RB LeSean McCoy - Buffalo Bills

5-11, 198Born: 7-12-1988College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 2, pick 53 (2009)

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Summary

The Buffalo Bills added several running backs to the roster, with TJ Yeldon and Frank Gore via free agency and Devin Singletary via the draft, but they say LeSean McCoy remains their top option in the backfield. However, last season McCoy was bad and seemed to hit the wall as his yards per carry dropped from a mediocre 4 to a paltry 3.2. His touchdowns, which have rarely been a selling point, also fell to just three and he saw his targets tumble to 46 from 2017's total of 77. Even allowing for outside factors--a shaky offensive line, a running quarterback, poor tools around him--McCoy just doesn't look like the same running back. At 30 and in the final year of his contract, you have to assume the Bills are looking past him now, and while the team may be heading towards an upswing, that might not involve McCoy as much as it used to. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 33, 22, 26, 29, 29, 31, 35, 37, 37, 39, 41
Overall Redraft - 67, 41, 55, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 32, 20, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 33, 33, 37, 43, 44, 45, 49
Overall Redraft PPR - 72, 41
RB Dynasty - 52, 37, 53, 55, 56, 58, 61

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 BUF 15 234 1267 13 58 51 356 1
2017 BUF 16 287 1138 6 77 59 448 2 1
2018 BUF 14 161 514 3 46 34 238 0
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.0 157.0 * * 34.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 165.0 * * 36.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 200.0 * * 27.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 154.0 * * 28.4 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

LeSean McCoy's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 91
RB: 36
Overall-PPR: 94
RB-PPR: 37

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Latest News

Bills | LeSean McCoy expects sizable role (Thu Jun 13, 07:31 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy expects to maintain a large role in the offense in his age-31 season in 2019. 'I'm a type of guy, I thrive off of having a big name. So when guys come to my team, they're curious to see, 'How is LeSean McCoy? Is he still a good player?' I mean, I'm a dominant player. I think that speaks for itself. But I'll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season,' McCoy said Tuesday, June 12.

Our View: There has been speculation that he could be released because of his 6.5 million dollar price tag, but the Bills have shown that they value McCoy greatly in recent years despite some incentive to trade him. He is about as cheap as any back in line to lead his team in carries, so the risk of release or a diminishing role is tolerable. His ceiling is limited by an under construction offensive line and potential to lose short touchdowns to Josh Allen.
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Bills | Three RBs see time with starters (Tue Jun 11, 06:22 PM) - Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and Devin Singletary all received snaps with the first-team offense during practice Tuesday, June 11.

Our View: McCoy is still the lead back (for now) but the team is ready to move on if he falters. They could use more of Gore and/or Singletary in an effort to keep McCoy fresh in 2019. McCoy has a current ADP of RB41 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2019 Schedule

1@ New York Jets
2@ New York Giants
3vs Cincinnati Bengals
4vs New England Patriots
5@ Tennessee Titans
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Miami Dolphins
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9vs Washington Redskins
10@ Cleveland Browns
11@ Miami Dolphins
12vs Denver Broncos
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16@ New England Patriots
17vs New York Jets