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Beat writer Sheil Kapadia says it's "unlikely" LeSean McCoy "sees a significant decrease" in usage next season despite the acquisition of Darren Sproles.
Yes, the Eagles want to ensure they don't overwork McCoy, who played the second-most snaps of any running back in the league last year and piled up 366 touches. But we're talking about one of the game's most valuable players, one that draws fair comparisons to Barry Sanders for his raw running ability. McCoy is going to get his 18-20 carries per game plus all the goal-line work, leaving him right there with Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles atop the fantasy running back rankings. Just knock his reception projection (52 last season) down a peg.
LeSean McCoy RB PHI 3 Months
LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times for 77 yard with a touchdown and caught four passes for 15 yards in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.
The Saints surprisingly held McCoy under four yards per carry, the first time that's happened to him since Week 11. It's a bitter end to a truly spectacular season. McCoy stayed healthy for all 16 games, won the league's rushing title with 1,607 yards, graded out as PFF's No. 1 running back by a wide margin, ranked fifth in YPC (5.11) and drew very fair comparisons to Barry Sanders with insane cutting ability/jukes. With a running-game friendly Chip Kelly up-tempo offense in place, there's reason to believe the 25-year-old McCoy will put up even more fantasy production in 2014 as he'll improve on his touchdown rate (11 in 2013). Shady is the early favorite to go No. 1 overall in next year's drafts.
LeSean McCoy RB PHI 4 Months
LeSean McCoy had 27 carries for 131 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Cowboys, adding one catch for three yards and a touchdown.
LeSean McCoy RB PHI 4 Months
LeSean McCoy had 18 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Bears.
McCoy gashed the Bears' league-worst run defense, averaging an impressive 7.4 yards-per-attempt before being rested in the fourth quarter. He added six catches for 29 yards in the passing game. McCoy scored on a dive play from one-yard out in the first quarter and did a spin move around three defenders for his second touchdown. He all but locked up the rushing title and now leads Jamaal Charles by 189 yards with the performance. The Eagles will take on the Cowboys in Week 17 to decide the NFC East.
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LeSean McCoy expects a massive workload in Sunday night's game against the Bears.
Even if the Cowboys beat the Redskins at 1pm, coach Chip Kelly said he will not rest any of his players against the Bears. So the game plan will almost certainly be built around McCoy as the league's leading rusher faces the league's worst run defense. "I feel like this game, I need to put the offense on my back," McCoy said. He's easily fantasy's No. 1 RB for Super Bowl week.
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Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed he will not rest his starters on Monday Night Football in Week 16 even if the NFC East title is locked up by a Dallas loss to Washington on Sunday.
The Eagles will seal the division if Kirk Cousins' Redskins knock off the nosediving Cowboys next Sunday. Kelly confirmed he has no interest in resting starters in an effort to stay healthy for the NFL playoffs. Kelly's approach could perhaps change in Week 17, but there is no threat to LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, DeSean Jackson, or Riley Cooper's Week 16 fantasy start-ability.
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Coach Chip Kelly blamed LeSean McCoy's season-low eight Week 15 carries on the game plan and game flow.
The Vikings have one of the worst secondaries in the league and were missing two starters due to injury. Then, the Eagles fell behind by 11 points late in the second quarter and by 18 points midway through the third. It left McCoy as a mere decoy far too often. "It felt like we were down two scores all the time," Kelly said. Expect the Week 16 game plan to feature McCoy extensively as the Eagles will be facing the Bears' league-worst run defense.
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LeSean McCoy rushed eight times for 38 yards and added five catches for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.
McCoy was oddly a decoy for much of the day, even though the Eagles were never down by more than eight points in the first half and trailed by only five at the end of three quarters. It stripped the Eagles of their most dominant weapon. Still, even a bad day for McCoy means 106 total yards as he continues to drop jaws with his cutting ability and burst. A Week 16 matchup against the Bears' historically bad run defense is a recipe for a monstrous fantasy Super Bowl.
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LeSean McCoy is averaging 4.2 YPC with Nick Foles at quarterback, compared to 5.4 YPC with Michael Vick under center this season.
"You got to account for Mike's running ability. That's the biggest difference between the two," McCoy said. "My numbers may be down with Nick. It's probably because they'd rather take me out and deal with Nick." Foles has been named the starter for the remainder of the season, and Shady acknowledged his personal numbers may suffer a bit but that winning is the main objective. McCoy has rushed for 232 yards the past two games and remains a high-end RB1. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 back this week against a tough Arizona defense.
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LeSean McCoy said the hamstring injury he played through Sunday may have been a cramp.
Considering how good McCoy looked after emerging from the locker room, a cramp makes sense. "It just grabbed really tight," he said. "I was cutting and running, and it kind of just gave out. But I went back there and did some stretching and different treatment and I was back." The league's leading rusher will be ready to rock when the Eagles come out of their Week 12 bye.