Posted: 8/19/2020 8:11 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds could be a starting running back in the NFL, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Edmonds rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns while adding 12 receptions for another 105 yards and a touchdown over two starts and 13 total games played in 2019. RB Kenyan Drake was brought back this offseason to be the starter, but Edmonds is the next best option on the depth chart. He's a good depth or handcuff target late in drafts.
Posted: 6/23/2020 1:49 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds averaged 5.1 yards per rushing attempt, 2.95 yards after contact and sported a 15 percent explosive run rate (per Pro Football Focus) - all team-best marks among running backs - on 60 carries in 2019. He also forced a missed tackle on 13.3 percent of his carries - good for on the team second behind Kenyan Drake's 17 percent forced missed tackle rate.
Posted: 11/30/2019 12:10 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Edmonds is expected to be in uniform this week, but his role is uncertain with Kenyan Drake and David Johnson also healthy. He could be a flex option in some leagues, but fantasy players may want to see him play in a game before considering an option for their lineups.
Posted: 11/28/2019 10:22 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 28, after being limited Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Edmonds hasn't played since rushing for just eight yards on seven carries in Week 8. Kenyan Drake was the leader of the Cardinals' backfield in Week 11 and David Johnson should factor in more this week. Edmonds is likely to be the odd man out.
Posted: 11/27/2019 11:50 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Edmonds appears to have a good chance to return to the lineup but may be behind David Johnson and Kenyan Drake in terms of touches. Fantasy players likely will be able to find better options and can keep Edmonds on the bench.
Posted: 11/27/2019 6:53 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is expected to return in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Huddle Up: Much has changed since last we saw Edmonds on the field, most notably the acquisition of Kenyan Drake, who has seemingly become the top back in Arizona. Add in the uncertainty surrounding David Johnson's shrinking role and this becomes a very interesting situation. Until we get some clarity I'd be hesitant to plug Edmonds into a fantasy lineup.
Posted: 11/25/2019 7:09 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 25, for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Common sense would seem to dictate that Edmonds - assuming he is able to play this week - should slot in as the breather back for Kenyan Drake in Week 13 versus the Los Angeles Rams, but Arizona has pulled fantasy owners more than once this season with its backfield. Either way, if Edmonds works ahead of David Johnson, he has a chance to be a decent flex option moving forward.
Posted: 11/19/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) was held out of practice again Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: It was likely a light session with the upcoming bye week, suggesting Edmonds isn't anywhere close to a return. Kenyan Drake appears to have taken control of the backfield for now, but we'll see if David Johnson can use the time off to close the gap and earn back some touches.
Posted: 11/15/2019 10:18 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Kenyan Drake will have a role in the offense with Edmonds sidelined. He has played well over the last two weeks since joining the Cardinals and should receive some touches this week. He will have a tough matchup but may be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/15/2019 12:26 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Edmonds was expected to miss a few weeks because of the injury, so likely will not play in Week 11. Kenyan Drake has played well since joining the Cardinals and may be a flex option in deeper leagues despite the matchup.