2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014, 12:42pm
The Eagles running game is become such a sensitive subject that LeSean McCoy stormed off the podium this past week when someone asked if he was the same player he used to be.
"Am I the same player? That's for you to figure out," McCoy said before leaving the podium. "That's crazy. Am I the same player? Yeah, I'm the same player.''
That assessment isn't showing up in the box score, but it was backed up by center Jason Kelce on Friday.
"I think LeSean is the same running back as he was last year," Kelce said on 94WIP. "I don’t think he’s changed one bit."
As to why McCoy's average per carry has dropped from 5.1 to 3.7, Kelce said the blame falls on the offensive line.
“Every running back is going to miss a few [holes],” Kelce said. “LeSean isn’t missing anymore [holes] than he did last year...I think the biggest thing is that we haven’t given him the amount of opportunities and the holes that he was given last year."
McCoy has been hounded by local media as to whether or not he's lost a step after a down season from 2013. He's also none-to-pleased to answer the question. Those who follow the team, for the most part, don't think McCoy has lost anything. The general feeling teams are trying to take away McCoy and make the Eagles beat them with the pass, something Nick Foles has struggled to do this season and Mark Sanchez wasn't great last week against Green Bay. Owners keep waiting for McCoy to bust out but that may not happen if defenses continue to play McCoy the way they apparently have.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:41am
Week 12 - Sanchez vs. Tennessee
If you own an NFL football team you might not want Mark Sanchez quarterbacking your team based on last week's blowout loss to the Packers, his two fumbles and his two interceptions. But if you play fantasy football, you should only see he threw for 346 yards and two more TDs.
Sanchez's final fantasy stats were easily acceptable last week despite the Birds overall effort. Sanchez now has six TDs in about two-and-a-half games of work. He does have four INTs, however.
This week, Sanchez cracks the top-10 coming in at eighth on our list. It's an OK matchup against the Titans who are 14th in allowing fantasy points to QBs. But one factor is Philly is at home and another is they need to have a bounce back game - and the hope is the Titans provide just that.
Sanchez very well could be benefiting from the system, but either way he's putting up solid fantasy numbers. If you were a Foles owner, so far Sanchez has actually been an upgrade over what Foles was giving you.