Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

-- No Andy Reid team -- through 21 years -- had drafted a RB higher than Round 2.

-- Edwards-Helaire had the 6th SEC season with 100+ fantasy points receiving and rushing since 2000.

-- GM Brett Veach likens him to former Eagles RB Brian Westbrook.

-- OC Eric Bienemy calls CEH “a piece of the puzzle.”


Big College Finish

A year ago at this time, Edwards-Helaire had just 169 offensive touches and 7 total TDs as a college player. Then came his breakout 2019 in a historic LSU offense.

Edwards-Helaire handled 58.2% of the Tigers’ RB carries (215) and ranked 3rd in a stacked group in receptions (55). According to Scott Barrett of Fantasy Points, Edwards-Helaire became just the 6th SEC player since 2000 to deliver 100+ fantasy points receiving and 100+ rushing in the same season. The previous 5:

Randall Cobb
Dexter McCluster
Percy Harvin
Todd Gurley
Alvin Kamara

Playing 15 games in the highest-scoring offense of all time helped. Edwards-Helaire ranked just 9th in his RB class in PPR points per game.

His play, however, drew comparisons to former Eagles stud Brian Westbrook from Chiefs decision makers. (Andy Reid reportedly called Westbrook, though, to dispute the “better than” anecdote.)

Pro Football Focus graded Edwards-Helaire #1 in rushing among all draft-eligible RBs in the nation.


From One Top Offense to Another

Edwards-Helaire won’t stop benefiting from the strength of his offense now that he has moved to the pros. The Chiefs have finished 3 straight seasons among the top 6 in both points and yards -- including the year before Patrick Mahomes stepped in. They have finished Mahomes’ 2 seasons ranked 1st and 3rd in Football Outsiders’ offensive DVOA. Last year’s version lost Mahomes for 2 games and watched him play through a sprained right ankle in others.

Chiefs RBs ranked just 15th in PPR points last season but 5th the year before. Touch volume hasn’t favored the g…

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury History

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