In a game-time decision, LeSean McCoy was a go to play this past Sunday. However, it turned out to be an unwise decision for Buffalo to play him as he aggravated a hamstring injury. McCoy was held out of practice on Wednesday and his status for this upcoming Sunday against New England is up in the air, although I wouldn’t expect him to see a heavy workload if on the off chance he actually does suit up.

Fantasy Impact

With a hobbled McCoy, even a nicked up Mike Gillislee who was limited in practice on Wednesday holds intriguing fantasy value in week 8. The 3rd year RB out of Florida is known for his big play ability. While he’s not a workhorse out of the backfield, Gillislee holds the ‘boom or bust’ potential from a fantasy perspective – he’s reliant on the big play to rack up points.

In a limited workload, Gillislee has averaged over 6 yards per rush so far this season and has scored both of his rushing TDs in the past 3 weeks. I don’t however, like the matchup against New England this week as they limit big plays against and play solid against the run. If you’re desperate, he could be a viable FLEX option, but he’ll need a big run or two to rack up worthwhile fantasy points.

Week 8 projection: 12 carries, 54 rushing yards, 2 catches, 24 yards (7.8 fantasy points)

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