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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
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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. Dec 4 - 7:55 PM

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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.
Dec 2 - 1:27 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.
Dec 1 - 6:48 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.
Nov 30 - 12:17 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.
Nov 28 - 4:50 PM

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

It'll be Jonathan Williams and Reggie Bush behind LeSean McCoy.
Nov 25 - 1:02 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
Nov 24 - 12:19 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.
Nov 23 - 5:06 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He injured the hamstring at practice, putting him in serious doubt for Week 12 against the Jaguars. If Gillislee can't play, Jonathan Williams is next man up. Luckily for the Bills, LeSean McCoy (thumb) is expected to play.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 23 - 2:47 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed 14 times for 72 yards in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Bengals.

Gillislee was effective in clean-up duty after LeSean McCoy exited with a late-second-quarter thumb injury, and did not return. NFL Network reported the Bills were "not concerned" about McCoy's injury, which seemingly suggests McCoy has a good shot to play in Week 12 against the Jaguars. If not, Gillislee would be a strong RB2 against a weak opponent in Buffalo's run-first offense.
Nov 20 - 4:11 PM

Mike Gillislee rushed eight times for 32 yards and one touchdown in the Bills' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

He added two catches for four yards. Gillislee was able to vulture a one-yard touchdown run with LeSean McCoy on the sidelines after he bowed out with a minor injury that he quickly returned from. The play before Gillislee's score, Robert Woods was stopped at the half-yard line. Gillislee remains one of the stronger handcuffs in fantasy and even has deep-league standalone value.
Nov 8 - 12:35 AM

Mike Gillislee racked up 85 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and secured all three of his targets for nine yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Gillislee got off to a nice start, chewing up 28 yards on his first carry. He was relieved by Reggie Bush later in the drive after taking a massive hit from Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower. It didn’t take him long to resurface. Gillislee slithered out of Jamie Collins’ grasp to punch in a six-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. Game script prevented Gillislee from having an even bigger day as he was limited to just three carries in the second half. The Bills are hoping to have LeSean McCoy (hamstring) back for next week’s game in Seattle. That would limit Gillislee to a handcuff role.
Oct 30 - 5:30 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Bills will use a "rotation" at running back and "ride the hot hand" against the Patriots.

In other words, they aren't committed to Mike Gillislee as the bellcow. Rookie Jonathan Williams is a talented inside runner with some passing-game chops, while the Bills have an odd infatuation with Reggie Bush. We expect Gillislee to lead Buffalo's backfield in Week 8 playing time and touches, but he can't be viewed as a safe fantasy investment against a tough New England run defense.
Oct 30 - 9:38 AM

According to NFL Network's Mike Gillislee (foot) "plans" to play against the Patriots in Week 8.

He's going to start in place of LeSean McCoy, who is out with a hamstring injury. Though largely unproven—he's logged just 75 carries over three NFL seasons—Gillislee should be locked into a pretty substantial workload on Sunday. The Bills love running the ball and don't have any receivers they can really rely on. Consider Gillislee an RB2 against the Pats.
Oct 30 - 8:51 AM

Mike Gillislee (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Patriots.

Despite the tag, Gillislee is expected to both be active and start with LeSean McCoy (hamstring) doubtful. Buffalo's offense struggled last week and the Patriots have done a decent job limiting running backs this season, but Gillislee is a plug-and-play RB2 with six teams on bye.
Oct 28 - 8:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
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
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Justin Hunter
4Percy Harvin
WR21Robert Woods
2Brandon Tate
3Marcus Easley
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Gerald Christian
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Ryan Groy
2Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
K1Dan Carpenter