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RB LeSean McCoy - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 17): McCoy did not destroy the Packers or put up RB1 numbers as the Eagles got blown out, but he ran with more decisiveness and north-south mentality than he had been in recent weeks. He'll be a fine RB1 for the matchup against Tennessee this week.

General News (Thu Nov 20): 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.

Week 12: vs Tennessee Titans

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. LeSean McCoy finally went over 100 yards combined last week against the soft Green Bay defensive front, posting 23/88/0 rushing and 1/18/0 receiving, while Darren Sproles handled 2/21/0 rushing and 2/23/0 receiving in his change-of-pace role. It wasn't a fantasy bonanza, but at least McCoy did more with his chances than the 12/19/1 rushing with 1/-2/0 receiving box score his fantasy owners got two games ago vs. Carolina. We'll see if McCoy can build on his momentum during this contest at home. Tennessee rolls into Lincoln Financial Field with the league's 31st-ranked rush defense, averaging 143.5 yards allowed per game, with the third-most rushing TDs given up to date, at 11 and counting. Pittsburgh exploited the obvious weakness for 36/206/1 rushing last week; Baltimore posted 34/151/2 against this group two games ago. Advantage, Philadelphia.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at ARI 21 83 0 5 3 14 0 0
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 PROJ-Dodds 19 * * 2 * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay 22 * * 1 * * *
12 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom 21 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs HOU (23 / 117 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

McCoy's first carries came on the Eagles second possession when he started with no gain and then followed it up with a 1 yard gain. Later in the drive he had a 6 yard gain on a pass from Foles to help set the Eagles up in a short 2nd down play. McCoy had a nice 7 yard run as he shifted his way through Texan defenders and set up a short 2nd down play for the Eagles. McCoy had a 8 yard run to get the ball down inside the Texans 10 yard line on a nice run to the right sidelines. McCoy had some decent runs to help put the Eagles in field goal range to end the 1st half. On the first run he just found a hole and went straight up the middle for a 9 yard gain, and later followed that up with 5 and 4 yard runs that he kept his feet moving forward and made sure to gain positive yards. On the Eagles 2nd possession of the 2nd half it was McCoy who got them started with a 14 yard run on the first play and then following that up with a 26 yard run. On both runs he took the play to the left sidelines and was pushed out of bounds. He showed great vision and patience on both of those runs and took a breather and Polk came in the game and took the next two runs and found the endzone. McCoy got back to back carries of 5 and 2 yard gains on the next drive but then the Eagles and Sanchez turned the ball over on an interception. McCoy was impressive on the Eagles 15 play scoring drive in the 4th quarter as he ran really hard and totaled 22 yards on 6 carries and helping to milk the clock.

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.


Latest News

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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Eagles | LeSean McCoy's futility worst of career (Fri Nov 14, 09:25 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy averaged fewer than 2 yards per carry for the third time this season with 12 carries for 19 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. McCoy had two games of fewer than 2 yards per carry in his career before this season.

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