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LeSean McCoy | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
College: Pittsburgh
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NFL.com's Albert Breer reports the Eagles want to "move even faster in 2014."
Breer says it's something he heard "consistently" observing Eagles practice. Breer's report comes two weeks after the Allentown Morning Call compared Eagles practices to a "drag race." The Eagles finished 13th in plays from scrimmage last season, but that number should shoot up in coach Chip Kelly's sophomore campaign. That can only mean good things for fantasy players. Jun 9 - 2:01 PM

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LeSean McCoy went over 130 rushing yards four times in Nick Foles' final seven games of last season.

McCoy initially suffered a dip in production when Michael Vick got hurt, as defenses were able to crash on the zone-read play Chip Kelly loves. But the Eagles adjusted by adding wrinkles, and McCoy proved even more explosive despite Foles' lack of Vick-like mobility. Shady is currently our No. 1 overall fantasy player.
Jun 5 - 10:01 AM

According to the Allentown Morning Call, the Eagles' goal is "definitely to move a lot faster this year" on offense.

Per beat writer Nick Fierro, the offense is "moving so much faster between plays" at OTAs, and "the Eagles are making significant strides in that area." Adds Fierro, "it was like a drag race out there." As a rookie coach, Chip Kelly expressed some disappointment with his offense's tempo as it finished 13th in the NFL in plays from scrimmage. More plays equal more touches, equal more box-score stats. The increased emphasis on speed is good news for Philly fantasy players.
May 29 - 11:36 PM

LeSean McCoy said he expects to get fewer touches this season with the addition of Darren Sproles.

"I think 366 touches is a lot," McCoy said. "Being in the prime of my career and bringing in a guy like Sproles who can do so much, we'll work well together." McCoy led the NFL with 314 carries in his first season under Chip Kelly. The addition of Sproles is going to cut more into McCoy's receiving game usage and third-down snaps than his rushing workload. Sproles had just 53 carries in 2013, but was fourth among running backs with 71 receptions.
Apr 25 - 4:30 PM

Beat writer Sheil Kapadia says it's "unlikely" LeSean McCoy "sees a significant decrease" in usage next season despite the acquisition of Darren Sproles.

Yes, the Eagles want to ensure they don't overwork McCoy, who played the second-most snaps of any running back in the league last year and piled up 366 touches. But we're talking about one of the game's most valuable players, one that draws fair comparisons to Barry Sanders for his raw running ability. McCoy is going to get his 18-20 carries per game plus all the goal-line work, leaving him right there with Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles atop the fantasy running back rankings. Just knock his reception projection (52 last season) down a peg.
Mar 13 - 10:59 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times for 77 yards with a touchdown and caught four passes for 15 yards in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.

The Saints surprisingly held McCoy under four yards per carry, the first time that's happened to him since Week 11. It's a bitter end to a truly spectacular season. McCoy stayed healthy for all 16 games, won the league's rushing title with 1,607 yards, graded out as PFF's No. 1 running back by a wide margin, ranked fifth in YPC (5.11) and drew very fair comparisons to Barry Sanders with insane cutting ability/jukes. With a running-game friendly Chip Kelly up-tempo offense in place, there's reason to believe the 25-year-old McCoy will put up even more fantasy production in 2014 as he'll improve on his touchdown rate (11 in 2013). Shady is the early favorite to go No. 1 overall in next year's drafts.
Jan 5 - 1:16 AM

LeSean McCoy had 27 carries for 131 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Cowboys, adding one catch for three yards and a touchdown.

McCoy was able find success against the Cowboys' run defense all game and the Eagles kept feeding him with six carries for 23 yards during their final scoring drive. He officially claimed the rushing title at 1,607 yards and led the NFL in 2013 with 2,146 all-purpose yards. McCoy rarely left the field, but had a touchdown vultured by Bryce Brown in the fourth quarter. The Eagles will host the Saints next Saturday for the first round of the NFC playoffs.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:10:00 AM

LeSean McCoy had 18 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Bears.

