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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: 21

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 55 36 297 8.3 1 140.0 10.8
2020 (Projected) KC   212 955 4.5 8   57 475 8.3 3 209.0  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
The only first-round running back taken in the 2020 NFL Draft, LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the starting running back alongside Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow in 2019. Edwards-Helaire rushed for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns, but perhaps more importantly caught a whopping 55 passes for 453 yards and a touchdown, making him widely regarded as the best pass-catching back in the draft class. 55 receptions in an NFL season sounds like a solid number, but at the collegiate level it's almost unheard of from a running back.

We saw huge production from Damien Williams when he was given the opportunity to start in Kansas City, especially in the passing game, and Edwards-Helaire is probably an even better pass catching weapon than Williams. If he can even get a similar workload, Edwards-Helaire could finish as a mid-to-low-level RB1 this season, along with being perhaps the best rookie RB for dynasty purposes.

Not everything is perfect for Edwards-Helaire, however, as critics will argue that his talent might not be as unquestionable as a first round draft pick might indicate. Edwards-Helaire wasn't able to earn a starting role at LSU until his final (junior) season. He was the primary backup behind Nick Brossette, who wasn't even a starter on his XFL team. Edwards-Helaire is also not a great athlete, as he ran just a 4.6 second forty yard dash at under 210 lbs.

Nevertheless, CEH steps into perhaps the best possible situation in the entire league - at least in the long-term - in the league's most explosive offense. Damien Williams was never much of a producer at the NFL level prior to landing in Kansas City, but even he delivered some serious fantasy numbers when he was actually healthy in 2019.

Williams deciding to opt out of the 2020 NFL season has cleared the way for Edwards-Helaire to be the perceived starter right out of the gate. Andy Reid has given plenty of praise for Edwards-Helaire so we have to believe that he's going to be given every opportunity to succeed, especially now that there isn't another proven back on the roster.

Edwards-Helaire is a high-upside selection who really doesn't have a bad floor either given his contributions in the passing game. Add in his touchdown upside in this powerful Kansas City offense and you have a true potential league-winning back. Not everyone is a believer in Edwards-Helaire from a talent standpoint, but running back fantasy scoring - more than any position - is dictated primarily by usage and situation, and Edwards-Helaire is looking great in both of those very important categories.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
RB2RB3 Darrel Williams
RB3RB2 Le'Veon Bell
RB4RB4 Darwin Thompson
RB5FB1 Anthony Sherman
RB6RB5 Damien Williams
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury CEH logs a DNP on Thursday
Has not played since Week 15
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 14, 9:25 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 14. (chiefs.com)

FFToday's Take: It's still too early to tell if this is a case of the team being cautious or the player suffering a setback after the rookie was limited Wednesday. CEH has significant upside if he plays this week in what should be a high-scoring affair versus the Browns. If he cannot play, Darrel Williams and Le'Veon Bell will likely share touches and serve as little more than DFS punts.


Injury Sammy Watkins missed practice Thursday
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jan 14, 2:54 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (calf), LB Willie Gay (ankle), WR Sammy Watkins (calf) did not practice today for the #chiefs (James Palmer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This could be a scheduled day off for Watkins but if not, it's difficult seeing him suiting up on Sunday against the Browns. Watkins last played in Week 16 and missed practice yesterday. It's likely Demarcus Robinson and perhaps Byron Pringle will pickup some extra snaps if Watkins sits.


Injury Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek on the practice field Wed.
Chiefs getting set for matchup with Browns
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 13, 12:55 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
In open portion of today’s practice (no pads), Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Mike Remmers, Eric Fisher, Anthony Hitchens, Ben Niemann & Dorian O’Daniel we’re all on the practice fields. No Sammy Watkins, Willie Gay & Mitchell Schwartz. I didn’t see Rashad Fenton. (Nate Taylor on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: CEH was last seen doing the splits in an awkward fashion in Week 15 that caused him to injure his hip and ankle. It's a good sign for his availability that he was able to do some work today. The Browns gave up the 4th fewest PPR fantasy points to RBs during the regular season.


Injury Chiefs rule out Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins
JV-Team scheduled to play against Chargers
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 1, 3:16 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs ruled out Tyreek Hill,, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Sammy Watkins, to go along with Patrick Mahomes, for Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs will be rolling out the JV-team against the Chargers in the season finale. QB Chad Henne, RB Darrel Williams, RB Darwin Thompson, WR Demarcus Robinson, WR Mecole Hardman and WR Byron Pringle should be the main offensive contributors for Kansas City.


Injury Hip and ankle injuries for Clyde Edwards-Helaire
MRI coming today
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 21, 7:15 am

Kansas City Chiefs
#Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered a hip and an ankle injury yesterday, but X-Rays were negative, per coach Andy Reid. They’ll know more after the MRI. The early expectation is CEH is done for the regular season with a chance to return for the playoffs, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: CEH was injured late in Week 15 against the Saints and was helped to the locker room by trainers. Le'Veon Bell also got a little banged up in this game but it appears he will be healthy enough to fill in along with Darryl Williams, for the final two regular season games. Bell will be in Flex consideration in Week 16 against the Falcons.



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

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