Fantasy Football: One Potential Cut Candidate for Every AFC Team
Buffalo Bills - LeSean McCoy
Cap Savings: $6.425 million
Dead Money: $2.65 million
The productivity and dynamism shown in the past cannot alter the fact that 2018 has been a season to forget for LeSean McCoy. Restricted to just 13 games, he had a career-low 514 rushing yards at the anaemic yards-per-attempt mark of 3.2.
According to our metrics, McCoy was one of the worst running backs in the NFL this season. Of the 47 running backs with at least 100 carries, only Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount had fewer Rushing Net Expected Points (NEP) per attempt than McCoy, who came in at -0.15. Just to show that maybe the lack of production isn’t solely the fault of McCoy, however, fellow Bills running back Chris Ivory finished with -0.09 Rushing NEP per carry.
McCoy has 2,821 total touches in his career and will be 31 by the time the 2019 season starts. The Bills are in serious need of a major overhaul on offense, and they could start by cutting McCoy loose. They seem set on keeping him around, however, but time will tell if they stick to their word.
Tight end Charles Clay is another release candidate as the Bills can save $4.5 million by releasing him. Clay mustered a mere 21 receptions and 184 yards on the season.