Clyde Edwards-Helaire
22-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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#33.21
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$Signed a four-year, $10.82 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2020.
Leads backfield in Super Bowl loss
RBKansas City Chiefs
February 7, 2021
Edwards-Helaire had nine carries for 64 yards during Kansas City's 31-9 loss to Tampa Bay during Super Bowl LV. He also secured two of three targets for 23 yards.
ANALYSIS
Edwards-Helaire resurfaced as the clear No. 1 back while Darrel Williams (two carries) and Le'Veon Bell (zero touches) were relegated to backup duties, but with the Chiefs playing from behind almost from start to finish, he wasn't afforded many opportunities. Williams (seven targets) did see more action in the passing game than Edwards-Helaire, but he also had a costly drop in the third quarter on a would-be touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes. All things said, Edwards-Helaire put together a healthy rookie season, with 181 carries for 803 yards (4.4 YPC) and four scores across 13 regular-season games, in addition to 36 catches (54 targets) and one more touchdown. However, his production scarcely lived up to the first-round draft capital that was required to grab him in most fantasy leagues. After apparently breaking out with 161 rushing yards against the Bills in Week 6, Edwards-Helaire failed to break the 50-yard mark on the ground in all but two of his remaining seven contests. There's no question that Edwards-Helaire is talented enough to warrant consideration as a potential breakout candidate in Year 2, and he certainly stands to benefit from Kansas City's offensive line getting healthy, but this could shape up to be a pivotal offseason for the former LSU standout.
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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 %
16.0%
 
Positive Run %
80.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
2.2%
 
Touches Per Game
16.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
40.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
8.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
5.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.4
 
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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' 7"
 
Weight
207 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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Upgrades to full practice
RBKansas City Chiefs
January 28, 2021
Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) was a full practice participant Thursday.
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Limited at practice
RBKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
January 27, 2021
The Chiefs listed Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
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Gets first career playoff TD
RBKansas City Chiefs
January 24, 2021
Edwards-Helaire registered seven yards and one touchdown on six carries while catching one of two targets for zero yards during Sunday's 38-24 win against Buffalo in the AFC Championship Game.
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Suits up Sunday
RBKansas City Chiefs
January 24, 2021
Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bills, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Expected to suit up Sunday
RBKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
January 24, 2021
Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) is expected to be available for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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