By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Jul 14th 4:15pm EDT
Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly punching a minor, has been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave. (Source: wgr550.com
Fantasy Impact: This is the last thing the line needed, with at least two new starters, one of them a rookie, and possible shuffling following an abysmal showing last year. LeSean McCoy struggled behind an Eagles line that was decimated by injuries and suspension in 2014, so he needs his line to be in working order if he's to return to fantasy stardom.
By Keith Kraska, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Mar 10th 5:18pm EDT
The Buffalo Bills, who made their trade for LeSean McCoy official on Tuesday, signed free-agent veteran fullback Jerome Felton, who spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport
Fantasy Impact: This is nice consolation for the Bills' running game after they missed out on offensive linemen Mike Iupati and Bryan Bulaga. Felton, who will turn 29 in July, has been graded by Pro Football Focus in the top six among fullbacks for each of the past three years. He helped Adrian Peterson run for more than 2,000 yards in 2012. Greg Roman's offense makes heavy use of a fullback, and Felton just became McCoy's best friend ("I would love that," McCoy said Tuesday). This is a bump that should keep Shady a No. 1 fantasy RB.
By Steve Painter, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Mar 3rd 7:18pm EST
So much for boring trades. This one is a stunner: RB LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for LB Kiko Alonso. Shady will now be the centerpiece of Rex Ryan's offense and at the still young age of 27, has a lot left in the tank. While it had been a rumour that the Eagles would not keep McCoy with his high cap of 11.95 million this move furthered the trademark of the young tenure of Chip Kelly, who has assumed control of his roster. And the onus is on him to now fill the huge hole at RB. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: McCoy will still be a RB1 in Buffalo, and should perform well in Ryan's environment. He is still one of the preemminent backs in the NFL and those that procure his services in 2015 will be delighted with how well he performs in his new home.
By Clinton, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Mar 3rd 6:59pm EST
Bills have notified LB Kiko Alonso he is going to be traded to Philadelphia for RB LeSean McCoy. Trade official next week. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: It was rumored earlier in the day that McCoy could be moved and it appears that it is going to happen with the Bills. McCoy struggled last year for fantasy owners and Darren Sproles will surely see an uptick in his value. We'll have to see what the split will look like when McCoy arrives in Buffalo with Fred Jackson still taking carries.
By Brian Tesch, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Mar 3rd 9:04am EST
According to an anonymous scouting executive, the Philadelphia Eagles could be in the process of gauging LeSean McCoy's trade value. Whatever the team would be able to get for the 26-year-old McCoy would be spent to trade up for Marcus Mariota. (Source: NJ.com
Fantasy Impact: The scout stated "(Kelly) thinks McCoy can help get him to the top (of the draft). Either that, or he'll trade him somewhere else for picks and then use those picks (to trade up in the draft). He's not going to cut him. He's not doing that again.'' A move from the high powered Philidelphia offense would be an obvious ding to McCoy's fantasy value. Depending on his landing spot, McCoy could still retain 1st round fantasy value, but this is a situation worth monitoring.
By Darren Church, Bills Correspondent, Wed, Dec 24th 7:57pm EST
LeSean McCoy rushed for 88 yards on 22 carries scoring one touchdown. He also caught three passes for 28 yards to end up with 116 total yards in Saturday's loss to the Redskins
Fantasy Impact: McCoy rushed well on Saturday to collect his most yards on the ground for the past three weeks. However it was not enough to keep Philadelphia alive in the playoff race. McCoy has only scored five touchdowns this season compared to nine last season, so owners that drafted him will feel disappointed in his production.
By Victor Tkaczuk, Bills Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 11:48pm EST
Philadelphia Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy rushed for just 64 yards on 16 carries in Sunday night's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys. He added one catch for only one yard.
Fantasy Impact: We were all expecting big things from McCoy this week against divisional rival Dallas, but in a game where the Eagles managed three rushing touchdowns, McCoy didn't even get one. When the Eagles got in close, instead of calling Shady's number they went with Chris Polk who scored twice, or Sproles, who had a one-yard plunge. McCoy is still a good running back, so look for him to rebound in Week 16 against the lowly Washington Redskins.
By Stephen Zolli, Bills Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 8:22pm EST
LeSean McCoy went up against the sixth ranked defense and was stymied, managing a mere 50 yards on the ground.
Fantasy Impact: This performance is not indicative of McCoy's play it's a testament to the superb defense of the Seahawks. Next week he will be back in the promised land when he faces the Cowboys who surrendered his best game of the season; 159 yards and a touchdown. Before this week, his production had been solid with back to back strong showings against the Cowboy and 133 yards against the Titans. If you survived this week with McCoy's weak game, he is a definite must start this week.
