LeSean McCoy | RB | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 3/22/2015 4:23pm et
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy should receive plenty of carries if head coach Rex Ryan has his way. 'We prefer to ground and pound it, we're going to run it 50 times if we can on you,' Ryan said late last week.
Huddle Up: McCoy is coming off 314- and 312-carry seasons in Philly. Also with 80 catches over the two seasons, McCoy has shown he's accustomed to heavy workloads. However, the flip side is that the wear and tear might start to catch up, and keep in mind that the Bills also have the ageless Fred Jackson to share in the load as well.
Posted: 3/8/2015 3:12pm et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy has agreed to a new five-year deal worth $40 million. McCoy will make $16 million in the first year of the contract and will receive $26.5 million in guaranteed money as part of the contract.
Huddle Up: The new deal -- expected to become official Tuesday once his trade goes through -- adds two years to the already existing contract for McCoy, who has rushed for the third-most yards in the league since being drafted by Philly in the second round in 2009.
Posted: 3/4/2015 12:53pm et
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is unhappy with the trade to the Bills, according to a source close to him. 'He's a Pennsylvania kid. He's never played football outside of Pennsylvania,' the source said. 'So of course he's not happy. Sounds like it's pretty final to me unless LeSean is refusing to go to Buffalo.' When the source was asked if McCoy was going to make the trade difficult, they said: 'he's not going to make it easy, that's for sure.'
Huddle Up: So McCoy isn't going to report to Buffalo? That could cause some problems. Also tough to see the Bills ponying up more money to woo McCoy. Looks like Rex Ryan will have some selling to do to get McCoy to buy into Buffalo Ground & Pound.
Posted: 3/3/2015 8:32pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will reportedly be traded for Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. According to an ESPN report, the Bills will owe McCoy, who is signed through 2017, $10.25 million this season.
Huddle Up: Here's the first real fantasy (and reality) blockbuster move of the offseason as McCoy has compiled the third-most fantasy points among NFL RBs since entering the league in 2009. It's an instant upgrade for the Bills' backfield, and for now, it leaves Philly with a Darren Sproles-Chris Polk combo atop the depth chart, although that certainly could change given the depth of the free-agent and 2015 draft RB classes.
Posted: 1/30/2015 3:48pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has said he would restructure his contract to lower the $11.95 million cap hit for 2015, but he will not take a pay cut.
Huddle Up: If any RB is worth the big $$$, it's McCoy, who is an strong fit for Chip Kelly's offense so bet on a restructured contract or possibly even a trade if Philly receives attractive compensation in return.
Posted: 12/29/2014 9:24am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is scheduled to earn $9.75 million in 2015 and said he is expected to be asked to restructure his contract. He has not ruled out reworking his deal, saying he understands it is a business. McCoy is under contract through the 2017 season.
Huddle Up: With the running back position being devalued in the NFL--and, to be honest, McCoy not exactly being overworked in Chip Kelly's offense--that's a steep price tag for the Eagles to pay. We'll see how the franchise goes about the restructuring process if that's the route they go.
Posted: 12/18/2014 10:12am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy opened practice on the sidelines Wednesday, Dec. 17, while RB Chris Polk opened with first-team reps. After practice McCoy did not seem too concerned. 'We rotate all the time,' McCoy said. '(Running backs coach Duce Staley) pulled me out. (RB Darren Sproles) wasn't in either.' Shady played a season-low 34 of 55 offensive snaps in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys, his fewest in two seasons under head coach Chip Kelly.
Huddle Up: You think you'd want your best offensive player on the field more than 62% of the time, but maybe that's why Chip Kelly is a genius. If Philly gets to the playoffs and has a well-rested McCoy, then maybe the move will make sense.
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:12am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy ran for a season-high 159 yards and a score on 25 carries in a 33-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: That's back-to-back 100-yard games and three outings in the last four with a TD for Shady, who's rounding into form at the perfect time for his fantasy owners.
Posted: 11/14/2014 9:49am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy averaged fewer than 2 yards per carry for the third time this season with 12 carries for 19 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. McCoy had two games of fewer than 2 yards per carry in his career before this season.
Huddle Up: McCoy owners are well aware of his struggles this season. McCoy has been one of the biggest busts in fantasy football so far this season and with Darren Sproles playing well, that's likely not going to change down the stretch.
Posted: 11/6/2014 4:06pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: McCoy was out with an illness Wednesday and will be ready to go Monday night against the Panthers.
Posted: 11/5/2014 6:34pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy missed practice with an illness Wednesday, Nov. 5, but he should be back Thursday, Nov. 6, and ready to go for the team's Week 10 game against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Nov. 10.
Huddle Up: No worries, Shady owners -- nothing significant here.
