By Jay Maccarella, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 9:45am EDT
Eagles' Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis has a sprained left MCL and starting right tackle Allen Barbre is also expected to miss time with a high ankle sprain. No definite timetables have been given as of yet, but Mathis is expected to miss at least a month and Barbre is probably close to that. The likely starters will be Dennis Kelly at left guard and Andrew Gardner at right tackle. The Eagles will get Lane Johnson back at right tackle after he has finished serving his 4 game suspension for his use of performance enhancing drugs. (Source: Les Bowen
Fantasy Impact: The Eagles will have to adjust upfront but the production of the Eagles' running backs and Nick Foles could decrease for a few weeks until they get back to full strength up front.
By John W. Vandegrift, Eagles Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 1:13am EDT
With Sproles shining, McCoy took a back seat on Sunday. Even though the Jaguars came to Philadelphia with one of the worst run defenses in the league, the starter ended with just 74 yards on 21 carries and failed to make it to the end zone.
"We all struggled," McCoy said. "I didn't feel like myself today. I didn't make the right plays I normally make." (Source: NJ.com
Fantasy Impact: LeSean McCoy didn't blow up the stat sheet as most people would have expected but he still had a solid game. He touched the ball 27 times, so no reason to panic about Darren Sproles cutting into his workload. Expect McCoy to rebound next week as the Eagles play the Indianapolis Colts Monday Night.
By John W. Vandegrift, Eagles Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 10:59pm EDT
LeSean McCoy was sent for X-rays on his thumb in the first quarter of Thursday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.
McCoy called for the trainer after his first touch on the opening series. NFL Media Insider Jeff Darlington reported X-rays on McCoy's thumb came back negative. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: LeSean McCoy looked good in the limited time he played. He rushed 4 times for 24 yards and had 2 receptions for 26 yards including a 22 yard screen that went for a touchdown.
By Brian Riedmiller, Eagles Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 9:04am EDT
LeSean McCoy had an injury scare when he missed practice Sunday, August 17th for a problem with what he called “a small version of turf toe.” He had an X-Ray and MRI as a precaution, but is reportedly fine. (Source: Profootballtalk.com
Fantasy Impact: McCoy is a valuable commodity and top fantasy pick, so any injury news will cause an owner's heart to skip a beat. However, he seems to be in the clear from this injury. Any major injury would propel backup Chris Polk into fantasy relevance, since most McCoy owners probably wouldn't have insured him with the aging scat back Darren Sproles.
NFL.com | Sep 16th
Darren Sproles has been a revelation for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 2-0 start. LeSean McCoy admitted without Sproles the Eagles "would be in some trouble."
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 12th
Man, that was not the Philadelphia Eagles’ best game last week. The first half we couldn’t do anything right and the Jacksonville Jaguars could. That team has a lot of young talent, but one player caught my eye: that rookie out The U (Miami), Allen Hurns. That kid is a beast and definitely a fantasy pick. I met him in Miami training this summer and he was real quiet but you could tell ...
ESPN | Sep 4th
Christopher Harris examines what makes LeSean McCoy and the Eagles' offense so potent.
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 30th
1. LeSean McCoy McCoy should be this year’s first-overall pick. He is a perfect fit in Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense. Last season Shady won the rushing title by 268 yards. Over the past three seasons, McCoy is second in fantasy points only to Adrian Peterson. He had well over 350 touches last year and is […]
ESPN | Aug 21st
Matthew Berry talks with LeSean McCoy about sharing the backfield with Darren Sproles and playing fantasy football in 2014.
Legion Report | Jul 20th
1 – LeSean McCoy – The Eagles Offensive Line will not be it’s best until Week 5 when RT Lane Johnson’s suspension is up. From Week 5 on, they’ll have one of the leagues best, if not best, Offensive Lines. […]