The Eagles travel to Chicago to take on the Bears this week, which is not a good sign for McCoy. The Bears are second in the NFL against the run allowing just 78 rushing yards per game to opponents. Last week the Bears held Ronnie Brown to just 10 rushing yards. Two weeks ago, Chicago stifled Adrian Peterson holding him to just 51 yards and three yards per carry.
Additionally, McCoy's numbers have been inflated by big runs recently. Against the Giants last week, 90 of McCoy's 111 yards came on two rushing plays. Three weeks ago, McCoy's 95 yard performance was inflated by a 62 yard run. Against a tough Bears defense, an inconsistent McCoy is not a great option.
Over the last two weeks, Fred Jackson has been a savior at the running back position amassing 299 total yards and four touchdowns. The problem is those games have come against the Lions and the Bengals, two teams that have struggled defensively with running backs.
This week, Jackson's match up comes against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have the best rushing defense in the NFL, allowing just 63 total rushing yards per game on the season. Last week, the second ranked Oakland rushing attack which had been averaging over 150 rushing yards per game managed just 61 rushing yards against the Steelers. Look for the Steelers to stack the box and make Ryan Fitzpatrick beat them through the air.