Week 1 statistics: 22 rushes, 110 yards; five receptions, 49 yards.
Week 1 fantasy output (ESPN standard scoring): 15.9 points (27th overall, fifth among running backs)
Week 1 fantasy output (ESPN PPR scoring): 20.9 points (16th overall, fifth among running backs)
What happened last week vs. the Jets: McCoy played in 54 of the Bills' 77 offensive snaps, or 70 percent. His 27 touches were his most in any non-overtime game since joining Buffalo in 2015. He was replaced by Mike Tolbert at the goal line early in the game but received red zone snaps later. On a 3-yard run near the goal line early in the fourth quarter, McCoy's wrist went numb and he exited the game. Tolbert then entered the game and scored a 1-yard touchdown, preventing a higher fantasy output by McCoy. Buffalo also scored on a pair of 1-yard touchdown passes that prevented McCoy from finding the end zone.
What to expect this week at Carolina: Coach Sean McDermott said Monday he was comfortable with McCoy's high workload, while offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said he does not track McCoy's touches during a game. The lack of any sort of pitch count on McCoy is good news for his fantasy owners moving forward, although his potential wear and tear will be worth monitoring. As far as Tolbert's impact on McCoy's output, Dennison said he will "go by feel" whether McCoy or Tolbert receives goal-line touches. However, Dennison said he plans to continue to stick with Tolbert as the No. 2 running back. McDermott previously said the Bills would go with a committee approach to that spot, but neither Joe Barnyard nor Taiwan Jones received snaps with the offense in Sunday's opener.
Carolina's fantasy points per game allowed to running backs this season (standard scoring): 11 points (sixth-fewest in NFL)
Carolina's fantasy points per game allowed to running backs this season (PPR scoring): 19 points (ninth-fewest in NFL)