News: Seattle released linebacker Matt McCoy on Saturday. McCoy was on injured reserve and received an injury settlement.
Analysis: McCoy was hurt and likely out for the season anyway. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Seattle LB Matt McCoy (knee) has been placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. McCoy had already been ruled out of the Week 5 game against the Giants due to his knee injury suffered in Week 4. McCoy's season is now over after being placed on injured reserve.
Analysis: McCoy finished his season with 15 tackles in four games. He was playing mostly in nickel packages and on special teams. He had no Fantasy appeal to begin with, so continue to ignore him.
News: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said LB Matt McCoy suffered a significant knee sprain Week 4 and will be out an extended amount of time.
Analysis: McCoy has 15 tackles in four games, but he has been playing mostly in nickel packages and on special teams. He has no Fantasy appeal to begin with, so continue to ignore him.
News: Seattle LB Matt McCoy, who plays in nickel packages and is also a big special teams contributor, suffered an apparent knee injury during the the Seahawks' 30-28 loss to Atlanta in Week 4 on Sunday. McCoy did not record a tackle and has just 15 stops this season.
Analysis: While Seattle coach Pete Carroll didnt give an official diagnosis, fellow LB David Hawthorne talked about McCoy after the game as if he will be out for the season. His absence isn't a huge loss for Fantasy owners as McCoy was not considered a viable option.
News: Seattle locked up linebacker and special teams standout Matt McCoy with a one-year deal Thursday, according to The Associated Press. McCoy will enter his second year with the Seahawks after spending his first six years in the league with three different teams.
Analysis: McCoy played mostly on special teams but also had 19 tackles last season for the Seahawks. McCoy's signing is important with LB Will Herring moving on to New Orleans. However, he has not shown to be a worthwhile Fantasy option since he racked up 66 tackles with Philadelphia in 2006. Fantasy owners should not consider him a viable option in upcoming IDP drafts for the 2011 season.
News: The Seattle Seahawks signed former Tampa Bay linebacker Matt McCoy to a one-year contract on Wednesday, adding depth to their defense and special teams. The former San Diego State Aztec has made 97 tackles and forced three fumbles in 47 NFL games, 12 of them starts. He has made another 50 tackles on special teams.
Analysis: McCoy will compete for a starting job but isn't expected to be a reliable Fantasy option. Keep him off rosters.
News: The Buccaneers have re-signed linebacker Matt McCoy and promoted cornerback Derrick Roberson from the practice squad to the active roster. The team also said reserve safety Will Allen and backup linebacker Rod Wilson will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Safety Emanuel Cook was signed to the practice squad.
Analysis: This will be McCoy's third stint with the Bucs this season. Allen broke his right thumb during Sunday's win over Green Bay. Wilson played mostly on special teams and was sidelined by a hamstring injury. None of these players have any Fantasy relevance.
News: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed receiver Yamon Figurs and released linebacker Matt McCoy.
Analysis: Figurs has gone from one terrible team to another as the Lions cut him earlier this season. Leave him on waivers in all Fantasy leagues. We don't see him catching many passes on Sundays. McCoy also has no Fantasy value.
News: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed linebacker Matt McCoy after releasing him last week. To make room on the roster, the Bucs released receiver Mario Urrutia (pronounced yew-ROO-tee-uh) and re-signed him to the practice squad on Wednesday.
Analysis: Urrutia and McCoy seem to be playing musical chairs right now. One thing is certain: You shouldn't own either player in Fantasy.
News: The Buccaneers announced Saturday that they have promoted WR Mario Urrutia from the practice squad to the active roster. In addition, the team released LB Matt McCoy. McCoy played in each of Tampa Bays first two games in 2009.
Analysis: Urrutia (pronounced yew-ROO-tee-uh), originally signed by the Buccaneers on August 7, was released on September 5 before being signed to the practice squad on September 6. He may see playing time in Week 3's game against the Giants but should not be owned in Fantasy at this point. McCoy should not be owned, either.
News: Tampa Bay LB Matt McCoy (ankle) was able to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars. He failed to record a tackle in the game.
