Fantasy football sit/start advice, Week 16: LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy has struggled in recent weeks. We break down the fantasy implications.
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy may have been replaced in the starting lineup for a Wednesday practice session, but the NFL’s fourth-leading rusher is in no danger of actually losing playing time to Chris Polk. That didn’t stop people from discussing the possibility, but it’s just not going to happen.
McCoy hasn’t put up big numbers in recent weeks, compiling just 64 yards in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15 and 50 yards on 17 carries against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. That’s just a 2.9 yards per carry average against the Seahawks. Over the past two weeks, the Eagles lost the NFC East lead to the aforementioned Cowboys.
Fantasy Impact: McCoy will bounce back, and if not, it’s not worth betting on anybody else at this point. He’s carried 274 times for 1,132 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagles play Washington on Saturday. Washington has a solid run defense, allowing just 101.0 rushing yards per game on average, but McCoy is a must-start in virtually any situation.