Posted: 10/13/2014 10:35am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy carried 22 times for a season-high 149 yards in Week 6 against the New York Giants, although he was held out of the end zone again. He also chipped in with two receptions for five yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't the breakout game McCoy owners have been hoping for, but Shady finally racking up some yardage was a welcome sight. With Darren Sproles a little nicked up, McCoy might see a few more opportunities to dig his way out of his early-season slump.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy took himself out of the game in the fourth quarter Sunday, Oct. 5, according to head coach Chip Kelly. The team was trying to ice the game with a six-point lead.
Huddle Up: Kelly glossed over the situation by noting that Philly has two feature backs in McCoy and Darren Sproles, but neither Kelly nor fantasy owners can be happy with McCoy opting out at crunch time--especially when he's underachieved mightily to this point.
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:17am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy had 10 carries for 17 yards Sunday, Sept. 28, and has 29 carries for 39 yards in the last two weeks. 'We got whooped up front,' head coach Chip Kelly said. 'We're not very good up front right now. We've got a lot of guys banged up. That's not an excuse, it's just the reality.'
Huddle Up: The Eagles have been dealing with injuries and suspensions to what has been, when intact, one of the better lines in football. They were unable to run the ball against San Francisco, and while it's easy to peg Philly as a passing team the Chip Kelly offense is predicated on success in the ground game. On the bright side, the Eagles should get some of their missing linemen back this week.
Posted: 9/24/2014 4:51pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is not concerned with his rushing numbers from Week 3, and said he does not feel like he is struggling after posting 22 yards on 19 carries. "I don't think I''m struggling at all," McCoy said. "I don't know what you mean by that."
Huddle Up: McCoy did return to the contest after a concussion scare but there's no sugarcoating the 22-total yard performance -- he also had 1 catch for 0 yards -- which was his worst outing since his rookie year of 2009. Now, the task Sunday is trying to rebound vs. a Niners' defense which has surrendered the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:34am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb, toe) said he will be fine for Week 1 after suffering a thumb injury in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21. McCoy also said that a toe injury that kept him out of a practice last week was 'feeling good.'
Huddle Up: No reason for the Eagles to trot McCoy out this week, so he'll have ample time to rest his sore toe and thumb and be ready for the regular season opener.
Posted: 8/23/2014 3:24pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) practiced Saturday, Aug. 23, after spraining his thumb during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: McCoy left Thursday night's preseason game but he's obviously fine. There's no reason for fantasy owners to worry about McCoy's health going forward.
Posted: 8/22/2014 9:21am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) said he expects to be ready for the regular season after spraining his right thumb during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: McCoy wasn't likely to play in the final preseason game anyway, so he'll have time to rest his thumb and toe and get ready for the games that count.
Posted: 8/21/2014 10:20pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy's X-rays on his right thumb came back negative, but he will not return to the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: That noise you heard was the collective sigh of relief coming from McCoy owners, who are hoping the next time they see the RB in uniform is for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Jaguars.
Posted: 8/21/2014 8:54pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was taken into the lockerroom during the first quarter of a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21 to get X-rays on his right thumb. Results of the X-ray are not yet known.
Huddle Up: McCoy, one of the handful of elite fantasy players, was seen heading off the field after scoring on a well-executed 22-yard screen pass against the Steelers. McCoy was dealing with a foot injury earlier in the week, but that didn't seem to be an issue as he had 4 rushes for 24 yards and 2 catches for 26 yards after scoring the TD. He was later shown on the sideline, but there has been no further word about the thumb.
Posted: 8/20/2014 10:33am et
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (toe) has a painful condition similar to turf toe that flared up last week. He had an MRI and an X-ray on the toe, and he even had conversations about shutting it down if the pain became unbearable.
Huddle Up: Ruh-roh. McCoy is a top-three fantasy pick, and if there's already talk in the preseason about shutting him down... well, that's going to take a bite out of his fantasy value. We've seen turf toe bring down backs before, so it's most definitely a situation that warrants the rapt attention of the fantasy world.
Posted: 7/17/2014 7:43pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is unlikely to be in line for a smaller workload this year after leading the league in carries (314) and touches (366) last year. There were no signs that McCoy's production suffered because of his heavy workload in 2013, and he often mentions that his running style helps him take fewer big hits.
Huddle Up: If any of McCoy's numbers are going to take a dip, it's likely his reception totals. Here's all you need to know: McCoy's 232 receptions rank third among all NFL RBs from 2010-13. The clear No. 1 on that list is Darren Sproles with 291. Sproles is now in Philly after being acquired in a trade for a 5th-round pick.
Posted: 4/27/2014 3:49pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he believes the addition of RB Darren Sproles will help him this upcoming season, because it will allow him to stay fresh longer in games. 'Being in the prime of my career and bringing in a guy like Sproles who can do so much, we'll work well together. I think having me fresh in the fourth quarter with fewer carries can be even more dangerous,' McCoy said.
Huddle Up: McCoy had a league-high 314 rushing attempts and a career-most 356 touches this past season, and while that netted a a league-leading 2,146 yards from scrimmage, the workload would start to take its toll.