Analysis: McCoy is not considered a decent Fantasy option in any format and can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: The Buccaneers signed RB Noah Herron, previously waived by the Packers back in August, to take Earnest Graham's spot on the Tampa Bay roster. The club also placed rookie linebacker Geno Hayes (knee) on injured reserve and signed linebacker Matt McCoy, who played in three games for Tampa Bay before being released on Oct. 18.
Analysis: For now, none of these players are expected to be productive enough to warrant use in Fantasy play. Keep them all off of rosters until further notice.
News: The Buccaneers listed the following players as inactive for Week 6 vs. Carolina: QB Josh Johnson (third QB), QB Brian Griese, RB B.J. Askew, WR Joey Galloway, LB Matt McCoy and DL Greg Peterson.
Analysis: Aside from Griese and Galloway, none of the players on this list should be considered viable Fantasy option. They are not in a position to contribute regular stats as they aren't in line for regular playing time. They've got some depth chart climbing to do and should be left on the waiver wire.
News: The Buccaneers have listed the Week 4 inactives for their Week 4 game vs. Green Bay. Not in uniform will be: QB Josh Johnson (third QB), FB B.J. Askew (hamstring), LB Matt McCoy (coach's decision), WR Joey Galloway (foot) and DT Ryan Sims (groin).
Analysis: Galloway was listed as out earlier in the week, so his name was expected to be on this list. None of these other players have any Fantasy value.
News: The Buccaneers listed the following players as inactive for Week 2 against Atlanta: QB Jeff Garcia (ankle), QB Josh Johnson (third QB), RB Michael Bennett (coach's decision), LB Matt McCoy (groin), WR Maurice Stovall (back) and DL Greg Peterson.
Analysis: Aside from Jeff Garcia, none of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: Buccaneers.com reports that the club has signed LBs Leon Joe, Matt McCoy and Teddy Lehman. All three will compete for spots along the LB depth chart.
Analysis: With the Bucs having Cato June, Derrick Brooks and Barrett Ruud, there's little chance any of these three will start. Keep them all off of Fantasy rosters for now.
News: The Saints' list of inactives for Week 14 at Atlanta includes LB Matt McCoy, WR Robert Meachem, DL Antwan Lake and DL McKinley Boykin.
Analysis: None of these players contributes enough statistically even when active to matter in Fantasy. Leave all on waivers.
News: Notable inactives for Week 11's Saints-Texans game include: DL Brian Young, WR Robert Meachem, LB Matt McCoy, DB Usama Young, DB Jay Bellamy and DL Charles Grant. OT Jammal Brown is also out for the Saints. For the Texans, DB Jamar Fletcher, RB Ahman Green, QB Craig Nall LB Shantee Orr and TE Jeb Putzier are inactive.
Analysis: Brown's inactivity is a development worth keeping an eye on since he protects Drew Brees' blind side. For the Texans, Ron Dayne starts for Ahman Green while the Texans start CB Von Hutchins and FS Will Demps in their revamped secondary. The remainder of the players listed are not reliable Fantasy options.
News: Matt McCoy (ankle) was able to shake off an injury and play in Week 4 at N.Y. Giants. He did not record any defensive statistics, but he had one special teams tackle.
Analysis: McCoy is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 6 at N.Y. Jets in IDP leagues once the team returns from its bye week.
News: Eagles DL Juqua Thomas (calf) is listed as questionable, while DB Michael Lewis (knee), LB Dedrick Roper (knee), LB Matt McCoy (stinger), RB Ryan Moats (ankle), DL Darwin Walker (illness) and DB William James (calf) are listed as probable for Wild Card game vs. N.Y. Giants.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using for Fantasy postseason play.
News: Eagles LB Matt McCoy (shoulder), LB Shawn Barber (neck) and DB Rod Hood (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 15 at N.Y. Giants.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup for Week 15.
News: The Eagles listed RB Ryan Moats, DB Roderick Hood, LB Matt McCoy, DL LaJuan Ramsey and WR Jason Avant as inactive for Week 14 at Washington.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup for Week 14.
