LeSean McCoy to start at RB in Week 16, fantasy value on the rise

Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will start in Week 16. We break down the fantasy implications.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will start in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins, coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday. McCoy hasn't played since being carted off the field after suffering a concussion in Week 11 gainst Washington. Bryce Brown has started in McCoy's place.

Reid said that Brown would still rotate carries with McCoy. Brown had 34 yards on 16 carries in last week's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should not expect for McCoy to get a full workload but he has to be considered an upgrade over Brown at this point. Brown had two outstanding weeks and has not done a whole lot since.

McCoy should be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back, while Brown should be considered a No. 3 or low-end flex play for Week 16.

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