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Edwards-Helaire stayed with the Chiefs this offseason and figures to be a complementary back behind Isiah Pacheco on the depth chart. Perhaps he takes over the role left behind by Jerick McKinnon, but he'll have to compete for it this preseason. At best, Edwards-Helaire is a modest handcuff for Pacheco, and not a necessary one. Expect Edwards-Helaire to get swiped with a late-round pick, if at all.

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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Displays clean bill of health

    Edwards-Helaire passed his physical Sunday after the Chiefs placed him on the active/non-football illness list Saturday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports. Veterans reported to Kansas City's training camp Saturday, and after showing up with some sort of ailment, Edwards-Helaire was able to join his teammates on the practice field one day later. He's thus slated to serve as the primary backup to starting running back Isiah Pacheco in the coming campaign, which amounted to 88 touches in 10 regular-season games in 2022 and 87 touches in 15 such contests last season.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Re-signs with Super Bowl champs

    Edwards-Helaire has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with Kansas City, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Edwards-Helaire, who turns 25 on April 11, is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he took 70 carries for 223 yards and a TD, while catching 17 of his 22 targets for 188 yards and a receiving score in 15 regular-season contests. Now that he's signed on for a fifth year with Kansas City, the 2020 first-rounder is set to work in a complementary role behind top option Isiah Pacheco in a backfield that also currently rosters La'Mical Perine, Keaontay Ingram, Deneric Prince, Hassan Hall and Louis Rees-Zammit. Edwards-Helaire's fantasy upside is modest as long as Pacheco is healthy and available.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Good to go

    Edwards-Helaire (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for the Super Bowl against San Francisco on Sunday. Edwards-Helaire was added to the injury report Thursday as a limited participant before returning to full participation Friday. His illness apparently isn't serious, with his role in the Super Bowl now partially depending on whether Jerick McKinnon -- listed as questionable -- is activated from injured reserve and ultimately able to return from the sports hernia surgery he had in December. With McKinnon out for the past month and a half, Edwards-Helaire and Isiah Pacheco have mostly shared the playing time in clear passing situations.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Comes down with illness

    Edwards-Helaire practiced in a limited capacity Thursday due to an illness. Isiah Pacheco (toe/ankle), the Chiefs' top running back, has been operating without practice restrictions this week, but reserve RB Jerick McKinnon (groin), who was designated to return from IR on Saturday, has been limited, and Edwards-Helaire joined him in that regard Thursday. As such, the situation behind Pacheco is up in the air just three days before Super Bowl LVIII versus the 49ers, with La'Mical Perine currently the healthy backfield option on the active roster.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Minimal involvement in Week 18

    Edwards-Helaire notched two rushes for one yard and gathered in one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 13-12 win against the Chargers. While Edwards-Helaire was active for Sunday's regular-season finale, he only took the field for 11 offensive snaps, yielding the vast majority of work to La'Mical Perine, who rushed 21 times for 76 yards. CEH should slot in as a backup for the Chiefs' upcoming playoff run, which begins with a wild-card clash with the Dolphins on Saturday. He could slot into a larger role should Isiah Pacheco miss any postseason action with Jerick McKinnon (groin) already on injured reserve.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Sidesteps injury report

    Edwards-Helaire (illness) doesn't appear Wednesday on the Chiefs' initial Week 18 injury report. Edwards-Helaire missed the team's Week 17 win over the Bengals due to an illness, but he was apparently back to full health as the Chiefs began Week 18 prep. With Kansas City locked in as the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs regardless of how Week 18 games play out, a healthy Edwards-Helaire could be in store for an expanded role Sunday against the Chargers, along with several of the team's other reserves. Top running back Isiah Pacheco (quadriceps/shoulder) sat out Wednesday's practice and may be headed for a limited workload regardless of whether he's active for Sunday's contest.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Expected to play Sunday

