Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Date of Birth:  04/11/1999
Age:  21
Height  5'7"
Weight:   207
College:  LSU
Drafted:  2020 | Round 1 | Pick 32
Depth Chart:  2nd string

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) has officially been ruled out for the Divisional Round.

The good news is Edwards-Helaire is said to be close to returning and will likely play in the AFC title game next Sunday if the Chiefs advance. Le’Veon Bell will lead the Kansas City backfield today versus Cleveland.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip/ankle) is officially questionable for the Divisional Round.

Edwards-Helaire was limited in practice throughout the week, so he should have a pretty good shot to play on Sunday. If CEH is out, Le'Veon Bell would be set to lead the Chiefs backfield against the Browns.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) was officially limited in today's practice.

Edwards-Helaire still isn't quite 100%, but a limited practice to start the week is a good sign ahead of the Divisional Round. The rookie runner was not placed on injured reserve when he suffered the ankle/hip injury toward the end of the season, indicating the Chiefs feel good about him getting back on the field soon.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip/ankle) is out for the regular season.

This isn't surprising after CEH was helped off the field yesterday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Edwards-Helaire will "have a shot for the playoffs depending on how he does in rehab." Edwards-Helaire's rookie season ends with 181 carries for 803 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns along with 36 receptions for 297 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. Edwards-Helaire might not have put up the monstrous fantasy numbers many expected him to as the lead back in Kansas City's offense, but he played well and would be a boost for the unit if he can get back for the postseason. For now, former All-Pro Le'Veon Bell will lead the Chiefs backfield.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire leaves game with apparent leg injury.

[UPDATE: It is a hip/leg injury for Edwards-Helaire.] Edwards-Helaire had his left leg rolled up on pretty badly, and he's being helped to the locker room without putting any pressure on his left leg. Hopefully this is just a situation where CEH where he got a bit scared that his leg bent so much, but more information on the impressive rookie running back's status should be available in the next day or so. Before leaving, Edwards-Helaire had 14 carries for 79 yards and one reception for four yards.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is officially active for Sunday night.

Edwards-Helaire is dealing with a non-COVID related illness, so he’s able to play tonight against the Broncos. You’re probably getting the rookie back into Week 13 fantasy lineups if he’s on your roster, but there’s been talk that he might be limited tonight after dealing with the illness throughout the week.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) is questionable for Week 13.

The illness is not related to COVID-19, but Edwards-Helaire missed practice on Thursday and Friday, so it's certainly notable with the Chiefs not playing until Sunday night. Ideally, we will hear something by Sunday morning about CEH's status, but fantasy owners should be prepared to have a backup plan in case he's kept out; remember, there are two games on Monday and one on Tuesday this week.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

Edwards-Helaire likely has a non-COVID illness that’s keeping him out based on the NFL’s protocols, so hopefully he ends up being fine and can suit up on Sunday night. Le’Veon Bell would obviously be a must-start if CEH doesn’t play this week.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire | Chiefs RB

The Chiefs have selected LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Edwards-Helaire is the first and only running back selected in the first round, as Andy Reid gets the top receiving back in the draft to add another dimension on offense. The LSU running back become a fan-favorite down the stretch for the national champion Tigers in 2019, as he's a shorter player that plays very tough and does not go down easily. Edwards-Helaire feels like a perfect fit in Andy Reid's offense, and he'll theoretically have 75-catch upside in Kansas City at some point. To start his career, Edwards-Helaire will split time with Damien Williams, and his progress as a pass blocker could dictate how much he hits the field in 2020. Our scouting report on Edwards-Helaire can be viewed in the link below.

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