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Don’t Bank On Bills Running Back LeSean McCoy This Week

By Travis Pulver - 5 years ago in Injury Report, NFL News

Don’t Bank On Bills Running Back LeSean McCoy This Week

The regular season is done and over. But that doesn’t mean that the daily fantasy season is done. It does, however, mean that your options are severely limited as to who you can start since there will be only a handful of teams playing this weekend.

Some decisions will still be tough ones, of course. Some will seem pretty straightforward. For example—should you start Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy or leave Shady on your bench?

Normally…

The decision is an easy one. Shady is one of the best all-purpose running backs in the NFL. If he doesn’t gain yards in the ground game, he’ll do so in the passing game. One way or another, he produces. This season he had 100+ total yards in eight games and scored at least one touchdown in five games (eight total).

His numbers may be a little down this year compared to last, but a player with his reputation can break out for a big game at any given moment.

But….

He’ll be hard-pressed to break out against the toughest defense in the NFL. But then again, the one thing the Jaguars defense is not great at is stopping the run (No. 21; 116.3 yards/game allowed). The one thing the Bills happen to be pretty great on offense is running the ball (No. 6; 126.1 yards/game).

Shouldn’t that mean McCoy is a good start this week?

Not at all.

He left last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins with an ankle injury and has yet to practice this week because of it. When you listen to him talk—it doesn’t sound good:

“I want to be able to cut well enough to where I don’t have a lot of pain cutting,” he told reporters earlier this week (ESPN). “I just want to be close, or the best as far as [being] 100 percent as I can get. The type of game like this, you got to lay it all on the line. If I can’t get 100 percent, as long as I’m out there and I can work effective enough, I’ll do it. We’ll just see.”

McCoy Injury report

It sounds like, even if he does get into the game, there is a very good possibility he may not last. So, if you like your money, go with someone else this week.

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