Is LeSean McCoy Still Elite?

The addition of Ronnie Brown to the Eagle backfield leaves some interesting questions concerning LeSean McCoy’s fantasy value in standard leagues.

Analysis: LeSean McCoy is still being taken as the sixth back off the board in standard league mock drafts as if Ronnie Brown signed up for five carries a game. Ronnie Brown is a¬†quality back who may get injured often but is still just twenty-nine years old. Brown has averaged 4.3 yards per carry for his career despite never having the threat of a passing attack in Miami. The 230 pound Brown will take away goal line carries from McCoy who only had nine total touchdowns of his own last year. McCoy as a top six back is questionable in standard leagues at this point when considering he barely hit 1,000 yards on the ground last year despite averaging an unsustainable 5.2 yards per carry. McCoy was on the end of 207 carries last year and if Brown stays healthy do not expect “Shady” to sniff 185 carries this year. In PPR leagues it may be a different story but in standard leagues McCoy cannot be relied upon for double digit touchdowns or 200 carries in the pass happy Philly offense. He’s still a RB1 but he certainly isn’t a top¬†eight back in standard leagues anymore.