LeSean McCoy | RB | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 9/20/2013 12:33am et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (leg) left Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering a second-quarter leg injury but returned in the third quarter and finished with 158 rushing yards and a TD on 20 carries.
Huddle Up: The NFL's rushing leader threw a big-time scare into his fantasy owners when he limped to the lockerroom in the second quarter, but returned with a flourish, posting his third 100-yard game -- rushing or receiving -- in 3 outings this season on an otherwise disappointing night for Philly.
Posted: 9/13/2013 12:32pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy wants the team to spread the ball around better on offense. "I didn't mind it Monday night," McCoy 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."
Huddle Up: While Philly's new offense may be running more plays, the plan certainly can't be to load up McCoy with 30 touches a week. Brown will see more work, and possibly Chris Polk as well, though McCoy will still see more than enough touches to remain a top fantasy contributor.
Posted: 9/10/2013 12:16am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 184 yards and a TD on 31 carries and caught a pass for 5 yards Monday, Sept. 9 in a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: McCoy, one of the key cogs in Chip Kelly's new warp-speed offense, claimed the NFL rushing lead by halftime, picking up 115 yards in the opening 30 minutes, and finished a yard off his career single-game high on a career-high 31 carries. With all the touches he's expected to get in Kelly's attack, McCoy is the early front-runner for the top-scoring fantasy RB of 2013.
Posted: 8/13/2013 7:32pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Good news for McCoy and his fantasy owners as the RB is trying to bounce back from a disappointing 2012 when he missed 4 games and finished 21st among fantasy backs (Huddle Performance scoring).
Posted: 8/9/2013 8:00pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (knee) will not play in the first preseason game because of his knee injury.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't considered to be serious, so the Eagles are likely just being cautious with their franchise RB by sitting him for Friday's game. At this point the injury is nothing for owners to worry about and McCoy should still be considered a first-round fantasy pick.
Posted: 8/7/2013 9:37pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk continues to challenge RB Bryce Brown for the primary backup spot behind RB LeSean McCoy. The knock on Brown is that he continues to have a tendency to bounce it outside, while Polk runs more between the tackles. However, at joint practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, with the New England Patriots, Polk put the ball on the ground. Brown has yet to fumble so far during training camp.
Huddle Up: This is a battle for fantasy owners to watch closely during training camp. Polk was a highly regarded college back but went undrafted because of knee issues. Brown was productive last year in spot duty late in the season. Whichever back wins the No. 2 job has fantasy value as McCoy's handcuff in Chip Kelly's run-heavy offense.
Posted: 5/28/2013 12:25pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (knee) returned to team activities Tuesday, May 28.
Huddle Up: Solid sign that everything's OK with McCoy's knee after the RB left practice a week ago with what was described as "discomfort."
Posted: 5/21/2013 12:19pm et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (knee) is OK after leaving workouts Monday, May 20, with knee discomfort.
Huddle Up: Great news for Eagles fans and McCoy's fantasy owners -- not necessarily in that order.
Posted: 5/20/2013 3:57pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy left organized team activities Monday, May 20, after suffering a knee injury. He did not look to be limping or in any pain after the workout.
Huddle Up: It's not too early to remind you that Bryce Brown is a quality handcuff to McCoy, and that Chip Kelly won't be afraid to use both in the same backfield at the same time.
Posted: 5/14/2013 11:34pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has been sued for an incident on a party bus. The team is aware of the allegations and has no comment.
Huddle Up: "Incidents" would seem to be part of the expected party-bus agenda, but we'll keep an eye out for any ramifications -- if any -- this situation has on the 2013 status of one of fantasy's top all-around backs.
Posted: 4/18/2013 5:29pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said the Eagles new offense runs the ball a lot. 'We run it so much it's like a freakin' track meet,' McCoy said.
Huddle Up: Since McCoy entered the league as a second-round draft pick in 2009, the Eagles have the 11th-fewest rushing attempts in the league. And while the Oregon offense isn't making the move East fully intact, expect a noticeable uptick in rushing plays for Philly this season.
