As we inch toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty fantasy football value of Chase Edmonds.
Chase Edmonds’ Dynasty Outlook and Value
While he was far from the most impactful of calls, Edmonds is right up there as one of my biggest whiffs of the 2022 season.
After signing with the Dolphins for $6 million over two years, I fully expected Edmonds to be the 1A to Raheem Mostert’s 1B in an explosive, fast-paced attack. And I was right … at least at first. Edmonds opened the season as the Dolphins’ lead back. It just didn’t go anywhere near as expected.
He saw 16 opportunities in Week 1 on a 63% snap share. Those numbers fell to eight and 51% in Week 2. He didn’t see double-digit opportunities or a snap share anywhere near 50% for the rest of his time in Miami.
The guy with the 13.4% target share in 2021 managed to lose his passing-down role to a guy that entered the 2022 season with seven fewer receptions in his seven-year career than Edmonds had in 2021 alone.
The Broncos’ trade for Edmonds felt very much like a “we gotta do something” move. Javonte Williams was done for the season. Melvin Gordon was benched and subsequently cut because he was 29 years old and no longer an NFL-caliber player. Even Mike Boone couldn’t stay on the field. The team was down to Latavius Murray and Edmonds.
Unsurprisingly, Edmonds wasn’t any better in Denver than he was in Miami. He averaged 7.3 ppg over his final three games.
Chase Edmonds’ Fantasy Ranking
I learned a valuable lesson from the Edmonds debacle. When a Day 3 running back entering his fifth NFL season has never received a featured role before, there’s probably a reason. It certainly wasn’t for lack of opportunity.
Edmonds is now 27 years old. The Broncos cut him without any cap penalty. He signed a one-year deal with the Bucs. He sure looks like a one-to-one Giovani Bernard replacement. And that is exactly how I value him — identically to Bernard during his time in Tampa Bay.
For those who need a quick refresher, Bernard played 20 games for the Bucs between 2021 and 2022. He handled 16 carries and saw 31 targets. I would be very surprised if Edmonds ever mattered in fantasy again.
We have Edmonds at RB60 (No. 190 overall) in our dynasty Superflex rankings. That ranking suggests he belongs on fantasy rosters. I respectfully disagree. I don’t even think he’s worth a final-round pick in dynasty startup drafts.
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