Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will return to the starting lineup on Sunday as he looks to bounce back from the concussion that cost the former All-Pro four games.
While McCoy will be a welcomed addition to the Eagles’ lineup as they play out the string on Sunday, perhaps the bigger question is–will he be a welcomed addition to your fantasy football lineup on Sunday?
The short answer? No.
The 24-year-old has had a bit of a disappointing season, failing to replicate his monster 2011 campaign. He’s totaled 750 yards on 177 carries–good for 4.2 yards per carry and two touchdowns. He’s also has 40 receptions for 235 yards and three touchdowns.
McCoy will be returning against a Redskins defense who bottled him up in their Week 12 meeting in Washington–one that only allowed rookie sensation Trent Richardson to total 28 yards a week ago. What’s more, the Eagles will likely ease McCoy back into the lineup, so expect rookie Bryce Brown to at least get a handful of carries.
McCoy could find the end zone on Sunday, but is an extremely risky proposition for any fantasy team as they enter championship week. If your team was strong enough to get to the final round without McCoy over the last month, it should be strong enough to finish the deal without him. Only consider McCoy in emergency situations this week.