College: Florida | 6 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 11/1/1990
2018 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 4.2
Avg Pts: 0.32
Rank: 22 RB
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The New England Patriots have been in contact with free-agent running back Mike Gillislee, who was released by the Saints on Saturday. Gillislee spent last year with New England, and the Patriots could use more running back depth with Rex Burkhead and Jeremy Hill done for the season. Rookie Sony Michel and James White are the current members of the backfield, but Gillislee could provide a short-yardage/goal-line option for head coach Bill Belichick.
The New Orleans Saints released running back Mike Gillislee on Saturday. Gillislee had 16 carries for 43 yards in four games for the Saints, but he was expendable with Mark Ingram returning from his four-game suspension. Gillislee could land with another team in a short-yardage/goal-line role, but he doesn't carry much fantasy value.
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram was officially activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 6 and the team cut RB Mike Gillislee to make room.
Fantasy Spin: Ingram served as four-game suspension without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He will return to give New Orleans one of the best one-two punches in the NFL. Treat Ingram as an RB3 or flex fantasy forward with the potential for more as he knocks off the rust.
New Orleans Saints running back Mike Gillislee was held to two carries for six yards and one reception for nine yards in Week 4 against the New York Giants. Gillislee has taken the backseat to running back Alvin Kamara who has dominated the Saints backfield. Running back Mark Ingram will be returning from suspension in Week 5 which will likely decrease Gillislee's already small workload. Gillislee can be dropped in nearly all formats- he has very limited upside with Kamara and Ingram working ahead of him.
New Orleans Saints running back Mike Gillislee had eight carries for 18 yards in Sunday's win against the Cleveland Browns, an increase of five touches and nine yards from Week 1. Gillislee remains nearly irrelevant in all fantasy formats as running back Alvin Kamara continues to lock down the backfield. Gillislee will be even less of a factor when running back Mark Ingram returns from suspension in Week 5.
New Orleans Saints running back Mike Gillislee struggled in Week 1. In a negative game script where the Saints were playing from behind, Gillislee only totaled three carries for nine yards and a fumble. It is possible for Gillislee to get more touches in the future, but he remains nearly irrelevant in all fantasy formats. In addition, when running back Mark Ingram returns from suspension in Week 5, Gillislee will be even less of a factor in the Saints offense.
New Orleans Saints RB Mike Gillislee managed only three carries for nine yards and lost a fumble in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Spin: Gillislee joined the team only a week ago, but he appeared to be a good candidate to fill the Mark Ingram role in this offense while the latter served his four-game suspension. However, Gillislee offers virtually nothing in the passing game, so he can't afford to make mistakes - such as committing fumbles that result in defensive touchdowns. At this point, there's little reason to believe he'll earn enough trust over the next three weeks to be of use to fantasy owners, meaning he probably belongs on waivers in most leagues.
New Orleans Saints RB Mike Gillislee is listed as the backup running back on the Saints' initial depth chart.
Fantasy Spin: Take this listing with a grain of salt. Alvin Kamara will receive the bulk of the backfield work this week, with Gillislee and Boston Scott sharing touches behind him. Both Gillislee and Scott are too risky to start.
New Orleans Saints running back Boston Scott said he expects to "be doing kickoff returns" and also thinks he'll be "in the mix" for punt returns. Scott will likely be third on the depth chart behind Alvin Kamara and Mike Gillislee with Mark Ingram suspended to begin the season. Unless your league counts return yardage, Scott can be ignored in fantasy.
Free-agent running back Mike Gillislee will sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday after being cut by the Patriots on Saturday, according to a source. This move makes sense after the team also cut Jonathan Williams on Saturday. Mark Ingram will also serve a four-game suspension to open the year, so Gillislee will serve as a short-yardage option behind Alvin Kamara and Boston Scott. Gillslee's fantasy value couldn't have gotten much worse than it was with the Patriots, and he might be worth a look as a waiver option early in the year if he vultures some touchdowns for the Saints.
Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Patriots) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 2, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Spin: Gillislee probably will see some touches while Mark Ingram serves his suspension but will not be a big factor in fantasy leagues. Owners in standard leagues could consider picking him up off waivers as a depth running back on their roster.
Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Patriots) is visiting the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 2.
New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill has won a roster spot, beating out RB Mike Gillislee.
Fantasy Spin: Hill is still behind Rex Burkhead, James White and perhaps even Brandon Bolden in the pecking order in Foxboro, so he has an uphill climb to fantasy relevance again. Still, Burkhead has had propensity for injury, so Hill could re-emerge sooner rather than later.
The New England Patriots released running back Mike Gillislee on Saturday, according to a source. This was the expected course of action all throughout training camp and the preseason with Jeremy Hill outplaying Gillislee for the short-yardage/goal-line role in 2018. While Hill could have decent weeks at the goal line for the Patriots, his fantasy production will be way too unpredictable to rely on. This is a crowded backfield with Rex Burkhead, James White, rookie Sony Michel and Hill all in the mix.
The New England Patriots released RB Mike Gillislee, a source said Saturday, Sept. 1.
Fantasy Spin: Gillislee was a fantasy option last season for some teams, but he was beaten out for a roster spot by Jeremy Hill, the former Cincinnati back. It's likely that Gillislee won't take long to find another organization, but avoid him for fantasy purposes until further notice.
New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee's roster spot is in jeopardy as he battles Jeremy Hill and Brandon Bolden and others for the team's fourth running back slot behind Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel and James White. The roster cutdown to 53 players is Saturday, Sept. 1. 'Every preseason, I feel like it's a little harder for the running backs,' Gillislee said. 'But I'm doing all I can to make make the team or whatever it is, whether it's here or going (elsewhere).'
Fantasy Spin: Gillislee's first year with the Pats was a disappointment, finishing with 398 total yards and five TDs as he took a backseat to Dion Lewis (1,110 total yards, nine TDs) and Burkhead (518, eight). Now enter Michel, a first-round pick out of Georgia, and Hill, the former Bengal who's looked better than Gillislee in the preseason, and it very well could end up being a one (season)-and-done run for Gillislee in New England.
New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee still appears to be the odd man out for the final running back roster spot. Jeremy Hill is projected to beat out Gillislee for the power role. Brandon Bolden could also be cut and then brought back later. As of now, the Patriots are expected to keep Rex Burkhead, James White, rookie Sony Michel and Hill in their backfield.
New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill has the edge over RB Mike Gillislee for the 'big back' role, according to Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston.
New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee has looked sharp in practices and is running with noticeable burst, but he's still behind Jeremy Hill after Hill's star performance in the first preseason game. Gillislee worked on his receiving skills in the offseason but struggled in short-yardage situations last year. However, he's had more chances to make his case with rookie Sony Michel (knee) missing eight straight practices and Rex Burkhead missing four straight practices. Even if Gillislee does somehow make the final roster, he'll strictly be a short-yardage/goal-line back, leaving his fantasy value extremely flimsy and unpredictable.
New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee is projected to make the final roster over Jeremy Hill, in the opinion of The Boston Globe's Ben Volin. Gillislee struggled last year and doesn't contribute on special teams, but rookie Sony Michel is already hurt and Rex Burkhead was also banged up throughout the 2017 season. Gillislee is strictly a short-yardage/goal-line back, so his fantasy value will be extremely limited if he even makes the squad. Brandon Bolden and James Develin are also considered locks.