Edwards-Helaire (illness) rushed 14 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns while securing one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 35-31 win over the Raiders.
Edwards-Helaire was forced to miss a practice with an undisclosed illness (though not one that would land him on the COVID-19/reserve list), but he was cleared well before Sunday's kickoff. The breakout star's carries dipped to single digits over the past three contests following the addition of Le'Veon Bell, but CEH returned to his early season form with 15 touches and two trips to the end zone. Bell remained a noticeable part of the rotation (eight touches and a score of his own), but this touch distribution likely better reflects how the playing time will shake up in a competitive contest, as two of the three previous games were of the blowout variety, and the third (a comeback win over Carolina) appeared to be lopsided early on. Sunday's game script better represented a traditional Andy Reid scheme, which can only be viewed as positive for those banking on the rookie. Bell may still eat into Edward-Helaire's production, but it appears that the latter is the preferred back to roster in fantasy heading into what should be another competitive matchup against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Edwards-Helaire (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Raiders after returning to a full practice Friday.
The same applies to fellow running back Darrel Williams (illness), so the duo will be available Sunday, along with Le'Veon Bell and Darwin Thompson. Over his last three games, Edwards-Helaire has taken just 19 carries for 81 yards and a TD and caught seven passes for 47 yards and another score. Edwards-Helaire's recent reduction in volume coincides with the introduction of Bell to Kansas City's offense, and with a time-share now in effect, the rookie's weekly fantasy upside has taken a hit.
Edwards-Helaire (illness) returned to practice Friday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
As did Darrel Williams (illness), with Friday's final injury report slated to reveal whether the running backs will carry any sort of Week 11 injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Edwards-Helaire missed practice Thursday due to an illness, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
The same applies to fellow running back Darrel Williams, and as a result, Le'Veon Bell and Darwin Thompson were the only Kansas City running backs to practice Thursday. We'll look for added clarity regarding Edwards-Helaire's status for Sunday's game against the Raiders no later than Friday upon the release of the team's final Week 11 injury report.
Edwards-Helaire rushed five times for 14 yards and secured three of five targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 33-31 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
With Kansas City surprisingly falling behind by a 14-3 score in the first half, game script quickly turned away from the run. Consequently, Edwards-Helaire and backfield mate Le'Veon Bell combined for just nine carries, but the former managed to salvage his fantasy day with a four-yard touchdown grab, the first of his career, in the latter portion of the third quarter. Edwards-Helaire now concerningly has single-digit carries in three consecutive games, however, which will continue to add some weekly uncertainty to his fantasy prospects if it endures. The rookie will look to up his overall number of touches in a Week 11 battle versus the Raiders after a Week 10 bye.
Edwards-Helaire rushed six times for 21 yards and caught all three of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Jets.
Neither Edwards-Helaire nor Le'Veon Bell (six carries for seven yards) got anything going on the ground, as the Jets' defensive line was just about the only unit on either side of the ball to play well for the visitors. The rookie has set new career lows for carries in back-to-back weeks since Bell suited up for Kansas City, but Edwards-Helaire's lack of volume can be better attributed to the Chiefs' reluctance to give him a major workload while nursing large leads rather than a shift away from him as the team's top option on the ground. Expect Edwards-Helaire to get back on track in Week 9 against a Panthers defense that has struggled to defend running backs.
Edwards-Helaire registered 46 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries, adding a 17-yard catch during Sunday's 43-16 win against Denver.
Edwards-Helaire snapped his scoring drought against his divisional rival, reaching the end zone for the first time since Week 1. The rookie only garnered eight of 17 RB carries against Denver on the afternoon, but the fact that Kansas City established a dominant third-quarter lead allowed for newcomer Le'Veon Bell and backup DeAndre Washington to gain more involvement. Edwards-Helaire entered Week 7 having commanded double-digit carries in every game this season while receiving an average of 17.8 attempts per contest. Whether Bell's arrival curtails that number slightly in a more balanced game script is yet to be seen, but Edwards-Helaire remains the starting RB heading into a Week 8 matchup against the Jets.
