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RB LeSean McCoy - Philadelphia Eagles

5-11, 198Born: 7-12-1988College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): McCoy had a big game when he was supposed to for once this year. He still didn't get much work in the passing game and gave up a short score to Darren Sproles, but the offensive line is getting healthier, and the Eagles scheme and style will give him a ton of chances to deliver on his early first-round draft status.

Week 13: at Dallas Cowboys

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are standing at 8-3 coming into this matchup - the teams are in a two-way race for the NFC East crown with New York and Washington out of the picture at 3-8. This is the first game of the two scheduled regular-season meetings between the clubs, at AT&T Stadium where the Cowboys are 3-3 so far this season. The Eagles' tandem of LeSean McCoy (21/130/1 rushing with 1/1/0 receiving at Tennessee last weekend) and Darren Sproles (6/25/1 rushing with 3/14/0 receiving) is finally creating some respectable rushing totals, after a slow start over the first half of the season (the Eagles rank 12th in the NFL right now, averaging 118.7 yards rushing per game, with nine rushing scores to date). McCoy has scored TDs in two of the last three games, and has gone over 100 yards combined in two straight games, much to the relief of his fantasy owners. Sproles has posted 39 and 44 yards combined over the last two games, working into the mix as a nice change-of-pace to McCoy. The Dallas rush D allowed 32/89/1 to the Giants last weekend (2.8 yards per carry) and gave up 21/74/2 to the Jaguars two games back (3.0 yards per carry on average) - they've been so-so at defending the goal line against opposing rushers lately. To date, Dallas is 13th in the NFL averaging 107.2 yards allowed per game, with 10 rushing scores given up over 11 games played. The Eagles have a neutral matchup in this game, on the road in Dallas on Thanksgiving afternoon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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9 at HOU 23 117 0 2 2 6 0 0
10 vs CAR 12 19 1 3 1 -2 0 0
11 at GB 23 88 0 1 1 18 0 0
12 vs TEN 21 130 1 1 1 1 0 0
13 at DAL PROJ-Dodds 17 * * 2 * * *
13 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay 19 * * 1 * * *
13 at DAL PROJ-Bloom 19 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs CAR (12 / 19 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

On McCoy's first carry of the game he went forward for just a single yard as he was tackled immediately by Luke Kuechly. McCoy had a carry on first and goal from the Panthers 7 yard line that he rushed forward and moved the line to the Panthers 3 yard line for a 4 yard gain. McCoy found a nice hole to start the Eagles 3rd drive and bounced around for a 6 yard gain. On the Eagles next offensive series McCoy started it out with a run that he tried to bounce to the right but was tackled in the backfield for a 4 yard loss. McCoy later had short runs of 2 and 5 yards where he could just go forward with the ball on some quick gains. Although McCoy was stuffed at the line most of the night he got the carry on first and goal at the Panthers 1 yard line and almost could have walked the ball in the endzone as he just had to run straight up the middle for the touchdown. McCoy had a 3 yard gain to pick up a first down to start the 4th quarter.

2014 Week 11 vs GB (23 / 88 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

McCoy raced to the left side of the field on his first carry taking the ball for a 3 yard gain and followed that up with a 4 yard carry straight up the middle just two plays later. The Eagles second drive McCoy was handed back to back carries for 3 and 1 yards and was hit right away. McCoy had a shifty run of 5 yards up the middle on the start of the Eagles 3rd drive. McCoy looked dynamic on a 18 yard gain on a screen pass that he put a couple of nice moves on defenders but ended up slipping on his own and fell to the ground. It looked like he was going to break that run and taking it in for a score before he slipped on his own. The Eagles continued to look to the run game and even being down by 21 points they came back with back to back runs for McCoy for 3 and 8 yards. He had another 4 yard gain in the same drive but still could not find the big hole to break a long run. McCoy saw runs of 5, 4, and 2 yards all right in a row to help pick up a first down. McCoy kept seeing carries late in the game even when the game was out of hand and he kept running hard and picking up some decent gains on the ground.

2014 Week 12 vs TEN (21 / 130 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

One big run made all the difference for LeSean McCoy this week. Even though the Titans defense was consistently missing tackles and was coming off of a game when LeVeon Bell ran through them with ease, the front was able to largely contain McCoy. 53 of McCoy's 130 yards came on one run, when he broke outside left tackle by evading a defender at the line of scrimmage. On the second level, McCoy shook one defender before escaping to the sideline. Although he scored an easy touchdown at the goal line on a between-the-tackles run, most of McCoy's success in this game came when he could find space outside the tackles. He did have a couple of impressive runs, but for the most part he struggled to find space as the Eagles' running game as a whole continued to struggle.

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Latest News

Eagles | LeSean McCoy runs wild (Thu Nov 27, 08:37 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy ran for a season-high 159 yards and a score on 25 carries in a 33-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 27.

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Eagles | LeSean McCoy righting the ship (Sun Nov 23, 06:04 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is averaging 95 yards per game and 4.5 yards per carry over the past seven weeks.

Our View: McCoy hasn't had the explosive games and major involvement as a receiver he had last year, but he is still one of the few RB1s for fantasy, getting steady volume in a good offense. Next up is Dallas on Thanksgiving.
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Eagles | LeSean McCoy finally shows up (Sun Nov 23, 05:00 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy carried 21 times for 130 yards and a rushing touchdown in Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans, and he added one reception for just one yard.

Our View: The Titans run defense is their soft underbelly. The Texans will get to attack it next week, while McCoy goes to Dallas for Thanksgiving.
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Eagles | LeSean McCoy has big first half (Sun Nov 23, 02:45 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries in the first half of the team's Week 12 game.

Our View: The Titans gave up over 200 to LeVeon Bell last week, and McCoy could be on his way to matching that in his best fantasy week of the season to date in only a half of play.
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Eagles | LeSean McCoy says he is same player (Thu Nov 20, 01:38 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said he is the same player he was last season even though he is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry this season, which is the lowest in his career.

Our View: He may think he's the same player - he might even be the same player - but the team around him isn't. The offensive line has had issues, the quarterback situation is wobbly and McCoy himself has been prone to hesitating at the line and stretching the play outside. It's made him struggle and limited his ability to get into the end zone. Tennessee is a great matchup, so we see him having one of his better weeks an have him as an RB1.
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Schedule

13@ Dallas Cowboys
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16@ Washington Redskins
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