Clyde Edwards-Helaire

  • Height
    5' 7"
  • Weight
    207 lbs
  • BMI
    32.4 (91st)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.32 2020
  • College
  • Age

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 10 119 517 4.3 19 129 6 11.8
2020 13 181 803 4.4 36 297 5 13.5 (#20)
  • College Dominator
    17.9% (28th)
  • College YPC
    5.5 (56th)
  • College Target Share
    10.2% (78th)
  • SPARQ-x

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream


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Clyde Edwards-Helaire ADP

Average Draft Position (2022)
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RB26 Rank

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury History

Games Missed
Injury Reports
High ankle sprain & hip strain
Week 15 (2020)
Clavicle injury
Week 16 (2021)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2017 10 (RB) 9 31 0 3 (3 tgts) 46 1.0% 18 LSU
2018 13 (RB) 146 658 (7 tds) 7 11 (14 tgts) 96 3.6% 19 LSU
2019 15 (RB) 215 1,414 (16 tds) 17 55 (58 tgts) 453 10.2% 20 LSU

Who is Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Visions of Brian Westbrook danced in fantasy managers’ heads as Kansas City made Clyde Edwards-Helaire the only first round RB selection in the 2020 draft, the Chiefs selecting CEH over, among others, Jonathan Taylor and D’Andre Swift. While Edwards-Helaire's 4.60 40 time underwhelmed, his 128.7 (90th-percentile) burst score & 10.2-percent (78th-percentile) college target share seemed a great fit for the Chiefs. Edwards’ 32.4 (91st-percentile) BMI suggested he’d see plenty of action.

Before playing his first NFL snap, though, his fantasy ADP reached Tulip mania levels – entering his first NFL season as the No. 7 PPR running back, a first-round redraft pick and rookie pick 1.01. By the way, that redraft ADP was three full rounds before Taylor was picked & five rounds before Swift.

Edwards-Helaire’s career started with a bang, posting a 25-carry, 138-yard rushing effort in Week 1, that week’s RB11. The rest of his rookie season, though, was hit & miss. After a career-high 161-yard rushing effort in Week 6, he combined for 91 rushing yards across his next three games. A Week 15 injury knocked him out for the season. He’d finished 2020 with 13.5 fantasy points per game for the No. 20 fantasy ranking. While that’s typically OK for a rookie, it was not what fantasy owners expected from their first round pick. Other rookies’ performances only made matters worse - Taylor finishing No. 8 with 16.9 fantasy points per game & Swift No. 15.

After a slow start to 2021, Edwards-Helaire posted his first-ever back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts, averaging a robust 6.5 yards a carry. Injuring his knee in Week 5, he went on IR & missed five games and saw a declining role when he returned. Returning from another injury for the playoffs, he was out-snapped by Jerick McKinnon more than two-to-one. His 2021 snap share fell to 51-percent. His efficiency fell, too, with his Yards Created per Touch, Evaded Tackles, Juke Rate and Breakaway Run Rate all tumbling to No. 37 or lower. His 2021 Next Gen Stats’ Rushing Yards Over Expected per Attempt sat No. 36, just behind Ezekiel Elliott and Rex Burkhead. Even his receiving role dropped, his routes run, target share and yards created per touch all declining from his 2020 numbers.

Edwards-Helaire’s early 2022 ADP shows him as an RB3 while felllow 2019 rookies Taylor & Swift are now firmly established as RB1’s. His rookie contract runs through the end of 2023, and the Chiefs are highly unlikely to pick up his fifth year option.