Gillislee was supposed to be heavily involved with LeSean McCoy's (hamstring) availability doubtful, but got only one first-half carry with McCoy in the game. While he played in a rotation with Reggie Bush once the starter exited in the second half, it was Bush that got the call from the one-yard line and found pay dirt. Gillislee has averaged 5.8 yards per carry in his career, so he would make an enticing play in an increased role next week against the Patriots if McCoy -- who re-injured his hamstring in the second half -- can't go.
We hope that if you're a McCoy owner, you didn't let this insurance policy expire along the way. We've seen some big bids on Gillislee all week, which be a bit overblown, as it looks like McCoy may only miss a game or two -- and he might even rally to play this week, though it isn't looking promising. That said, Gillislee has looked good in limited action so far, averaging 6.9 yards per carry with two rushing touchdowns and one more through the air. The
Gillislee rushed six times for 60 yards in Sunday's win over San Francisco, including a 44-yard run that put him in the end zone for the second straight week.
Gillislee's ticket to instant value in all leagues was nearly punched in this one, as LeSean McCoy suffered what looked like a potential serious knee injury. It turned out McCoy was just hit on the knee, and the pain subsided without any damage and the starter went on to play the rest of the game. Gillislee remains the handcuff to own to McCoy, while holding some current value in super deep leagues given the team's propensity to run the ball and work him in on occasion, namely when the Bills get inside the opponent's five.
This was Shady McCoy's game, as the starter rumbled all over the Rams' defense and there was little need to give him a breather. Still, Gillislee seems to be tapped on the shoulder somewhat often when the Bills get inside the five, and he finally cashed in with his first rushing TD of the season. That in itself doesn't hold much value, but he'd be looking at the bulk of the carries if anything were to happen to McCoy.
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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