Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Removed From Non-Football Injury List

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on the non-football injury list on Saturday but has been removed on Monday and will practice. The former first-round pick is heading into his fifth season with the Chiefs and seems likely to continue in the backup role that he played in 2023. Last season, he saw 223 yards and one touchdown on the ground with 188 yards and one touchdown through the air. Since he's not seeing as much work as his first two years in the league, he'll likely remain a waiver wire streamer or at the end of benches in deeper leagues.

Jul 22, 2024 8:40 AM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Staying Put In Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a one-year deal, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Edwards-Helaire became a free agent this offseason, and the Chiefs hosted J.K. Dobbins on a visit on Tuesday, but CEH is back with the team for the 2024 season. Since being selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Edwards-Helaire has rushed 441 times for 1,845 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has also hauled in 89 passes for 765 yards and seven receiving scores. Ultimately, the LSU product has been a bust, but he's a fine backup running back to Isiah Pacheco. Like last season, Edwards-Helaire should be viewed as nothing more than a handcuff RB in 2024 fantasy drafts.

Apr 2, 2024 4:13 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Could Handle More Work

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) will return from a one-game absence in Week 18 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Edwards-Helaire missed Week 17's win over the Cincinnati Bengals with an illness, clearing the way for Isiah Pacheco (quadriceps/shoulder) to take on a heavy 92.3% snap share. But with Pacheco questionable to play on Sunday, Edwards-Helaire could be thrust back into a featured role if K.C.'s lead back cannot give it a go. Jerick McKinnon (groin) is on injured reserve, leaving La'Mical Perine as the next man up behind Edwards-Helaire on the Chiefs' depth chart. In two games without Pacheco this season, CEH rounded up 169 total yards and one touchdown on 30 touches. The 24-year-old former first-rounder is volatile in a game of no consequence for the Chiefs but should be deemed RB2/3 playable, considering Pacheco may only receive a slight workload even if he suits up.

Jan 7, 2024 12:19 AM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Won't Suit Up Versus Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) has been ruled out ahead of Week 17 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. He had been listed as questionable but ultimately unable to recover in time for kickoff. The good news for the Chiefs is that Isiah Pacheco (concussion, shoulder) will suit up. He ranks as a high-end fantasy RB2 with Edwards-Helaire sidelined.

Dec 31, 2023 3:08 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Likely To Play On Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is expected to suit up for Sunday's Week 17 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The young back is likely to play despite missing practice on Thursday and Friday. The expectation is that Edwards-Helaire will resume his job as the backup to Isiah Pacheco (concussion) who is also expected to play. If healthy, Pacheco would handle the bulk of the carries, so Edwards-Helaire wouldn't have much streaming appeal.

Dec 30, 2023 9:52 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Questionable In Week 17

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is being listed as questionable for the Week 17 game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Isiah Pacheco (concussion) is up in the air to play as well and the Chiefs placed Jerick McKinnon (groin) on Injured Reserve earlier this week, so their backfield is dangerously thin going into this weekend's contest. Edwards-Helaire came down with an illness on Thursday. The 24-year-old still has several days to recover, so we'd be surprised if he is forced to miss the game, especially with how beat up the rest of the KC backfield is. If Pacheco is forced to miss his third game in the last four contests, CEH would be in line for a big workload in a very enticing matchup. La'Mical Perine is the Chiefs' only other healthy RB on their active roster.

Dec 29, 2023 2:19 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Isiah Pacheco Missing From Practice

Kansas City Chiefs running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) and Isiah Pacheco (concussion, shoulder) were both missing from Thursday's practice. Pacheco returned from a two-game absence due to a shoulder injury on Christmas Day, only to suffer a concussion when he was kneed in the head after losing his helmet. The 24-year-old is now in danger of missing another game this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. With Jerick McKinnon (groin) on Injured Reserve, KC's backfield has gotten dangerously thin with two games remaining before the postseason. Edwards-Helaire should be fine to play in Week 17, and he could be a sneaky fantasy option as the Chiefs' primary back in an excellent matchup this weekend if Pacheco is unable to gain clearance to play. La'Mical Perine would back up CEH in the event Pacheco is inactive on Sunday.

