Down the Stretch Fantasy Take on the Eagles
In week 10 of the regular season, many people thought that LeSean McCoy was poised for a pretty big game. Philadelphia as a team looked nice, scoring a total of 45 points in a blowout win over the Carolina Panthers. However, McCoy was not exactly that sharp, as he finished with just 19 yards on the ground and 12 carries. He has not really been able to live up to expectations so far this year, but he could have a strong finish to the regular season starting with a favorable matchup with the Tennessee Titans. He is just one Philadelphia player on offense look for in the next few weeks.
We are starting to get to the end of the fantasy football regular season in most leagues, so people are hoping for McCoy to finally turn things around and provide a good amount of value. He was able to find the end zone last week, and that is going to be key for him in the next few weeks. Philadelphia has scored over 70 points in their prior 2 contests to Green Bay, so the opportunities are going to be there. McCoy just needs to be a little bit more dependable carrying the ball every time he gets a touch. It would also help if he becomes a little bit more involved in the passing game if at all possible.
Tennessee has one of the worst run defenses in the NFL, so that bodes well for him. Not only that, but Philadelphia is going to need to run the ball a bit more now that they have to start Mark Sanchez at quarterback.
Even though Sanchez is a little bit of a liability at quarterback, people are starting to really target Jordan Matthews as a nice pickup on the waiver wire. He is going to be big for them on offense down the stretch as well, especially if he is fully healthy. He will have the opportunity to become the top receiver in Philadelphia if he is a little bit more consistent in the next week or 2. He has outplayed Jeremy Maclin at times this year, so the rookie is really starting to become a fantasy football standout. He had far and away his best game of his career in the NFL in week 10, and I could be a sign of things to come as he is a nice target for the new quarterback to rely on.