Josh McCray

Running BackRB
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After his 2022 season was largely plagued by injury, McCray returns to the Fighting Illini backfield with the hopes of continuing the success he had as a freshman. McCray is a former three-star recruit who provided a major spark in the offense during the 2021 season, finishing with 549 yards and two touchdowns on 112 carries, second highest on the team. Heading into the 2023 campaign, McCray is set to lead the rushing attack sans Chase Brown and should take the next step on the fantasy landscape in a run-heavy Illini offense. Read Past Outlooks
Healthy for spring practice
April 4, 2024
McCray (neck) is healthy for Illinois' spring practice, Joey Wagner of 247Sports.com reports.
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Along with Aidan Laughery, McCray is one of Illinois' two healthy scholarship running backs available for the spring. For the time being, McCray is expected to receive first-team reps at the position, even though a neck injury limited his output in 2023. That year, he logged 43 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns across his five games.
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Won't return this year
Neck
October 6, 2023
McCray will miss the rest of the season due to a neck injury, Scott Richey of The Champaign News-Gazette reports.
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Ruled out Friday
Undisclosed
October 6, 2023
McCray won't play in Friday's game versus Nebraska.
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Status uncertain Friday
Undisclosed
October 6, 2023
McCray is questionable for Friday's game versus Nebraska.
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Cleans up in relief
September 26, 2023
McCray recorded 14 rushes for 73 yards and caught two of three targets for 14 yards during Saturday's 23-17 win versus Florida Atlantic.
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Totals minus-two yards in loss
September 20, 2023
McCray logged four rushes for negative two yards and gathered in their only target for five yards during Saturday's 30-13 loss to Penn State.
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