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LeSean McCoy Injury Update Crushes Fantasy Value as Healthy Scratch on Chiefs Inactives List for AFC Championship

Jason Schandl
Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy before a Divisional Round matchup with the Texans.
Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy before a Divisional Round matchup with the Texans. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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So much for the idea that LeSean McCoy's small workload late in the regular season had something to do with keeping him fresh for the playoffs.

LeSean McCoy Injury Update

The veteran RB played only a single snap last week, not touching the ball in the Kansas City Chiefs' Divisional Round comeback win over the Houston Texans. And now, one step further in the wrong direction for him, he's been officially announced as inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans.

Chiefs Inactives

What little fantasy football appeal McCoy may have offered is now, of course, entirely shot.

Damien Williams Fantasy Value

This also confirms Damien Williams' standing as the Chiefs' unquestioned lead back. He's recorded 12-plus carries in each of his last five healthy games (he left Week 11 early with an injury), averaging 14.2 carries plus 4.6 targets per game in that sample.

With the Chiefs sitting as 7-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, KC could end up favoring the run while playing with a lead as well, giving Williams the potential for even more volume.

With McCoy confirmed to be fully out of the way this week, Williams checks in as the RB2 in our Conference Championship fantasy football rankings.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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