LeSean McCoy has been one of the best fantasy running backs in football this season. Against the Detroit Lions, he once again proved his ability with a huge showing in the snow.
In a game where offense was tough to come by early on due to blizzard-like conditions, the Philadelphia Eagles fell behind 14-0. However, McCoy then took over for the team, rushing for 217 yards with two long touchdowns to get his team the lead.
As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer points out, he broke a franchise record with his effort:
LeSean McCoy just set the #Eagles' record for rushing yards in a game, topping Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren, who ran for 205 yards.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 8, 2013
Compared to his fellow elite running backs, McCoy has been a bit inconsistent this season. While he had a big 26-point day against the Washington Redskins in Week 11, his two scores in that game were his only rushing touchdowns since Week 5.
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However, the game against the Lions proved that he is still capable of carrying your fantasy team when given the chance.
Going forward, there might not be a better fantasy option around the league. In the next two weeks, the Eagles face the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, which are two of the worst defenses in the league against the run.
Considering Peterson was carted off the field on Sunday, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN, McCoy might be the No. 1 running back for the fantasy playoffs. At the very least, he is among the top five at his position and should be started in every league in the country.
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