If you’re reading this, something has gone terribly, terribly wrong. But, but, but….you are reading this, so that means you’re still in contention for the chip/ship (I’m a chip guy but understand the ship stance). It’s Week 13, so you one more week to solidify your place in the tournament. Unfortunately, there are two teams on bye this week, so Teddy Bridgewater and Tom Brady owners need another signal caller if they didn’t stash one. There’s also the whole Covid thing going around, which can decimate a depth chart from the drop of one cough, and just good old fashion injuries, which have wreaked havoc on the position the entire year. On Sunday, the Giants lost their signal caller, Daniel Jones, to a severe hamstring injury. Enter another backup quarterback into the pool. Can you spray and pray with Colt McCoy or is the chamber empty and best left on the table?

McCoy is 6′ 1″, 212 pounds, and 34 years old. He played his college ball at the University of Texas and was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

His metrics per Player Profiler aren’t bad: 4.79 40-yard dash with above average in burst score and throw velocity. 

His career stats? Meh at best.

McCoy has played in 40 games in his nine year career and started 28. Over that span, he’s completed 60.7% of his passes and thrown 29 touchdowns with 27 interceptions. The average yard per attempt on his throws has been 6.6. Not quite Checkdown Charlie territory but damn close. David Carr had a career number of 6.4 yards per attempt while Joey Harrington had a 5.8 mark! 

A number that jumped out to me was the 8.8% sack percentage. Since he primarily throws short passes, I would’ve assumed that the sack rate would be much lower. For perspective, Peyton Manning had a career-best 3.13% mark while David Carr was at 10.54%. Is that a product of being on bad teams with terrible offensive lines, or is it a processing issue? He did play for the Browns and the Football Team, so not the ideal situations when he was on those teams. As for processing, he did score a low number on the Wonderlic, so perhaps? I’m not sure about the correlation between Wonderlic and processing, but it is a test given and charted. I’ll go with a combination of the two. 

Things don’t look great, but the matchup in Week 13 is a good one. The Seahawks are tough against the run but porous in the secondary. They will likely put up points on offense behind Chef Russ, so the Giants won’t be able to turtle up. In addition, the Seahawks are middle of the pack in terms of getting pressure, as Football Outsiders has them ranked 15th in adjusted sack rate. 

Most of McCoy’s passes are within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage. According to Sharp Football Stats, the Seahawks allow a 56% success rate to the left, 64% in the middle, and 57% to the right. The league averages are 55%, 58%, and 53% respectively. 

McCoy also has a little bit of rushing equity, as he’s rushed 130 times for 497 yards and two touchdowns in his career. He’s no Vick, but also is not a statue that defenders can plan to meet at. 

Finally, even though Jason Garrett is still the offensive coordinator, the Giants still possess potent receiving options in Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Darius Slayton

The Seahawks will likely put up points forcing the Giants to throw. The Giants could also find it difficult to Establish the Run if Jason Garrett Jason Garretts. The Seahawks defense is exploitable and the crowd noise won’t be a factor in Seattle. 

There are definitely worse options out there. Fill up the Colt, spray and pray, and hope for the best.

 

  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    Haha chip vs ship. We had this conversation over at the fantasy basketball razzball site either last season or two seasons ago. Who knows at this point?

    Would you start McCoy over Rivers this week?

    …and for the record, its “chip.” Just is.

    • Son

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      Lol. It’s a never ending debate. One of life’s great mysteries.

      That’s a tough one. Probably have to go Rivers there and hope the running game doesn’t hog all the touchdowns, and that Watson can carve up that d

      I’m in the chip camp for life

  2. JC says:
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    Chip.

    In second place by a game but Playing the third place team this week for the bye. Standard scoring league.
    He rosters Ronald Jones, Anderson and Moore of the Panthers so I catch a huge break with them out and am a solid favorite – on paper! I am so banged up that it may come down to healthy bodies. Here are the best on the wire and my team. Looking forward to your advice.

    WW: Jakobi, Perriman, Mims,Higgins, Shepard, Lazard
    Gore, Booker, Kerryon. Cards, Vikes, 49ers.

