Clyde Edwards-Helaire
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
If any player could be said to have hit the jackpot in the 2020 NFL Draft, it's Edwards-Helaire. Selected by the Chiefs at the end of the first round, the dynamic running back moves from one championship squad to another after he helped LSU to an undefeated season in 2019. At 5-7, 207, Edwards-Helaire was widely seen as the best receiving back in this year's draft class, but he's far from one-dimensional as his power, low center of gravity, elusiveness and vision make him difficult to bring to the ground. Another back with a similar skill set, Brian Westbrook, thrived under Andy Reid in Philadelphia, and CEH seems likely to see a significant role right away in Kansas City's supercharged offense, given the draft capital used to acquire him. Damien Williams initially remained atop the depth chart, but his decision to opt out of the 2020 season could leave Edwards-Helaire unchallenged for the lead backfield role. The upside scenario probably looks similar to what Kareem Hunt did for the Chiefs in 2017 and 2018. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.82 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2020.
Explodes onto NFL scene in win
RBKansas City Chiefs
September 10, 2020
Edwards-Helaire rushed 25 times for 138 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in either of his two targets in the Chiefs' 34-20 win over the Texans on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
The rookie managed the improbable feat of being the standout performer of the night on a squad with luminaries such as Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, constantly tormenting the Texans' front seven in a spectacular NFL debut. Edwards-Helaire put an exclamation point on the performance with a 27-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, but the fact he averaged 4.6 yards per rush on his other 24 carries underscores how consistently he was able to gain solid chunks of yardage. Edwards-Helaire looked like the complete package the Chiefs envisioned when they drafted him at the end of the first round in April, and the workload coach Andy Reid was willing to afford him in his first NFL game action of any kind certainly had to have pleased fantasy managers immensely. The only blemish on the LSU product's banner effort was his blanking on the receiving end, a matter he'll try to rectify in a Week 2 road matchup against the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 20.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Clyde Edwards-Helaire's 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 %
28.0%
 
Positive Run %
72.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.7
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
25.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-4.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
-2.9%
 
% Team Targets
6.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Overall QB Rating Against
70.6
 
Cornerbacks
61.7
 
Safeties
64.6
 
Linebackers
96.9
 
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2020 Clyde Edwards-Helaire Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Clyde Edwards-Helaire's 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' 8"
 
Weight
209 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
29.00 in
 
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2 days ago
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3 days ago
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6 days ago
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7 days ago
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Transition to NFL going smoothly
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 19, 2020
Edwards-Helaire has avoided making mistakes thus far during training camp and has performed well with the reps he's received, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. "He's playing fast, and he has incredible vision," quarterback Patrick Mahomes said of the rookie running back. "That's what's been the biggest thing so far."
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Practices in full Monday
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 17, 2020
Edward-Helaire (dehydration) was a full participant in practice Monday, Andrew Golden of The Wichita Eagle reports.
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Practice reps impacted Sunday
RBKansas City Chiefs
Illness
August 16, 2020
Coach Andy Reid called Edwards-Helaire "a bit dehydrated" Sunday, which caused the rookie running back to miss reps in the later stages of practice, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Working with starters
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 14, 2020
Edwards-Helaire was the featured back Friday morning during the Chiefs' first practice in pads, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
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Poised for big workload post-Damien
RBKansas City Chiefs
July 30, 2020
With Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 season, Edwards-Helaire is expected to handle the featured backfield role in Kansas City, ESPN.com's Adam Teicher reports.
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