    Edwards-Helaire (illness) is expected to play Sunday against the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Edwards-Helaire is officially listed as questionable but should be able to go Sunday, despite missing practices Thursday and Friday. Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) is also listed as questionable but is expected to play after clearing concussion protocol, so Edwards-Helaire will likely be working in a change-of-pace capacity in Week 17. After Jerick McKinnon (groin) was placed on injured reserve last week, Edwards-Helaire stepped in as Pacheco's top backup in the Chiefs' 20-14 loss to the Raiders on Christmas Day, playing 29 snaps while carrying four times for six yards and catching three passes for 42 yards.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Questionable after two DNPs

    Edwards-Helaire (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Edwards-Helaire didn't practice Thursday or Friday, and the Chiefs could be woefully shorthanded in the backfield if he's unavailable Sunday, as Isiah Pacheco (concussion/shoulder) is also listed as questionable. Pacheco was a limited participant in Friday's practice after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. La'Mical Perine is the only other running back on the roster, though Kansas City also has Deneric Prince and Keaontay Ingram on the practice squad. If Edwards-Helaire ultimately suits up Sunday and Pacheco doesn't, the 2020 first-round draft pick out of LSU would be in line to lead Kansas City's backfield.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: RBs to Start

    We'll see if Isiah Pacheco (concussion) can play in Week 17 against Cincinnati, and if he does he'll be inserted in this spot. But since Pacheco suffered his concussion in Monday's loss to the Raiders, we expect Edwards-Helaire to start for the Chiefs against the Bengals, and don't forget Jerick McKinnon (groin) is on injured reserve. Cincinnati lost key run stuffer D.J. Reader (quadriceps) early in Week 15 against Minnesota, and Ty Chandler had 24.7 PPR points. Then in Week 16, Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren combined for 24.2 PPR points against the Bengals. Edwards-Helaire has the chance for a standout week if Pacheco is out, so plan to start him in all leagues if he's starting for the Chiefs.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Week 17 Adds (RB Preview)

    Jerick McKinnon is on IR and Isiah Pacheco is in the concussion protocol. Considering it's a short week, we shouldn't expect Pacheco to return which should leave Edwards-Helaire to handle the lion's share of the running back work for the Chiefs against a bad Bengals defense.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Week 17 Waiver Priority List

    Isiah Pacheco suffered a concussion in Monday's loss to the Raiders, and it might be hard for him to clear the protocol by Sunday for Week 17 against the Bengals. With Jerick McKinnon (groin) on injured reserve, Edwards-Helaire could be looking at a monster workload in a great matchup. Cincinnati lost key run stuffer D.J. Reader (quadriceps) in Week 15, and a running back has scored at least 13.8 PPR points against the Bengals in six of the past seven games.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Role shrinks against Raiders

    Edwards-Helaire carried the ball four times for six yards and caught all three of his targets for 42 yards in Monday's 20-14 loss to Las Vegas. After seeing 30 touches over the prior two games while Isiah Pacheco was sidelined with a shoulder issue, Edwards-Helaire predictably saw his role shrink, with Kansas City's starting RB available again. Pacheco left Monday's game in the second half to get checked for a concussion and didn't return, however, and Edwards-Helaire was able to boost his numbers with a 32-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Jerick McKinnon (groin) is on IR, so Edwards-Helaire could find himself back in the top job Week 17 against the Bengals if Pacheco isn't able to clear the league's protocol for head injuries.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Ready for Week 16

    Edwards-Helaire (personal) doesn't have a designation for Monday's game against the Raiders. Edwards-Helaire missed Friday's practice to tend to a personal matter, but he returned to drills one day later as a full participant, setting him up to be available for Week 16 action. Meanwhile, he'll welcome Isiah Pacheco back to the Chiefs backfield for the first time since Week 13, and Edwards-Helaire will be the primary complement to him, with Jerick McKinnon (groin) sidelined. On the campaign, Edwards-Helaire has averaged 3.4 yards on his 64 carries, hauled in 13 of 17 targets for 137 yards and scored two touchdowns in 13 appearances.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Not practicing Friday

