Outside of TDs, Clyde Edwards-Helaire was living up to his fantasy draft capital, at least in terms of opportunity. The TDs were going to come. He was averaging more than 21 touches/game over his first six games in the NFL, but only had one TD. Those TDs were going to come in bunches if Le’Veon Bell never joined the team.
The fact that Andy Reid wanted to bring in a back (who is currently an afterthought in that backfield) to keep CEH’s load manageable tells you that he simply didn’t want Edwards-Helaire to carry the full load.
When Bell joined, Edwards-Helaire went from an automatic start to a volatile RB2 at best.
Not only was Bell eating into CEH’s time on the field, Darrell Williams didn’t go away. He maintained a long down and distance role, and is currently the main RB with CEH banged up. By the way, Williams is a restricted free agent, which means he’s most likely back with the Chiefs in 2021.
With Damien Williams opting out from the 2020 season, he’s still under contract in 2021. If Williams is on the roster, there’s no way we can be confident that the Chiefs backfield won’t be a 2-man or even 3-man timeshare with Darrell Williams included.
Assuming all three of these guys are on the Chiefs roster, what’s the earliest you’d be willing to draft CEH? And would you view Damien Williams as a late round fantasy asset for 2021?