RB Mike Bell Signs With Eagles | Free Agency
Last year running back Mike Bell did a good job of hurting Pierre Thomas’s fantasy value thought the season. Now, Bell is gone from New Orleans and looks to take valuable touches away from second year runner LeSean McCoy.
The Eagles signed Bell to a one year contract for 1.7 million dollars, and I would suspect he will play along side McCoy for that kind of money. Not only does McCoy have to deal with Bell but full back Leonard Weaver is a good bet for touches and especially inside the red zone.
While McCoy is clearly the most valuable fantasy option of the three I can’t recommend him as a starter from day one on your team. We need to see that the Eagles are committed to giving McCoy at least 18 touches a game, and hopefully he can win out over Weaver for short yardage duties.
Even if McCoy has a strong preseason he could stumble in production at any point, and the team would then turn to Bell and Weaver, thus hurting his fantasy value.
In short, look for McCoy as nice depth for your fantasy roster but don’t expect huge numbers from him in his second year as a pro.
NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com