College: Pittsburgh | 11 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 7/12/1988
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 67.3
Avg Pts: 9.61
Rank: 11 RB
McCoy had his worst season as a pro, rushing for just 514 yards in 14 games. He averaged only 3.2 yards per carry. He had 34 receptions and 752 total yards on the season. He had one 100-yard rushing game and fewer than 50-rushing yards 11 of 14 games. McCoy had two straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Bills before last year. McCoy is 31 years old but will return to the Bills and likely get first crack to start. McCoy is an elusive back with great hands. He just makes plays in space. McCoy also is a much better runner these days between the tackles than earlier in his career. He remains a pretty complete back despite his age.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: McCoy is an injury risk at this stage of his career. Plus, last season is a concern for fantasy owners. But even with that said, he is worth a roster spot if you can get him as a reserve back because he has upside to turn things around and could come at a cheap price. McCoy will be a boom or bust pick, though. For now, expect around 1,100 total yards, five touchdowns and 40 or so receptions.
There is no disputing the fact LeSean McCoy had a terrible 2018 season. The six-time pro bowler and two times All-Pro didnt even beat out his own quarterback in rush yards. This despite playing in more games. Oh, and actually being the starting running back. On 161 carries in 2018 McCoy finished with only 514 yards and 3 touchdowns compared to Josh Allen who had 631 yards and eight touchdowns on only 89 rushes. This is not great for either the team or for Shady.After his release from Buffalo on Saturday, McCoy will have a chance to show what he has left in Kansas City. He will not be the starter here. Andy Reid and the Chiefs have already stated this will be Damien Williams. But with his comfort level with Reid and the offensive familiarity, McCoy adds a ton of insurance which was not had with Carlos Hyde. If McCoy is called on to take over, the production level will not take a dip and although he is not as important as other handcuffs like Tony Pollard or Chase Edmonds, he is by far the best handcuff in the NFL.This value also makes him a value in drafts. Currently going in the ninth-round this number should drop as he is seen as going from a starter to a backup. He is still a good pick up even as a backup. Williams is not solidified as the entrenched starter. If he struggles for a few weeks there is a chance Shady takes the reigns and runs with it. They like Darwin Thompson in Kansas City but this move hurts him more than Williams.No. It will not be a committee back situation. But McCoy should see five to eight touches per game. In this offense. And with the upside he has should Damien Williams go down? He is certainly worth a pick as an RB4/5 to finish out your rosters.
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Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy carried the ball 12 times for 64 yards during the team's win over the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Oct. 17. McCoy also caught two passes for 12 yards.
Fantasy Spin: This was McCoy's highest output on the ground since Week 1 when he ran for 81 yards, and if the injury to Patrick Mahomes is significant you'd expect the team to switch to a more balanced attack. We'll know more in the days ahead, but McCoy could certainly be asked to play a larger role in KC.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy was strong in the running game for the team during their Week 7 victory over the Denver Broncos. McCoy rushed 12 times for 64 yards and caught two passes through the air for 12 extra yards on Thursday. McCoy has been clearly rushing better than lead back Damien Williams over the last few weeks. The Chiefs seem to be leaning more on McCoy than Williams at this point in the season. However, losing quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) could hurt the offense, assuming he misses time. McCoy is on the radar as a flex option for Week 8 versus the Packers.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy has put together somewhat of a rollercoaster season thus far in fantasy leagues. It seems like McCoy's fantasy value changes dramatically each week. He saw almost all the carries on the ground during their Week 6 loss to the Houston Texans. However, McCoy saw no carries in the Week 5 loss to the Colts. It's difficult to tell how head coach Andy Reid is going to use McCoy on a weekly basis. McCoy will have some flex appeal in most formats for the Week 7 matchup versus the Denver Broncos.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy leads all rushers - minimum 20 rush attempts - with 6.79 yards per carry on first down. Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ranks second at 6.32, while Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (5.87), Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (5.83) and San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (5.71) round out the top five.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy rushed eight times for 44 yards with two grabs for no gain in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy was the best of the lot for the Chiefs offense on the ground, but that's not saying much. He remains more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 7 against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.
