Fantasy Football 2014: Top 10 Running Backs

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Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA;Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy

For years LeSean “Shady” McCoy has been nothing short of the real McCoy. Last season, McCoy lead the league in rushing, gaining 1,607 yards while scoring 9 touchdowns and adding 539 yards receiving. Basically McCoy was every fantasy owners dream. Since he came into the league in 2009, McCoy has rushed for 5,473 yards and 39 touchdowns with a hefty 4.8 yards per carry average. Last season, McCoy had the best season of his career, attaining a 5.1 yards per carry average as well as 262 fantasy points. I expect 2014 to be nothing different from McCoy. Reason I have him at the number one spot is because of his situation. With DeSean Jackson gone and Nick Foles not playing well, I see a steady stream of carries for McCoy. The reason why McCoy is first and Adrian Peterson is second is because McCoy has better receiving skills than Peterson does (McCoy has averaged 454.75 yards per season over the past four seasons, while Peterson has averaged just 217 yards receiving, difference of nearly 24 fantasy points). Admittedly though, Peterson does make up for it in touchdowns. It will be a close race, but I think that McCoy reclaims his fantasy football crown in 2014. Look for Chip Kelly to utilize McCoy out of the backfield and watch for McCoy to gain some serious yards and fantasy points.

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