Polk opened practice with the starters and ran a couple of plays. LeSean McCoy watched the plays from the sideline. Following practice, McCoy stressed that it wasn't a big deal. "We rotate all the time," he said. "[Running back coach Duce Staley] pulled me out. [Darren] Sproles wasn't in either." Polk is coming off a three touchdown performance in Week 15. It's possible he could find his way into more playing time given the practice situation.
Nothing goes LeSean McCoy's way in Week 15
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/14) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy couldn't catch a break Week 15 against Dallas, his second straight game with disappointing Fantasy production after his two most productive of the season in Weeks 12 and 13.
The Eagles ran four plays inside the Cowboys' 5-yard line. Only one of them went to McCoy, and he went out of bounds after a 3-yard gain. Darren Sproles got the ball on the very next play and ran it in for the score.
On the other two -- the first two, actually -- Chris Polk took a handoff and successfully ran it in. His presence is a little troubling since he doesn't have a role apart from short-yardage situations, but the last time he got Fantasy owners all worked up, rushing for 50 yards and a score Week 9 at Houston, he followed it up with a combined seven Fantasy points in his next five games. That the Eagles went back to McCoy for their third play inside the 5 after Polk had already converted on the first two is also a positive sign.
Seems like McCoy's Week 15 performance was just "one of those things," which isn't what his Fantasy owners want to hear, especially if it got them eliminated from the playoffs. But that's kind of the way McCoy's season has gone. If you expected an assured 100 yards every week, you haven't been paying attention.
Eagles notch three rushing TDs, none for McCoy in Week 15
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/15/14) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy racked up a team-high 64 yards on 16 carries but didn't score any of the Eagles' three rushing touchdowns in his team's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys in Week 15.
McCoy, who also added just one reception for one yard, had 16 of his team's 21 carries, but saw Chris Polk score on both of his touches while gaining six yards and Darren Sproles pick up five yards and a touchdown on just three carries. Sproles also added 11 yards on two receptions.
McCoy enjoyed big performances in Weeks 12 and 13 but has managed just 115 yards and no touchdowns on 34 touches over the last two weeks. He'll look for a bigger game when he faces the Redskins in Week 16.
Eagles' LeSean McCoy limited Week 14
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/7/14) Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was limited Week 14 against the Seahawks.
McCoy carried the ball 17 times, gaining just 50 yards. He averaged just 2.9 yards per carry. Things got worse right after the half. On the team's first play of the third quarter, McCoy lost a fumble. Seattle scored just two plays later. McCoy only received five carries the rest of the contest. Surprisingly, McCoy was not targeted in the passing game.
He'll look for more Week 15 against the Cowboys.
Eagles' LeSean McCoy misses Friday practice
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/14) The Eagles reported running back LeSean McCoy did not participate in practice Friday.
The Eagles listed McCoy’s absence as non-injury related. He was able to practice Wednesday and Thursday.
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No one benefitted more from Chip Kelly’s offense than LeSean McCoy in 2013. He was the focal point of the up-tempo attack with 314 carries for 1,607 yards and nine touchdowns and 52 catches for 539 yards and two touchdowns. McCoy just escaped the dreaded 400-touch threshold with 391, including the playoffs, but don’t be surprised if the Eagles ease his workload a little bit. It should come on passing downs with the offseason addition of Darren Sproles. We still expect McCoy to approach 2,000 total yards and double digits in touchdowns, and he can still get 40-plus catches even with Sproles in the mix. McCoy is the easy selection at No. 2 overall behind Jamaal Charles in the majority of leagues. Kelly wants to run the ball, and McCoy is his thoroughbred. Look for him to continue to dominate this season.