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 - 34, 18, 27, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, 37, 39, 40, 41, 50
Overall Redraft - 69, 37, 57
RB Redraft PPR - 38, 18, 29, 29, 31, 35, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 46, 46, 48, 48, 50, 50, 52
Overall Redraft PPR - 74, 37
RB Dynasty - 53, 39, 54, 55, 56, 58, 63

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 14.0 145.0 * * 28.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 155.0 * * 35.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 180.0 * * 27.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 154.0 * * 28.5 * * *

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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: 98
RB: 37
Overall-PPR: 102
RB-PPR: 38

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Latest News

Bills | LeSean McCoy expects to remain the main man (Tue Aug 6, 02:18 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy told the team's website Tuesday, Aug. 6, that he believes he's still 'the guy' and suggested he has had that opinion reinforced by the coaching staff.

Our View: McCoy doesn't seem to be in danger of being released and his ADP is about as cheap as you'll ever see a lead back go for in fantasy drafts. Rushing scores were tough to come by with Josh Allen at quarterback, but McCoy still fits in a draft plan that foregoes running back in the early rounds.
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2019 Schedule

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2@ New York Giants
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