Bryce Brown Fantasy News

Monday, December 16, 2013, 9:36am - [Full Article]

It appears that Chris Polk has supplanted Bryce Brown as the No. 2 running back for the Eagles. Brown did not record a carry.

Polk did not record a carry and dropped a third-down pass, which was the only pass intended for him. He also played on special teams. Polk rushed for a touchdown last week and earned the praise of the coaches, who said he deserves more playing time.

Fantasy Impact:

Something to keep in mind if you're a McCoy owner. If McCoy would go down it's likely there would be some sort of split anyway, but at this point it looks like Polk would be in line for a majority of the work and perhaps even goal line chances, given he's the bigger back.


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Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:19am - [Full Article]

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy injured his right hamstring on a 16-yard rush in the second quarter. He fell to the ground untouched and immediately clutched the back of his leg.

McCoy described it as a "sharp pain" after his leg gave out. He said it might have been a cramp.

"It just grabbed really tight," McCoy 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."

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy was able to return, but during the telecast when grabbing his leg you could read his lips as he said "it's my hammy." McCoy also went down against the Chiefs grabbing his ankle in what looked like it might be a major injury. If you own McCoy but not Bryce Brown, now is the time to pick him up...

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:37pm

Les Bowen on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles downgrade RB Chris Polk to out.

Fantasy Impact:

Polk has been stuck behind LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown and has had very limited opportunities this season.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:26am

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Second-year Eagles halfback Chris Polk scored a touchdown on his first NFL carry, powering four yards for a touchdown. Later, in mop-up, he reeled off a 28-yard burst against an eight-man box. Chip Kelly said Polk warranted more playing time, so expect to see more of Polk going forward.

Fantasy Impact:

Polk saw time on the field after McCoy couldn't catch his breath and Bryce Brown had a huge gain in a screen pass. Polk ended up scoring a TD as a result. This is McCoy's job but it looks like Polk could get a couple of touches. He won't be fantasy worthy though.

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7:57pm - [Full Article]

With the work that RB Bryce Brown has put in, HC Chip Kelly thinks Brown can be a valuable asset for the Eagles. In their 33-27 win over Washington on Monday night, Brown carried the ball nine times for 25 yards.

Although McCoy gets most of the carries in the backfield, Kelly said before practice Thursday he would like to see Brown get more, ultimately reducing the heavy workload on McCoy.

"No, we don't talk about it. Just how the game is going to express itself," Kelly said. "We know we need to get other guys in there, but we've got to see Bryce a little bit more, but we haven't talked about, 'Are there a certain number of carries for him?' "

Fantasy Impact:

Brown exploded onto the scene last season but did have some fumbling issues. There's no way the Eagles are going to give the ball to LeSean McCoy 30 times a game, every game, and if the Birds are going to run as many plays as they did last Monday night - or more - then Brown will have to get more involved. Will he be fantasy worthy in your typical league - that remains to be seen. But in deeper leagues he may be a guy to think about playing. There is still a lot to figure out with the Eagles offense and how everyone is going to be used.

LeSean McCoy: 'We can do a better job rotating...'
Friday, September 13, 2013, 10:08am

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy on his heavy workload against the Redskins...

“I didn’t mind it Monday night,” he said. “I think we can do a better job rotating because it’s a long season. I don’t think I need to have the ball 31, 32 times in a game for us to be a successful offense. We have too many different weapons. I think the running backs we have here can definitely play. Bryce Brown showed you last year he’s definitely a talented back. So I think we have to do a better job of monitoring the reps.”

McCoy said that while there are some packages that don’t include him, the majority of the time the coaches give him the option of whether he stays in the game or not. So some of the snap management falls on his shoulders.

Fantasy Impact:

Fantasy owners didn't mind it either, but McCoy is right -- it's a long season and he's going to have a tough time holding up if he's getting 32 touches per game. Bryce Brown is a player to target even for owners who do not have McCoy on their rosters.

Bryce Brown 'obviously' the RB2 in Philly
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:04am

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

Given the tempo of the offense and the amount that Kelly is going to run the ball, expect all three to see action on gamedays. The pecking order is obviously LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk. McCoy is set for a monster season, Brown has shown big-time talent if he can hold on to the ball, and Polk looks much-improved from the player we saw a year ago.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown is the player McCoy owners want to acquire in a handcuff situation.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9:47am

Geoff Mosher on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles HC Chip Kelly said RB Bryce Brown is expected to practice today. Doesn't think there are any issues.

Fantasy Impact:

Beat reporters called it an ankle tweak, but it looks like he'll be a go. He's battling with Chris Polk for RB2 snaps, and fumbles continue to be an issue for Brown.

