Don’t be surprised if Eagles’running back LeSean McCoy is selected this year in your league’s upcoming fantasy football draft. He’s young, ultra-productive, and versatile on the field. And he’s getting some serious pub.
ESPN Insider recently ranked the top young player in the game to build a team around, and, you guessed it, LeSean McCoy sits at the top of the list. Here’s ESPN Insider K.C. Joyner on McCoy:
1. LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles, 24 years old
Pros: McCoy won his first All-Pro honor last season and became one of the highest-paid running backs in the league because he is the type of ball carrier a team can build an offense around. His 342 combined rushes/targets were the fourth most among running backs last season, and he has ranked in the top 10 in the good blocking yards per attempt category in each of the past two seasons (GBYPA being a measurement of a ball carrier’s productivity when given favorable blocking).
It seemed only a few short years ago that replacing the production of Brian Westbrook would be a near impossible task, but here we are in 2012 and it appears that the Eagles have a running back that could be taking the early steps in a race toward Canton.