New England Patriots
  • 5'11"
  • 219
  • 27
  • 5 years
  • Florida
  • 2013 R5 O, None

Historical Stats

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
2013 MIA 3 6 6 21 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0
2015 BUF 5 54 47 267 5.7 3 1 7 6 29 0 296 3 0 1 3
2016 BUF 15 112 101 577 5.7 8 0 11 9 50 1 627 9 0 0 8
  Avg 6 51 47 245 4.6 4 0 5 4 20 0 265 5 0 0 3

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 NE 2 33 33 114 3.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 114 4 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 6:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee rushed 18 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Saints.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has managed four rushing touchdowns through his first two games, basically filling the role of the departed LeGarrette Blount in the New England backfield. He has obviously emerged as a must-start fantasy option across the board heading into Week 3 against the visiting Texans.

  • Posted: 9/7/2017 10:20pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee carried the ball 15 times for 45 yards and three touchdowns during the team's Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Good news: Gillislee scored three times. Bad news: Gillislee got stuffed on two separate 4th-and-short attempts. Sure, fantasy owners will take three TDs every single time, but the 26-year-old averaged just 3.0 yards per carry and wasn't involved as a receiver. Still, Gillislee got as many carries as the other three backs combined and remains a high-end RB3.

  • Posted: 8/25/2017 6:37pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee made his preseason debut Friday, Aug. 25, finishing with eight carries for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: He looked good in first game action for the Patriots. New England's backfield is murky, but Gillislee is probably the best bet to fill a LeGarrette Blount-type role. He is a high-upside RB3.

  • Posted: 8/23/2017 7:43am ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) said he's 100 percent and flying around the practice field.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee is being overdrafted in a lot of leagues. The Pats' roster is loaded, and they can spotlight any given player any week. Be very careful when drafting him as anything more than a high-end RB3 carries risk.

  • Posted: 8/22/2017 3:10pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Aug. 22, after being limited the last two weeks.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots don't even have a depth chart for their running backs right now, so it's officially a crapshoot. Gillislee, James White and Rex Burkhead, among others, will all be splitting playing time as long as they're healthy. Gillislee is the favorite for goal-line work, but draft at your own risk.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 11:57am ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has missed most of training camp because of his hamstring injury and there is no timetable to return. He is expected to receive most of the carries when he is healthy but will also share playing time with other running backs on the roster. He could be a No. 2 running back or flex option if he is ready for the season.

  • Posted: 8/16/2017 3:43pm ET

    New York England RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) did not travel with the team for their joint practices with the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has missed a lot of practice time since the start of training camp because of his injury and there is no timetable for his return. He was expected to have a role similar to LeGarrette Blount had last season, but he may have a smaller role in the offense if he does not return soon. He has a chance to be a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he receives most of the carries.

  • Posted: 8/9/2017 10:58am ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) has been 'locked onto the conditioning field for the past few days,' according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe. Gillislee also reportedly dealt with a similar issue during OTAs.

    Huddle Up: All aboard the Rex Burkhead train. Gillislee has been considered the favorite for the LeGarrette Blount big-back role in this offense from the moment he signed with the Patriots, but head coach Bill Belichick has a long history of 'next man up' and will not be afraid to promote Burkhead if Gillislee cannot stake his claim to the job. Ideally, owners will have an opportunity to watch this play out some more, but early drafters would be wise to use a late-round pick on Burkhead and bump Gillislee down a bit.

  • Posted: 7/29/2017 9:24am ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee handled the first carry at the goal line at practice Saturday, July 29, and appears to be the 'top candidate' to replace LeGarrette Blount as the big back in the Patriots' offense, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has been the favorite to fill Blount's old role from the moment he arrived in New England. For a team expected to be a juggernaut on offense and play with the lead in just about every game, that role should net Gillislee a lot of work at the goal line and in four-minute drills if he can take the job. Although Blount's franchise-record 18 touchdowns a season ago may be asking too much, rushing for 1,000-plus yards and 10 to 12 scores is not. He should be a solid RB2 option in all leagues.

