|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 198 lb.|
|Born:||July 12, 1988|
|Drafted:||2009 / Rd. 2 (53)|
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Thursday, November 23, 5:28 PM
Despite limited volume over the past three weeks, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is a strong fantasy option as the team heads into Kansas City for their Week 12 matchup. After routinely receiving more than 25 touches for the majority of the season, McCoy has recorded three consecutive weeks in which he has seen less than 15 touches. Much of that has come due to game script as the Bills have gotten run out of the building each of the past three weeks. However, if they can keep it close this week, McCoy has an exploitable matchup as the Chiefs enter the game ranked 32nd in the league in run defense as measured by DVOA. While they do tighten their defense at home, McCoy has shown both the ability to find the end zone and break off big plays of late. As a result, McCoy isn't necessarily a play to target in DFS but remains a strong starting option in season-long leagues.
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28-year old LeSean McCoy was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As a child he was nicknamed "Shady" due to experiencing frequent mood swings. He attended Bishop McDevitt High School until 2006. Prior to high school graduation, he suffered an ankle injury that put his athletic career in jeopardy and caused him to transfer to the Milford Academy Prep School. Throughout his high school career McCoy rushed 406 yards in one game during his sophomore year and scored 35 touchdowns his junior year. This led to McCoy earning a Madden Class AAAA from the Associated Press All State.
Despite his injury, he went on to attend classes and play football at the University of Pittsburgh. 2007 was his rookie year playing football for the university. He set a record for scoring combine 14 touchdowns that year and rushed for more than 1,300 yards on the field. The next year he was chosen for the All-American as a second team player. Ranked third in the nation in number of rushing touchdowns scored, he had 21 under his belt by season's end. For a look at some amazing runs by McCoy here are some highlights of him going vertical on the field.
LeSean McCoy signed a contract and officially made his NFL debut in September of 2009. He was NFL draft pick 53 of round two and received a salary of $3.47 million. During his first NFL season he rushed 637 yards. His success in the first year of his NFL career led to his position as the star running back for the Philadelphia Eagles in his second season. His 40 time rush was the highlight of the season.
2010 was the year McCoy became the Eagle's running back where he broke the 1,000 yard barrier. In 2011 McCoy was crowned the Associated Press's first team All-Pro. Afterwards, McCoy suffered a concussion that kept him out of the majority of the 2012 season's games. Of the games he did play that year he scored his first 2012 touchdown in the game's first quarter, leading to another win for the Eagles. He recovered in 2013 when he had rushed 1,067 yards for the season by the season's 17th week. The same year, he scored a touchdown on the NFL's Monday Night Football, where he achieved 31 carries and rushed 184 yards. As a result, McCoy was honored with Player of the Week from FedEx Grounds. The 2014 season saw McCoy becoming the Eagle's leading rusher. During the off season in 2015 McCoy was sent to play for the Buffalo Bills, whom he signed a five-year contract with. The 2016-207 NFL season has been a highlight in McCoy's career. It started with 16 carries and a total of 58 yards run. McCoy ended 2016 with and invitation to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time.
Playing football runs in the McCoy family, as LeSean has a brother who was a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. McCoy lives in New Jersey with his son, LeSean Jr. Fans of McCoy can follow him on twitter @leseanmccoy. He can also be found on Instagram @25_mccoy. He dons jersey number 25 for the Buffalo Bills. For McCoy Jersey sales, click here.