Edwards-Helaire rushed 26 times for 161 yards and caught all four of his targets for eight yards in Monday's 26-17 win over the Bills.
Edwards-Helaire was a force on the ground, gashing a usually stout Buffalo defense for a new career-best rushing total. The rookie also caught everything thrown his way, but amid pouring rain for the duration of Monday's game, his running ability is what fueled Kansas City's bounce-back victory. After not topping 65 yards since his NFL debut, Edwards-Helaire made a strong statement to remain the Chiefs' lead tailback even after the team's recent signing of Le'Veon Bell. Of course, Bell was unable to suit up Monday while still completing the required five days of COVID-19 testing, but as long as he clears that protocol, Bell could be in the fold for Sunday's game versus the Broncos, in which case the distribution of snaps and touches between he and Edwards-Helaire would be rather worthwhile to monitor.
Edwards-Helaire is expected to have competition for RB reps in the near future following the Chiefs' reported signing of Le'Veon Bell, per Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.
According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Bell must complete five days of COVID-19 testing before he'll be eligible to play for Kansas City, so Edwards-Helaire no doubt will retain his status as the starting running back Monday in Buffalo. Beyond that point, Bell will be a legit contender for work out of the backfield. Edwards-Helaire kicked off his career with 138 rushing yards and one touchdown Week 1 against the Texans. In four games since then, though, he's been more of a dual threat, not surpassing 65 yards on the ground in any contest but still putting up at least 80 yards from scrimmage three times.
Edwards-Helaire rushed 10 times for 40 yards and brought in three of eight targets for 40 yards in the Chiefs' 40-32 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
The rookie looked like he was on his way to a big day against a vulnerable Raiders defense when he rattled off 17 yards on his first two carries. However, he totaled just 23 yards on his eight other rushes, and game script ultimately forced the Chiefs into an even more pass-heavy mode than normal late in the contest. Edwards-Helaire will look bounce back from his second-lowest rushing output of the season at the expense of the Bills in a Week 6 Monday evening matchup.
Edwards-Helaire rushed 16 times for 64 yards and caught all three of his targets for 27 yards in Monday night's 26-10 win over the Patriots.
Edwards-Helaire again made a few splash plays while commanding nearly 20 touches. The rookie hasn't really busted free on the ground since his 138-yard debut, which was also the last time he found the end zone, but Edwards-Helaire has still averaged nearly 100 all-purpose yards while hauling in at least three passes in three straight outings. With great versatility in an explosive offense, Edwards-Helaire is a consistent producer who's bound to repay fantasy managers with even bigger outings down the road, giving him excellent value ahead of the Week 5 game against the Raiders.
Edwards-Helaire and the Chiefs are currently slated to play the Patriots on Monday night at 7:05 p.m. ET, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
On Saturday, both the Chiefs and Patriots endured positive COVID-19 tests, causing the NFL to postpone their Week 4 matchup. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, subsequent point of care testing came back clear Sunday morning, so the game has been rescheduled for Monday evening. Edwards-Helaire now will take aim at a New England defense that has allowed 139 yards from scrimmage per game and two touchdowns to running backs through three contests.
Edwards-Helaire and the Chiefs will not play their scheduled matchup Sunday against the Patriots after players from both teams tested positive for COVID-19. The NFL hopes to reschedule the game for Monday or Tuesday.
The league's initial plan appears to be to merely delay the game by a day or two, in which case it would still count as part of Week 4. That was the initial plan regarding the Steelers/Titans game, which was affected by positive COVID-19 tests within the TItans organization, but the league eventually decided to call off that game and reschedule it for a later date. Whether or not that will happen in this case as well remains to be seen.
Edwards-Helaire rushed 20 times for 64 yards and caught five of six targets for 70 yards in Monday night's 34-20 win over the Ravens.
