McKenzie caught six of seven targets for 53 yards and rushed once for four yards in Sunday's 14-13 win over the Lions. McKenzie was carted off with a non-contact injury in the third quarter, but managed to return to the game. Seeing as McKenzie avoided a serious injury on the play, look for Buffalo to try to get the ball into the speedy playmaker's hands in Week 16 against the Patriots.
McKenzie rushed four times for 22 yards and a touchdown while catching four of seven targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets. McKenzie got some looks as a rusher and made the most of those opportunities after both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) were forced out by injuries. His longest run was a 15-yarder, which also culminated in a touchdown late in the first quarter. Should both McCoy and Ivory sit out against the Lions in Week 15, McKenzie would likely steal a few carries from Marcus Murphy.
McKenzie (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. McKenzie and Robert Foster are now the clear-cut top depth options at receiver behind Zay Jones now that Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes have been discarded. With that in mind, the odds are good McKenzie gets a larger number of offensive snaps the last four games of the season. He'll also see work in the return game.
McKenzie (toe) practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. McKenzie wasn't able to put in full work in the Bills' final session of the week after injuring himself a day earlier. The 5-foot-7 speedster is expected to step in as the Bills' No. 2 or 3 receiver over the final quarter of the season with Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes out of town, but he'll miss out on at least one chance to seize the opportunity if he isn't able to rally in time for Sunday. The fact that he was able to practice in some fashion Friday is probably a good sign, however.
McKenzie (toe) was listed as limited at practice Thursday. McKenzie injured his toe during Thursday's session and was unable to finish practice, which clouds his status for Sunday's game against the Jets. If he's unable to go this weekend, added snaps in the Bills' thinned-out receiving corps (behind top options Zay Jones and Robert Foster) would be available for Deonte Thompson and Ray-Ray McCloud.
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