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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 2 27 89 3.3 0 3 3 29 9.7 0 11.8 5.9
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 Darrel Williams
RB3RB3 Jerick McKinnon
RB4FB1 Michael Burton
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Sprained ankle for Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Leaves early from preseason game No.2
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 21, 7:39 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs’ RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire sprained his right ankle last night. “They got to check it (today), do what they do there,” said Andy Reid. “It’s tender now. It doesn’t look like a high-ankle sprain. That’s always a good thing. They’ll double-check it.” (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This will certainly affect fantasy drafts this weekend but if CEH avoids a "high" ankle sprain diagnosis it's reasonable to assume he'll be ready for Week 1 in three weeks. The Chiefs starters (minus Tyreek Hill) played a good chunk of the first half in preseason game No.2 against the Cardinals. Darrel Williams, Jerick McKinnon and Darwin Thompson are next up on the depth chart.



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

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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