The loss of LeSean McCoy is a tough blow to the Buffalo Bills and his fantasy football owners. McCoy had battled various injuries at times this season, but was still a Top 10 running back. McCoy might miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL. With the Bills eliminated from the playoff hunt, there isn't much reason for the team to risk further reason.
If you're still in the race for a championship and need to replace McCoy, here are the best options. Only players owned in less than 50 percent of leagues qualify. But be warned, the options are not that great. With that in mind, here are five fantasy running backs you should consider signing to replace LeSean McCoy.
5. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions
The Lions' running game has been awful this season, but Abdullah has had at least 12 carries for three straight game (entering Week 14). He's getting more touches for Detroit and has upside. After all, we all saw how good he looked during the preseason. It's doubtful Abdullah does much outside of the weeks he scores, but he's worth looking into as an option.
4. James White, RB, Patriots
White is taking over as the Patriots' third down back. He's worth adding in PPR-formats, but has limited upside in standard ones. Brandon Bolden will also get a few touches per game. White is a slightly safer option than the ones before him on this list.
3. Mike Gillislee, RB, Bills
While Williams is the more talented runner, he's not 100 percent and has missed several games with a shoulder injury. Because of those injury concerns, adding Gillislee makes sense. He busted a massive run Sunday and should get the bulk of the carries if Williams isn't completely good to go.
2. Karlos Williams, RB, Bills
Williams is the better runner than Gillislee, but he's also not totally healthy. If Williams were not injured, he'd be the obvious addition. There's more risk with Williams, but also more reward. With the season nearly over, swinging for the fences could pay off.
1. Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks
Michael has constantly been added and cut this season in fantasy football. It seemed like he was on the verge of breaking out with the Cowboys, but Darren McFadden ended up breaking out. Then the Cowboys cut him, and the Redskins later did the same. The Seahawks signed him last week and he immediately took over the starting role, racking up 84 yards. The Seahawks are a pass-first team right now, but feel free to add Michael. He's worth picking up in all formats.Back to the Fantasy Football Newsfeed