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25 LeSean McCoy RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/208 | Birthdate: 7/12/1988 | Birthplace: Harrisburg, PA, USA | Team: Philadelphia | College: Pittsburgh | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 100/83 | Average Draft Position: 2.39
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LeSean McCoy should see bigger role if Darren Sproles is out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) With Darren Sproles likely out for Week 8 against the Cardinals, how will the Eagles fill the hole in their offense this Sunday?  

Chris Polk is the third running back on the depth chart, but he might not have the skills to fill in for Sproles. He has just four career receptions in the NFL, and wasn't much of a pass-catcher in college, with a career-high of 31 catches as a senior. And, of course, he is dealing with his own injury issues, with a hamstring that may still keep him sidelined Sunday.

Of course, the Eagles already have a pretty fantastic option to catch passes out of the backfield in LeSean McCoy. McCoy has taken a step back as a pass-catcher this season, with just 16 through six games, but he does have at least 50 in three of the last four seasons. He should do just fine.

This is a tough matchup for McCoy, as the Cardinals have allowed just 10.7 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Still, with McCoy likely to get a steady workload given the injuries, he has to be in your starting lineup for Week 7, even given his struggles.


LeSean McCoy back up to form


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) After showing signs of breaking out of his early-season slump Week 5 against Rams, rushing for 81 yards on 24 carries, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy finally looked like himself again Week 6 against the Giants. Of his 22 carries, six went for more than 10 yards, including a long of 28 in the third quarter. He finished with 149 yards on the ground, more than he had in his previous three games combined.

Even including this performance, the Giants rank in the middle of the pack against the run, so it's not like McCoy just took advantage of a favorable matchup. He finally did what we all thought he'd do at the beginning of the year, and judging by his comments after the game, he plans to do more of it.

"I never lost confidence in myself; you guys did and the people out there did," McCoy said.

The Eagles are on bye in Week 7, but plan on starting him every week thereafter.


LeSean McCoy goes over 150 yards from scrimmage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who entered Week 6 averaging 2.9 yards per carry, ripped off 149 yards on 22 carries (6.8 ypc) in Sunday night's blowout of the Giants. McCoy caught both his targets for 5 yards.

McCoy did not find the end zone, but he produced his first 100-yard game of the season and 11th in his last 17 primetime outings. In the process, McCoy passed Steve Van Buren to move into third on the franchise's all-time rushing list behind Wilbert Montgomery and Brian Westbrook.

McCoy is off Week 7 before visiting Arizona on Oct. 26.


Eagles deny RB controversy between LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made the point to deny a running back controversy with his team, according to ESPN on Wednesday. LeSean McCoy took the backseat to Darren Sproles, who earned five of his seven carries in the fourth quarter of a Week 5 win at home over Philadelphia. Running backs coach Duce Staley told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia that the fresher back will play.

"What you've got to understand is it's all about being fresh at running back," Staley said. "So when you study what we do, we're a tempo team, we're a tempo offense, and to go fast, you've got to have players out there who aren't breathing hard, that aren't tired, so you've got to have players out there that you can rotate and have with energy."

McCoy is averaging 2.9 yards per carry, while his running mate Sproles has 25 carries and is averaging 6.9 yards per attempt this season.


Celebrating small victories with LeSean McCoy


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) What a difference a year makes. Last season, LeSean McCoy was the league's best running back, a terrifying option out of the backfield that seemed unstoppable leading the Eagles' leauge-best running game.

Now, we're celebrating 3.4 yards per carry. McCoy's performance in Week 5, which saw him rush for 81 yards on 24 carries, is a lesson in the power of small victories. After rushing for just 39 yards on 29 carries in the previous two games, we needed to see some life from McCoy.

There is still plenty of reason to be concerned, as he had just 5 yards on four receptions and lost a fumble. Still, after watching him struggle so much in the previous two games, this gives some room for hope.

McCoy is far too talented to consider sitting out, even as he continues to post mediocre production. You just have to hope that he breaks out at some point. 


LeSean McCoy manages just 81 yards on 24 carres in Week 5


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 81 yards on 24 carries while adding five yards on four receptions in his team's 34-28 win over the Rams in Week 5.

McCoy, who didn't reach the end zone for his third straight game, lost a fumble on an extremely poor play, scrambling backwards looking for yards that just weren't there while having the ball extended from his body at times. Though the line was an improvement on his absymal numbers from the last two weeks (29 carres for just 39 yards), McCoy is still looking for a 2013-level breakout performance. The Eagles will host the Giants in Week 6.


Good opportunity for LeSean McCoy


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) As all of the football-watching world, including the player himself, struggles to figure out what's wrong with LeSean McCoy, let's not lose sight of two facts:

One, the second of his two clunkers came against a 49ers defense known for stopping the run, and two, he'll be facing a Rams defense in Week 5 that ranks third-to-last in stopping the run, allowing 155.0 yards per game. The Rams allowed 100 yards to the Cowboys' DeMarco Murray in Week 3 and 144 yards to the Buccaneers' Bobby Rainey in Week 2.

