KFFL: McCoy a Solid #2 Back in Fantasy in 2010

KFFL.com, a premiere fantasy site, says that Eagles back LeSean McCoy should cross the goal-line 5 to 7 times in 2010, but a lack of experience could be a major concern:

Pros: The second-year back from Pittsburgh was pretty good in his rookie season of 2009 working in tandem with and filling in for Brian Westbrook. With Westy out of the picture now, McCoy is expected to shoulder the load. McCoy is a good receiver out of the backfield; the sophomore snared 40 passes last year, and we expect that figure to increase substantially in 2010. Philly’s offensive line is good enough for McCoy to succeed. We’ve seen this backfield be productive for fantasy owners, and McCoy’s style of play isn’t terribly far off of Westbrook’s.

Cons: A lack of experience as the full-time guy leaves fantasy owners doubting McCoy’s prospects this season. In two of his four starts last year he averaged 3.6 yards per carry or less and failed to score in both contests. The Eagles employ a pass-first offense; McCoy could go through spells of inconsistency. McCoy’s frame isn’t built for taking a pounding, and running back Mike Bell, who should steal goal line carries, was signed this offseason.

Fantasy tip: McCoy has been undervalued heading into 2010 draft season. He’s going toward the end of the third round, on average. With minimal risk involved, McCoy, primarily in PPR leagues, could be a steal. He has low-end No. 1 running back potential. Our ranking of him may be a bit optimistic, but his price tag is alluring. He makes for a quality midrange No. 2 fantasy back.

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