McCoy gashed the Bears' league-worst run defense, averaging an impressive 7.4 yards-per-attempt before being rested in the fourth quarter. He added six catches for 29 yards in the passing game. McCoy scored on a dive play from one-yard out in the first quarter and did a spin move around three defenders for his second touchdown. He all but locked up the rushing title and now leads Jamaal Charles by 189 yards. The Eagles will take on the Cowboys in Week 17 to decide the NFC East.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:55:00 PM

LeSean McCoy expects a massive workload in Sunday night's game against the Bears.

Even if the Cowboys beat the Redskins at 1pm, coach Chip Kelly said he will not rest any of his players against the Bears. So the game plan will almost certainly be built around McCoy as the league's leading rusher faces the league's worst run defense. "I feel like this game, I need to put the offense on my back," McCoy said. He's easily fantasy's No. 1 RB for Super Bowl week.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed he will not rest his starters on Sunday Night Football in Week 16 no matter what.

The Eagles will seal the division if Kirk Cousins' Redskins knock off the nosediving Cowboys early Sunday, and Philly also beats the Bears. If the Cowboys win at 1pm, however, Kelly could've theoretically rested his starters because the Eagles-Bears game would not affect playoff possibilities, as Philly faces Dallas in Week 17 and that game would determine the NFC East division winner. Kelly's approach could perhaps change in Week 17 with an Eagles Week 16 win and Cowboys Week 16 loss, but there is no threat to LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, DeSean Jackson, or Riley Cooper's Week 16 fantasy start-ability.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Coach Chip Kelly blamed LeSean McCoy's season-low eight Week 15 carries on the game plan and game flow.

The Vikings have one of the worst secondaries in the league and were missing two starters due to injury. Then, the Eagles fell behind by 11 points late in the second quarter and by 18 points midway through the third. It left McCoy as a mere decoy far too often. "It felt like we were down two scores all the time," Kelly said. Expect the Week 16 game plan to feature McCoy extensively as the Eagles will be facing the Bears' league-worst run defense.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:59:00 AM

LeSean McCoy rushed eight times for 38 yards and added five catches for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Minnesota.

McCoy was oddly a decoy for much of the day, even though the Eagles were never down by more than eight points in the first half and trailed by only five at the end of three quarters. It stripped the Eagles of their most dominant weapon. Still, even a bad day for McCoy means 106 total yards as he continues to drop jaws with his cutting ability and burst. A Week 16 matchup against the Bears' historically bad run defense is a recipe for a monstrous fantasy Super Bowl.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:09:00 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 29 times for 217 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-20 Week 14 win over the Lions.

It's a career-high in yardage for McCoy and he breaks the Eagles' single-game record for rushing yards previously held by Steven Van Buren (205 in 1949). Most impressively, he did it in ridiculous conditions that including eight inches of snow on the field for virtually the entire game. Unlike most other players on the field, McCoy was able to make some hard cuts and burst through holes against a run defense that came in ranked third in the league. McCoy is well on his way to being the MVP of the fantasy playoffs with matchups against the Vikings and Bears on deck.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:16:00 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 19 times for 79 yards and caught five passes for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.

McCoy was used often used as a decoy in the red zone as the Eagles used play-action fakes and bootlegs to get their tight ends open. It was the right gameplan by Chip Kelly, but frustrating for fantasy owners. Still, McCoy went over 100 total yards for the third straight game. He's now on pace to rush 309 times for 1,450 yards with seven touchdowns and catch 52 balls for 580 yards. With matchups against the Lions, Vikings and Bears on deck, McCoy is a great bet to break that pace.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:23:00 PM

LeSean McCoy is averaging 4.2 YPC with Nick Foles at quarterback, compared to 5.4 YPC with Michael Vick under center this season.

"You got to account for Mike's running ability. That's the biggest difference between the two," McCoy said. "My numbers may be down with Nick. It's probably because they'd rather take me out and deal with Nick." Foles has been named the starter for the remainder of the season, and Shady acknowledged his personal numbers may suffer a bit but that winning is the main objective. McCoy has rushed for 232 yards the past two games and remains a high-end RB1. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 back this week against a tough Arizona defense.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 09:26:00 AM