Fantasy Football Championship Week: LeSean McCoy to Play Hero

By Dan Freeman
LeSean McCoy
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Not that LeSean McCoy needs me to remind you but he’s been outstanding this season. Going into it we were promised that Chip Kelly‘s offense would do wonders for the running back and indeed it has. Shady currently leads the league in rushing by a landslide. He’s up to 1343 rushing yards on the season (Adrian Peterson has the next highest total with 1221) to go along with 45 receptions and 507 receiving yards. With two games to go he should easily eclipse 2000 total yards and add to his touchdown total, which currently sits at eight.

Helping McCoy reach that coveted plateau will be a Chicago Bears defense that has absolutely no hope of containing him. The Bears have been run on relentlessly for the better part of the season because they’ve shown no ability whatsoever to defend against it. They know how much teams are going to run the ball and they still can’t do anything to stop it. It can be incredibly painful to watch, especially given what we’ve come to expect from a Chicago defense. It’s sad to see but I doubt McCoy will be shedding any tears for them. He’s made it clear that he expects a huge workload in this game and plans to put the team on his back. I don’t know about you but I’m certainly not betting against that happening.

Some things are just inevitable in life, and right now one of those things is Shady torching the Bears for some ridiculous numbers this Sunday night. It’s going to happen and there’s really nothing Chicago can do about it. That inevitable performance obviously means some big fantasy numbers as well so Shady’s owners should be feeling pretty good at the moment. He’s going to light it up and sway plenty of matchups in a very certain direction, leading his fantasy owners to sweet, sweet victory.

Dan Freeman is a Fantasy football writer for Follow him on Twitter @DanFreeman88.

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