    Edwards-Helaire won't practice Friday while he tends to a personal matter, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports. Fellow running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) is also sitting out Friday's practice, but even if both are cleared to play Monday against the Raiders, the two will likely see decreased roles, with Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) set to put an end to his two-game absence. While Pacheco was sidelined, Edwards-Helaire served as Kansas City's lead option on the ground, carrying 24 times for 76 yards to go with six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown between Weeks 14 and 15.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Big day through air in Week 15

    Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 13 times for 37 yards and caught all four of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Patriots. The running back took full advantage of another absence for Isiah Pacheco (shoulder), topping 100 scrimmage yards for the first time since Week 2 of last season and catching his first TD pass since Week 4 of 2022. Edwards-Helaire may have done enough the last couple weeks to retain a role in the Kansas City backfield once Pacheco is healthy again, but he'll likely need to keep hold of the starting job to be a true fantasy asset in Week 16 against the Raiders.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: RBs to Sit

    If Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) remains out in Week 15 at New England then we'll see Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon again split touches for the Chiefs. That's what happened in Week 14 against Buffalo, and Edwards-Helaire led Kansas City in touches with 11 carries for 39 yards and two catches for 29 yards on four targets. He played 48 percent of the snaps. McKinnnon played 45 percent of the snaps, and he had four carries for 19 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 18 yards on three targets. This is a bad matchup for the Chiefs backfield since New England has locked down Saquon Barkley, Austin Ekeler and Najee Harris in the past three weeks, holding them to a combined 18.7 PPR points. I'd lean slightly toward McKinnon this week as a flex given his role in the passing game, but I would prefer to sit both Chiefs running backs in most leagues.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Modest numbers in Sunday's start

    Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 11 times for 39 yards and caught two of four targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bills. Getting the start in place of the injured Isiah Pacheco (shoulder), Edwards-Helaire didn't find much success on the ground -- his longest carry went for only seven yards -- but he did turn a pass from Patrick Mahomes into a 20-yard gain in the fourth quarter, helping to set up a field goal that tied the game at 17-17. Pacheco isn't expected to need an IR stint, but if he's unavailable in Week 15, Edwards-Helaire could see an elevated workload again versus the Patriots.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Likely lead ballcarrier Sunday

    Edwards-Helaire is expected to have an expanded profile out of the Kansas City backfield Sunday against Buffalo with Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) ruled out for the contest, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. Per Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com, head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Edwards-Helaire is the next man up out of Kansas City's backfield, though Jerick McKinnon -- who has missed the past two games with a groin injury -- will also be available and should serve as Kansas City's top passing-down back. Additionally, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com relays that Deneric Prince is a candidate to be elevated from the team's practice squad ahead of Sunday's game. Edwards-Helaire has logged more than seven touches in a game just once among his 11 appearances this season, which came back in Week 3 when he carried 15 times for 55 yards and a touchdown to go with one catch for two yards in a 41-10 win over Chicago.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Pair of carries versus Eagles

    Edwards-Helaire recorded two carries for 20 yards during Monday's 21-17 loss versus Philadelphia. Edwards-Helaire missed the game before the bye week due to illness, but he was all systems go Monday. Even so, CEH logged just four offensive snaps in the game, trailing both Isiah Pacheco (48) and Jerick McKinnon (24) on that front. As long as the pair remains healthy, it's unlikely Edwards-Helaire will carve out enough of a role to warrant a look in most fantasy formats.
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  • Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Not practicing Thursday

    Edwards-Helaire (illness) will not practice Thursday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports. Edwards-Helaire played a season-low two offensive snaps in last Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Broncos, as his role on offense has continued to diminish. On the season, Edwards-Helaire has rushed 33 times for 109 yards (3.3 YPC) and one touchdown.
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