  • Posted: 7/12/2017 3:30pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (undisclosed) dealt with an undisclosed injury during offseason workouts, but running backs coach Ivan Fears said it did not appear to be a long-term issue.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Gillislee's status once training camp starts, but he probably will be fine for the start of the season. He is expected to take over the role that LeGarrette Blount had last season, which should help his fantasy value. He will have to share touches with other running backs during the season but could be a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 7/4/2017 7:52am ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is the most likely back to fill the void left by RB LeGarrette Blount's departure, in the opinion of beat writer Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has rushed for 5.7 yards per carry in each of the last two seasons in limited work. He'll be a matchup play, but he could be a sneaky RB3 against weaker defenses.

  • Posted: 6/5/2017 2:29pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee appears to be the frontrunner for the Patriots' starting running back job, according to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, although he is expected to be part of a committee.

    Huddle Up: Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead will push Gillislee for meaningful playing time in a crowded backfield. Gillislee is already an under-the-radar fantasy asset. If he does earn most of the snaps and can serve as the Pats' primary goal-line back in place of LeGarrette Blount then he will surprise some people in 2017.

  • Posted: 5/28/2017 8:08am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis still has a spot on the club despite the additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead this offseason, likely as a kickoff returner and reserve running back who will play 15 to 20 snaps per game, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: Lewis showed off his trademark burst in OTAs per Reiss, who believes the team will 'carefully manage' the injury-prone running back. James White is the favorite to remain the team's primary passing-down back, leaving Lewis' owners in a tough spot. Consider White a solid mid-round option in PPR leagues and Lewis more of a late-round gamble.

  • Posted: 5/2/2017 6:00am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million deal includes $4 million in 2017 via a $1.5 million guaranteed salary, a $2 million roster bonus and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He's scheduled to make $2.4 million in 2018 with a $1.9 million salary and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee is going to run the ball, but with so many capable backs you have to wonder if 10 carries is the ceiling for him most games. He produced a lot in a little window with 5.7 yards per carry and eight touchdowns in 101 rushes. He'll be a potential flex back with some risk/reward in fantasy.

  • Posted: 4/24/2017 4:44pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is expected to receive a role like the one free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) had this past season.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee probably will receive a majority of the carries in the running game and likely will only see a few targets in the passing game. He was very successful in his limited playing time in 2017 and could be a No. 3 running back for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 4/24/2017 1:05pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee's two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet was not matched by the Bills, thus officially making him a member of the New England Patriots, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots' backfield is officially a crapshoot. With Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead, among others, already in the mix, Gillislee's touches will be limited. Trying to figure out who Bill Belichick will utilize any given week could turn into regret.

  • Posted: 4/22/2017 8:04am ET

    The Buffalo Bills have until Monday, April 24, to decide whether or not they plan on matching the two-year, $6.4 million offer from the New England Patriots for restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee.

    Huddle Up: There is some speculation the Bills are leaning toward matching the Patriots' offer after deciding almost immediately last year he would not do the same with then-RFA Chris Hogan. Buffalo probably also has no desire to lose a productive backup like Gillislee to its division rival just so he can come back and haunt the Bills twice a year for each of the next two seasons. If he remains a Bill, Gillislee would remain one of the top handcuffs in fantasy.

  • Posted: 4/18/2017 10:40am ET

    The New England Patriots have offered Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee a two-year, $6.4 million contract, according to a source. The first year of the deal is worth $4 million.

    Huddle Up: Interesting play. The Pats have moved on from LeGarrette Blount, for all intents and purposes, and it appears the Adrian Peterson intrigue has been shelved. Gillislee showed flashes of brilliance as a spell and situational back in 2016. He would be part of a committee in New England, as well. Think RB4 value for now.

  • Posted: 4/13/2017 5:20am ET

    Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee visited the New England Patriots recently, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee ran for a robust 5.7 yards per carry each of the last two seasons, and he scored eight times on the ground last year. He's great in small intervals, but he'll need an injury to LeSean McCoy to see a bigger role in Buffalo. He's an RB4 in fantasy unless that happens.

