Bryce Brown: Eagles RB Will Continue to Be Must-Start Option in Fantasy Playoffs

Rick Weiner@RickWeinerNYFeatured ColumnistDecember 3, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02:  Running back Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Bryce Brown owners have been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Except that it's not dropping.

LeSean McCoy continues to make little progress in recovering from a concussion that he suffered in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins (h/t Washington Post), and with the Eagles' season going nowhere fast, there is no reason to expect the team to rush to get McCoy back on the field.

Especially when you consider what Brown has done over the past two weeks in McCoy's place.

A seventh-round pick by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL draft, all Brown has done over the past two games is carry the ball 43 times for 347 yards and four touchdowns.

Yes, Brown has lost three fumbles over that time, but the positives greatly outweigh the negatives.

When we look at the Eagles' remaining schedule—Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, Washington and the Giants—it doesn't jump out at you as a very favorable one for Brown to have success against.

Expecting Brown to rush the ball for 170 yards and two touchdowns every week over the rest of the season is crazy, because he's not going to do that.

However, with no competition for carries in Philadelphia's backfield, Brown is going to see the bulk of the carries.

With a rookie QB under center, running an offense that doesn't have a healthy McCoy or DeSean Jackson available, Philadelphia is going to keep doing what it's been doing.

That is, provide a heavy dose of Bryce Brown every week.

Make sure he's producing in your lineup and not on your bench.