News: 5 days agoEdwards-Helaire rushed seven times for no gain and secured all five targets for 39 yards in the Chiefs' 20-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Spin: Edwards-Helaire had an exact split with Jerick McKinnon with respect to carries, but only the latter actually netted any positive yardage. CEH did make up for the lack of rushing production with a co-team-high reception tally, and he's compiled 12 receptions in three games. Edwards-Helaire has yet to log double-digit carries, however, and he could be in a fairly even timeshare again with McKinnon in a Week 4 road battle against the Buccaneers.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Edwards-Helaire hasn't quite lived up to expectations since being drafted in the first round of the 2020 draft. The LSU product has missed 10 regular-season games and has yet to produce a top-20 fantasy campaign. Even if we exclude a Week 5 game he left injured last season, Edwards-Helaire ranked 22nd among backs in fantasy PPG. Perhaps even more concerning, he was out-snapped 102-to-35 by Jerick McKinnon during two playoff games together. There's still hope for Edwards-Helaire, as he's only 23 years old and his chief competition for snaps in one of the league's top offenses is newcomer Ronald Jones II. "CEH" is safest as a flex, but there's some post-hype appeal here.