News: Eagles DB Rod Hood (hamstring), DL Darren Howard (knee) and DB Michael Lewis (concussion) are listed as questionable, while LB Shawn Barber (knee), DB William James (knee), LB Matt McCoy (shoulder), DB Quintin Mikell (foot) and LB Jason Short (knee) are listed as probable for Week 14 at Washington.
Analysis: Howard and Lewis are decent Fantasy options in IDP leagues when healthy. Keep an eye on their status leading up to Sunday. Ignore the other injured players for now.
News: LBs Matt McCoy (shoulder) and Jason Short (ankle) are not among the inactives for the Eagles in Week 13 against the Panthers. They were listed as probable on the official NFL injury report.
Analysis: Neither of the two players are worth using in any Fantasy IDP leagues for Week 14 at Washington.
News: Eagles DB William James (knee) and LB Jason Short (ankle) are listed as questionable, while LB Matt McCoy (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 12 at Indianapolis.
Analysis: None of these players are recommended Fantasy options for Week 12 at Indianapolis.
News: Eagles LB Shawn Barber (neck stinger) and LB Matt McCoy (abdomen) are listed as probable for Week 11 vs. Tennessee.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Barber's and McCoy's status before deciding to use them for Fantasy purposes in Week 11.
News: The Eagles listed QB A.J. Feeley (emergency QB), RB Ryan Moats, LB Dedrick Roper, LB Matt McCoy, DT LaJuan Ramsey and WR Jason Avant as inactive for Week 10 vs. Washington.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup until further notice.
News: The Eagles listed A.J. Feeley, Ryan Moats, Dexter Wynn, Dedrick Roper, Matt McCoy and LaJuan Ramsey as inactive for Week 8 vs. Jacksonville.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup for Week 8.
News: Eagles CB Rod Hood (heel) and RB Thomas Tapeh (groin) are questionable, while DE Darren Howard (groin) and LB Matt McCoy (hip) are probable for Week 8 vs. Jacksonville.
Analysis: Howard and McCoy are worth using as reserves in IDP leagues. Hood and Tapeh have no value at this time.
News: Notable Eagles defenders from Tampa Bay in Week 7 include: LB Jeremiah Trotter (12 total tackles), LB Matt McCoy (nine total tackles), DT Darwin Walker (three tackles, sack) and DE Jerome McDougle (one tackle, one sack).
Analysis: Trotter is always worth starting in Fantasy play, while the rest of the players are good bye-week replacements at best.
News: Notable inactives for Week 7's Eagles-Bucs game include: QB A.J. Feeley (emergency QB), CB Rod Hood, RB/KR Reno Mahe, LB Matt McCoy and DL LaJuan Ramsey. For Tampa Bay, QB Chris Simms, CB Brian Kelly, CB Alan Zemaitis, FB Jerald Sowell, WR Maurice Stovall and WR/KR Mark Jones are inactive.
Analysis: None of these players should be active for Week 7 Fantasy play.
News: Eagles LB Matt McCoy, who had to leave Sunday's game against New Orleans after aggravating a hip injury, was feeling better Monday and is probable for this week's game against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: McCoy has yet to emerge as a must-start Fantasy LB, but he is decent bye-week replacement in IDP leagues and on the verge of becoming a great Fantasy option.
News: Eagles DB Dexter Wynn (shin), LB Shawn Barber (hip), WR Jason Avant (ankle), DB Sean Considine (shoulder), RB Reno Mahe (ankle) and LB Matt McCoy (hip) are listed as probable for Week 6 at New Orleans.
Analysis: None of these players have much Fantasy value except for McCoy, who is a decent bye-week replacement in IDP leagues.
News: Eagles LB Matt McCoy (stinger), DB Sean Considine (hip) and RB Reno Mahe (ankle) are listed as probable for Week 5 vs. Dallas.
