Chase Edmonds

Denver Broncos
Running Back #29
Denver Broncos
Running Back #29
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Heads to injured reserve

The Broncos placed Edmonds (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Edmonds was unable to return to this past Sunday's overtime loss to the Raiders after getting injured, and he eventually was diagnosed with a high right-ankle sprain. On Monday, coach Nathaniel Hackett told Jeff Legwold of that Edmonds was slated to miss "a lot of time," which will be at least four games now that he resides on IR. After the Broncos waived Melvin Gordon on Monday, Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack are the only running backs on the active roster, while Devine Ozigbo and Tyreik McAllister are candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

Nov 22, 2022 2:10 PM EST

Slated to miss time

Coach Nathaniel Hackett noted Monday that Edmonds is in line to miss "a lot of time'" with high right ankle sprain, Jeff Legwold of reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if Edmonds is headed to IR, but it sounds like he's going to miss multiple games. With Melvin Gordon no longer in the mix, Latavius Murray, Marlon Mack and Devine Ozigbo (currently on the practice squad) figure to lead the Broncos' rushing attack this coming Sunday against the Panthers.

Nov 21, 2022 2:51 PM EST

Has high ankle sprain

Edmonds suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's 22-16 overtime loss to the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Per Schefter, the injury is expected to sideline Edmonds for "a few weeks." If Edmonds heals quickly, he could see an expanded role behind Latavius Murray, as the Broncos released fellow running back Melvin Gordon on Monday. Given that high ankle sprains often require 4-6 weeks to recover from, Edmonds may not heal up in time to make much of an impact this season.

Nov 21, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Leaves Sunday's game

Edmonds was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders with an ankle injury.

Analysis: Prior to his first-quarter exit from the contest, Edmonds carried twice for six yards. In his absence, Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray are available to handle Denver's backfield duties.

Nov 20, 2022 1:34 PM EST

Minimal involvement in loss

Edmonds rushed two times for nine yards and caught one of two targets for zero yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: In his debut with the Broncos, Edmonds played just 15 of Denver's 80 offensive snaps. The veteran played behind both Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray, as all three backs struggled to get much going on the ground. Any hope of the offense improving after the team's bye week was quickly diminished, as the team's only touchdown was on a busted coverage allowing Russell Wilson to connect with wide receiver Jalen Virgil. The Broncos' continued offensive woes paired with what is likely to be a three-man committee at running back will likely put a cap on Edmonds' fantasy potential. However, it would make sense to see his involvement increase as the season progresses. The 26-year-old will look to take a step forward when the Broncos host the Raiders in Week 11, though he will be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

Nov 14, 2022 9:46 PM EST

On to Mile High

The Dolphins agreed to trade Edmonds, a 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 fourth-rounder to the Broncos for pass rusher Bradley Chubb and a 2025 fifth-round selection Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In the wake of Javonte Williams' season-ending ACL tear, Denver has operated with a timeshare out of the backfield, and Edmonds will be another piece for coach Nathaniel Hackett in that regard, joining Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray. It's unclear what kind of role Edmonds can expect in his new locale, but in five campaigns between Arizona and Miami, he's averaged 4.5 yards per carry, hauled in 76 percent of his 181 targets and scored 17 touchdowns in 65 games.

Nov 1, 2022 11:43 AM EST

Unimpressive with four carries

Edmonds carried the ball four times for 14 yard during Sunday's 31-27 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Edmonds has now logged less than 4.0 yards per carry in seven of eight appearances this season, while Raheem Mostert (80 all-purpose yards versus the Lions) has emerged as the clear No. 1 option in Miami's backfield. Until such time as Edmonds shows some of the efficiency and versatility he flashed during his tenure with the Cardinals, his only fantasy value is as a backup option in case Mostert were to miss time.

Oct 31, 2022 6:20 AM EST

Does little with seven carries

Edmonds rushed seven times for 17 yards and failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Edmonds' struggles continued as Raheem Mostert (20 touches for 106 combined yards and a score) keeps proving that he is the superior back in Miami. The 26-year-old received his second highest carry total this season, but he remained ineffective (2.4 YPC) on the ground while having no impact in the passing game. It is hard to recommend even rostering a player performing this poorly, but Edmonds could find himself back in the fantasy conversation quickly if the oft-injured Mostert goes down at any point this season. For now, Edmonds should be considered an underperforming backup heading into next Sunday's tilt against the Lions.

Oct 23, 2022 11:01 PM EST

Just four touches in loss

Edmonds had two carries for three yards and secured both of his targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Edmonds was again overshadowed by Raheem Mostert, who had 14 carries for 49 yards and also saw two targets. He's now handled less than 50 percent of offensive snaps in every contest since Week 1, and saw just a 39 percent load versus Minnesota. Until fantasy managers see proof that Edmonds has reclaimed a sizeable role on Miami's offense, if such a thing occurs this season, he can only be considered a bench stash in most formats.

Oct 17, 2022 8:56 AM EST

Phased out as drops continue

Edmonds rushed once for one yard and failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Raheem Mostert mustered 122 scrimmage yards and a touchdown as Miami's clear lead back, while Alain Poupart of Sports Illustrated Fan Nation points out that Myles Gaskin supplanted Edmonds as Miami's change-of-pace back following a pair of dropped passes by Edmonds. Gaskin turned four carries and five targets into 33 scrimmage yards. It's too early to tell whether Edmonds' benching will carry over into Week 6 against the Vikings, but he'll be tough to trust regardless after generating fewer than 30 yards in each of his last three games.

Oct 9, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Receiving score in loss

Edmonds rushed five times for six yards and brought in two of three targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 27-15 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night.

