Another plus for LeSean McCoy’s fantasy football case is the fact that his rushing numbers have steadily improved since he’s entered the league.
After being drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft out of Pittsburgh, McCoy got his chance to make an impact in his rookie season.
Because former Eagle Brian Westbrook had health issues throughout the year, the shifty tailback rushed the ball over 150 times for a respectable 637 yards and four touchdowns.
In 2010, McCoy took over the permanent starting role and thrived, compiling 1,080 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 207 attempts.
After surprising fantasy owners with such a successful campaign, the Pitt product was a popular pick in 2011 fantasy drafts—and for good reason.
McCoy once again bolstered his numbers and place among the league’s best running backs, carrying the rock for 300 more yards than he did the previous year along with 10 more rushing touchdowns.
Again, McCoy probably won’t get as many rushing attempts this season, thus cutting down on his yardage a bit.
However, the point is that there haven’t been any signs of major dips in production, so expect McCoy to again be at the top of fantasy points for running backs.