LeSean McCoy has been part of the last two Super Bowl winning teams, but that will be easy to forget in a few years from now seeing as he didn't play much. When McCoy originally joined forces with Tom Brady and Bruce Arians last offseason, the expectation was that he could immediately take over the passing down role. That never came to fruition. In the limited snaps McCoy did receive, he no longer had his trademark elusiveness and it seems unlikely he'll find a Fantasy-relevant role with any team in 2021.
After contemplating retirement, McCoy confirmed he is now looking for the right situation in 2021, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports. "I've had some talks to my agent Drew Rosenahaus. I was contemplating retirement. I've had some teams reach out. I think right now it's just all about being in shape, being ready for the call and also the right road, the right fit," McCoy told NFL Network's MJ Acosta on NFL Total Access. McCoy is coming off his second straight Super Bowl run, going back-to-back with the Chiefs and Buccaneers over the past two seasons. The 33-year-old recorded 31 rushing yards across 10 games last year in Tampa Bay but could find a more prominent role on a team in need of backfield depth.
McCoy was active but did not log a snap during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. The veteran has now been to two Super Bowls in which he hasn't logged a snap, as in addition to failing to get into Sunday's contest, he was a healthy scratch for the Chiefs' Super Bowl LIV win over the 49ers a year ago. After inking a one-year deal with the Buccaneers last offseason, McCoy ultimately recorded just 25 touches (10 rushes, 15 receptions) all season, as both subsequent signee Leonard Fournette and rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn ate into his opportunities. McCoy never touched the ball during Tampa Bay's postseason run, but he did display some explosiveness at times when seeing action in 2020. Now having carried the ball just 272 times over the last three seasons combined, the degree of wear and tear on the 32-year-old's body may arguably not be commensurate to what is considered an advanced age for a running back. Whether McCoy will have a chance to substantiate that in 2021 in Tampa Bay or elsewhere remains to be seen, however.
McCoy logged just one snap from scrimmage without a touch during the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. The veteran back was active for the second straight postseason contest, but just as in a divisional-round win over the Saints, McCoy didn't have a chance to touch the ball against the Packers. Given his sparse usage over the last several weeks, it appears likely McCoy could be headed for a quiet Super Bowl for the second straight year after being saddled with an inactive designation for the Buccaneers' upcoming title-game opponent, the Chiefs, in last season's edition of the contest.
McCoy was active for Sunday's divisional-round win over the Saints but logged just two snaps from scrimmage and went without a carry or target. The veteran running back was in uniform at the expense of rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn, but McCoy never saw a touch during the contest. Coach Bruce Arians once again may opt to have McCoy in uniform in Sunday's NFC Championship Game due to his experience, but unless injuries strike Leonard Fournette and/or Ronald Jones, the 32-year-old may play a minimal-to-non-existent role.
McCoy (illness) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. McCoy was forced to miss last weekend's wild-card win over Washington due to an ailment, but he now appears back to full health. With Ronald Jones (quadriceps) still not practicing, it's possible that the veteran could get a chance at handling an expanded depth role along with Ke'Shawn Vaughn during Sunday's divisional-round game against the Saints. Of course, Leonard Fournette would be the clear favorite to lead Tampa Bay's backfield if Jones is limited or can't go.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||@Los Angeles Rams||6||14.56|
|4||10/03||@New England Patriots||21||18.88|
|8||10/31||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|10||11/14||@Washington Football Team||3||14.24|
|11||11/22||New York Giants||16||17.50|
|15||12/19||New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|17||01/02||@New York Jets||20||18.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||91||337||2||26||173||0||60|