Dec 28, 2023 1:35 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Jumps Right Back On The Map

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire started the day on the bench but ended up serving as the team's lead back in Week 16's 20-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, taking four carries for six yards and catching each of his three targets for 42 yards. Isiah Pacheco (concussion) returned from a two-game absence due to shoulder surgery on Monday but left early and didn't return after losing his helmet and getting inadvertently kneed in the temple by a teammate. Edwards-Helaire's afternoon was highlighted by a 32-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter, but the bigger takeaway here is that he may very well be the most important name remaining on the majority of fantasy waiver wires for the finals after he was likely discarded. Jerick McKinnon (groin) is on injured reserve, so CEH would likely take all the run he could handle as a possible league-winning pickup at home in Week 17 versus the Cincinnati Bengals if Pacheco is out.

Dec 26, 2023 2:14 AM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Steps Up In Sunday’s Win

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried out a much better showing in Week 15's 27-17 win over the New England Patriots than he did last Sunday as the team's lead back, rushing 13 times for 37 yards with four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. Edwards-Helaire endured a quiet first half with eight yards on the ground amid a pass-heavy Chiefs approach, but he looked the part of a former first-round pick on a shifty 48-yard screen catch to help set up a scoring drive. The 5-foot-7 tailback climbed the ladder for an impressive six-yard score in the back of the end zone following a Chiefs takeaway, and Edwards-Helaire continued to look revived on a 20-yard rush during the third quarter. After soundly out-touching Jerick McKinnon 17-7, CEH would present some upside RB2 life next Monday afternoon at home versus the Las Vegas Raiders if Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) isn't ready to return.

Dec 18, 2023 1:41 AM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Gets Another Crack As Lead Back

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire mostly failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity in his Week 14 return as the team's lead back with Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) out. Other than a 20-yard catch, the 24-year-old former first-round pick wasn't impressive in plodding his way to 39 ground yards on 11 carries. There's good news for fantasy managers; Edwards-Helaire easily set new a season best with a 48.5% snap share and matched a season high with 12 routes run. Jerick McKinnon crossed the end zone last Sunday, but his overall opportunity hardly expanded. CEH should handle a similar role in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, with Pacheco still out and the Chiefs checking in as considerable favorites. While not the most appealing RB2 of the bunch, CEH remains a volume-driven plug-and-play option against a Pats squad bottling up opposing RBs for the fewest yards per carry (3.2) in the NFL.

Dec 15, 2023 11:58 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Reclaims Interim Lead-Back Role

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire acted as an adequate fill-in for featured back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) in Week 14's close 20-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, taking 11 carries for 39 yards with two receptions for 29 yards. It was a quiet return to lead-back status for the star-crossed 2020 first-round pick, but he did handle 15 of a possible 22 RB opportunities in a timeshare alongside receiving back Jerick McKinnon. Edwards-Helaire's highlight of the evening was a 20-yard catch-and-run on a screen to energize the crowd early in the fourth quarter. The 24-year-old otherwise didn't provide anything particularly outstanding that would suggest he's earned more work when Pacheco is around moving ahead. CEH's Week 15 fantasy outlook depends on Pacheco's availability when the Chiefs take a trip to Foxborough for next Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots.

Dec 11, 2023 12:27 AM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Looks To Hold Down The Fort

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire should get a chance back in the spotlight for a Week 14 date with the Buffalo Bills. The 2020 first-round pick has mostly burnt out in 11 games this year, rushing 40 times for 140 yards (career-low 3.5 yards per carry) and a touchdown with seven catches for 44 yards. Edwards-Helaire is the favorite for early-down/base work with featured back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) ruled out for Sunday. Scat back Jerick McKinnon should chip in on third downs and obvious passing situations, but it's Edwards-Helaire who is positioned for the most substantial gain in fantasy value. Buffalo's defense has surrendered the fourth-most targets (89), catches (68) and receiving yards (559) to the position, and they're dispensing the third-highest yards per carry (4.7). CEH is an immediate plug-and-play RB2 with upside in a matchup that carries the second-highest implied point total (49) of the slate.

Dec 9, 2023 8:48 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire To Start At Running Back In Week 14

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will start in Week 14 after Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) was ruled out, head coach Andy Reid told the media on Friday. It will be Edwards-Helaire's first start of the season. While Reid admitted that the Chiefs will deploy a rotation of running backs, he also confirmed that Edwards-Helaire will be the top option out of the backfield. The former first-round pick ranks as a high-end RB3 in fantasy football, especially given that the Chiefs have shifted to a more run-heavy approach this year.