  • Posted: 4/3/2017 7:51am ET

    Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee is working out with the Bills Monday, April 3. Gillislee is still eligible to be signed to an offer sheet by another team.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee offered a lot of pop in a small sample size with 577 rushing yards (5.7 yards per attempt) and eight scores. He added another touchdown through the air. Gillislee is a tasty flex option in most formats.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 10:36pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee rushed eight times for 49 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee can handle the tailback duties if LeSean McCoy should go down again, but he left this game and was able to return. Gillislee is nothing more than a RB3 option heading into Week 14 despite the two scores.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 6:44am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 13's game against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He's unlikely to see many carries this afternoon since LeSean McCoy is healthy, so he can be avoided in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 11/25/2016 10:04am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) will not play Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: With LeSean McCoy questionable due to thumb surgery earlier this week, the Bills face the real possibility of needing to turn to Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams at some point this weekend. McCoy is expected to play and is expected to shoulder the load for the ground attack, but it's a good bet he'll cede most of the work in the passing game to Bush.

  • Posted: 11/24/2016 9:14am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 24. He injured his hamstring during practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee was in line for a solid role on offense in Week 12, but his status seems uncertain at this point. Owners should check on his status later in the weeks but may want to have other options available in case Gillislee is ruled out.

  • Posted: 11/23/2016 7:49pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) said Wednesday, Nov. 23, that he felt some tightness in his hamstring in practice so he let coaches know. He said he thinks he will be OK and wasn't too concerned.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee would have a larger role in the offense if LeSean McCoy is unable to go or is working in a limited capacity due to his thumb injury. Gillislee would only be worth using in standard formats unless Gillislee is able to return to practice in a full capacity by week's end and McCoy is inactive.

  • Posted: 11/23/2016 4:31pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee should have a decent role on offense if he is able to play and could have a bigger role if LeSean McCoy is ruled out. Gillislee could be a flex option in deeper leagues even if McCoy plays since McCoy probably will be limited.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 2:39pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee rushed for 72 yards on 14 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee probably will start in Week 12 if LeSean McCoy is ruled out, so owners will need to monitor the situation. Owners should consider Gillislee a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he receives the majority of carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Posted: 11/7/2016 9:27pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee rushed eight times for 32 yards with a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Nov. 7.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee worked in short yardage situations and down around the goal line. He is a decent flex fantasy option in deeper fantasy leagues when LeSean McCoy is healthy, and a RB2 when Shady is on the shelf. All Bills are off in Week 10 with a bye.

  • Posted: 10/29/2016 1:00pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (foot) is expected to play in Week 8 even though he is listed as questionable. Gillislee may be the starting running back if RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is ruled out.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee likely will receive a bigger role on offense even if McCoy is active for the game. He can be a flex option in most leagues because of the number of touches he should receive.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 2:48pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee likely will be the starting running back this week if LeSean McCoy is ruled out for the game. He can be an attractive flex option for owners because he should receive a solid number of touches during the game.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 2:15pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee could receive a bigger role in Week 8 if he plays because of LeSean McCoy's uncertain status. Gillislee could be a flex option in most leagues if he receives more touches.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 KC 15 45 3 0 0 0
2 @NO 18 69 1 0 0 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @BAL 0 0 0 1 -4 0
2 NYJ 0 0 0 1 18 1
3 ARI 3 20 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 6 30 0 1 13 0
5 @LAR 2 6 1 0 0 0
6 SF 6 61 1 0 0 0
7 @MIA 5 20 0 0 0 0
8 NE 12 85 1 3 9 0
9 @SEA 8 32 1 2 4 0
11 @CIN 14 72 0 0 0 0
13 @OAK 8 49 2 0 0 0
14 PIT 2 34 0 0 0 0
15 CLE 9 37 1 0 0 0
16 MIA 11 91 0 0 0 0
17 @NYJ 15 40 1 1 10 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
13 HOU 7 41 0 1 5 0
14 @PHI 3 24 1 1 6 0
15 @WAS 4 81 1 2 2 0
16 DAL 9 93 1 2 16 0
17 NYJ 24 28 0 0 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
13 @NYJ 6 21 0 0 0 0
14 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0

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