Mike Gillislee
Mike Gillislee
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Gillislee in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Saints in October of 2018.
Set to visit Colts
RBFree Agent
August 2, 2019
Gillislee is slated to work out for the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Gillislee also had a workout with the Raiders, with his latest opportunity likely fueled by the fact that both Jordan Wilkins and Spencer Ware are dealing with undisclosed injuries, leaving the Colts' current backfield depth a little thin.
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mike Gillislee
Weekly Rankings: Week 4 Value Meter
September 25, 2018
Michael Thomas continues to get a huge target share with the Saints. See where he ranks in this week's Value Meter.
East Coast Offense: The Biggest Edge
September 25, 2018
Chris Liss is dubious the Giants will regret taking Saquon Barkley ahead of Sam Darnold in this year's draft.
Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter
September 18, 2018
So far, so good for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense - and offenses playing against the Chiefs, too!
NFL Game Previews: Week 2 Matchups
September 13, 2018
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night game as the Mitchell Trubisky leads the Bears against a beat up Seahawks defense.
Weekly Rankings: Week 2 Value Meter
September 11, 2018
JuJu Smith-Schuster really likes the idea of you playing him in Week 2.
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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Logs workout with Oakland
RBFree Agent
July 31, 2019
Gillislee worked out for Raiders on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Works out for Jags
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May 17, 2019
Gillislee worked out for the Jaguars on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Gets a look from Detroit
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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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