By Stephen Zolli, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 7:40pm EST
LeSean McCoy has regained some of his 2013 form. This week McCoy will face his toughest challenge of the season. The Seahawks have allowed just two 100 yard rushing games this season.
(Source: Washington Post
Fantasy Impact: McCoy is averaging 4.89 yards a carry since returning from bye in Week 9; adding 3 touchdowns. Value for McCoy is in yardage because he isn't a touchdown machine. The Seahawks have allowed 86.3 yards per game; 5th in the NFL. McCoy averages 83.4 yards a game which is also 5th in the NFL. The good news is that McCoy doesn't have to deal with the "12th Man" of Seattle.
By Stephen Zolli, Bills Correspondent, Thu, Nov 27th 10:54pm EST
The gobbler award winner, LeSean McCoy, put up 156 yards and a rushing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Impact: McCoy got his fourth 100 yard rushing game of the season. McCoy has gotten back into stride since returning from the Birds' bye, putting up 513 yards and three touchdowns. McCoy is like the league leader, DeMarco Murray: when he rushes for 6+ yards an attempt he reaches the 100 yard milestone. Against the Cowboys, he rushed for 6.4 yards an attempt. The Eagles are facing the tough Seattle Seahawks next week, who have the 6th best rushing defense. This season the Seahawks have allowed one 100 yard rushing game which was to DeMarco Murray during his 100 yard streak.
By Dan Dziubczynski, Bills Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 4:41pm EST
LeSean McCoy had 21 carries for 130 yards, including a 2-yard second quarter touchdown run, in the Eagles 43-24 week 12 win vs the Titans.
Fantasy Impact: McCoy exploited the Titans 31st ranked run defense (giving up 143.5 yards per game) early and often, ending up with a nice performance as the Eagles beat the Titans 43-24. McCoy will look to continue his success when the Eagles travel to Dallas in week 13 for the Thanksgiving Day game vs the Cowboys and their 12th ranked rushing defense.
By Stephen Zolli, Bills Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 6:04pm EST
LeSean McCoy has seen his statistics take a fall from last year's production. This can be attributed to the lack of a downfield threat not to McCoy's inability to run. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Throughout ten games this season McCoy has put up 729 yards and 2 touchdowns this season; last season he had 932 yards and 3 touchdowns through 10 games. This season McCoy has been a solid producer with two 100 yard rushing games the struggle of getting into the endzone has kept his value lower then expected. This week McCoy has his best matchup this season in the Tennessee Titans who have the 2nd worst rushing defense in the league. The Titans have allowed an average of 146 yards this season. There have been four rushers against the Titans that have reached their season high. The presence of Darren Sproles, and his 4 touchdowns on 38 attempts, has taken McCoy out of the end zone. You can still find LeSean at the top of the rushing leaders; he is currently 7th.
By Darren Church, Bills Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 3:40pm EST
LeSean McCoy had 88 yards on 23 carries for 3.8 yards per carry Sunday night in Green Bay. He also had one reception for 18 yards on a single target.
Fantasy Impact: McCoy's 88 yards rushing was his second highest total post the week 7 bye. However owner's will still be upset at this first round picks overall production this year. Whether it is the presence of Darren Sproles in the back field or all the changes across the offensive line, McCoy has just struggled to get it going all year. Philadelphia play Tennessee next week who have struggled this year against opposing running backs, hopefully Shady can take advantage.
By John W. Vandegrift, Bills Correspondent, Tue, Nov 11th 8:53pm EST
"We didn't execute the way we needed to execute in the run game. They did a better job defeating our blocks than we did at sustaining our blocks ... They played a lot of guys down toward the line of scrimmage, played a lot more 'man-free' than they had shown going into the game, but if you do that, then we have to be able to beat you throwing the ball, and I thought we had the ability to beat 'em in that way," Kelly said.
LeSean McCoy finished the game with 12 carries for 19 yards and 1TD.
Fantasy Impact: LeSean McCoy struggled to get anything going Monday Night against the Carolina Panthers. He did manage to cash in on a 1 yard TD but that was about it. McCoy currently ranks 6th in the NFL in rushing so keep him in your lineups and hope he turns things around next week against the Green Bay Packers.
