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The Fantasy Football Impact of Clyde Edwards-Helaire after the opt-out of Damien Williams. The Counselor tells you everything you need to know before drafting CEH.
The situation could be risky in Kansas City. The big question is do you trust the Chiefs to give CEH the full running back workload? The simple answer to this is no. We say what the Chiefs did last year to Damien Williams bringing in McCoy. This could happen again with lingering free agents like Devonta Freeman or someone else. You need to be aware of this before you consider putting CEH on your roster as he comes with a major risk. Also, you have to ask yourself is he fully ready to take on the full workload and is he NFL ready. The Chiefs have to protect their #1 investment that is Pat Mahomes, so pass protection is crucial to his success.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out for fantasy owners and of course CEH. The first knee jerk reaction is to draft Clyde as soon as you possibly can. If you do really want him to make sure you draft him as part of a robust RB strategy. He comes with a lot of uncertainty and risk. Another big question is if he will get the volume or not. He needs to see over 240 attempts in my book to make him a viable rd one RB. I think he will be more involved with the passing game more than anything.
Either way, it is exciting to a see an upside rookie get the shot, I just hope the Chiefs don’t bring in someone else to buzz kill the entire situation.