Analysis: Edmonds logged 10 fewer carries than backfield mate Raheem Mostert, but he was able to find the end zone for the third time in the last two games via a seven-yard touchdown reception with seven seconds remaining in the first half. Edmonds has generated just 85 yards on 28 carries over his first four games, but he does have a pair of rushing scores along with Thursday's receiving touchdown, his first of the season. Edmonds figures to remain in a complementary role, albeit one that includes a solid red-zone presence thus far, irrespective of whether it's Tua Tagovailoa (head/neck) or Teddy Bridgewater under center for a Week 5 AFC East road showdown against the Jets a week from Sunday.

Sep 29, 2022 9:32 PM EST

Two rushing TDs in win

Edmonds rushed six times for 21 yards and two touchdowns and secured his only target for six yards in the Dolphins' 21-19 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: A week after the team's air attack took center stage, Edmonds recorded two of the Dolphins' three touchdowns with one- and three-yard runs in the first and fourth quarter, respectively. The veteran back has opened his Miami tenure with sub-par efficiency -- he's toughed out 79 yards on 23 carries -- but the pair of trips to the end zone naturally made his fantasy day Sunday. Edmonds and backfield mate Raheem Mostert (eight carries) had a near-even split of the rushing work Sunday, so the former certainly remains a viable fantasy option for Thursday night's Week 4 road showdown against the Bengals.

Sep 25, 2022 4:10 PM EST

Complementary role in comeback win

Edmonds has five carries for 33 yards and secured one of three targets for eight yards during the Dolphins 42-38 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Edmonds saw six less carries than backfield mate Raheem Mostert, a significant change considering that he handled a lead role Week 1. It's worth noting that Edmonds did play well Week 2, outside of a dubious tripping penalty, and he had a highlight 23-yard run with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter that proved key in securing Miami's comeback. That said, Mostert opened the game as the starter, indicating that his lead role was part of the game plan, and not simply a matter of riding the hot hand. Coach Mike McDaniel's backfield usage could vary on a weekly basis, making Edmonds a risky fantasy play versus the Bills in Week 3.

Sep 19, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Works as lead back in Week 1

Edmonds rushed 12 times for 25 yards and caught all four of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Edmonds got 16 touches to Raheem Mostert's six, but neither new Dolphins running back found much running room against the stout New England front. While his yardage total was pedestrian, Edmonds' prominent usage in his Dolphins debut suggests better days are ahead, and one could come as soon as Week 2 against the Ravens.

Sep 11, 2022 2:15 PM EST

Practices fully Thursday

Edmonds (groin) practiced fully Thursday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: After being limited Wednesday, Edmonds upgraded to full participation Thursday, did fellow RB Myles Gaskin (neck). Looking ahead to Sunday's regular season opener against the Patriots, Edmonds is in line to see his share of backfield touches this weekend, though it remains to be seen how much of a committee approach Miami elects to employ early on this season, with Raheem Mostert and Gaskin, to a lesser degree, candidates to log carries and Salvon Ahmed (heel) on hand in reserve. Of that group, however, Edmonds profiles as the Week 1 upside play in fantasy.

Sep 8, 2022 12:39 PM EST

Listed as limited

Edmonds was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice on account of a groin injury, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Fellow Miami RBs Myles Gaskin (neck) and Salvon Ahmed (heel) also were limited participants, while oft-injured Raheem Mostert managed to duck the injury report after his lengthy offseason rehab. There was no previous signal of Edmonds managing an injury this summer, but it's worth watching to see if he upgrades to full participation ahead of Sunday's matchup with New England.

Sep 7, 2022 1:32 PM EST

Not expected to play Saturday

Edmonds not in line to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Edmonds made one appearance during exhibition season last Saturday against the Raiders, playing the first series and a portion of the second en route to three carries for three yards and two catches (on two targets) for 21 yards. On this occasion, he's the only Dolphins running back not suiting up, meaning position mates like Raheem Mostert, Sony Michel and Myles Gaskin may take the field Saturday.

Aug 27, 2022 2:52 PM EST

Garners 24 total yards in loss

Edmonds rushed three times for three yards and brought in both targets for 21 yards in the Dolphins' 15-13 preseason loss to the Raiders on Saturday night.

Analysis: Edmonds started the game while Raheem Mostert sat out, but the former was in for just the first two series before exiting. The speedy 26-year-old is expected to work in a fairly close tandem with Mostert to open the regular season and should have a solid role as a receiver given his pass-catching ability.

Aug 20, 2022 8:33 PM EST

Not on pace to play Saturday

Edmonds isn't slated to play in Saturday's preseason game in Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Both Edmonds and Raheem Mostert will be unavailable in the Dolphins' preseason opener, joining starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle on the sideline. With Edmonds and Mostert out, the team's backfield will consist of Sony Michel, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed, Gerrid Doaks and ZaQuandre White.

Aug 13, 2022 3:20 PM EST

Backfield competition still ongoing

Coach Mike McDaniel said Sunday that the Dolphins' running back competition remains "fierce" and declined to name Edmonds, or any other player, the starter yet, David Furones of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Analysis: McDaniel said he doesn't "want to limit an opportunity by having a preconceived notion," noting that a player like Raheem Mostert having familiarity with the scheme may not provide an advantage in training camp's competition. On the other hand, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports that McDaniel lauded Edmond's "cerebral approach," one which he called "unique" among Miami's backfield. "He knows every receiver assignment and he's understanding of the blocking schemes and all that," McDaniel said. "But more so, he has a combination of feel to apply abstract coaching points." Those comments speak to Edmond's three-down versatility, which when combined with the fact that he signed a two-year, $12.1 million contract with the Dolphins, still appears to make him the favorite to lead what could be a multi-headed rushing attack.

Aug 8, 2022 9:27 AM EST

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