Kansas City Chief running back LeSean McCoy was looked upon as the lead back for the Week 6 matchup against the Houston Texans. McCoy saw eight carries for 44 yards in the 31-24 loss in KC. This was a pass heavy game, so the Chiefs didn't do much running in this one. Damien Williams saw just one carry, so McCoy's value could be on the rise. It appears that head coach Andy Reid is leaning on McCoy more than Williams right now. The Chiefs have a matchup in Denver versus the Broncos on Thursday. McCoy could be looked as a low-end flex option for Week 7.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy has lost some touches with Damien Williams back in the lineup but should still have a role in the running and passing game. He has a chance to be a flex option in some leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin), DT Chris Jones (groin) and LB Dorian O'Daniel (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 6 versus the Houston Texans. WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) also did not practice all week, while OG Andrew Wylie (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 11; both players are listed as doubtful. WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable. LB Anthony Hitchens (groin) remained a limited participant in practice Friday but was taken off the injury report. OT Cameron Erving (knee), DE Alex Okafor (hip), FB Anthony Sherman (shoulder), QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle) and RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) were full participants in practice Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy was held without a carry in the 19-13 loss to the Colts in Week 5. He caught two passes for 23 yards through the air, but it was a disappointing game for McCoy. Lead back Damien Williams is back in the mix, so McCoy could see his value drop. He should have flex appeal against the Houston Texans in Week 6, but the Chiefs seem to go with the hot hand in the backfield.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) remained a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy should be clear for Week 6, though he's now sharing the backfield with Damien Williams. They'll eat into each other's upside when both active, but either one could be any RB2 any given week.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy was held to only two touches last week with Damien Williams back in the lineup. He should be more involved in the offense this week and can be a flex option in some leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy played only 14 snaps in Week 5 versus the Indianapolis Colts due to problems in pass protection, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Fantasy Spin: It was widely assumed McCoy got benched for his second-quarter fumble, although one could easily make the argument this reason is even worse considering how long he has played for Reid. Damien Williams (35) easily saw the most snaps in Kansas City's backfield in Week 5, although he didn't exactly do much with his 12 touches (38 total yards). McCoy is the better back of the two, but it is anyone's guess how this backfield is going to shake out from week to week at the moment.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy caught two passes for 23 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5. He did not register a carry.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy disappeared after losing a fumble, finishing the night with just two touches to Damien Williams' 12. Unless he was hurt it made little sense to completely freeze out McCoy in a game where Mahomes was banged up and his top WRs didn't even suit up. Keep an eye out for updates on McCoy heading into Week 6.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy was not involved in the running game for the team in their loss to the Colts in Week 5. Damien Williams (knee) returned to the field this week and saw almost all of the attempts on the ground. McCoy caught two passes for 23 yards, but that was all he did in this one. However, the Chiefs abandoned the running game in the second half, so that could be part of the reason. Williams is back as the starting running back, so McCoy is going to lose value. He'll be a low-end flex option for Week 6 against the Houston Texans.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy may lose some touches this week if Damien Williams is active but should still have a solid role in the offense. He can be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) has been removed from the Chiefs' final injury report on Friday. McCoy appears to have put that minor ankle injury behind him, and is ready to play in Sunday's contest against the Colts. Starting running back Damien Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for this one. The Chiefs have been running a two-RB committee when Williams is healthy. Fantasy owners should consider McCoy a low-end RB2 option, assuming Williams suits up. However, McCoy would see a boost in fantasy value if Williams does sit out.
Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin) and LB Dorian O'Daniel (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Indianapolis Colts. WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder) was limited in practice all week but has also been ruled out. DE Alex Okafor (hip) was limited in practice all week, while WR Sammy Watkins (shoulder) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 4; both players are listed as questionable. RB Damien Williams (knee) was a full participant in practice all week but is also listed as questionable. RB LeSean McCoy (ankle), CB Bashaud Breeland (toe), QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle), DT Xavier Williams (ankle) and OG Andrew Wylie (chest) were full participants in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy has played well over the last few weeks with a bigger role but likely will lose some touches with Damien Williams ready to return. He can still be a flex option in fantasy leagues since he plays in one of the top offenses in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy has played well as the main running back for the Chiefs but could see a drop in touches if Damien Williams is ready to return. He can still be a flex option in leagues even if he returns to his backup role.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Shady should be able to suit up in Week 5 on Sunday night against the Colts. However, his RB2 status could be in jeopardy with Damien Williams (knee) returning to a full practice after missing the last two weeks. McCoy should see a split of the workload if Williams returns, but he'll no longer be a lock for the No. 1 duties with Darrel Williams also in the mix for touches. If Damien Williams returns, McCoy will be more of an RB3/flex against Indy.