LeSean McCoy Fantasy Outlook Improves Against Patriots With Damien Williams Out

Max Staley
LeSean McCoy rushed for 10 yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13.
LeSean McCoy rushed for 10 yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

With Damien Williams and Darrel Williams both set to miss the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 14 clash against the New England Patriots, LeSean McCoy should see a boost in his fantasy value.

LeSean McCoy Fantasy Outlook in Week 14

McCoy didn't do much against the Oakland Raiders last week, turning five carries into 10 yards, but he did salvage his day with a touchdown.

Even in an increased role this week, it's tough to expect much production from him against the league's best defense. The Patriots have held opposing running backs to the second-fewest fantasy points per game this season (11.2). New England is also the best defense in the NFL, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric.

Even so, one way McCoy could potentially salvage his day is as a pass-catcher. In the 2018 AFC Championship, Williams caught 5-of-8 targets for two scores and 66 receiving yards against New England. In the regular season game between those two, Kareem Hunt had 105 receiving yards and a score on five catches.

While McCoy might not be in line for huge production on the ground, he does have a chance to do some damage through the air, making him an interesting play in PPR formats. McCoy is the RB32 in our Week 14 fantasy football PPR rankings.

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