By Dan Dziubczynski, Bills Correspondent, Fri, Nov 7th 9:42pm EST
Lesean Mccoy has averaged 5.3 ypc over his last three games, totaling 349 yds on the ground in that span. The Carolina Panthers defense has not been great vs. the run lately, giving up an average of 115.3 yards on the ground over their last three games. That streak includes allowing Saints RB Mark Ingram to gain over 100 yards in Week 9.
Fantasy Impact: After a slow start McCoy has shown why he was a top 2 pick in fantasy drafts this season. Expect the Eagles to rely more on the run with Mark Sanchez taking over at QB for the injured Nick Foles. Darren Sproles and Chris Polk will also get touches, but the workhorse will be McCoy. Expect him to be a RB1 on Monday night vs. Carolina.
By Victor Tkaczuk, Bills Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 12:21pm EST
Eagles' RB LeSean McCoy added 117 rushing yards on 23 carries to go along with two catches on two targets for six yards and no touchdowns. This was a decent showing for McCoy but owners surely want more out of him, considering where he was drafted in fantasy leagues and his volume of touches. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: We could see McCoy get even more touches after QB Nick Foles left yesterday's game. The Eagles will turn to a more run-based attack with their backup QB in. The Eagles will face the Panthers next, who have been terrible against the run this year. Look for Shady to end his six-week touchdown drought.
By James Brimacombe, Bills Correspondent, Thu, Oct 23rd 12:33pm EDT
McCoy gets the challenge of facing the top ranked Arizona Cardinals defense this week, but remains confident in his ability to perform. “I’m sure they’ll try to key out and take the run away, but we’ve just got to play ball,” McCoy said. “They’re a good team" (Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com
Fantasy Impact: With McCoy having his best game of the season in Week 6 against the Giants running for 149 yards, he now has had an extra week off to prepare for the Cardinals and should be fresh after the Eagles Bye Week.
By James Brimacombe, Bills Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 6:16pm EDT
After three straight weeks of hesitation and no room to run, McCoy found the light on Sunday Night against the Giants. He ran for an impressive 149 yards on 22 carries for a 6.8 yards per carry average.
Fantasy Impact: McCoy looked like his elusive self once again after he previously had every fantasy owner questioning his worth to start the season. McCoy ran hard, followed his blocks and made his own holes as he looked as confident as ever in his running ability. He will get a well deserved rest with the Eagles on a bye Week in Week 7.
By James Brimacombe, Bills Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 9:54am EDT
With McCoy having a few struggles early in the year, this week's Sunday Night game might just be what he needs to turn things around. Since 2010 McCoy has played in 9 Sunday Night games and carried the ball 187 times for 1,132 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Fantasy Impact: Not only has he played well in those 9 Sunday Night games over his career but he has also played the Giants 3 out of those 9 games. In those 3 games he has 60 carries for 347 rushing yards and 1 touchdown, averaging 5.78 yards per carry. Could Sunday Night be the turning point for the rest of McCoy's 2014 season?
By Jay Maccarella, Bills Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 9:18pm EDT
Lesean McCoy carried the ball 24 times for 88 yards in the Eagles win Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. He added 4 receptions that went for only 5 yards. (Source: Bob Brookover
Fantasy Impact: In the previous two weeks, he carried the ball 29 times for 39 yards so this week's game was a step in the right direction. However, it was still a below average performance for McCoy. He is yet to average greater than 4 yards per carry in a game this season. You have to keep plugging away with McCoy, although it has been easy to be disappointed in his results. The Eagles got Lane Johnson back today which looked to open some lanes in the run game so hopefully, things will continue to improve for him as the season moves forward.
By Jay Maccarella, Bills Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 8:22pm EDT
The Eagles run game had 12 carries for 22 yards against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. (Source: Rich Hofmann
Fantasy Impact: It is now apparent that the Eagles are just getting beat up front with all of the injuries along the offensive line. Head coach Chip Kelly said in his post game press conference that they were beat up front all day despite the 49ers playing zone and rushing only 3 or 4 guys all day. I would continue to be realistic about how productive the team will be on the ground until they are able to get some linemen back healthy up front.
By Jay Maccarella, Bills Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 9:53pm EDT
LeSean McCoy gained only 22 yards on the ground in 20 attempts in the Eagles win against division opponent Washington Redskins on Sunday, September 21st, 2014. (Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks
Fantasy Impact: The Eagles offensive line is banged up and McCoy is yet to average over 4 yards per carry in a game this season. The real story may be that McCoy did not catch a single pass in the game therefore limiting his points in ppr formats to only 2. It isn't time to panic yet, but some reduction in production is expected with the current Eagles' offensive line woes.
By Jay Maccarella, Bills 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, Bills 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, Bills 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, Bills 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.
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