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LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #9 22.06 BUF Questionable 6 years 27 5'11 208 @CutonDime25

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs

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After leading the league with 1,607 rushing yards and 2,146 yards from scrimmage in 2013, McCoy's struggled last season as he watched his yards per carry drop from 5.1 to 4.2. A lingering turf toe injury might have had a lot to do with that. Even with 339 touches in 2014, LeSean finished 12th among RBs in Fantasy Football World Championships scoring, averaging 12.85 fantasy points per game. His lack of explosiveness was really visible in the passing game (5.5 yards per catch in 2014; 10.4 in 2013). Over the last three years, McCoy has scored only 21 times after he recorded 20 TDs in 2011. For his career, LeSean is averaging 4.6 yards per rush with four 1,000-yard rushing seasons. The Bills completed 114 passes to the RB position in 2014, but their new coaching staff doesn't have the same philosophy. Jets and 49ers running backs combined for 101 receptions last year. McCoy is a very talented back with great change-of-direction quickness. The Bills don't have a great offensive line, and LeSean isn't a lock to get the goal-line carries. McCoy is a great player, but he may not be an elite RB1 in 2015.

SCOUT Fantasy: 2. There's a lot of skepticism in the Fantasy Expert community about LeSean McCoy. Even with the certainty that Rex Ryan will focus on a run-first scheme, is the skepticism justified? Isn't McCoy guaranteed to see a high volume workload both as a runner and receiver?

Talbot: I don't think the skepticism is justified. The team has said that they want to give McCoy over 300 carries in 2015. Last season, the run game couldn't get going due to the play of the offensive line. In the offseason, the team upgraded at both guard spots with rookie John Miller and Richie Incognito. Cyrus Kouandjio has also looked vastly improved at right tackle as well. In addition, the team has brought in two of the best run blocking fullbacks in the NFL in Jerome Felton and John Conner. While it's doubtful that the team carries both fullbacks, they've essentially added another blocker for McCoy. Right now, McCoy is going towards the end of round 1, and I believe that's exceptional value for McCoy in 2015.

Latest Update

Sep-04-15 Bills RB LeSean McCoy participated in individual drills Friday

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy returned to doing individual drills today. He's still not a full go but this is a step in the right direction. Head coach Rex Ryan continues to state that he's cautiously optimistic McCoy will be ready for Week 1. He seems to be trending in the right direction.

Fantasy Analysis:

There has been a lot of concern that McCoy would miss the season opener. Ryan has expressed doubts of his own. However, it's looking like he may be ready Week 1. If he wasn't close the team would not allow him to participate at all. This is a situation that should be monitored closely. If McCoy can't go, rookie Karlos Williams may be the best option now that Fred Jackson has been cut. Williams has injury issues of his own that needs to be monitored as well though.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/4 - Bills RB LeSean McCoy participated in individual drills Friday Injury
9/4 - Bills RB Karlos Williams participated in individual drills Friday Injury
9/2 - There is growing concern Bills RB LeSean McCoy won't be ready Week 1 Injury
8/31 - Bills release RB Fred Jackson
8/27 - Bills RB Karlos Williams seen at the team facility Thursday Injury
8/22 - Bills RB Fred Jackson returns to practice
8/20 - Bills HC Rex Ryan 'cautiously optimistic' RB LeSean McCoy will be ready for Week 1 Injury
8/20 - Bills RB Karlos Williams will be ready for Week 1 Injury
8/19 - Bills RB LeSean McCoy expected to be ready Week 1 Injury
8/18 - Bills RB LeSean McCoy suffers hamstring injury Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
1.02 DLF - Pretty easy choice here, high tempo offense, great all around back and still getting better it seems
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