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LeSean McCoy’s Withering Fantasy Value Dwindles Further With Frank Gore on Bills

We declared LeSean McCoy DEAD last season. We told you to stay away (even though The Wolf couldn’t help himself in his hometown league). And he proved us correct by putting up a pathetic 514 yards and three touchdowns on 161 carries (3.2 YPC) in what was the league’s most puke-worthy offense for at least the first half of the season. Enter Frank Gore. Nope, don’t laugh. The 95 year old running back put Kenyan Drake in his back pocket and tallied a very respectable 722 yards on 156 carries (4.6 PYC). Even though the NFL’s fourth all-time leading rusher is punching father time in the face, it should not surprise anyone when these two form a geriatric committee in the backfield, thus severely handicapping Shady’s fantasy value.

What makes this even more likely is that McCoy was the one who recruited Gore to the Bills:

“I just saw their quarterback and he kept getting better and better as the year went on and my man Shady,” Gore said. “I’ve known him since he came to the NFL and we were together on Saturday and said, ‘you should come, I want to compete with you, and I know you will help me get back to home again.”

So not only will this not be a fierce competition that will light the fire under both players, it seems like it’s more of a situation where two pals want to ride out their careers together. McCoy will be 31 years old by Week 1, while Gore will be 36. Even though the Bills’ offense looks decent on paper and showed some signs of life under Josh Allen, we have McCoy ranked as our RB38 and his sidekick as our RB64. It wouldn’t hurt to throw a stone at McCoy in round eight, but chill on your expectations.

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