LeSean McCoy RB BUF 2 months ago8 Comments

McCoy was officially traded to the Bills on Tuesday in exchange for Kiko Alonso.

This was simply filing the paperwork, as the deal was for all intents and purposes signed and sealed last week. McCoy will be the bell cow back under coordinator Greg Roman's run-heavy attack. However, it's worth noting Buffalo's offense hasn't chewed up the yardage anywhere close to the Eagles the past couple of seasons. That said, the Bills are placing a big bet on McCoy by trading for him, signing him to a new deal, and not bringing C.J. Spiller back into the mix.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 2 months ago

McCoy will sign a new five-year contract with the Bills after the trade with the Eagles is completed, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

McCoy's trade to the Bills can't become official until Tuesday, but along with the trade will come a new contract that's believed to award him more guaranteed money upfront. The Bills went with a committee at running back in the past few seasons with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, with a little mix of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon as well last season. McCoy will give them the possibility of a feature back, though the 26-year-old fell short of most of his expectations heading into the 2014 season. Perhaps a change of scenery will provide a boost in 2015, as he will be reunited with his former backfield teammate, Bryce Brown and with Anthony Dixon, who could factor into the workload as well. However, the move likely signifies that C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, who's contracts have expired, will be wearing different colors in 2015.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 2 months ago34 Comments

McCoy has been traded to Buffalo in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

McCoy would have represented nearly a $12 million cap hit for the Eagles in 2015, but they'll instead ship him out of town in a move that significantly bolsters their defense. The 26-year-old back was commonly one of the top-2 players taken in standard fantasy drafts in 2014, but didn't really live up to that ADP, rushing for 1,319 yards and recording just five combined touchdowns. His projected fantasy value takes a bit of a hit in Buffalo, where a slower-paced team will mean less opportunities for touches. On the bright side, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson are both on expiring contracts, so McCoy may be able to earn the elusive title of "feature" back. He'll still have to hold off Anthony Dixon and former teammate Bryce Brown for touches, however.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 3 months ago7 Comments

McCoy (undisclosed) is excused from participating in the Pro Bowl, Philly.com reports.

McCoy suffered a minor knee tweak in Philadelphia's season finale, but that's not confirmed to be the reason why he's sitting out the Pro Bowl. No matter what the technical reason for his absence, McCoy likely isn't dealing with an injury of any substantive sort. If he simply didn't feel like participating in the Pro Bowl, he'd be far from the first to look for a way out.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago

McCoy said Monday that tests on his injured left knee came back negative, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The knee injury McCoy suffered Sunday does not appear to be serious, so it should next affect his offseason workouts as he prepares for the 2015 season.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago

McCoy had 17 carries for 99 yards and one catch for 15 yards in Sunday's victory over the Giants. He left the game late in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury.

McCoy was able to walk off the field under his own power and was moving around fairly well on the sidelines, so this doesn't seem like an injury that will linger deep into the offseason. McCoy started slow in 2014, but he got going eventually, finishing with 1,319 rushing yards, 155 receiving yards and five touchdowns. He should again be a first-round pick in most fantasy leagues in 2015.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago

McCoy suffered a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants and is questionable to return, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports.

With only a few minutes remaining and no playoff appearance on tap for the Eagles, this may be it for McCoy in 2014. Darren Sproles and Chris Polk will handle the rushing duties with McCoy out.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago2 Comments

McCoy had 22 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Washington. He added three receptions for 28 yards.

McCoy's total of 116 yards was his highest mark since the Eagles' Thanksgiving blowout of the Cowboys. It wasn't enough to prevent the Eagles from dropping a third straight game, but fantasy owners in championship games this week should be pleased with his output. In leagues that play in Week 17, McCoy should be a strong play against the Giants' 30th-ranked run defense.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 4 months ago11 Comments

McCoy gained 64 yards on 16 carries, adding one reception for one yard on two targets, in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys.

The Cowboys dominated possession and held a lead for most of the game, which served to limit McCoy's touches. It was an incredibly frustrating night for the Pro Bowl running back's owners, as Chris Polk and Darren Sproles combined for three rushing touchdowns of five yards or less. Sproles' touchdown came one play after McCoy was stopped just shy of the goal line on a carry off left end that looked like it would go for an easy score. McCoy eased up a bit as he approached the end zone, and was then bounced out of bounds by a Dallas defender. He'll look to bounce back next week, though a matchup with the Redskins seems to favor Philadelphia's passing game.

LeSean McCoy RB BUF 5 months ago2 Comments

McCoy had 17 carries for 50 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 24-14 loss to Seattle. He was not targeted as a pass catcher.

McCoy's fumble in the first minute of the third quarter was critical, as it directly led to a 15-yard touchdown pass by Russell Wilson. The Eagles had the ball for only 18 minutes, so McCoy was actually lucky to get such a big workload on the ground, although he once again was not involved in the passing game. Next week, McCoy will face the Cowboys in a huge NFC East matchup.