Posted: 10/12/2021 6:42 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire will miss at least the next three games, which is roughly how long a player with a medial collateral ligament sprain like the one he suffered usually needs to recover unless there was more damage to the knee than initially reported. Darrel Williams is expected to start in his absence and will likely get spelled by Jerick McKinnon. The possibility of the Chiefs adding another via trade also cannot be ruled out. Until that happens, Williams can be treated as a low-end RB2/high-end flex option.
Posted: 10/11/2021 5:47 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament sprain Monday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Expect CEH to miss somewhere between two to four games. Edwards-Helaire was coming off consecutive 100-yard rushing efforts but head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's highly inconsistent usage of their starting running back - especially in the passing game - makes him much more hit-or-miss than he should be for fantasy purposes. Darrel Williams should get the bulk of work in his absence, but he will struggle to be anything more than a high-end flex while CEH is sidelined.
Posted: 10/11/2021 3:49 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) suffered an apparent knee injury in the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter and he will not return. He walked gingerly off the field and direct to the X-ray room.
Huddle Up: We'll update CEH's status once he has X-rays. The backup for Edwards-Helaire is Darrel Williams. Both Williams and Jerick McKinnon might see an increased role going forward if Edwards-Helaire needs to miss time.
Posted: 10/04/2021 12:25 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 14 times for 102 yards and he had two grabs for 12 yards and a score on three targets in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: It was the second straight 100-yard rushing performance for CEH, and he has scored receiving touchdowns in each of the past two outings. He remains a solid RB2 or flex fantasy option in all leagues heading into Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills.
Posted: 9/27/2021 1:52 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 17 times for 100 yards in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he added nine yards on two grabs for one touchdown.
Huddle Up: CEH entered with 89 rushing yards in his first two games, so the yardage total was nice. He also lost a fumble for the second straight game, so that wasn't as nice. It was his first 100-yard game since Oct. 19, 2020, and just the third of his NFL career. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 4 in Philadelphia.
Posted: 9/20/2021 4:21 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran the ball 13 times for 46 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.
Huddle Up: After gaining 43 yards on 14 carries in Week 1, CEH nearly posted a carbon copy on Sunday night, albeit with two key differences. One, Edwards-Helaire was not targeted at all as a receiver, and two, he put the ball on the ground in the last two minutes to essentially hand Baltimore the game. The usage of CEH remains a bit of a mystery as he rarely gets involved in the passing game and instead seems to be treated like a between-the-tackles runner. There's clear upside operating as the featured back in KC's high-octane offense, but right now he's struggling to produce.
Posted: 9/17/2021 9:18 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 17, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire will receive most of the carries against the Baltimore Ravens and probably will see a few targets in the passing game. He can be considered a No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/16/2021 9:34 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire will continue to be involved in the running and passing game as long as he is healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back most weeks.
Posted: 9/15/2021 11:07 pm GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire received 17 touches in the Week 1 game but finished with only 72 total yards. He will continue to have a solid role in the offense but may only be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/13/2021 3:06 am GMT
Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 43 yards on 14 carries in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, and he added three grabs for 29 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Edwards-Helaire had 17 total touches to lead the backfield, and only Darrel Williams and FB Michael Burton had a carry. It's the CEH show, and no one is pushing him, which fantasy managers love. The Chiefs are back at it in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens on the road.