Fantasy Football: Should Owners Consider LeSean McCoy an RB1?

August 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

LeSean McCoy showed enough in his rookie campaign to allow the Philadelphia Eagles to let oft injured veteran running back Brian Westbrook walk in the offseason.  Selected in the second round of the 2009 draft, McCoy now has a chance to put his skills on full display.
The question is, how good do you think he will be?  In abbreviated appearances (only four starts despite appearing in all 16 games) last season he managed to rush for 637 yards and four TD.  He averaged 4.1 yards per carry, which is a more then respectable number.
As has always been the Eagles nature, he was a great option in the passing game.  He had 40 receptions for 308 yards, showing the same type of ability as Westbrook did.  In their offense, which uses a lot of screens, Westbrook accumulated as many as 90 catches in a season and was always a threat.
With Kevin Kolb manning the quarterback position, it’s quite possible that the focus on using the running b...

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