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AFC Team Running Back Depth Analysis

Frank Stampfl August 19, 2016 12:51PM EST
AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills: LeSean McCoy, Mike Gillislee, Jonathan Williams, James Wilder Jr. It’s important to be familiar with the Bills’ running back depth chart because McCoy is dealing with an injury already and the players behind him are very talented. There is no doubt that when healthy McCoy is still one of the premiere backs in the NFL, as evidenced by a seven-game streak last season in which he either scored a touchdown or racked up 100 total yards. Karlos Williams was released after showing up out of shape, so the Bills will likely turn to Mike Gillislee. Gillislee got in on the action last year; he scored a touchdown in three of the last four games. Jonathan Williams was a fifth-round draft selection for the Bills and may be more evidence that the team doesn’t trust McCoy to stay healthy. J. Williams was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated just two weeks prior to the opening of training camp, so it’s possible that he will face discipline by the law, the team and/or the NFL, though it’s not expected to happen this season. Regardless, McCoy is still the top name to own here. Gillislee is the handcuff to take at the beginning of the season as insurance in case McCoy gets injured. Jonathan Williams is probably the next man up if a serious injury occurs to either McCoy or Gillislee.

Miami Dolphins: Jay Ajayi, Arian Foster, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas, Isaiah Pead. Miami. The Dolphins and the land of Fantasy opportunity.

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