|FBG Mobile Home|
Week 1 vs. GB
Rushing: 7 / 35 / 1
Receiving: 5 / 47 / 0 on 5 targets
The Eagles were struggling with pass protection all game against Green Bay, which opened up some running lanes for McCoy. McCoy was able to rack up over 80 yards of offense on just 12 touches (five catches) as the Eagles got the ball in their speedy rusher's hands several times. Whenever McCoy touched the ball he looked quick and decisive, dashing up field for good gains. McCoy punched the ball over the goal line from 12 yards out in the third quarter to keep the Eagles' chances alive. With Kevin Kolb likely out next week, expect more designed plays for McCoy against Detroit.
Week 2 vs. DET
Rushing: 16 / 120 / 3
Receiving: 4 / 8 / 0 on 4 targets
Brian Westbrook who? LeSean McCoy couldn't have looked much better against the Lions, running here, there and everywhere on the field en route to 120 yards on 16 attempts and three touchdowns. Only one of McCoy's three rushing touchdowns was a short-yardage one (a four-yard, two-cut, slippery effort), with the other two going for 14 and 46 yards. Yes, his impressive performance was against the Lions, but McCoy truly is a threat to break one on every touch using his agility, speed and elusiveness. His 46 yard run featured a one-cut broken tackle followed by another one which sprung him free thanks to him changing direction and hurdling away/slightly over the defender. He looked great and considering the offense has so many other weapons for defenses to worry about, it can only mean good things for him heading forward.
Week 3 vs. JAX
Rushing: 11 / 54 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 7 / 0 on 4 targets
The Eagles attacked Jacksonville predominantly through the air in the first half as McCoy only had four carries and 13 yards at intermission. McCoy helped Philadelphia to consume the clock after halftime with 41 more yards on seven rushes. McCoy did not have to contribute much to the scoring totals or production as Michael Vick took care of most of the offense in Week 3. Look for McCoy to be a bigger part of the game plan next week against the Redskins.
Week 4 vs. WAS
Rushing: 16 / 64 / 0
Receiving: 12 / 110 / 0 on 16 targets
LeSean McCoy was the benefactor of Kevin Kolb's inclination to throw quickly and short to his running backs against Washington. McCoy finished with a game high 12 catches and 15 targets to compliment his 64 yards on 16 carries. The checkdown passes were due to both the Redskins' blanketing of deeper targets and Kolb's inability to find open receivers down the field when they did get some separation. McCoy should continue to be a big part of Philadelphia's offense going forward but expect his targets to decrease next week.
Week 5 vs. SF
Rushing: 18 / 92 / 1
Receiving: 5 / 46 / 0 on 5 targets
LeSean McCoy ran the ball well, topping over 100 combined yards despite his rib injury. McCoy did have a mental lapse in the final minutes of the contest when he slid down to try and keep the clock running but did not have the first down yardage. McCoy ran hard and looked healthy as both a rusher and a receiver, attacking holes and picking up yards after first contact. He should remain a workhorse back for the Eagles going forward.
Week 6 vs. ATL
Rushing: 21 / 64 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 21 / 0 on 4 targets
LeSean McCoy had a modest game in Week 6 against Atlanta, but his limited statistics were partly due to Philadelphia's game plan to attack Atlanta with DeSean Jackson and throw deep early. McCoy had 12 touches in the first half (nine carries, three catches) for a combined 53 yards, and he added another 32 yards in the third quarter before leaving the game with the big lead for the final period. McCoy looked perfectly fine and healthy when he was in, running hard and finding open spaces when his number was called. The Eagles smartly rested their top rusher in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand, saving McCoy for a big game against Tennessee next week.
Week 7 vs. TEN
Rushing: 16 / 48 / 0
Receiving: 6 / 54 / 0 on 6 targets
LeSean McCoy topped 100 total yards once again, catching several short passes on screens and running for good yardage after the quick tosses. McCoy had decent success up the middle but he never had a run for longer than eight yards. The Eagles could have used a better ground attack in the second half to try and hold on to a thin lead but it was just not there against a tough front four from Tennessee. McCoy will continue to put up solid numbers as the Eagles find several ways to get the ball in his hands in space and with blocking.
Week 9 vs. IND
Rushing: 16 / 95 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 8 / 0 on 4 targets
LeSean McCoy finished Week 9 with nearly 100 yards on the ground, but most of the production came on his breakaway 62 yard run on his first carry of the game. The Colts were able to hold him to only 33 yards on 15 carries after that run and only eight more on three short catches the rest of the contest. McCoy's ability to break the long run and the Eagles' confidence to give him the ball 19 times make him a solid fantasy option going forward.
Week 10 vs. WAS
Rushing: 11 / 43 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 51 / 1 on 6 targets
McCoy was a steady weapon for the Eagles in week 10. McCoy had a very Brian Westbrook like game on his way to just under 100 total yards and a TD. That TD came on a little shovel pass from Michael Vick inside the 15. Throughout the game McCoy made good quick decisions at the line of scrimmage and displayed some terrific footwork on his runs. As the game progressed and got out of hand, he gave way to Jerome Harrison. But even with limited action and touches his presence was felt.
