Chase Edmonds
Chase Edmonds
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Arizona Cardinals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Unlike the season before, a significant portion of Edmonds' 2020 production wasn't piled into a single game. Working in tandem with Kenyan Drake, Edmonds only topped 12 touches in one game while Drake was healthy, and only reached triple-digit scrimmage yards in one of those games as well. Even when Drake was out Week 9 against Miami, Edmonds turned 25 carries and three catches into only 88 total yards. A fourth-round pick in 2018, the Fordham product is solid at 
5-9, 210, and he runs with good power and burst. He's shown a three-down skill set, and Edmonds has also flashed some upside in his limited opportunities to handle a large volume, but for the most part he's looked like a player better served in a tandem or committee than working as a true No. 1. The Cardinals seemingly agreed, and after letting Drake walk in free agency they quickly added former Steelers lead back James Conner. Conner's injury history should give Edmonds chances to make an occasional impact, but given his own skills, there's no clear early/passing-down distinction between them. That might improve the offense's efficiency and ability to deceive defenses, but a split workload when both RBs are healthy won't do any favors for their numbers. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.91 million contract with the Cardinals in May of 2018.
Churns out 75 total yards
RBArizona Cardinals
September 19, 2021
Edmonds turned eight carries into 46 yards and five receptions (on five targets) into 29 yards during Sunday's 34-33 victory versus the Vikings.
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In Week 1 at Tennessee, Edmonds (12 carries, four catches) and James Conner (16 rushes) earned the same number of touches, but the former doubled up the latter, 106-53, in total yards. One week later, Edmonds out-touched Conner, 13-8, and had 49 more yards from scrimmage (75 versus 26). If the preceding has revealed anything, Edmonds has a better chance than Conner to be utilized on a weekly basis and has been far more efficient with those looks. In any case, it's clear Edmonds is in a split backfield, which likely will inhibit his output certain weeks.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Chase Edmonds' 2021 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 %
5.0%
 
Positive Run %
90.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
35.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
14.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
36.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.4%
 
% Team Targets
13.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.2
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
116.3
 
Cornerbacks
126.8
 
Safeties
65.8
 
Linebackers
125.5
 
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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
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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.
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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Solid effort in Week 1
RBArizona Cardinals
September 12, 2021
Edmonds ran for 63 yards on 12 carries at Tennessee on Sunday while catching four receptions for 43 yards on four targets.
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No. 1 on depth chart
RBArizona Cardinals
September 10, 2021
Edmonds enters the 2021 season as the No. 1 running back on the Cardinals' depth chart.
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Brief action in preseason opener
RBArizona Cardinals
August 14, 2021
Edmonds gained 10 yards on three carries and caught his only target for an additional 10 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
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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.
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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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