LeSean McCoy | RB | Philadelphia Eagles
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.
Posted: 1/26/2014 11:46pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy suffered an ankle injury during the 2014 Pro Bowl and is considered doubtful to return.
Huddle Up: Not the ideal end to the season for the NFL's rushing leader, but he'll have ample time to heal for 2014.
Posted: 12/19/2013 4:37pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy wants to carry the ball more, and put the offense on his back. 'I feel like this game, I've got to put the offense on my back,' McCoy said Wednesday. 'I want to roll. I feel like myself and the big guys up front -- we've got to put this game on our back and take care of business and get a win.'
Huddle Up: There would be no better time for the Eagles and McCoy's fantasy owners to lean heavily on the RB with the Bears and their 29th-ranked defense vs. fantasy backs coming to town.