It’s been a fantastic year for Eagles RB LeSean McCoy. But just because the Birds will be grounded for the postseason doesn’t mean they plan on clipping McCoy’s wings in the regular-season finale.
Eagles OC Marty Mornhinweg admitted Thursday McCoy will be given the chance to win the rushing title against the Redskins if it fits within the game plan. McCoy will start the day 128 yards behind Maurice Jones-Drew, so his chances of winning it are slim. But fantasy owners should be buoyed by Philly’s willingness to try.
There are worse opponents McCoy could be facing than the Redskins. Washington sits in the middle of the pack, allowing nearly 19 fantasy points per week to opposing running backs. When the two teams met in Week 6, McCoy rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown, accounting for 19.90 fantasy points. That should be all the convincing you need to make sure he’s in your lineup this week.
– Marcas Grant