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: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 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 running back LeSean McCoy was a healthy scratch during the Week 10 loss to the Titans, but returned here. McCoy carried the ball seven times for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Monday night victory over the Chargers in Week 11. Damien Williams (ribs) left the game early in the second quarter, so that helped McCoy see more action than usual. Darrel Williams saw 11 carries, so the Chiefs backfield is a messy situation right now. The Chiefs head into a bye week in Week 12, so fantasy owners will have to wait and see what happens next. McCoy should only hold low-end flex value in most formats going forward.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) left the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter and he is being evaluated for concussion.
Fantasy Spin: The Chiefs might end up winning the game, but they lost Tyreek Hill early, Damien Williams in the middle of the game and now Shady at the end. It could be a costly victory if they end up holding on. Darrel Williams will be the guy doing the heavy lifting down the stretch.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy is officially active for the team's Week 11 game.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy was a healthy scratch last week but should have a role in the offense this week. He has a chance to be a flex option in deeper leagues since he should be involved in the running and passing game.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy was a healthy scratch for Week 10 versus the Tennessee Titans. There is no signs of him sitting out for Week 11, so fantasy owners should prepare for him to play. However, Damien Williams has been running the ball very well over the last two weeks. The Chiefs are likely going to stick with what's working right now. McCoy is basically a deep league desperation option at this point with little upside. He shouldn't be trusted against the Chargers on Monday.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy has been declared inactive for the Week 10 game. The team has decided to rest him this week so he can be fresh for the late stages of the season, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy probably will return to the lineup in a week or two, so fantasy players can keep him on the bench. Damien Williams will receive most of the work at running back this week and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy is inactive for the team's Week 10 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. McCoy was a healthy scratch, likely due to the Chiefs' desire to involve their younger backs. The veteran's absence directly benefits running back Damien Williams, who is coming off of a 125-yard rushing performance in Week 9. Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams should also see an uptick in snaps and touches. Damien Williams is a more appealing flex option with this news. Thompson and Darrel Williams are too risky to play until we see how this backfield shapes out.
The Kansas City Chiefs have declared LB Alex Okafor, QB Chad Henne, CB Kendall Fuller, OT Eric Fisher, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, RB LeSean McCoy and DT Mike Pennel inactive for Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy has been hit-or-miss for fantasy owners this season. He rushed three times for nine yards in the victory over the Vikings in Week 9. However, McCoy had 40 or more rushing yards in the two games prior to that. It's tough to tell which running back head coach Andy Reid is going to lean on. Damien Williams seems to be the better option after the strong performance against Minnesota. McCoy is a desperation flex option for Week 10 versus Tennessee. He belongs on the bench unless you're forced to use him.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy ran three times for nine yards and he had just one catch for no gain in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy's touches were limited with Damien William catching fire and never looking back. As long as Williams is healthy and running hard, Shady's fantasy appeal is going to be rather limited. The Chiefs travel to meet the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy was heading into Week 9 with three straight performances of 40 rushing yards or more. He was unable to get anything going during the Week 9 victory over the Vikings. McCoy rushed three times for nine yards and caught one pass for no yardage. Damien Williams finished with 125 rushing yards, which included a 91-yard touchdown run. McCoy's usage per week has been difficult to predict up to this point. He'll be a shaky flex option in Tennessee for Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy has seen a majority of the carries in the backfield for the team over the last few weeks. Lead back Damien Williams has not been used as much lately, which is making McCoy a better fantasy option. However, McCoy heads into a tough matchup against the Vikings Defense. He'll be in the mix for RB2, but he'll likely need a touchdown to have reliable value. Consider McCoy a low-end RB2 or flex option for Week 9 against Minnesota.
Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy carried nine times for 40 yards and caught four passes for 23 yards in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: McCoy was having a solid night, but he made the game's key mistake with a fumble that gave the Packers a short field and didn't appear to be involved after that. It's the second time in a month that McCoy has had a critical fumble, and you have to wonder if Andy Reid is losing patience. It's definitely something to keep an eye on with Damien Williams and Darrel Williams both options in the backfield.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy was able to sustain decent fantasy value versus the Green Bay Packers in Week 8. McCoy rushed a team leading nine times for 40 yards and caught four passes for 23 yards through the air. It appears that McCoy has a reliable role in the offense, so fantasy owners can lean on him as a decent flex option most weeks. He should continue to have low-end flex value against the Vikings in Week 9.
Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy has seen a majority of the workload in the backfield for the team over the last few weeks. Lead back Damien Williams has seen his carries basically disappear while McCoy gets more involved. The Chiefs are without quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) for possibly three weeks. They may decide to run the ball more on offense with Matt Moore at quarterback. This should give McCoy solid RB2 potential versus the Packers in Week 8.
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.