With Darren Sproles likely out for Week 8 against the Cardinals, how will the
Of course, the Eagles already have a pretty fantastic option to catch passes out of the backfield in
This is a tough matchup for McCoy, as the Cardinals have allowed just 10.7 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Still, with McCoy likely to get a steady workload given the injuries, he has to be in your starting lineup for Week 7, even given his struggles.
After showing signs of breaking out of his early-season slump Week 5 against Rams, rushing for 81 yards on 24 carries,
Even including this performance, the Giants rank in the middle of the pack against the run, so it's not like McCoy just took advantage of a favorable matchup. He finally did what we all thought he'd do at the beginning of the year, and judging by his comments after the game, he plans to do more of it.
"I never lost confidence in myself; you guys did and the people out there did," McCoy said.
The Eagles are on bye in Week 7, but plan on starting him every week thereafter.
McCoy did not find the end zone, but he produced his first 100-yard game of the season and 11th in his last 17 primetime outings. In the process, McCoy passed Steve Van Buren to move into third on the franchise's all-time rushing list behind Wilbert Montgomery and Brian Westbrook.
McCoy is off Week 7 before visiting Arizona on Oct. 26.
"What you've got to understand is it's all about being fresh at running back," Staley said. "So when you study what we do, we're a tempo team, we're a tempo offense, and to go fast, you've got to have players out there who aren't breathing hard, that aren't tired, so you've got to have players out there that you can rotate and have with energy."
McCoy is averaging 2.9 yards per carry, while his running mate Sproles has 25 carries and is averaging 6.9 yards per attempt this season.
What a difference a year makes. Last season,
Now, we're celebrating 3.4 yards per carry. McCoy's performance in Week 5, which saw him rush for 81 yards on 24 carries, is a lesson in the power of small victories. After rushing for just 39 yards on 29 carries in the previous two games, we needed to see some life from McCoy.
There is still plenty of reason to be concerned, as he had just 5 yards on four receptions and lost a fumble. Still, after watching him struggle so much in the previous two games, this gives some room for hope.
McCoy is far too talented to consider sitting out, even as he continues to post mediocre production. You just have to hope that he breaks out at some point.
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