- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 198 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 12, 1988 (30)
- 10th Season
- 2009 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 53 (PHI)
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had his best performance of the season on Sunday against the New York Jets. As we thought, McCoy saw an increase in usage with Matt Barkley behind center. The veteran ran the ball a season-high 26 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught his one target for five yards out of the backfield. Shady started the day 29th on the all-time rushing list and moved all the way to 26th after the game, passing Marshawn Lynch, Eddie George and Tiki Barber. The Bills have a bye week next, but we could see McCoys carries go back down when they take the field next, as quarterback Josh Allen should be ready to play again. However, if McCoy can continue to see at least 20 carries, he'll be a weak RB2 that is limited by his offensive line.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is looking to improve from his subpar performance last week when the team takes on the Jets this Sunday. McCoy only played in 41 percent of the Bills snaps last week, which was a low for him while healthy. He lost a good chunk of carries to Chris Ivory and the fact that the Bills were down by 28 at halftime didn't help. As for Chris Ivory he was limited during Thursdays practice, and his status should be monitored closely as it will have a direct impact on McCoys carries. This shouldnt be a game where the Bills are down big by halftime and McCoy could benefit from it. Another thing to watch closely will be the quarterback situation. If Nathan Peterman is forced to start again, then McCoy should see a huge bump, as coach Sean McDermott probably doesnt want to see the team rely on him throwing 49 times again. Consider McCoy a weak flex play at best in deep leagues, and could be a sneaky tournament play in DFS.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy wasnt much of a factor in the teams loss against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The veteran only carried the ball 10 times for 10 yards, and also caught all four targets out of the backfield for 19 yards. This performance really contradicts the statement the Bills were making by not trading McCoy. Instead of allowing him to try and get a run game established, they relied heavily on quarterback Nathan Peterman, allowing him to throw almost 50 times in the game. Shady also had his carries cut into by fellow back Chris Ivory, who rushed for 36 yards on seven attempts before getting injured. McCoys lack of production cant be unnoticed this season. Its not clear if the majority of blame should be put on him or the Bills weak offensive front. Moving forward itll be very hard to roster McCoy, and he may only be in play in DFS as a salary saver given a favorable matchup.