Edwards-Helaire's dynamic skill set was once again on display in another great offensive performance from the Chiefs. Although he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry, the rookie flashed his ability to make defenders miss through power and quickness, and he reached 20 carries for the second time in three games. More impressively, however, Edwards-Helaire displayed his excellent hands, setting a new high mark in receiving yards for his young career. Just three games into life as a pro, Edwards-Helaire has already established himself as a uniquely talented tailback who's perfectly suited for his role in Kansas City's scheme, keeping his stock high ahead of a clash with the Patriots in Week 4.
Edwards-Helaire carried 10 times for 38 yards and caught six of eight targets for an additional 32 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.
After starring in the season opener, Edwards-Helaire averaged a lackluster 3.8 yards per carry in this one. He was much more involved as a pass catcher, however, and demonstrated the ability that made him such a tantalizing fantasy prospect leading up to the season. Despite a rather meager per-touch output in Week 2, the rookie still has 208 scrimmage yards and a touchdown through his first two NFL contests. Edwards-Helaire could find the sledding tough next Monday night against Baltimore, but his multi-faceted skillset should allow him to generate ample fantasy utility.
Edwards-Helaire rushed 25 times for 138 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in either of his two targets in the Chiefs' 34-20 win over the Texans on Thursday.
The rookie managed the improbable feat of being the standout performer of the night on a squad with luminaries such as Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, constantly tormenting the Texans' front seven in a spectacular NFL debut. Edwards-Helaire put an exclamation point on the performance with a 27-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, but the fact he averaged 4.6 yards per rush on his other 24 carries underscores how consistently he was able to gain solid chunks of yardage. Edwards-Helaire looked like the complete package the Chiefs envisioned when they drafted him at the end of the first round in April, and the workload coach Andy Reid was willing to afford him in his first NFL game action of any kind certainly had to have pleased fantasy managers immensely. The only blemish on the LSU product's banner effort was his blanking on the receiving end, a matter he'll try to rectify in a Week 2 road matchup against the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Edwards-Helaire has avoided making mistakes during camp and has performed well during the reps he's gotten, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. "Clyde has done a great job in the reps that he has gotten," said quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Sunday. "He's playing fast, and he has incredible vision. That's what's been the biggest thing so far."
Edwards-Helaire won't get the benefit of preseason action to dip his toes into NFL game action, so it will likely be trial by fire come Week 1 with Damien Williams opting out for 2020. Edwards-Helaire seems to be passing tests early in camp, doing his job as a running back, a pass catcher and a pass blocker, with Taylor noting that his biggest mistake to date was not being hydrated enough to participate in full Sunday. With more complex portions of the playbook set to be installed beginning Wednesday, Edwards-Helaire has some more learning ahead before the regular season fires up, but he's positioned well to serve as the team's lead back this season.
Edward-Helaire (dehydration) was a full participant in practice Monday, Andrew Golden of The Wichita Eagle reports.
Edwards-Helaire's reps were impacted Sunday by some minor dehydration problems, but he appears to have used the 24 hours to take in some fluids. The rookie is slated to handle the Chiefs' starting running back role out of the gates following Damien Williams' decision to opt out of the 2020 campaign. Given that Darrel Williams worked with the first-team offense in his stead Sunday, it appears Williams may have an early leg up in the competition for the top backup job due to his experience in the Chiefs offense.
Coach Andy Reid called Edwards-Helaire "a bit dehydrated" Sunday, which caused the rookie running back to miss reps in the later stages of practice, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
Edwards-Helaire likely would have been tabbed with "limited" participation if the Chiefs were required to file an injury report. Alas, it is training camp and not the regular season. In Edwards-Helaire's stead, Darrel Williams worked with the first-team offense, per Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. But Williams' experience in the system may have played a role, as DeAndre Washington, Darwin Thompson and Elijah McGuire also are around in the wake of Damien Williams' decision to opt out of the season.
Edwards-Helaire was the featured back Friday morning during the Chiefs' first practice in pads, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Damien Williams' decision to opt out of the 2020 season left little doubt about Edwards-Helaire's predominance in the Kansas City backfield. DeAndre Washington, Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson and Elijah McGuire also hope to compete for roles, but they may just be fighting for scraps if the rookie first-round pick proves to be a quick study.
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