|Week 17 (NYJ) - Average||18.0||79.5||1.0||2.0||14.5||0||14|
|Week 17 (NYJ) - Dave Richard||18||78||1||2||8||0||13|
|Week 17 (NYJ) - Jamey Eisenberg||18||81||1||2||21||0||16|
|2014 Season - Average||289.0||1475.5||10.5||40.5||379.5||2.5||244|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||290||1410||10||34||298||2||222|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||288||1541||11||47||461||3||263|
|Current Player Ranking: 9|
|Red Zone Stats|
|56||145||4|| 64.4||5||4||10||0|| 6.5|
|05/25/2015||Jimmy Graham, TE SEA|
LeSean McCoy, RB BUF
|Antonio Brown, WR PIT|
|05/24/2015||Matt Ryan, QB ATL||LeSean McCoy, RB BUF|
Philip Rivers, QB SD
|05/22/2015||Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
Luke Kuechly, MLB CAR
Frank Gore, RB IND
|LeSean McCoy, RB BUF|
NaVorro Bowman, ILB SF
Rank Among Leaders
Bills would like 300 carries from LeSean McCoy
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) New Bills running back LeSean McCoy has led the NFL with 627 carries over the last two seasons. He shouldn't expect a reduction in his workload on his new team.
Bills' running backs coach Anthony Lynn said, "I’d love to see him get that many rushes. If he’s getting that many touches, that means that we’re winning ball games, we’re running the ball. We’re controlling time of possession. We’re setting up the play action. We’re doing some good things if he touches it that many times," per the Buffalo News.
"I think he’s got a lot of good years left in him at 27, going into his seventh season," he said. "I talk to the guys all the time about Curtis Martin. This guy led the league in rushing his ninth year."
Bills RB LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly dumped top black players
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Bills star running back LeSean McCoy has intimated that racism motivated Eagles coach Chip Kelly to rid his team of premier African-American players.
"He wants the full control," McCoy told ESPN. "You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth. There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the players - the good ones - like that.
"... People have heard it. ... Other players have talked about it. But that's one of the things where you don't even care no more. I'm on a new team, ready to play. So it's nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn't know what to expect. When he let [Pro Bowl wide receiver] DeSean [Jackson] go last year, I was like: 'C'mon, DeSean Jackson?' So it is what it is."
McCoy produced his fourth 1,000-yard season in 2014, but his YPC average fell from 5.1 in 2013 to 4.2.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy doesn't think Chip Kelly likes star players
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/6/15) Bills running back LeSean McCoy, formerly of the Eagles, had some strong words about his former head coach Chip Kelly on Monday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy said on Monday. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.' "
McCoy, 26, was traded to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso this offseason. In 2014, he rushed for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns. He added 28 receptions for 155 yards as a receiver out of the backfield.
Malcolm Jenkins: Eagles players not surprised by McCoy trade
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/1/15) While most folks were shocked when the news broke in early March the Eagles were trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills, apparently McCoy's Philadelphia teammates were not.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins told NFL Network on Wednesday it was not surprising when it was announced McCoy was being traded for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
"In the locker room a lot of guys weren't surprised by the trade, what we were more surprised of was that it was just a player-for-player trade," Jenkins said. "I think everybody thought we would have gotten more -- Kiko, plus a couple draft picks, you know, somebody else...
"You look at the style of runner that Chip wants in his offense and even though Shady is one of the best backs in the league, he's not necessarily what Chip is looking for all the time. Chip thinks he's a great running back, he knows his talent is there, but our (system) is really predicated on downhill, somebody who is going to hit the hole every time. It's about getting up in the defenders face as fast as you can and that's not necessarily Shady's running style."
The Eagles replaced McCoy's absence in the backfield by signing former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, who rushed for 1,845 yards in 2014, and former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews.
"When you talk about what you can get for -- if you are looking to acquire more talent -- I just think Shady's cap number and what we were able to get in return for Shady, I think made sense," Jenkins said. "And some guys in the locker room who kind of know what's going on weren't surprised by it."
Owner: DeMarco Murray better fit than LeSean McCoy
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(3/25/15) Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills and replaced him with DeMarco Murray because Murray better fits Chip Kelly's system, reports Eagles 24/7.
"We’ve been talking about the asset value of LeSean for a long time because he wasn’t the style of runner that Chip prefers, but a great player," Lurie said.
"Getting players that fit more of what he’s all about in terms of their style of play. LeSean McCoy is a great running back -- all-time franchise leader. Great guy in every way. To maximize his power spread offense, he’s always admired the one-cut runners. That’s what he admired.
"You’ve gotta let a coach try to bring in the players that fit best what he’s all about to maximize what he’s trying to accomplish. It really boils down to that. You have a decision as an owner: Do you want to fight that? Or do want to adopt it? I went all out to try and get Chip as the coach, and I’m really happy we did. He’s got a great potential future, and I’m happy to be able to provide him the resources to be able to maximize what he’s all about."
The Eagles also signed running back Ryan Mathews in free agency, who is closer in style to Murray than McCoy.
|LeSean McCoy was traded from the Eagles to the Bills this offseason in exchange for Kiko Alonso, and we don't expect him to suffer much despite the change of scenery. He loses a great system with Chip Kelly, and the offensive line in Philadelphia is better than in Buffalo. But McCoy should be the focal point of the Bills offense, and with Rex Ryan as the head coach you can expect plenty of running, especially with a poor quarterback scenario. McCoy was a stud in 2013 when he was the No. 2 Fantasy running back in standard leagues with 314 carries for 1,607 yards and nine touchdowns and 52 catches for 539 yards and two touchdowns. He struggled last year as the No. 12 running back with 312 carries for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns and 28 catches for 155 yards. The addition of Darren Sproles, some offensive line issues in the beginning of the season and McCoy running at less than 100 percent led to his down year, but he should still remain a Top 10 Fantasy running back with the chance to be a Top 5 option in all leagues. His reception total should rebound to at least 35, and he should get 300-plus carries with the chance for 1,500-plus total yards and eight touchdowns. He should still be drafted in Round 1 in all formats.
(Updated 4/21/15) |