During the second quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' Thursday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, fantasy football owners and NFL fans let out a collective gasp as LeSean McCoy went down with an apparent leg injury.
McCoy jogged off the field, but the pain was clear.
The question is, what does his potential injury absence mean for backup running back Bryce Brown's fantasy football value?
McCoy went down with less than two minutes remaining in the first half, immediately grabbing at his leg. As a result, the Twittersphere erupted with questions, namely which part of the leg had sustained a measure of damage.
McCoy has since returned.
Was standing on the near sideline when Shady McCoy went down. The look of fear and anguish, the thrown helmet. Looked back. Now, he's back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2013
Evil still, you should have your eye on Brown.
Brown is a 22-year-old running back who was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft out of Kansas State. As a rookie, the 6'0", 220-pound powerhouse ran for 564 yards and four touchdowns on 115 carries, establishing his upside.
In two of the three games that he exceeded 15 carries, Brown topped 150 rushing yards.
Prior to Thursday night, Brown had carried the ball just 12 times for 38 yards through two 2013 regular season games. Worst of all, his work load decreased from Week 1 to Week 2, which is reason to proceed with caution.
If McCoy ends up missing any period of time, however, don't hesitate to sign Brown to your fantasy football team. Chip Kelly's run-oriented offense is promising for any fantasy football running back, and Brown is no exception.