LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles
|RB - #2||2.73||PHI||Active||6 years||26||5'11||208||@CutonDime25|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jun-24-2014 by Rob Warner
ARGUABLY THE BEST BACK IN THE GAME: At just 26 years old, McCoy is a popular choice with the No. 1 pick in both dynasty leagues as well as redrafts. In 2013, he set career highs in carries (314) and rushing yards (1,607). He has also topped 50 catches in three of the past four seasons, but that could be in jeopardy with Darren Sproles on board. McCoy has missed six games over his first five seasons, which isn't a whole lot, and will benefit from running behind one of the best offensive lines in the game in Chip Kelly's run-focused offense. In 2013, under Kelly's tutelage, McCoy tallied 11 touchdowns and has 49 scores over five seasons. Although the Eagles will likely scale back his workload, another season with around 2,000 total yards is a distinct possibility as the bell-cow in the one of the game's most efficient offenses.
As good as the Eagles looked Thursday night against the Steelers, they came this close to two helpings of really bad news.
First, star running back LeSean McCoy left during the first quarter with a thumb injury. He had the digit X-rayed and came away with no broken bones or torn ligaments. It's just a sprain, and McCoy should be fine soon.
Later in the first half, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin went down in a heap while coming out of a route. He immediately grabbed his right knee, the same knee in which he tore his ACL last year. However, after a minute or two, Maclin walked off the field under his own power and actually re-entered the game on the next drive, catching a pass on its first play.
McCoy looked like his usual self before the thumb injury, racking up 50 yards and a touchdown in less than a quarter. He showed no effects from his "small version of turf toe." He remains an easy top-three pick.
Maclin's value is more nebulous. He should be Philly's No. 1 WR this year, but the Eagles had the league's most effective running game last year and will not be going away from that philosophy. Also, in five pro seasons, Maclin has never reached 1,000 receiving yards and has played a full 16-game schedule only once. He is just a WR3 in all formats.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/22 - Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, WR Jeremy Maclin have injury scares on Thursday night
8/22 - Eagles QB Nick Foles finds stride after tough start
8/20 - Eagles acquire RB Kenjon Barner from Panthers
8/18 - Eagles WR Riley Cooper goes through first full practice in more than 2 weeks
8/18 - Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has 'small version of turf toe'
8/12 - Eagles QB Nick Foles only looks 'decent' in camp
7/31 - Eagles RB LeSean McCoy says he feels quicker, more effective
7/28 - LeSean McCoy, other Eagles RBs are 'dominating in the passing game'
7/27 - Dolphins envision RB Lamar Miller as their version of LeSean McCoy
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|1.01||Gridiron Irishmen - McCoy is the safest RB in the opening of the draft. Questions surround the rest.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|1.02||DLF - Pretty easy choice here, high tempo offense, great all around back and still getting better it seems|
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