McCoy expecting more rotation: Fantasy owners had to be thrilled with LeSean McCoy‘s huge workload in the Week 1 win over Washington. While McCoy was likely happy to see the ball so much, he sounds like a man who’d rather not have to work that hard all season long, saying the team “can do a better job rotating” its running backs. He does have a point. With 32 total touches in the season opener, he’s on pace to tote the rock 512 times. It’s just not sustainable. And don’t expect the Eagles to sustain it. During his final two seasons at Oregon, Chip Kelly gave the ball to his lead running back about 40 percent of the time. McCoy posted 63 percent of Philly’s carries in Week 1. Look for Bryce Brown to start to share some of that load. With the volume of plays this new offense runs, it shouldn’t put a major dent in McCoy’s production.
Dolphins want to incorporate Wallace: You might have noticed a distinct lack of Mike Wallace in Miami’s offense last week. Certainly Wallace was paying attention, in which case it’s not a complete surprise to hear that the Dolphins want to put the ball in Wallace’s hands more this week. However, quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he won’t force throws to make it happen. This is where some added responsibility falls on the shoulders of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Miami spent a lot of money to bring the speedy wideout to South Beach. You don’t spend that kind of money on a decoy. Look for Wallace to see quite a few more targets in Week 2.
Panthers won’t speed up offense: High-speed, high-volume offenses seem to be the wave of the future in the National Football League. But Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera would apparently rather stick with a flip phone than upgrade to a smartphone. The Panthers ran just 50 plays in Week 1 — fewest in the NFL — and Rivera sees no reason to go away from that trend in Week 2. The coach noted that running the offense faster also means the potential of going three-and-out and giving the ball back to the other team sooner. It sounds like a head coach who doesn’t have a ton of faith in his offense. However, it’s also a noteworthy point for the coach of a defense that was in the bottom half of the league in fewest points allowed last season. Still, it would be great from a fantasy perspective to see Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams and Steve Smith get a few extra snaps every week. Alas, don’t expect it to happen under Rivera’s watch.
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