LeSean McCoy | RB | Philadelphia Eagles
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.
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.