LeSean McCoy, RB Philadelphia Eagles

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Andre Williams looks to improve his pass-catching

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:29am

New York Post - [Full Article]

Rookie running back Andre Williams put together a productive season, leading the Giants in rushing with 721 yards, and there is much improvement ahead.

Especially catching the football. He worked hard in that department, getting maximum use out of the Jugs machine, but now it’s a mental game.

“I feel like I have a different set of hands,’’ Williams said of his 18 receptions, good for 130 yards after not catching a pass his senior year at Boston College. “I feel like I have a better grasp on how the catching mechanism is supposed to work.’’

Now comes Step 2.

“It’s not really anything physical, it’s mental,’’ Williams said. “You come into the league and it’s like, ‘I was catching passes from college quarterbacks, but now this is Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP, who is throwing balls to Odell Beckham who has something crazy going on with his hands. He can catch them with one hand and I couldn’t even begin to think of how to accomplish that. It’s definitely a mental game, just having confidence that you are capable of it. Once you have that then you can really start working on actually catching the ball.’’

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that Williams is an intelligent player and is going to pick the brains of veteran running backs like Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy this offseason, along with his continuing dialogue with Giants’ veteran back Rashad Jennings. Any improvement in the pass-catching game could give Williams the edge to a more significant role next year. Jennings is approaching old age in terms of RBs (will be 30 in March) and was banged up in 2014.

Scouting Report

Week 17 - McCoy vs. NY Giants

LeSean McCoy ran 22 times for 88 yards last week and added a TD, just his fifth of the season. He caught three balls for 28 yards. The 28 yards are his highest receiving total since Week 1 as the team went back to using RBs in the passing game a little more.

McCoy was certainly effective in this contest, and now gets another good matchup against the Giants who are in the middle of the pack in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs. The Eagles say they will play the starters in what is now a meaningless game, but there's certainly a chance McCoy loses some more work than usual in this contest. He should still make for a solid play.

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