In his latest fantasy football rankings, Evan Silva of RotoWorld.com has listed LeSean McCoy as the top option for fantasy football — one spot ahead of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Silva believes that McCoy is the “Centerpiece of NFL’s top rushing attack.”
LeSean McCoy was a workhouse for Chip Kelly’s High Octane offense last season, seeing a career high 360 touches. McCoy (26) led the NFL in scrimmage yards last season (2,146) while averaging a superb 5.1 yards per carry. Last season, LeSean McCoy was the second best fantasy back in the league, only behind Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. He was undoubtedly the best running back league last season and was the second best fantasy back. At only 26 years old, McCoy is yet to hit his peak.
Although I would never usually recommend drafting a fantasy football player based on a few games in his schedule, the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles will be playing the Dallas Cowboys (who gave up an average 128.5 yards per game last season) two times. These two key meeting will allow McCoy to tear up the Cowboy’s defense. With the loss of Sean Lee, a key defensive player on the Cowboys who racks up a lot of interceptions and tackles, the defense of the Dallas Cowboys may be worse than last season. The Eagles will be playing the Cowboys in games 13 and 15. Game 13 is usually the last game of the regular season in fantasy football and drafting McCoy with the top pick may pay off in the end of the season of fantasy football season.
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