Posted: 2/14/2013 11:04pm et
Philadelphia Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley believes RB LeSean McCoy can dominate in head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo running attack. 'He can be the best,' Staley said. 'He can be the best to play the game.' Staley added the team's backfield 'should be licking their chops' about playing for Kelly.
Huddle Up: McCoy will be itching for a rebound season after missing 4 games in 2012 with a concussion and slipping to 21st overall among fantasy RBs with 151 points (Huddle Performance scoring).
Posted: 12/26/2012 4:09pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he wanted to give RB Bryce Brown more work in Week 16, but RB LeSean McCoy kept telling Reid that he was fine. McCoy played 64 of 76 offensive snaps, while Brown played in just 10 snaps.
Huddle Up: As we saw in this week's Under the Numbers, Philadelphia's usage of McCoy in his first game back from injury was pretty telling for Bryce Brown. The rookie's 2013 value isn't very high anymore.
Posted: 12/22/2012 6:19pm et
Although Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will start in the team's Week 16 game, head coach Andy Reid said he is expected to be eased back into the lineup. 'I'm going to keep an eye on him. He's not going to play the whole game, every snap of the game,' Reid said. 'We'll monitor him as we go and see how he does.' RB Bryce Brown could be in a heavy rotation with McCoy during the game.
Huddle Up: This split still doesn't bode well for the fantasy fortunes of either McCoy or Brown so roll up with other RB options if you have them.
Posted: 12/20/2012 6:59pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) said he is not sure what his workload will be in Week 16 but does expect to be part of a rotation during the game.
Huddle Up: That uncertainty, which also involves rookie Bryce Brown, has the potential to result in much fantasy frustration Sunday. McCoy should start, but it's not too hard to envision a 50-50 timeshare that knocks down the value of both backs.
Posted: 12/19/2012 12:55pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) will start in the team's Week 16 game. RB Bryce Brown will rotate in with McCoy.
Huddle Up: It appears Bryce Brown was bad enough to warrant McCoy's return. Granted, McCoy might have come back anyway, but it's time to put Brown back on your bench. If he didn't already ruin your playoff run, it might be for the better anyway.
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:13pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Bryce Brown will continue to see playing time even if RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) returns for the final two games of the season. 'He needs to play. That's why I haven't sat him down because of the fumbles,' Reid said of Brown, responsible for four turnovers in four starts. 'I felt like he did miss a lot, he missed a lot of football. The thing he needs most is to be out there and playing and learning the game. He's wired the right way. This is a kid who doesn't want to make mistakes and drop the ball and that stuff. He's a responsible kid.'
Huddle Up: This could be the worst-case scenario for McCoy's and Brown's fantasy owners with the Eagles' productive fantasy RB slot becoming a timeshare.
Posted: 12/15/2012 5:10pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) will practice with the team Monday, Dec. 17. If he's free of symptoms, McCoy will undergo an examination Tuesday, Dec. 18, so he can be cleared to play in Week 16. Head coach Andy Reid said McCoy will play if he's cleared. 'Right now, LeSean is not ready to go,' Reid said. 'I would play LeSean when he is ready to go.'
Huddle Up: With rookie Bryce Brown having stumbled badly over the past 2 games (only 40 rushing yards on 28 carries), the Eagles suddenly have a more pressing need to get McCoy back on the field.
Posted: 12/12/2012 1:14pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 12, but has been ruled out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: The Eagles have little incentive to get him back into the lineup, but another stinker by Bryce Brown could force the issue a bit. For now, Brown is a relatively safe start, though Thursday night games tend to produce fantasy duds.
Posted: 12/11/2012 12:05pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy won't play in Week 15. He did pass the ImPACT test, though. An independent neurologist must clear him before he returns.
Huddle Up: With Bryce Brown playing so well the Eagles are in no rush to get McCoy back. Cross him off for this week, and hope that if you ride Brown into the championship game McCoy doesn't return to muck things up for you in Week 16.
Posted: 12/10/2012 5:20pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) has passed his concussion tests and may be able to participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: There was speculation whether McCoy would come back this season previously, so this is welcome news to McCoy owners. Bryce Brown owners might have just encountered a problem if they survived his minimal effort in week 14.