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 - 36, 19, 25, 29, 30, 33, 35, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 52
Overall Redraft - 65, 29, 55, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 38, 17, 23, 30, 32, 35, 37, 37, 38, 38, 40, 41, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52, 58
Overall Redraft PPR - 70, 36, 54
RB Dynasty - 55, 39, 54, 57, 58, 62, 64

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 | Signs of life from LeSean McCoy (Fri Aug 23, 11:23 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy rushed six times for 37 yards in a 24-20 preseason win over the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 23.

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Bills | LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore to see more time (Wed Aug 21, 02:28 PM) - Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore will both see more playing time during the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 23.

Our View: Devin Singletary has dominated first-team snaps so far, but that was mainly to give the veterans rest time. This still looks like a three-man committee, although that could change if a team has an injury at running back and comes calling for McCoy.
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