LeSean McCoy Fantasy News

Fisher: Zac Stacy 'probably that 70-percent guy'
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:59pm

Jim Thomas on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, on RB Zac Stacy's evolving role with Rams: "I think over time, he'll probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy."

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams rushed 426 times last year, which means Stacy would get 298 of those carries if the numbers are similar next season. That would have put him third in the league in 2013 behind just LeSean McCoy and Marshawn Lynch, and just ahead of Matt Forte, Ryan Mathews and Eddie Lacy ... so the company is pretty good.


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Beat: LeSean McCoy 'unlikely' to see a 'significant decrease' in usage
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:37am

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

So, what does the Darren Sproles trade mean for the other Eagles on the roster? LeSean McCoy played the second-most snaps of any running back in the league last year. He was fantastic as a receiver, catching 52 balls and averaging 10.4 yards per reception. Given how productive McCoy was in this offense in 2013, it's unlikely he sees a significant decrease next season.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy is still a top tier fantasy RB. Sproles will get some work in the slot since the Eagles let Jason Avant walk.

Eagles trade for Darren Sproles
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:23am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Darren Sproles, who Wednesday expressed a desire to be released by the New Orleans Saints, will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Saints will receive a fifth-round draft pick from the Eagles in return, the source said Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

The thought of Sproles playing for Chip Kelly is intriguing, but snaps will be an issue playing behind LeSean McCoy. Sproles spent a good amount of time in the slot while in New Orleans, so he and McCoy could play together if Kelly decides to go that route. He'll still be a factor in PPR leagues, though his days of being a PPR RB1 are probably behind him. In New Orleans, the Saints will run with a trio of Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson, but Travaris Cadet could become a poor man's Darren Sproles in Sean Peyton's offense.

LeSean McCoy wants a big workload vs. Bears
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 11:55am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Three days after rushing the ball only eight times, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was outspoken about the role he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

"I feel like this game, I need to put the offense on my back," McCoy said Wednesday. "I want to roll, I want to get going. I think me and the guys up front, we've got to set the tone."

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy's owners would also like to see him get a big workload. The only concern is that the Eagles may rest their players for a portion of the game if the Cowboys beat the Redskins earlier in the day. HC Chip Kelly has said that they won't rest, but he didn't say they would play a full game, either. It's something to consider when setting rosters this week.

Kelly: Eagles won't rest starters if Dallas wins
Monday, December 16, 2013, 2:28pm

Jeff McLane on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chip Kelly said if Cowboys win or lose on Sunday at the Redskins, he will play his starters against the Bears that night.

Fantasy Impact:

If the Cowboys win at 1 p.m. over the Redskins, the 8:30 Sunday night game becomes meaningless for the Eagles, and the division comes down to a Week 17 showdown between the teams. If the Cowboys lose, an Eagles win over the Bears clinches the division. It's something to think about for owners of Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson, though. It's one thing for Kelly to say this on a Monday before the game, but when you're looking at a meaningless game, it's possible Kelly could change his mind and make sure everyone is healthy for Week 17. A terrible Eagles performance last week against the Vikings keeps hope that Kelly goes the distance with his horses, but this is something to monitor.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:38pm

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

Did Jamaal Charles play too long Sunday? Charles, the Chiefs’ biggest offensive weapon, picked up 17 and 33 yards on his final two attempts in the 45-10 win at Washington. The Chiefs ran one more play, and that was the end of the third quarter with the Chiefs leading 38-10. Charles didn’t get another attempt.

He finished the day with 19 carries for a season-high 151 yards and two receptions for eight yards.

“I thought it was the right time,” to take him out of the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday. “I’ve gone both ways, I’ve held people from games, and I’ve played people, just depending on what I feel we need to get ourselves ready, if we have that opportunity to continue to play (in the playoffs).

“We’re not there yet. I wasn’t thinking about that in this game.”

Fantasy Impact:

Reid tends to ride his RB1, even with a capable backup. He did so with Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy in his time with the Eagles. But something to take from this if you're a Charles owner is that Knile Davis looks to be a capable handcuff if Charles would go down.

Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:19am

Philly.com - [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, November 9, 2013, 9:52am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles have 25 offensive TDs this season, and are averaging an astondingly low 1:48 in time of possession on those drives. They are the fastest scoring team in the NFL, by a mile.

Amazingly, the Eagles' longest drive of the season was 3:58. There are 5 teams who average at least 3:58 per scoring drive.

Fantasy Impact:

The story points out the Eagles hurry-up offense has a lot to do with faster drives. However, the Eagles have more explosive plays (plays of 20+ yards) than any other team in the NFL, and the next closest team, the Broncos, is 12 plays off the Eagles' pace (The Eagles have not yet had their bye, which also factors in). Unfortunately for the Eagles, they have been inconsistent, going two full games without an offensive score. Any kind of consistency this season and who know what we'd be seeing from guys like DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy in terms of fantasy production. But under HC Chip Kelly for just his first year, the consistency could eventually come...

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.

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7:57pm

Philly.com - [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.

Felix Jones traded to the Steelers
Friday, August 23, 2013, 4:31pm

Adam Caplan, Twitter - [Full Article]

Source says Eagles have traded RB Felix Jones to the Steelers. Eagles get back LB Adrian Robinson.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones wasn't in the mix for work behind LeSean McCoy, so he doesn't have a whole lot of upside in Pittsburgh despite the absence of Le'Veon Bell. The trade may be an indicator that the Steelers aren't optimistic about Bell's short-term availability.

Friday, August 16, 2013, 6:49pm

Philly.com - [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.

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:13pm

Philly Mag - [Full Article]

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has missed practice time with a knee issue, and it’s unclear whether he’ll play Friday night, although the guess is he won’t.