Fantasy Football 2012: LeSean McCoy Could Return In Week 16

By Adam Pfeifer
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Not that the Philadelphia Eagles were very good with him, but I’m sure they have missed their Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy.

However, it appears the team may have him back in Week 16.

On Monday, head coach Andy Reid said on his radio show that McCoy has a chance to play on Sunday. “There’s a chance he ends up playing for us this week,” Reid said on 610. “We’ll see how it goes with practices this week. He practiced today and played well.” McCoy has been cleared by medical doctors, which is a great sign.

Let’s break down the fantasy implications, shall we? If “Shady” does return on Sunday, it’ll be interesting to see what the team does with him. Bryce Brown has started four games in McCoy’s absence, starting off strong but coming back down to earth over the last two weeks. Although fumbling has been an issue (four in four games) Reid stated that he will not bench Brown because of it, saying he needs to play.

Obviously, if McCoy does play, Brown will also be heavily in the mix. However, if you are in need of a running back for your fantasy championship, you are fully aware of what McCoy can do. His upside is so tremendously high that he could definitely be worth a look. Keep an eye on this situation throughout the week, as it will affect fantasy owners everywhere. But with the Eagles having nothing to play for, why bring McCoy back?

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football columnist for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.

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