RB LeSean McCoy - Buffalo Bills
|5-11, 198||Born: 7-12-1988||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 2|
He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 28): McCoy (hamstring injury) is fighting through a lot of pain and is playing on 'one and a half legs,' head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, September 27. Rex Ryan said Monday that McCoy's status would be determined by the medical staff this week.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 28): McCoy salvaged his week with a receiving score, but his hamstring is definitely affecting him, to the point that he is likely to miss Week 4. That is actually good for his season long outlook, but if Karlos Williams continues to impress, he could make a 50/50-ish share permanent whether McCoy is healthy by the end of the year or not.
General News (Fri Oct 2): is out for this week's game. McCoy said he hurt his hamstring again Thursday, Sept. 24. McCoy said he "messed something up and kind of hurt it again." McCoy said he will not return to action until he is 100% healthy, leaving his Week 5 status in doubt. Karlos Williams will start in Week 4 against the New York Giants
General News (Thu Oct 1): did not practice on Thursday. McCoy (hamstring) will not play in Week 4 against the New York Giants.
General News (Wed Sep 30): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Tue Sep 29): is unlikely to play in Week 4 against the New York Giants as he deals with his hamstring injury, according to sources.
Week 4: vs New York Giants
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. At midweek it looks as if Karlos Williams (24/186/3 rushing with 2/16/0 receiving so far during 2015) may be 'The Man' running for the Bills this week - LeSean McCoy aggravated his sore hamstring last weekend and may sit this one out to get his leg back to full strength (after the game head coach Rex Ryan stated that McCoy has been playing on one-and-a-half legs so far during September). Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News as the weekend approaches but for now it seems likely that Williams will get to showcase his skills during Week Four. The Giants' rush D allowed 22/56/2 to Atlanta's backup running back and company two weeks ago - they followed up by giving up 22/88/0 rushing to the Washington backs last Thursday. On paper, this defense is strong in the rushing phase (partly because they are so vulnerable against opposing passers - many teams elect to throw the ball on New York), averaging 74.7 rushing yards allowed per game (among the top five rush defenses in the NFL). At home in Buffalo, we call this one fairly even with neither team holding a huge edge over the other.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 3 vs MIA (11 / 16 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
Yet again, McCoy's statline does not accurately represent how well he played. When the blocking enabled him, McCoy was able to make it to his holes and turn upfield. In particular, McCoy had a stand-out run where his intended hole was immediately closed and he weaved past overly aggressive defenders for a good-sized gain. But, as is becoming standard, McCoy had to deal with invasions into his backfield all game. In at least one scenario, McCoy's blocker was pushed back five yards straight into him before McCoy could even make it to the edge. McCoy's touchdown was actually a receiving one, he was split wide on the play and crossed to the middle of the field for the walk-in TD. The talent is still there, but with the ascendancy of Karlos Williams and the general ineffectiveness of the offensive line, McCoy's stats may very well stay poor.
2015 Week 2 vs NE (15 / 89 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
McCoy had a great game despite the mid-week injury reports. While he was still getting hit behind the line in the first half, it was less than last week. McCoy's first cut upfield and subsequent change of direction in space were excellent. He had a really pretty juke that got him a first down but it was unfortunately called back due to an illegal formation penalty. Later on the game, McCoy switched on a dime and caused three defenders to miss. McCoy was also available as a decent dump-off option for Tyrod Taylor. The rise of Karlos Williams will probably bring his carry numbers down a little but McCoy has shown that he can still play at a high level. Because of the Bills' tendency to favor the running and short passing game, McCoy has been facing stout fronts. As Taylor becomes more comfortable throwing deep and if the Bills defense can rebound from the poor showing on Sunday, McCoy's value should continue to increase.
2015 Week 1 vs IND (17 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
McCoy caught a swing pass on the second play of the game and took it for 20 yards. He played well in space all game, displaying speed, vision, and elusiveness. McCoy showed very little signs of the injury that was nagging him in the off-season. However, the majority of McCoy's running snaps were not so positive. McCoy was getting hit behind the line of scrimmage all game; the Bills run blocking was not doing him any favors. The one time McCoy was able to break free for a TD, it was called back for holding. McCoy is still the elite running back that he has always been so watch for improvement in the Buffalo line and his value should increase.
Latest NewsBills | Four Bills out for Week 4 (Fri Oct 2, 02:41 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring), WR Sammy Watkins (calf), WR Marquise Goodwin (ribs) and FS Aaron Williams (neck) are out for Week 4. Goodwin and Williams were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 2. link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy won't rush back (Fri Oct 2, 01:18 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) said he will not return to action until he is 100% healthy, leaving his Week 5 status in doubt. RB Karlos Williams will start in Week 4 against the New York Giants in place of McCoy. link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy admits setback (Fri Oct 2, 01:18 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) said he hurt his hamstring again Thursday, Sept. 24. McCoy said he 'messed something up and kind of hurt it again.' Our View: This could easily be a multi-week absence for McCoy. Karlos Williams is there to fire up as strong RB2 while McCoy is out.
link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy absent Friday (Fri Oct 2, 11:36 AM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 2. Our View: McCoy is almost certainly out this week. Karlos Williams gets the start, and he's a must start against the Giants. If Williams continues to play well, this could be a multi-week absence for McCoy to get his hamstring healed after worsening its condition playing for the first three weeks.
link to story Bills | LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins ruled out (Thu Oct 1, 03:11 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and WR Sammy Watkins (calf) will not play in Week 4 against the New York Giants. Our View: Those are two significant blows to the offense, though Karlos Williams is a tremendous alternative and an RB1. The net impact is Percy Harvin is a borderline WR2/3 and Charles Clay a very good TE1 play.
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