What's Going to Happen in the Buffalo Backfield?

The Footballguys staff offers thoughts on how the Buffalo backfield will shake out

It would be hard to find a more experienced backfield duo than Buffalo's LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore. They have combined to appear in 357 games and gain 32,766 total yards. Can they hold off two newcomers to the roster in veteran T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary? Is this a four-man committee or will one -- or even two -- of these guys distance themselves from the pack?

Jason Wood

Josh Allen led the Bills in 100-yard rushing games last year, with two. LeSean McCoy, who somehow avoided league discipline in spite of damning evidence of his involvement in an assault against his former girlfriend, had one 100-yard game in 2018. McCoy's place in NFL history is cemented, but he's lost more than a step or two. The Bills are in full rebuild mode and are bringing in a litany of pieces to see what Josh Allen is capable of as the team's centerpiece. I would be shocked if McCoy leads the Bills in yards from scrimmage. But that doesn't mean there's fantasy gold to be had elsewhere on the depth chart. Expect a committee with little weekly redraft value.

Phil Alexander

I'd be surprised if McCoy is on the Bills roster in Week 1. The team can reportedly save $6.5 million by cutting him and most likely haven't yet because they're hoping to recoup something in a trade when another team's starter gets hurt during training camp. Without a trade to a running back-needy team, McCoy isn't very interesting. He's never been one to make much happen after contact, and age is beginning to chip away at his ability to make defenders miss.

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