Week 11 vs. NYG
Rushing: 14 / 111 / 1
Receiving: 5 / 29 / 0 on 5 targets
LeSean McCoy is a dynamic runner for this Philadelphia team in the mould of Brian Westbrook. McCoy was shut down for most of the night by a Giants defense that came to play. McCoy had a couple of big runs in this game, including the 50 yard touchdown run on 4th down that iced it for the Eagles. McCoy may not have been consistently breaking off big runs in this one, but this was an NFC East battle of attrition. Yards are hard to come by. McCoy continues to be a very solid player for this Eagles offense.
Week 12 vs. CHI
Rushing: 10 / 53 / 0
Receiving: 8 / 67 / 0 on 9 targets
LeSean McCoy played quite well against Chicago, racking up 120 combined yards on 18 touches (including eight catches) versus the Bears. McCoy helped the Eagles to take advantage of what the defense gave them by catching shorter passes and screens against good pressure up the middle. McCoy looked good as both a rusher and a receiver and he was the dominant running back for Philadelphia once again. Expect another solid game on Thursday against Houston at home.
Week 13 vs. HOU
Rushing: 12 / 44 / 1
Receiving: 8 / 86 / 1 on 8 targets
LeSean McCoy was used sparingly as a rusher (12-44), with just one big run of 13 yards in Week 13 but he did plunge into the end zone at the beginning of the second quarter from four yards away on a run right up the middle. Most of his production came as a receiver, catching eight short passes from QB Michael Vick that he was able to parlay into 86 yards and a touchdown. McCoy broke off a short screen in the fourth quarter for 40 yards, the longest gain by any Eagle against Houston. McCoy continues to show good vision and speed with the ball, eluding the first tackler and quickly getting to the second level. His strong ball skills combined with Philadelphia's confidence in using him on all downs and in goal line situations continues to push McCoy near the top of the list for fantasy running backs for December.
Week 14 vs. DAL
Rushing: 16 / 149 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 4 / 0 on 3 targets
About the only thing Lesean McCoy didn't do on Sunday against the Cowboys was score a touchdown. Otherwise, he played masterfully in helping Michael Vick and the rest of the Eagles put together drive after drive against a tough Dallas defense. McCoy's long run of the day was a 56 yard scamper, but he also had three runs of more then 10 yards running behind the left guard. McCoy's most impressive sequence came in the late fourth quarter as the Eagles were trying to run out the clock. On the drive he converted four first downs, effectively making Dallas burn through their timeouts in vain. McCoy's running style is more physical then his predecessor, Brian Westbrook. McCoy appears better suited to take contact at the line of scrimmage and power his way to big gains. McCoy did have three receptions as well with two going for losses and one, a 6 yard gain, helping to get the Eagles final drive off to a strong start as they ran out the clock. McCoy is playing like one of the better running backs in football right now.
Week 15 vs. NYG
Rushing: 10 / 64 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 13 / 0 on 6 targets
LeSean McCoy ran the ball just 10 times in Week 15 against the New York Giants, highlighted by a 20-yard sprint up the middle after a broken tackle in the first quarter, but for the most part he did not see the ball as a rusher much after halftime with the Eagles trailing almost the entire second half. McCoy did add four short catches but not of them were over five yards. McCoy continues to look quick and shifty with the ball in his hands, so he remains a solid fantasy option the rest of the way in normal game situations. McCoy gets 15 or more touches every week for the Eagles with next to no workload going to his understudy, Jerome Harrison.
Week 16 vs. MIN
Rushing: 13 / 44 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 41 / 0 on 5 targets
LeSean McCoy had modest production in Week 16 (13-44 rushing, 4-41 receiving) as the Eagles were upset by the Vikings at home. McCoy broke off two 10 yard plays in the first half but he also lost big yardage on a botched play by Michael Vick where the falling QB gave McCoy the ball for a negative gain. McCoy did have an impressive 27-yard highlight reel catch and run where he broke several tackles for the gain in the fourth quarter. Given that Philadelphia has nothing to play for next week, McCoy could be resting in Week 17.
Week 18 vs. GB
Rushing: 12 / 46 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 36 / 0 on 7 targets
McCoy wasn't used as much as he probably should have been, but then the Eagles spent a lot of the first half on the sidelines as the Packers controlled the clock. McCoy failed on a few short yardage situations, that forced Philly to rely on the kicker as well. But otherwise, McCoy showed his speed and impressive agility on a number of big plays in the 2nd half, including a very nice 16 yard reception that led to a score. You have to wonder why an offensive line that struggles to pass block is put in passing situations so often, when a run heavy offense would seem to be a smarter decision. But then, this is Andy Reid, and so it should really come as no surprise.