Analysis: Neither Considine or Mahe should be bothered with concerning Fantasy Football, but McCoy on the other hand is an intriguing player. Right now he is a good bye-week replacement in IDP leagues, but the potential for him to emerge as a Fantasy dynamo is there. Watch his progress and make a weekly judgment on whether to play him or not.
News: DB Sean Considine (hip), DB Brian Dawkins (concussion), DL Darren Howard (knee), DB Michael Lewis (quadriceps), LB Matt McCoy (stinger) and DL Darwin Walker (quadriceps) were all able to play in Week 4 against the Packers.
Analysis: Considine had two solo tackles and a pass defensed, Dawkins had three solo tackles, an assist, pass defensed and forced fumble, Howard had a fumble recovery and Lewis had five solo tackles, an interception and a pass defensed. McCoy also chipped in with seven solo tackles and Walker was good for a solo tackle and quarterback hurry.
News: Eagles S Sean Considine (hip), RB/KR Reno Mahe (ankle), LB Matt McCoy (stinger), OT William Thomas (foot) and DT Darwin Walker (quadricep) are all listed as probable for Week 4 vs. Green Bay. The Eagles did not practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: All of these players are key contributors for the Eagles, but they won't help Fantasy owners win their league championships. Ignore them for now.
News: The Eagles took linebacker Matt McCoy in the second round of the '05 draft out of San Diego State, but he struggled so much to learn Jim Johnson's complex defense that he spent most of his rookie season as a game-day inactive. He knows the defense now, though, and got his first NFL start last week at weak-side linebacker in the Eagles' 24-10 win over Houston. McCoy had a solid game, registering eight tackles, seven of them solo jobs. He also forced a fumble and broke up a pass. "It was a great confidence game for Matt," said Johnson, the Eagles' defensive coordinator. "He made some nice hits and read screens well." Said McCoy: "Last year, I didn't know what I was doing. I was freelancing, and this year I am staying within the scheme and making plays in it."
Analysis: Playing in Johnson's defense should get McCoy noticed in deep IDP leagues. He is bound to make plays in a blitzing scheme, and if Week 1 is a sign of things to come, consider playing McCoy on a weekly basis. Week 2 presents a tougher matchup for McCoy and the Eagles as they play the Giants, but watch how the youngster plays for future starts in Fanatasy leagues.
News: The Eagles defense totaled five sacks -- two for Trent Cole and one each for safety Michael Lewis, DE Jevon Kearse and DE Juqua Thomas. In addition, LB Matt McCoy forced a fumble and led the team with seven solo tackles (eight total). LB Jeremiah Trotter totaled nine tackles (six solo).
Analysis: The Eagles DST unit should be considered a risky start vs. the N.Y. Giants in Week 2 since New York's offense is significantly stronger than Houston's. DE Jevon Kearse and LB Jeremiah Trotter are reliable defensive starters for IDP Fantasy leagues, so keep them on staff if you have them.
News: LB Matt McCoy (quad spasms) is held up in Eagles camp. McCoy, who only played in four games as a rookie, is penciled in as the team's starting weakside linebacker. He has taken steps this offseason to improve his knowledge of coordinator Jim Johnson's defensive scheme, and it's paid off thus far in camp. "There's no question he's a different player out there," Johnson said in June. "He has a lot more confidence. He's more mature. He looks now what a second-year guy should look like."
Analysis: McCoy is worth taking as a flier in deeper IDP leagues that start three or more linebackers. He might wind up being a decent bye-week replacement even in standard IDP leagues, so keep an eye on him this preseason.
News: Eagles second-year linebacker Matt McCoy, who only played in four games as a rookie, is penciled in as the team's starting weakside linebacker. McCoy has taken steps this offseason to improve his knowledge of coordinator Jim Johnson's defensive scheme, and it's paid off thus far in camp. "There's no question he's a different player out there," said Johnson in June. "He has a lot more confidence. He's more mature. He looks now what a second-year guy should look like."
Analysis: McCoy is worth taking as a flier in deeper IDP leagues that start three or more linebackers. He may wind up being a decent bye-week replacement in even standard IDP leagues, so keep an eye on him this preseason.