RB LeSean McCoy - Buffalo Bills
|5-11, 198||Born: 7-12-1988||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2009|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): McCoy left the Week 2 game with a rib injury but might not miss any time. He'll still be missing from our lineups no matter his status against the Vikings.
General News (Wed Sep 19): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
General News (Mon Sep 17): has been diagnosed with cracked rib cartilage and will likely be listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, McCoy has suffered the injury before and is not expected more than one game - if that.
Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings
FBG says: Bad matchup. With LeSean McCoy in the backfield, the Bills boast a run game that's at least dynamic and respectable. But when McCoy can't suit up - and questionable for Week 3 - there's little to like here. In that situation, Marcus Murphy and Chris Ivory would share lead duties. Murphy is a former seventh-round kick returner with 10 career rushes, while Ivory is 30 and has looked stuck in molasses since 2016. Couple that sheer dearth of talent with a shoddy front line and a front seven able to tee off on the gaps, and this may be Week 3's worst running situation. Even if McCoy can suit up, there's little reason to expect much room for the 30-year-old. The Vikings run defense isn't a flawless unit, but it's one of the league's most brutal matchups. With a trio of strong run-stuffing linemen and plenty of athleticism behind, this is rarely a fun unit to face. Dating back to the start of last year, the Vikings have allowed only 5 individual runners to reach 60 yards. Sheldon Richardson and Linval Joseph form a wall up front that allows Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr to attack the gaps and the edges. Joseph especially has long been underrated as a table-setter.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
LeSean McCoy's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 2 vs LAC (9 / 39 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a better day than week one, but still struggled against the Chargers and was forced to leave the game with a rib injury. He saw a total of 13 touches for 68 yards despite limited usage in the second half. McCoy looked quick and elusive on two perimeter runs but was unable to get high leverage usage. McCoy was used in the quick passing game on some flat routes on early downs where he was able to get positive momentum for the offense. The Buffalo offense only saw one goal line carry and it was Chris Ivory not McCoy who was called upon.
2018 Week 1 vs BAL (7 / 22 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
McCoy got very little opportunity to run with no extended drives in the first half for Buffalo. The lack of success created second and long opportunities that limited McCoy's opportunity. He did manage a vintage McCoy run, cutting back across the formation for an 11-yard gain, showing his speed and elusiveness. There should be better days ahead for McCoy.
Latest NewsBills | Limited practice for LeSean McCoy (Wed Sep 19, 01:33 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. Our View: McCoy is going up against a tough Vikings defense in Week 3...on the road. Fantasy GMs have to find a better option for a flex play, even if McCoy plays.
link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy has cracked rib cartilage (Mon Sep 17, 02:34 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (rib) has been diagnosed with cracked rib cartilage and will likely be listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, McCoy has suffered the injury before and is not expected more than one game - if that. link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy avoids broken ribs (Mon Sep 17, 09:19 AM) - Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) had X-rays rule out broken ribs Monday, Sept. 17. Our View: Watch McCoy's practice status this week but there is speculation that he could miss one game due to this injury. Rib issues always come down to pain tolerance, and McCoy is a tough player, but the Bills might choose to shut him down for a Week 3 matchup against a tough Vikings defense.
link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy has decent outing (Sun Sep 16, 05:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) rushed for 39 yards on nine carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. He also caught four passes for 29 yards during the game. Our View: McCoy had a pulse for fantasy leagues today, but left with an injury. Even if he's active next week, he'll be on our benches against the Vikings.
link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy leaves early (Sun Sep 16, 03:47 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) left the Week 2 game early because of injured ribs and is considered questionable to return. Our View: McCoy was proving out to be a low ceiling, low floor option even before the injury, even though Josh Allen was breathing life into the offense. McCoy will be benchable next week at Minnesota no matter whether he plays or not.
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