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There is nothing I love more in fantasy football than an elite NFL running back in times of QB distress. There is distress in Philly regarding the turnover machine that Mike Vick has become, and the promising prospect that his backup, rookie Nick Foles, looked to be in the preseason.
(Much to my delight, and a surprising development after witnessing Foles, my fellow Austin-Westlake High School alum bomb at both the Senior Bowl and the Combine in front of scouts.)
Andy Reid may get fired. When he does, he will move on and be the Andy Reid of the future. What many will not realize is the career-changing effect he has had on Nick Foles through one short half-season.
I've seen it since Foles was 15. He is unbelievably smart. When I say that, I really mean it. I know smart people just like you do, and Nick Foles is the type of "smart" that is startling. It won't come off on camera, but that kind of stuff never does. Obviously.
Whether the increased involvement of LeSean McCoy comes via the public outcry, the owner, or the simple fear in Reid's heart that his ridiculous pass/rush ratio may actually need to come down, McCoy will become more involved. Regardless of the quarterback.
I actually like LeSean McCoy better for fantasy if Nick Foles is starting. I like the Eagles better as a team with Vick starting.
League mates may, understandably, feel dicey about the whole situation. Foolish league mates who expected 20 touchdowns again.
Make a move for McCoy and sell the fact that the entire offense is in disarray. Tell the McCoy owner Bryce Brown is getting the goal-line carries.
If I own Doug Martin, I am hitting up the Shady owner in my league like crazy right now. I'd give up Martin and a more expendable flex player like Donnie Avery for McCoy and an upside flex-type WR like Dwayne Bowe any day.