Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
There are two things working in LeSean McCoy's favor this week as he takes on the Detroit Lions.
The first, of course, is the fact that Detroit has one of the weakest defenses in the league. The Lions are allowing over 100 rushing yards and giving up over 28 points per game to their opponents.
The other aspect of this game that works for McCoy is the turnover situation with quarterback Michael Vick. Vick's already got 11 on the season, and with each week that passes, the Philadelphia Eagles have to feel more confident with the ball in McCoy's hands, rather than those of their turnover-prone quarterback.
There is little doubt that this matchup could turn into a high-scoring affair, and as long as Philadelphia can keep it close, McCoy should continue to get touches.
However, even if the Eagles get down and are forced to pass, McCoy is still valuable enough as a receiver to be the top-scoring running back this week in fantasy football.
Bonus Sleeper Pick: Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While Martin has been somewhat of a disappointment in his rookie year, he is still the No. 1 back on a team that loves to run the football.
The fact that Martin gets the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend could do wonders for his confidence. Look for him to finally produce at a high level, as many expected him to do to start the season.