When the brutal picture and allegations against LeSean McCoy were posted on Instagram Tuesday afternoon, us at the Roto Street Journal were horrified. But let’s make one thing clear before we dive into meaningless fantasy football analysis: we hope LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend recovers from her injuries because we are 100-percent an anti-domestic violence website. We also hope that the several other horrible allegations are not true. But if they are, we would expect McCoy to be banished from the league and for him to get thrown to the wolves — literally.
Before the allegations, we were already down on McCoy (our RB14). He is 30 years old — the age where running backs fall off the cliff — and he happens to play in a very shitty offense. Barring suspension, he’s expected to receive a ton of touches, but his health has been clean the past two seasons and his chances of finally breaking down this season are pretty high. His surrounding talent is disastrous and his quarterback could end up being Josh Allen, AJ McCarron or Nathan Peterman. Yuck. For the sake of this Stock Watch, let’s say he (somehow) avoids any discipline from the NFL. McCoy is a player that needs to be avoided at all cost. Let one of your leaguemates draft Shady, while you take someone like Jerick McKinnon.