    Tannehill
    Cook, Gallman, Monty
    Julio, Boyd
    Waller
    Packers (v Philly)
    Bench: Taylor, Gaskin, Bears, Beasley, Carr (streamer), Hill
    Out: Galloday

    1. Dropping Carr for ??
    2. Dropping Hill for ??
    3. If Galloday does not come back, am I benching Boyd and starting ???

    Side note: earlier in the year I was offered ARob and Bucs for Galloday and Pats. Talk about a bad decline response! At that time I just could not trust Bears QBs. That has not changed but Galloday and Julio are so fragile.

    • Son

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      1) Shepard

      2) Gore

      3) Shepard

      The reasoning was sound. That’s all you can rely on. Can’t predict injuries. Don’t sweat it.

      Good luck this week!

      • JC says:
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        Thanks SON

        • Son

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          np. good luck!

          • JC says:
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            Good stuff. With Jacobs out, I am assuming Booker jumps over Gore as my best pickup. Here’s the deal: I have the #1 WW slot and can grab Booker but I am unsure if he is any better than Gallman. Hate to burn my waiver position but have to win this week to get a bye. My opponent is 9th on the WW so he won’t get Jacobs. Ugh. But I could face him down the road if Jacobs out fir any length of time. Help!
            #MadManRamblings

            • Son

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              I think so. I’d hate to use that priority on him, but what are you waiting for? Plus, booker does have some semblance of stand alone value. At this point in the game, push all your chips in and see what happens. There’s really no other option

              • JC says:
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                I agree. Thank you. Any beef with this plan?
                I would start:

                Tannehill
                Cook, Monty, Booker
                Julio, Boyd
                Waller
                Packers
                Carlson
                Bench: Gaskin, Gallman, Taylor, Hill, Beasley, Bears
                Out: Galloday

                I would try to add Shepard for Hill. Then hope I win this week and welcome Galloday back in three weeks. I may also drop Beasley fir 49ets as they have a wonderful playoff schedule. All critiques are welcomed!!

                • Son

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                  I like Gaskin if he plays. Is that Jonathan Taylor? I like him too. I’m good with the Shepard move. You don’t need three defenses

                  • JC says:
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                    Yes that is JT which is my dilemma. JT, Gaskin and Gallman….not a bad trio vying for my third RB position.
                    Booker really is not an upgrade over the guys I have. But I would burn my #1 WW position to keep him off other teams I guess. In fact, Gallman has been the most steady. Having second thoughts are you now that you have taken a closer look at the squad?

                    • Son

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                      I like JT this weekend, for what it’s worth.

  3. JC says:
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    Sounds like you changed your mind then which is fine. I have never had so many good RBs at this point in the season. No chance I play JT off one strong rebound game. Too risky when a bye is at stake.

    So Booker is ok to add but not sure I even start him this week. Interesting dilemma. I would be adding Booker for my #1 claim spot to keep him off other rosters. Hmmm. I think we are both confused here lol. Yep, this was no help but still fun.

    • Son

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      I didn’t know your roster before and if that was JT. You can never have too many RBs!!! I hear ya. Go with your gut.

      Lol

      Initially I thought you needed booker to start. Didn’t realize it was more to block. With the new info, I wouldn’t use the priority on him. Now, I’d expect a 100 with a 2td day!!!

      • JC says:
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        Too funny. I am a 14 point favorite so almost playing defensively which I don’t like. Last week everyone was on Hill since Gurley was out. I took him but did not play him . Good thing. That did not turn out well and Vegas could use Richard and Theo on passing downs. I am going to grab Booker and sort it all out tomorrow.

        • Son

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          God speed!

          • JC says:
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            Went Booker which turned out to be wrong but my squad overcame my poor leadership winning by 60 points. My best point week of the year despite Gaskin, Taylor and Gallman on my bench. Tanney, Cook, Monty, Waller balled today.

            On a bye now but hope to anguish with you in a week over more pretend sports. Looking forward to hoops!
            Be safe amigo

            • Son

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              Whew. Good to hear. Best of luck in the playoffs. Bring a chip home!

              See you in the hoops streets. Should be a fun one?

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