Posted: 7/21/2020 2:21 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire officially signed his four-year deal Tuesday, July 21. The deal includes a fifth-year option.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire is expected to be in the latter portion of a 60-40 split with Damien Williams, but he is so talented he could wind up being the leader. He's a risk-reward RB3 right now.
Posted: 7/21/2020 2:27 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire reportedly reached a verbal agreement on a four-year contract Monday, July 20. The deal is pending the completion of a physical and financial terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Posted: 7/20/2020 8:49 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft choice RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Chiefs Monday, July 20, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire likely will not start as a rookie but will be part of the running and passing game this season. He has a chance to be a flex option in fantasy leagues and will be more valuable in keeper leagues.
Posted: 5/19/2020 11:11 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 'some special traits,' according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy Tuesday, May 19. 'But also we want to make sure we're utilizing him the right way and making sure he's mentally prepared to go when it's time to go,' Bieniemy added.
Huddle Up: Bieniemy said Edwards-Helaire would be a "piece of the puzzle" along with returning RBs Damien Williams, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson, and new addition DeAndre Washington. Damien Williams is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, so it's fair to expect Edwards-Helaire's role to grow throughout the season in preparation of taking over in 2021 and beyond. His value is higher in keeper and dynasty leagues than it is in redraft formats.
Posted: 5/06/2020 2:27 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire's ability in the receiving game is what the team felt made him stand out from the rest of the backs in the draft. 'I was on the same team as (Washington Redskins RB) Derrius Guice in high school ... so I had to find a different way to get on the field,' Edwards-Helaire said. They wanted me to get on the field so I started playing slot receiver, and I kind of hopped back and forth from slot to the backfield in a two-back set, so ultimately it was just kind of something that was part of my DNA.'
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire is already buzzing in fantasy, and he'll probably be a low-end RB3 candidate at the very least. Damian Williams is very capable, and he was clutch in the Super Bowl run last season. It won't be easy to take the lion's share away from him. Edwards-Helaire is also very small. His durability will be a concern.
Posted: 4/30/2020 5:04 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was the first running back selected in this year's NFL Draft, described his being drafted by the Chiefs as 'the absolute perfect fit.'
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire joins a dynamic group of playmakers in Kansas City. He has a ton of upside in fantasy football leagues and should be considered a RB2 with upside entering fantasy draft season.
Posted: 4/28/2020 5:42 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid believes rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the team's first-round draft choice, has a strong ability to run the zone scheme and gap scheme, like he did at LSU. 'He has a unique ability to push the line of scrimmage in the run game and make his lateral cut and then accelerate up the field,' Reid said. Edwards-Helaire's use in the passing game also brings advantages, per Reid. '... as many times as you get single coverage with linebackers on that backside, it gives you some nice matchups potentially. His ability to run routes and catch the football. I thinks those are all pluses,' Reid added. 'You get a guy like Clyde Edwards-Helaire and second-and-8s now become second-and-2s and 3s,' general manager Brett Veach added. As the team's pick was coming up in the NFL Draft, Veach texted QB Patrick Mahomes about which player he wanted. Mahomes one-word text back was 'Clyde.' Veach and Reid have continued to keep Mahomes' offensive weapons well stocked.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs have a lot of bodies at running back, but Edwards-Helaire has the potential to be very special in this offense. How quickly he is able to pick everything up will dictate how much time he steals away from Damien Williams in the backfield. Edwards-Helaire should be considered a mid-range RB2 with tremendous upside.