Chase Edmonds
Chase Edmonds
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
For one brief, shining moment between David Johnson's uninspiring reign and the arrival of Kenyan Drake, Edmonds looked like a superstar, erupting for 150 yards and three TDs Week 7 against the Giants. That game ended up accounting for more than a third of his total yards, however, as he strained his hamstring the following week and found touches hard to come by behind Drake at the end of the season. Edmonds offers three-down potential, combining good power, vision and elusiveness with soft hands, and while he lacks breakaway speed, he's still dangerous in the open field. Avoiding injuries has been an issue for Edmonds dating to college, however, so while he's already demonstrated he can be a weapon as the lead back in short bursts, he's better suited to a depth role than a full-time starting gig. With Drake heading the backfield and 2020 seventh-round pick Eno Benjamin joining the mix, Edmonds likely will have to make up in efficiency what he lacks in volume. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.91 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2018.
Gets competition in backfield
RBArizona Cardinals
April 13, 2021
Edmonds has been joined in the Cardinals backfield by James Conner, whom the organization signed Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
After Kenyan Drake was allowed to explore free agency, eventually linking up with the Raiders, Edmonds was the highest profile holdover among Arizona's running backs before this acquisition. At 6-foot-1, 233 pounds, Conner has the stature of an early-down and short-yardage option, but Edmonds has two years of experience in coach Kliff Kingsbury's system, which has resulted in 4.8 YPC on 157 rushes, 65 catches on 88 targets and 10 total touchdowns in 29 games. The Cardinals still may add another RB during the upcoming draft, but Edmonds likely has the upper hand for more work between him and Conner considering the latter's injury history (he missed time every season and played 50 of a possible 64 contests during four years in Pittsburgh).
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How do Chase Edmonds' 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
9.3%
 
Positive Run %
84.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
44.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
1.0%
 
Touches Per Game
9.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
28.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
7.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.22
 
% Team Air Yards
2.8%
 
% Team Targets
12.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.1%
 
Drop Rate
1.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
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Measurables Review
How do Chase Edmonds' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.07 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.79 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Edmonds' landing spot in the aftermath of the 2018 draft wasn't ideal for production, what with workhorse David Johnson in front of him. Furthermore, Arizona was finding itself after Bruce Arians' retirement. Due to the presence of Johnson, Edmonds wasn't projected to have much of a role in the Cardinals offense, but two coordinators later, this unit ended the year ranked last in both points and yards. Such a finish had a residual effect on the skill positions, and despite getting 21 percent of the offensive snaps, Edmonds managed 311 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on 80 touches as a rookie. With Johnson still on board as the No. 1 RB, Edmonds isn't expected to receive much more work, but a new scheme under coach Kliff Kingsbury may help the offense approach its potential, even those (like Edmonds) further down the depth chart.
In the wake of David Johnson's lost season due to a dislocated wrist, the Cardinals made a concerted effort to overhaul the depth behind him this offseason. Both Adrian Peterson (released) and Kerwynn Williams (unrestricted free agent) were sent packing, and while Elijhaa Penny was kept around, the new coaching staff led by Steve Wilks decided to move Penny from tailback to fullback during the offseason. With unknown entities in 2017 fifth-rounder T.J. Logan and the undrafted D.J. Foster the only other true running backs on the roster, the front office took a chance on Edmonds in the fourth round of this year's draft. Edmonds theoretically brings the total package to the pros, but almost all of his production at Fordham came against FCS competition. His profile is nonetheless impressive, featuring 5,862 rushing yards, 905 receiving yards and a subdivision record 74 touchdowns. Edmonds is unlikely to get more than a few touches per week so long as Johnson stays healthy, but the rookie does at least offer the most potential among the handcuff options in Arizona. Edmonds likely will need to prove competent as a pass catcher and pass blocker in order to beat out Foster and Logan for the No. 2 job.
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Has career season in 2020
RBArizona Cardinals
January 8, 2021
Edmonds compiled career highs in carries (97), catches (53) and yards from scrimmage (850) during the 2020 campaign.
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Available Sunday
RBArizona Cardinals
January 3, 2021
Edmonds (hip) is active for Sunday's road game versus the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Optimism regarding Sunday status
RBArizona Cardinals
Hip
January 3, 2021
The Cardinals are optimistic that Edmonds (hip) -- who is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Rams -- will be able to suit up, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Uncertain to face Rams
RBArizona Cardinals
Hip
January 1, 2021
Edmonds (hip) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Doesn't practice Thursday
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Hip
December 31, 2020
Edmonds (hip) was held out of practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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