Dec 8, 2023 4:15 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Ruled Out For Week 9

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins. The fourth-year running back will not suit up in Germany for the Chiefs' highly-anticipated game against the Dolphins. Edwards-Helaire has barely been involved in the offense over the last five weeks so this doesn't have much of a fantasy impact. He has just 33 rushes for 109 yards and a touchdown to go along with six catches for 36 yards on the season. It will be the Isiah Pacheco show for Kansas City as they look to get back in the win column in Week 9.

Nov 3, 2023 6:22 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Misses Practice Thursday Due To Illness

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) missed practice on Thursday due to an illness. Edwards-Helaire still has several days to feel better before Sunday's game kicks off in Frankfurt, Germany, against the Miami Dolphins. Even if the 24-year-old is active, though, he remains well off the fantasy radar with both Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon (groin) ahead of him on KC's RB depth chart. CEH played a season-low two offensive snaps in the Week 8 upset loss to the Denver Broncos and is averaging a career-low 3.3 yards per carry through the first eight weeks of 2023. Edwards-Helaire has 33 rushing attempts for 109 yards and one touchdown. Stay away.

Nov 2, 2023 1:50 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Worth Watching Ahead Of Week 3

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire may be called upon for a more noticeable role if Isiah Pacheco (hamstring) is absent or limited for Sunday's game. The 24-year-old hasn't done much of note with his 10 touches this year, but could be looking at an advantageous setup in Week 3 versus the 0-2 Chicago Bears, who were pierced for fantasy's overall RB1 and RB9 finishes out of Aaron Jones and Rachaad White respectively in the first two contests. Chicago's defense has caved in as a run funnel unit in the early goings, and Edwards-Helaire could check in as a reasonable RB3/FLEX bet as the favorite for base work, but only if Pacheco is inactive for this one. Whoever handles the bulk of K.C.'s backfield touches should display plenty of touchdown upside with the Chiefs projecting as heavy favorites to come out on top.

Sep 23, 2023 9:29 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Listed As Questionable For Week 2

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) has officially received the questionable tag for their Week 2 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The fourth-year back missed practice on Friday after returning on Thursday from an undisclosed illness. With two DNPs this week, Edwards-Helaire is officially listed as questionable. After seeing seven total touches and playing 22% of the team's snaps on offense, he wasn't fantasy-relevant in most leagues to begin with. If he doesn't suit up, that will give some more opportunities and fantasy value to both Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon.

Sep 15, 2023 3:53 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Returns To Practice Thursday

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) returned to a full practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday with an illness. Edwards-Helaire is in line to be active in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday as the defending Super Bowl champions look to bounce back from last Thursday night's loss to the Detroit Lions. Working behind both Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon last week, CEH played just 14 offensive snaps and carried the ball six times for 22 yards. The 24-year-old added a seven-yard catch in the loss to Detroit. As long as both Pacheco and McKinnon remain healthy, Edwards-Helaire won't have any standalone value in fantasy lineups.

Sep 14, 2023 9:17 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Out Sick Wednesday

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) will sit out of practice on Wednesday because he's feeling under the weather, according to head coach Andy Reid. It would be a surprise if Edwards-Helaire is still feeling too sick to play this Sunday for a Week 2 meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions last Thursday night, the 24-year-old had six carries for 22 yards and one reception for a seven-yard gain while working behind Isiah Pacheco and pass-catching back Jerick McKinnon. CEH, a former first-round pick, won't have much standalone fantasy value in this Chiefs backfield unless one of Pacheco or McKinnon miss time with an injury.

Sep 13, 2023 1:34 PM EST

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Draws Surprising Week 1 Start

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed six times for 22 yards with a seven-yard catch in Thursday's 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions. After the 24-year-old started each of KC's three preseason outings, that treatment unexpectedly carried into the regular season. But as was also the case in the preseason, Edwards-Helaire did nothing of much impact over his seven touches except frustrate Isiah Pacheco's fantasy managers. CEH played only 23% of the team's offensive snaps, but his usage will need to be monitored going forward. The former first-rounder is not much of a recommended waiver wire add despite starting Week 1, and CEH should be regarded as more of a handcuff at this time.

Sep 8, 2023 12:59 AM EST