The Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy is the ninth ranked running back in this year’s fantasy draft standings. With an average draft position (ADP) of 10, that makes McCoy a first-round pick in nearly every fantasy draft.
McCoy was a fantasy beast under former head coach Andy Reid’s offense. He ran for more than 1,000 yards in both 2010 and 2011 and racked up more than 100 catches between those two seasons. But a concussion in 2012 limited the fifth-year player to 840 yards rushing with only two touchdowns on the ground. Despite the injury, McCoy still chipped in 54 catches for 373 yards and three receiving TDs in 12 games.
The dual-threat RB could be a powerful weapon in the Eagles’ new offense, which is authored by Chip Kelly. Philadelphia is expected to run a fast-paced, explosive offense — that was Kelly’s calling card as the head coach at the University of Oregon.
Meanwhile, fantasy owners have undoubtedly been monitoring McCoy’s latest injury dustup. He was held out of the team’s first preseason game with a knee issue, although “Shady” said after the game that he’s fine.
Assuming McCoy plays in the final preseason game, he is a no-brainer No. 1 running back who should be taken in the first round of any draft, in any format.
McCoy’s quick feet, great speed and excellent pass-catching ability make him one of the best running backs in fantasy football and the NFL.