Cowboys vs Eagles: Will LeSean McCoy Make Fantasy Owners Forget Brian Westbrook?
With his rushing and pass catching abilities, Brian Westbrook was somewhat of a fantasy football legend. His productive career with the Eagles always seemed to be shrouded in a cloud of injury concerns, but Westbrook always delivered on Sundays, even without practicing during the week.
After LeSean McCoy supplanted Westbrook in 2009 as the Eagles' starting running back, he has steadily built a a strong fantasy career. His total yards average of 1,308 the first two years of his career has made McCoy a top ten running back in every fantasy draft, regardless of format.
McCoy is on pace to equal or top his 1,672 total yards from 2010. His eight touchdowns in 2011 through six games has McCoy on a pace that would top Westbrook's best year of 2008, when he scored 14 times.
While Andy Reid's offense is geared towards a dual threat back like McCoy, whether he stays healthy remains to be seen at this point in his career. McCoy has been durable to this point, and with a few more seasons like the one that he is enjoying in 2011, he should be on any fantasy owner's top-three list of running backs for years to come.
For those fantasy owners who play in a points-per-reception league, McCoy should be considered as a number one overall draft pick. While his receiving numbers are a bit down in 2011, McCoy will always be a threat through the air.
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