McCoy (hamstring) is officially listed as inactive prior to Sunday's matchup against Detroit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Reports leading up to the inactives announcement were not optimistic about McCoy's status, and it turns out a few limited practices were not enough for him to make a speedy recovery from the hamstring injury that limited him to nine offensive snaps in Week 14. Backfield mate Chris Ivory (shoulder) would have been a viable pivot point, but he'll land on the inactive list as well despite practicing in full all week. This leaves Marcus Murphy as the projected starting running back, with Keith Ford on hand to function in a reserve capacity as well. Another candidate for carries is wideout Isaiah McKenzie, who has two rushing touchdowns on just nine carries this season, in perhaps a Ty Montgomery type of role.
McCoy (hamstring) is not expected to play Sunday against the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Official confirmation of that news, either way, will arrive upon the release of the Bills' Week 15 inactives, but with McCoy apparently not in line to play and Chris Ivory's (shoulder) status looking iffy as well, the Bills' backfield Sunday could be in the hands of Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford.
McCoy (hamstring) will go through a pregame workout before the Bills decide on his availability for Sunday's game against the Lions, but there isn't much optimism he'll play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. McCoy exited early in the Week 14 loss to the Jets due to the injury and didn't practice Wednesday before logging limited activity Thursday and Friday. The Bills will wait and see how his hamstring responds to the workout before rendering a verdict on his status, but the non-contending team doesn't have much incentive to turn McCoy loose while he's less than fully healthy. Top backup Chris Ivory's (shoulder) status is also in peril for Sunday, potentially leaving Marcus Murphy on tap for the starting nod out of the backfield. Recent practice squad callup Keith Ford could also have a role in the Bills' offensive game plan if both McCoy and Ivory sit out.
McCoy (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Lions, is being viewed as a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Adam Schefter of ESPN notes the team isn't optimistic McCoy will be able to play. Meanwhile, Rapoport relays that McCoy's top backup, Chris Ivory (shoulder), is not expected to play, though that same Schefter report suggests Ivory is a game-time call. The conflicting reports muddle the Bills' backfield situation, but fortunately for fantasy players monitoring the matter, Buffalo and Detroit play among the early slate of games Sunday. Clarity on McCoy's availability -- or lack thereof -- should come when the Bills release their inactive list at approximately 11:30 a.m. EST. In the event both McCoy and Ivory sit out, Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford would be the only healthy options available.
McCoy (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions, is not expected to play, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fortunately for McCoy's fantasy owners, the Bills play among the early wave of games Sunday, leaving plenty of alternatives available in the likely event the running back doesn't suit up. In that scenario, Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford could get some extra looks out of the backfield. McCoy's top backup, Chris Ivory (shoulder), is viewed as a game-time decision and could be limited even if he gains clearance to play.
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