McCoy's performance against the Redskins in Week 3 remains an enigma, but I'm giving him a pass against the 49ers. In other words, it hasn't become a trend yet from my perspective. I don't particularly care to join in the guessing game as to what's wrong with him because a guessing game is all it is, but I'm optimistic he bounces back against the Rams and wouldn't even dream of sitting him in Fantasy.

Judging by where Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank him this week, they feel the same way.


Eagles RB LeSean McCoy: 'I'm just not getting it done'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Eagles featured back LeSean McCoy is at a loss to explain his recent struggles.

"I'm just not getting it done. I don't know what to tell you," he said to CSNPhilly.com.

McCoy performed well enough in the first two games, but has proven ineffective since. He has just 39 yards in 29 carries for a 1.3 YPC average over the past two games. He has also not caught a pass after snagging 10 in the first two games combined.


Chip Kelly: LeSean McCoy is not injured


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he doesn't believe running back LeSean McCoy's monumental struggles have anything to do with the turf toe he battled this preseason. "No," Kelly said, via ESPN.com. "Not that I'm aware of."

Added Kelly: "He's not on the treatment list. He does normal maintenance like everybody else, but he hasn't had any injuries where we've done anything with him."

McCoy said after Sunday's loss in San Francisco that it "doesn't matter" whether he's hurt. While that left open the possibility he's injured, McCoy followed up by saying he's fine, the report said.

Over the past two games, McCoy gained 39 yards on 29 carries.


LeSean McCoy becoming a concern


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/28/2014) For the second straight game, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy averaged less than 2 yards per carry Week 4 at San Francisco, picking up 17 yards on 10 carries. He called the performance "embarrassing," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

So should his Fantasy owners be concerned? Getting stuffed by the 49ers is one thing, but McCoy managed just 22 yards on 19 carries against the Redskins in Week 3 -- the same team that allowed a combined 121 yards to the Giants' duo of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams Thursday night.

McCoy has still had his moments this year -- he ran for more than 70 yards in each of his first two games, though not for a great yard-per-carry average -- so against a Rams defense that has struggled to stop the run, he deserves to start for you in Week 5. But making a trade to fortify your running back spot, provided you don't sell low on McCoy himself, wouldn't be the worst idea in the world.


The misery continues for LeSean McCoy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy hit a new low Week 4 at San Francisco. After being held to 22 rushing yards Week 3, McCoy carried 10 times for 17 yards in the 26-21 loss. 

Shockingly, McCoy was not targeted once. For the season, McCoy has rushed for 192 yards on 70 carries (2.7 ypc). He has as many touchdowns as lost fumbles, one.

Playing behind a terrible offensive line, McCoy has had little room to run. Starting right tackle Lane Johnson will return from his suspension Week 5 when the Eagles host the Rams.


Struggling LeSean McCoy faces tough matchup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) If I told you 4 weeks ago that Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard had Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ranked 10th among running backs heading into Week 4 against the 49ers, you probably would have guessed that San Francisco's feisty defense was the sole reason why. Unfortunately for anyone who picked McCoy at the top of your draft this summer, that doesn't quite tell the whole story.

Last season, McCoy was a must-start Fantasy option no matter the opponent -- he managed 115 all-purpose yards against the vicious Cardinals defense, after all. After three weeks, however, we have had to reconsider how we view McCoy, given how poorly the Eagles have run the ball. He is averaging just 2.92 yards per carry on 60 rushes behind a patchwork offensive line, a far cry from his 5.1 yards-per-carry mark from 2013.

The fact that McCoy has to go against a 49ers defense that has allowed just 67.7 yards per game and 9.3 Fantasy points to opposing running backs so far only compounds the issues. You cannot think about benching McCoy at this point -- his big-play ability is too enticing. However, temper expectations for this tough matchup. 


LeSean McCoy doesn't think he's struggling


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Although he's averaging 2.9 yards per carry, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy disputes the notion that he's struggling.

"I don't think I'm struggling at all," McCoy told CSNPhilly.com. "I don't know what you mean by that. I don't think I'm struggling, at all. So I don't know what you mean by that."

McCoy is running behind a makeshift offensive line. After gaining 22 yards on 19 carries against the Redskins, McCoy did not make excuses.

"We didn't get it done today on the ground," McCoy said. "Simple as that."

Chip Kelly: Opponents defending LeSean McCoy differently


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Coach Chip Kelly said opponents are playing more base defense and less nickel against the Eagles this year, and that's a big reason why running back LeSean McCoy's numbers are way down. The 2013 NFL rushing leader has run for 175 yards and a touchdown in three games while averaging 2.9 yards per carry.

"I think it's different how they're playing us this year," Kelly said. "We've seen different looks in terms of the three games we've played this year compared to last year. I think LeSean's doing everything possible. Again, if that's how you're going to do it, and we're going to end up with 30-whatever points a game and continue to be productive on the offensive side of the ball, it's ultimately that.