Friday, August 16, 2013, 6:49pm - [Full Article]

On offense, Eagles RB Chris Polk bounced back after a subpar first game. He ran five times for 24 yards, but … he fumbled as the Eagles were driving. Not good. Bryce Brown didn’t play because of a quadriceps injury and I still believe he has the nod as the backup, but Polk could make headway next week. He’s just got to secure the ball.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a situation to monitor for LeSean McCoy owners. Brown should have the edge, but Polk has been turning heads at camp.

Chris Polk running with first team with LeSean McCoy out
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:17pm

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

The competition for the Eagles No. 2 job, though, has picked up. Bryce Brown flashed his unique blend of size and speed in 2012. While Brown’s looked good for the most part at camp (minus several drops as a receiver), it’s been Chris Polk who has really stood out. An undrafted free agent in 2012, Polk shed 15 pounds this offseason and looks quick and decisive. The coaches have taken notice and bumped Polk up to the first team with McCoy out.

Look for both Polk and Brown to mix in with the starters Friday night. They will be competing for playing time in their second years.

Fantasy Impact:

This is something of a surprise. We knew Polk was impressing in camp, but it appears that he has passed Brown on the depth chart. Anyone hoping to draft McCoy's handcuff needs to pay attention to this camp battle.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 4:46pm

Daniel Jeremiah on Twitter - [Full Article]

I won't be surprised if Eagles RB Chris Polk emerges as the number-two RB for the Eagles. He had a great practice Tuesday against the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

This is probably a bit of a stretch he would pass Bryce Brown, but it's very likely he's already ahead for Julius Jones, who signed as a free agent in the offseason. Polk has had a good camp thus far but we'll learn more in games.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:02pm

Philadelphia Eagles - [Full Article]

With a fresh new offense in tow, the sense of intrigue surrounding the offensive philosophy implemented by Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is among the biggest storylines of the 2013 season. Consider that Kelly’s teams at Oregon ran the ball 64.1 percent of the time during his four seasons as head coach. That’s an astoundingly high number, admittedly inflated by a different style of play in college and the not-so-occasional Ducks blowout.

But over that same four-year time frame, the average NFL team has run the ball about 44.6 percent of the time. That number has also decreased each of the last four seasons, as NFL teams ran the ball 43.9 percent of the time in 2012. The Eagles, meanwhile, have consistently passed more than the league average and are coming off a season in which they ran the ball only 40 percent of the time. That number is certainly set to increase under Kelly, but the mystery is just how much the Eagles will lean on a talented backfield that includes LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown. That the Eagles have such a dynamic duo, in addition to a group of talented backups, should allow Kelly to run whenever he sees fit. McCoy, meanwhile, has proven that he can handle a heavy workload, as evidence by his 321 offensive touches in 2011 (the fourth-highest total in the league that season).

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy has averaged 17.5 carries per game in the last two seasons, which projects to 280 carries over a full 16-game season. Kelly will be forced to pass more since this is the NFL and the blowouts will be less frequent. We're currently projecting the Eagles to run 45.3% of the time, which is a bit more than the NFL average. The team's ability to rack up rushing attempts will depend on how well Kelly's offense translates to the NFL. McCoy is a solid RB1, though we are a bit concerned that Kelly's offense could flop, dragging all the Eagles down with it.

Monday, July 8, 2013, 2:18pm

CSN Philadelphia - [Full Article]

CSN Philly reporter Geoff Mosher said RB Felix Jones needs to stay healthy and be productive this camp to make the Eagles roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones would likely be behind starter LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown, who stepped in and looked great at times last year when McCoy went down - and when he wasn't losing the ball. Even if Jones makes the team, he could be buried on the depth chart.

Bryce Brown's reunited with his dogs
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 5:46pm

Gloucester County Times - [Full Article]

Eagles RB Bryce Brown and his pet pitbulls are expected to be reunited after an alarming incident rooted in an alleged dog mistreatment case in Wisconsin, according to a report on SB Nation.

According to the report, a judge has ordered that the dog and her puppies be returned to Brown. The remaining dogs seized are currently in custody at a Wisconsin humane center.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown intended to breed and sell the dogs, according to his lawyer. Seems to be a case of his dogs being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Friday, May 17, 2013, 5:36pm - [Full Article]

Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane on RB LeSean McCoy:

Chip Kelly’s plans remain a mystery, but using deductive reasoning it’s safe to assume that LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown and company will get more action than they did under Andy Reid. McCoy could thrive in Kelly’s college system, which had zone blocking schemes designed to create space for his running backs. McCoy thrives in space. Kelly likes to use his running backs just as much in the passing game. I think we’ve yet to see McCoy tap into his full potential as a ball catcher.

After an all pro 2011 season, McCoy wasn’t as productive last season. The injuries on the offensive line certainly didn’t help, and he did miss four games with a concussion, but there was something missing from his game – namely touchdowns. After reaching the end zone 20 times in 2011, McCoy scored only five times in 2012. Despite his off-the-field problems and some immaturity issues, I heard McCoy came into spring workouts in perhaps his best shape ever. He still has something to prove. He could have a blockbuster season.