LeSean McCoy owners have been quite pleased by his fantasy football performances thus far, especially in the last two weeks. With two wins in a row, Nick Foles still the starting quarterback, and going against the Washington Redskins‘ defense, McCoy is primed to be the top producing fantasy running back in the NFL’s Week 11.
Many experts had been quoted earlier in the year as to saying that McCoy is a better fantasy producer with Michael Vick as the quarterback and he will struggle with Foles. They justified that claim by throwing all kinds of stats at their readers, but when you look at what McCoy has done in the past two weeks with Foles behind center, those people were wrong.
In Week 9, where Foles tied the NFL record for touchdown passes, you would have expected McCoy to be non-existent. McCoy did have his second lowest carry attempt of the season, but he was able to gain 44 yards on the ground and gather four receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown. In Week 10, with Foles at quarterback, McCoy had 25 carries for a monstrous 155 yards. The argument that McCoy can’t produce with Foles at quarterback simply isn’t an argument anymore.
McCoy has an astounding 1,258 total yards already this season, which is good for 125 yards per game. He’s only been able to find the end zone four times this season, but McCoy is one score away from a monster fantasy game each week.
The amount of turnovers McCoy has given up is incredible for a back that carries the ball as much as he does. Only once this season has McCoy lost a fumble on his 193 rushing attempts, and having a sure-handed back in your starting lineup is fantasy gold.
The Week 11 matchup against the Redskins is one to get overly excited about. The Redskins are 29th against opposing running backs, allowing an average of 20.9 points per game. They have been burned for 11 scores on the ground, while most recently allowing Adrian Peterson to score twice.
Way back in Week 1, the Philadelphia Eagles faced off against the Redskins, and what did McCoy give his owners in the first fantasy game of the season? Well, he only had 31 attempts for 184 yards and a touchdown. While it may be a little high to expect a repeat performance form McCoy in Week 11, he’s sure to bring your team over 100 yards on the ground, and is a safe bet to gain his fifth score of the season.
The production has been there from McCoy all year long, and a rematch against the Redskins is exactly what McCoy owners are looking for. McCoy is an RB1 every week, and he will be the highest fantasy back point earner in Week 11.