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LeSean McCoy used to be an absolute stud in fantasy football. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in every season where he was healthy and was still pretty productive in the two seasons where he only played 12 games. Even after leaving Philadelphia and going to Buffalo he still produced, rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2016 and 1,138 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2017.


It seems father time (or Nathan Peterman) has finally come for McCoy in 2018. 

McCoy only has 267 rushing yards on 85 attempts this season and has yet to score a touchdown on the year. His fantasy production has been held up slightly by 23 receptions for 186 yards, but he still ranks 43rd in fantasy points among running backs. That's barely even flex production from an all-time great. 

We've seen McCoy and the Bills struggle for half the season now and it's finally time to make the decision to bench him in your lineup. The Bills are very bad. They don't score many touchdowns and their QB throws to the other team more than his own. 


The fact that McCoy can't produce on his own either is just making it even worse. His last three games are 0.1 points, 12.5 points, and 4.9 points. The 12.5 is from six receptions for 82 yards against New England. Having to rely on a steady diet of receptions just isn't smart if you have better options available at running back. 


McCoy has had an incredible fantasy run and maybe he'll be able to continue it next year and embrace his inner Adrian Peterson. But for right now, McCoy is a bench running back. 


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