New York Jets
  • 5'10"
  • 214
  • 24
  • 2 years
  • Louisiana-Lafayette
  • 2017 R6 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NYJ 16 114 88 315 3.6 1 2 26 17 177 1 492 2 0 1 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/29/2018 7:46am ET

    Updating previous reports, New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (foot) will undergo surgery on his broken foot this week and is expected to miss three to six weeks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It appears that McGuire could miss the first game or two of the regular season, but this injury likely ends his bid to be the third-down back. Expect Bilal Powell to see more work, especially at the beginning of the year, making him worthy of consideration as a flex option.

  • Posted: 7/28/2018 1:05pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (foot) suffered a fracture in his foot earlier this week and will need to undergo surgery, according to a source. He is expected to miss an extended period of time and could start the season on the Reserve/Injured list.

    Huddle Up: McGuire was expected to have a decent role this season but likely will be out multiple weeks because of the injury. Bilal Powell likely will receive more touches with McGuire out and could be a flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 6/15/2018 7:16am ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire is expected to be the third-down back, in the opinion of beat writer Manish Mehta.

    Huddle Up: Add McGuire's name to your list of RB5 sleepers come draft day.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 8:56am ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (illness) is active for Week 16's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: McGuire will play despite not practicing at all during the week due to an illness. He will be splitting carries this afternoon with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell and is not a recommended fantasy option.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 7:35am ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (illness) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: McGuire was listed as questionable on the injury report and did not practice at all during the week. Assuming he is active for this game, he will be splitting carries with Bilal Powell and Matt Forte, so he is not a recommended fantasy option.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 3:09pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (illness) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and he is listed as questionable for Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: McGuire is a question mark for Sunday's game. If he is able to play he will split backfield touches with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. McGuire is a RB4 or flex fantasy option at best in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 4:34pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (illness) missed practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: It's only an illness, so there's still a good chance McGuire can make it back onto the practice field before the weekend. In any event, the sixth-round draft choice out of LSU is really someone that should be reserved for the deepest leagues, unless Matt Forte (knee) is unable to suit up, in which case McGuire merits a little more consideration for other formats.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 5:41pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: McGuire has a few days to recover from his illness and should be active for Week 16. He is coming off one of his better games of the season but will be facing a tough Los Angeles Chargers defense. He probably can stay on the bench in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 5:59pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire rushed four times for 24 yards in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints and he added three receptions for a team-high 48 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: McGuire showed some elusiveness and playmaking ability in his brief time on the field, seeing seven total touches to 13 for Bilal Powell. He might have carved out a bigger role for himself going forward, but his fantasy ceiling is still rather limited.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 2:21pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire (ankle) left the Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos due to an ankle injury and he is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: The rookie running back had one carry for minus-3 yards before departing, and he wasn't likely to have a big role anyway with both Bilal Powell and Matt Forte healthy and available.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 10:44pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire gained 30 yards on 13 carries (2.3 yards per carry) in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills. McGuire had one reception for nine yards.

    Huddle Up: In his last five games, McGuire has averaged 1.8, 2.2, 2.3, 2.0 and 2.3 yards per carry, respectively. That's Trent Richardson territory. With Bilal Powell and Matt Forte both producing it's unclear how long the team will continue to invest touches on McGuire, who did enjoy some success earlier this season. Whatever Todd Bowles decides, you should keep McGuire away from your lineup.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 2:07pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire rushed for 22 yards on 10 carries against the New England Patriots in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: McGuire received most of his work in the running game and was only able to rush for 22 yards. He should still have a role moving forward, but owners may want to consider keeping on the bench next week.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 1:06pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire rushed for 20 yards on 11 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. He also caught two passes for 10 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: McGuire did not do a lot in this game but may be the team's starting running back in Week 5 if Bilal Powell and Matt Forte are sidelined. He can be considered at least a flex option against the New England Patriots next week if he starts.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 2:50pm ET

    New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. He also caught two passes for 38 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: McGuire was added to the committee at running back a few weeks ago and was a big factor for the Jets this week. He should have a similar role next week against the Cleveland Browns and could be a flex option in most leagues.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @OAK 6 29 0 1 7 0
3 MIA 7 34 0 0 0 0
4 JAC 10 93 1 2 38 0
5 @CLE 11 20 0 2 10 0
6 NE 10 22 0 0 0 0
7 @MIA 3 7 0 0 0 0
8 ATL 1 2 0 0 0 0
9 BUF 13 30 0 1 9 0
10 @TB 8 22 0 4 36 0
12 CAR 5 21 0 1 13 0
13 KC 5 20 0 0 0 0
14 @DEN 1 -3 0 0 0 0
15 @NO 4 24 0 3 48 1
16 LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 4 -6 0 3 16 0

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