries. He often frustrated fantasy owners by vulturing touchdowns from LeSean McCoy, though McCoy still had plenty of opportunities. Gillislee is a solid handfcuff for McCoy and could be worth a late-round flyer in fantasy leagues next summer.
Jan 1 - 4:35 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed 11 times for 91 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

The yards were a new season high, but Gillislee couldn't vulture LeSean McCoy. Gillislee will have RB3 appeal in a Week 17 guaranteed to be weird with injuries and restings.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' Week 15 win over the Browns.

The vulture was Gillislee's fifth in six weeks. Gillislee is an RB3/FLEX desperado for owners searching for touchdown odds.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed two times for 34 yards in the Bills' Week 14 loss to the Steelers.

Even on just two carries, he still led the Bills in rushing, though it's important to note both carries came at the end of the first half with Buffalo just killing the clock and the Steelers putting up little fight. The Bills rarely sniffed the red zone on Sunday, with Charles Clay scoring one long touchdown and Sammy Watkins scoring the other. Gillislee could have some deeper-league RB3/flex appeal next week in a plum home spot against the winless Browns.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Bills OC Anthony Lynn said Mike Gillislee will continue to get red-zone work.

"That's his role," said Lynn. Gillislee vultured a pair of goal-line touchdowns last week against the Raiders and now has six touchdowns over his last seven games. That might concern owners of LeSean McCoy, though Shady has still managed 10 touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving) in 11 games this year. McCoy is obviously the more well-established of the two, but the Bills are running the ball enough for both players to have fantasy success. Consider Gillislee an RB3/flex going forward.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed eight times for 49 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' Week 13 loss to the Raiders.

He wasn't involved in the pass game. Both of Gillislee's touchdowns were of the short-yardage variety, one from one yard away and the other from three yards out. One came on the heels of a long LeSean McCoy run to open the third quarter. McCoy's owners surely would have preferred McCoy get at least one of the touchdowns. Gillislee has scored four touchdowns in his past three games. He has some standalone flex value in this run-dominant offense.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is questionable for Week 13 against the Raiders.

He should play this week after getting in a limited week of practice. Gillislee will back up LeSean McCoy but could see more carries than usual with Buffalo down to only a few healthy receivers.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Gillislee is on track to play against the Raiders, though it's not a given. With their entire receiver corps injured, the Bills really need Gillislee to play so they can lean hard on their running game.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

After missing Week 12 with a pulled hammy, Gillislee is expected to be back this week against the Raiders to serve as LeSean McCoy's backup.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said Monday he expects Mike Gillislee (hamstring) to return for Week 13 against the Raiders.

Ryan said "everything looks good," and Gillislee is "on track to return" after missing Week 12 due to a hamstring injury he suffered in practice. Gillislee should retake breather-back duties from Jonathan Williams behind LeSean McCoy.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is out for Week 12 against the Jaguars.

It'll be Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush behind LeSean McCoy.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 01:02:00 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

Gillislee felt "tightness" in his hamstring during Wednesday's practice. The running back did not seem concerned about the injury, but sitting out Thursday suggests there is a chance he is inactive this week. Gillislee will need to get in some work Friday to have a real shot at playing.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 12:19:00 PM

Mike Gillislee said he felt "tightness" in his hamstring at Wednesday's practice.

Per Sal Capaccio of WGR 550, Gillislee "didn't seem too concerned" about the injury. It will be something to monitor throughout the week. Jonathan Williams will be on standby in case LeSean McCoy (thumb) and Gillislee are unable to play in Week 12.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Cardale Jones
3Josh Woodrum
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Jonathan Williams
4Joe Banyard
5Cedric O'Neal
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
FB1Patrick DiMarco
2Mike Tolbert
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Corey Brown
3Dezmin Lewis
4Corey Washington
WR21Andre Holmes
2Walter Powell
3Brandon Tate
4Kolby Listenbee
5Jeremy Butler
WR31Walter Powell
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Blake Annen
4Logan Thomas
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Michael Ola
LG1Richie Incognito
2Patrick Lewis
C1Eric Wood
2Ryan Groy
RG1John Miller
2Vlad Ducasse
RT1Jordan Mills
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Seantrel Henderson
K1Stephen Hauschka