"But also you're down four linemen that you had that were running in front of them last year too. So I think sometimes when we're running the play, there is a lot better push at the point of attack, and that doesn't have anything to do with the running back from that standpoint. It's kind of what it is right now."

Kelly added that "if you're going to play us in base, it's difficult to cover the pass. So it's picking what they want to do."


LeSean McCoy can't find room in shootout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had trouble finding much room to operate in a 37-34 win over Washington in Week 3.

McCoy rushed the ball 19 times, despite being forced to go to the locker room during the first half to be tested for a concussion. He was cleared and came right back to the game, but failed to make much of an impact. He rushed for just 22 yards in the game, and was held without a reception for the first time Week 3 of last season.

McCoy, last season's rushing leader, has failed to break out through three games. He heads into Week 4 against the 49ers with 175 yards on 60 carries with just one touchdown through three games. 


LeSean McCoy returns to game for next drive


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was taken to the locker room for observation after taking a shot to the helmet in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Washington, but was cleared to return shortly after. He returned to the game in the second quarter. 

LeSean McCoy taken to locker room after helmet hit


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was forced to leave Sunday's game against Washington in Week 3, after taking a shot to the head.

McCoy was taken to the sidelines where he tried to plead with trainers to let him back in the game. He was taken to the locker room to be examined for a head injury, and at this point, nothing is known on his chances to return. 


LeSean McCoy goes over 100 total yards with a touchdown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy produced another solid, if not spectacular, performance Week 2 at Indianapolis. McCoy ran 20 times for 79 yards, punching in a 1-yard touchdown, and caught four passes for 23 yards.

McCoy was targeted five times and took a back seat in the passing game to running back Darren Sproles, who caught all seven of his targets for 152 yards.

McCoy will go for his first 100-yard rushing game Sunday against the Redskins.


LeSean McCoy starts season with 115 total yards


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) He didn't score, but Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had 74 yards on 21 carries and 41 yards on a team-high six catches in Week 1 vs. the Jaguars. Teammate Darren Sproles scored on a 49-yard scamper on a fourth-and-1 play that took a lot of stats out of McCoy's pocket and totaled 15 touches to McCoy's 27.

McCoy and the Eagles will try to move to 2-0 next Sunday at Indy.


LeSean McCoy appears destined for point explosion Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) OK, so Eagles stud featured back LeSean McCoy has been dealing with a thumb injury. Every other consideration indicates a typical McCoy explosion when Jacksonville comes to town for the season opener Sunday.

Among them is that the Jaguars promise to suffer from one of the weaker run defenses in the sport this year. They ranked 29th in that department at 131.8 yards per game last season and did little to bolster the talent around Pro Bowl linebacker Paul Posluszny.

Another is that McCoy appears to be reaching his peak as both a runner and pass-catcher out of the backfield. He rushed for a career-best 1,607 yards and a 5.1 per-carry average in 2013, added 52 carries for 539 yards in receiving and scored 11 touchdowns.

CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank McCoy second among all running back options in Week 1. Just stick him in your lineups and watch him rack up the points.


LeSean McCoy practicing in full despite issues


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy practiced with his thumb wrapped Sunday, but he expects to play without the wrap in the regular-season opener, reports Philly.com. "No, I'll be fine for the opener," he said. "Catch with two hands, one hand, spiking the ball, doing everything we need to do."

McCoy hurt his right thumb Thursday against the Steelers. X-rays revealed no fracture or ligament damage.

McCoy added his left big toe is "feeling good" after it caused him to miss one practice last week. He should be fine for the Sept. 7 opener against Jacksonville.


Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy among Eagles practicing Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Eagles coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday that defensive backs Cary Williams (hamstring) and Brandon Boykin (hamstring), along with running back LeSean McCoy (thumb) and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (knee) will all practice Saturday, despite missing time in the previous preseason game due to their various maladies. 

X-ray comes back negative for LeSean McCoy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy underwent an X-ray on his right thumb, which came back negative, according to the team's social media account. McCoy appeared to have injured his thumb on the opening drive of Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

He rode a stationary bike after the opening drive before returning to action on the following drive. McCoy caught a short pass from Nick Foles and turned it up field for a 22-yard touchdown. He was sent to the locker room for tests immediately after the score. He finished with four carries for 24 yards and two catches for 26 yards and a touchdown before the injury.

LeSean McCoy exits game for an X-ray on injured thumb


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy entered Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers with a "mini version" of turf toe. He scored in the first quarter and was sent to the locker room for an X-ray on his right thumb, CBSSports.com reports. His return is uncertain.

McCoy took his first handoff for a 15-yard run. After the first drive, he was seen briefly getting checked out by team trainers. He returned on the second drive, caught a short pass from Nick Foles and turned it up field for a 22-yard touchdown. He was sent to the locker room for tests immediately after the score.

LeSean McCoy got two MRIs 'just to be certain'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got two MRIs on his toe "just to be certain," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The results were the same, and "it's not expected to be an issue," the paper said.

McCoy said he's dealing with a mini version of turf toe.