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Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs

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Draft: 2020 Round 1 (32)
College: Louisiana State
Ht: 5’7”  Wt: 207 DOB: 1999-04-11 Age: 22

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 KC 13 181 803 4.4 4 54 36 297 8.3 1 140.0 10.8
2021 KC 10 119 517 4.3 4 23 19 129 6.8 2 100.6 10.1
2021 (Projected) KC   208 917 4.4 6   48 366 7.6 2 176.3  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
While his 2020 season wasn't a complete disaster, it's hard to argue Kansas City running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire wasn't a bust for fantasy purposes. The rookie saw an immediate path to a starting role when previous starter Damien Williams opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about COVID-19. Edwards-Helaire took the opportunity and showed out by rushing for 138 yards and a touchdown in the NFL season opener against the Texans. Everything looked like it was headed in the right direction after that night, but things quickly went off the rails, at least from a yardage standpoint, as Edwards-Helaire reached 80 yards rushing just once more throughout the entire remainder of the season.

It wasn't just a lack of efficiency, either, as Edwards-Helaire's opportunities were curiously low at times despite less-than-stellar competition in the Kansas City backfield. CEH saw the field on 70 percent of snaps just twice during the season, and one of those games was when Darrel Williams missed the game.

The Chiefs even brought in veteran Le'Veon Bell midway through the season and it started to become evident that they did not view Edwards-Helaire's abilities in the passing game to be up to their expectations. This was particularly eye-opening as most scouts viewed Edwards-Helaire as one of, if not the best passing game running back from the 2020 draft class. Certainly his late-season injury caused some of these problems and he even ended up splitting snaps with journeyman Darrel Williams in the Super Bowl.

While the snap count is a concern, it's true that Edwards-Helaire still dominated the touches in the Kansas City backfield. His upside might still be limited if the Chiefs feel that he is not a good enough pass protector and contributor as a receiver. It seems as though this message was received by Edwards-Helaire, however, as he has reportedly been focusing heavily on his passing game abilities throughout minicamp.

It remains to be seen whether or not that additional effort will lead to a heavier snap share in 2021, but the benefit of Edwards-Helaire for fantasy going into 2021 is that not much has changed for him in regards to his situation, but he now costs about a full round less in seasonal leagues than he did heading into his rookie season. That reduced cost makes Edwards-Helaire an intriguing option in fantasy drafts as it's hard to deny that he has elite fantasy RB upside if he can simply stay on the field in this high-powered offense.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Darrel Williams
RB4RB4 Derrick Gore
RB5FB1 Michael Burton
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Clyde Edwards-Helaire Out for Wildcard Weekend
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 14, 2:20 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Clyde Edwards-Helaire didn't practice for Chiefs today for second straight day. He will not play for Chiefs on Sunday. Tyreek Hill and Darrel Williams completed the practice week and the plan is for both to play against the Steelers. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With CEH out, the Chiefs will lean on Darrel Williams, Derrick Gore and Jerick McKinnon at running back with Darrel having the most fantasy upside. The Steelers gave up the 7th most fantasy points to running backs this season.


Injury Clyde Edwards-Helaire considered week-to-week
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 27, 3:29 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs’ RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is now considered week-to-week with a bruised shoulder, per a league source. It will be challenging for Edwards-Helaire to play Sunday vs. Cincinnati but the fact that it is on the table is a win for CEH and the Chiefs. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sounds like CEH is trending towards missing Week 17 against the Bengals which would leave Darrel Williams and Derrick Gore handling the running back work for the Chiefs. Williams is going to be a TD-dependent RB2 in fantasy Super Bowl week.


Injury Travis Kelce Out for Week 16
Did not clear Covid protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 26, 9:14 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs’ Pro-Bowl TE Travis Kelce did not clear protocols this morning and is out for today’s game vs. the Steelers, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Kelce being out, Blake Bell and rookie Noah Gray will handle tight end duties. Expect to see a lot of Tyreek Hill in the passing game and perhaps more of Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the running game.


Injury Chiefs activate Clyde Edwards-Helaire, expected to start
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 20, 3:17 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
#Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be activated off IR as @JamesPalmerTV reported. A source tells me he will be prepared to start tomorrow’s game against the #Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium. Darrel Williams will also have a role. (Ed Werder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: And with that, the ceiling for Williams comes crashing down. CEH may be limited in his first game back since Week 5. Both can be considered flex plays in Week 11 against the Cowboys.


Injury Clyde Edwards-Helaire has a good chance to play in Week 11
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 15, 11:10 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid said today Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a good chance of playing on Sunday against the Cowboys. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: CEH (knee) was injured in Week 5 and hasn't played since. In his absence, Darrel Williams has assumed the starting job and will likely continue to be involved once CEH returns. Williams is coming off his best fantasy performance to date that included 9 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CLE W 33-29 14 43 3.1 0 3 3 29 9.7 0 7.2
2 at BAL L 35-36 13 46 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.6
3 LAC L 24-30 17 100 5.9 0 2 2 9 4.5 1 16.9
4 at PHI W 42-30 14 102 7.3 0 3 2 12 6.0 1 17.4
5 BUF L 20-38 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 11 11.0 0 2.4
11 DAL W 19-9 12 63 5.3 1 2 2 13 6.5 0 13.6
13 DEN W 22-9 14 54 3.9 0 3 3 28 9.3 0 8.2
14 LV W 48-9 10 37 3.7 2 3 3 5 1.7 0 16.2
15 at LAC W 34-28 9 32 3.6 0 4 2 18 9.0 0 5.0
16 PIT W 36-10 9 27 3.0 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 9.1

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 HOU W 34-20 25 138 5.5 1 2 0 0 - 0 19.8
2 at LAC W 23-20 10 38 3.8 0 8 6 32 5.3 0 7.0
3 at BAL W 34-20 20 64 3.2 0 6 5 70 14.0 0 13.4
4 NE W 26-10 16 64 4.0 0 3 3 27 9.0 0 9.1
5 LV L 32-40 10 40 4.0 0 8 3 40 13.3 0 8.0
6 at BUF W 26-17 26 161 6.2 0 4 4 8 2.0 0 16.9
7 at DEN W 43-16 8 46 5.8 1 4 1 17 17.0 0 12.3
8 NYJ W 35-9 6 21 3.5 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 3.1
9 CAR W 33-31 5 14 2.8 0 5 3 20 6.7 1 9.4
11 at LV W 35-31 14 69 4.9 2 2 1 8 8.0 0 19.7
12 at TB W 27-24 11 37 3.4 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 3.9
14 at MIA W 33-27 16 32 2.0 0 6 5 59 11.8 0 9.1
15 at NO W 32-29 14 79 5.6 0 3 1 4 4.0 0 8.3
CC BUF W 38-24 6 7 1.2 1 2 1 0 0.0 0 6.7
SB at TB L 9-31 9 64 7.1 0 3 2 23 11.5 0 8.7
CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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