Mike Gillislee
Mike Gillislee
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Saints in October of 2018.
Works out for Jags
RBFree Agent
May 17, 2019
Gillislee worked out for the Jaguars on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The Jacksonville backfield behind Leonard Fournette doesn't inspire much confidence, with Alfred Blue, Benny Cunningham, Thomas Rawls and fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead currently set to duke it out for backup work. Gillislee was released by the Patriots and then Saints early last season, ultimately finishing 2018 with 16 carries for 43 yards in four games. The 28-year-old fell out of New England's backfield rotation midway through the 2017 campaign, but he did produce eight rushing touchdowns and 5.7 yards per carry in Buffalo the year prior.
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How do Mike Gillislee's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
12.5%
 
Positive Run %
87.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
72.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
4.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
68.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.0
 
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2018 Mike Gillislee Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mike Gillislee's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.55 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.12 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Gillislee's outlook with the Patriots has changed quite a bit since last spring when he was signed to replace LeGarrette Blount as the team's "big back." His projected assignment appeared to carry a degree of TD-upside with it, but after a strong start, things fizzled out for Gillislee in 2017 to the point that he ended up spending a good chunk of the season as a healthy inactive. At this stage, he's simply fighting for a roster spot behind roster locks Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and James White. Brandon Bolden, Jeremy Hill and undrafted free agent Ralph Webb represent Gillislee's competition on that front and it may take an injury for him to stick around. Though his YPC regressed last season to 3.7, Gillislee did show a nose for the end zone en route to logging a 5.7 mark over his two season with Buffalo, in 2015 and 2016. It's going to take a break for the 27-year-old to re-emerge on the fantasy radar and that break may end up coming in the form of a change of scenery. That change of scenery came in the form of the Patriots leaving him off their 53-man roster in early September. Gillislee quickly landed a one-year contract with the Saints where he'll provide depth behind Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram (suspension) and Boston Scott.
It's been a long road to prominence for Gillislee. Drafted by Miami in 2013, injuries limited him to three games over his first two seasons, and he bounced around before Buffalo gave him a chance late in 2015. He emerged as a short-yardage weapon last year, scoring seven TDs on just 10 carries inside the 5-yard line. He runs with power, and while there isn't much wiggle to his game, he's learned to hammer through the first hole he sees. The Patriots signed him to replace LeGarrette Blount, and given Blount's league-leading 18 rushing TDs in 2016, Gillislee is in an ideal situation to build on last season's success. New England's backfield is crowded, however, so while he should get plenty of scoring opportunities, he's unlikely to get enough snaps to demonstrate that he's capable of being more than a battering ram.
Late in 2015, Gillislee showed some flashes of potential, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and scoring three touchdowns in the final five games. However, his lone chance with double-digit carries came in the last game of the season and was a disaster with 24 carries for 28 yards, no touchdowns or receptions, and a lost fumble. In an offense centered on LeSean McCoy, second-year runner Karlos Williams was presumed to be the top backup, but his four-game suspension and subsequent release opened the door for the likes of Gillislee, Reggie Bush and fifth-round draft pick Jonathan Williams to vie for the role. Bush may have a bigger role as a receiver, but Gillislee is the favorite to open the season as McCoy's top backup for early downs.
Gillislee was the Dolphins’ fifth round pick in the 2013 draft, but after playing in only three games (six carries) that season, he missed all of the 2014 campaign due to a hamstring injury. What can we expect this season? Well, he will have to fight for a job in a Dolphins’ backfield that is plenty deep entering the upcoming campaign. Gillislee may have the upper hand seeing as though he was the team’s draft pick, but he could also be behind the eight ball after seeing little to no game action over the past two seasons.
The fifth-round draft pick out of Florida was placed on IR by the Dolphins.
The Dolphins spent a fifth-round pick on Gillislee after he rushed for 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at Florida. While Gillislee won't make a lot of NFL linebackers and defensive backs miss, he does show promising vision and toughness going between the tackles and is a mature pass-blocker, which could earn him third-down work. The 5-11, 210-pound rookie could leapfrog the underwhelming Daniel Thomas in the preseason to become Lamar Miller's primary backup.
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Gets a look from Detroit
RBFree Agent
February 15, 2019
Gillislee worked out for the Lions on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Could rejoin Patriots
RBFree Agent
October 7, 2018
Gillislee has been in contact with the Patriots, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
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Released by Saints
RBFree Agent
October 6, 2018
Gillislee was cut by the Saints on Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.
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Three touches in Week 4
RBNew Orleans Saints
October 1, 2018
Gillislee gained six yards on two carries and caught one pass for nine yards in Sunday's win against the Giants.
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Another quiet game
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 25, 2018
Gillislee gained 10 yards on three carries in Sunday's win against the Falcons.
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