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 Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
One of the biggest mistakes in the history of my fantasy career was underrating how much of 2017 Kareem Hunt stemmed from Hunt being good at football. Taking Edwards-Helaire in the first round of 2020 redraft leagues was the epitome of bad process.
By all accounts, CEH was not a particularly good prospect. He had one good collegiate season playing with Joe Burrow in arguably the most talented college offense of all time.
Edwards-Helaire is slow (4.6 40-time) and undersized at 5’7″, 207 pounds. He profiled as a satellite back, at best.
The Chiefs tried the bell-cow thing with him in 2020, and he was fine. CEH totaled 1,110 yards from scrimmage and averaged 13.5 ppg in fantasy. That would end up being his best season.
CEH only played in 10 games in each of his past two seasons, but that’s not why he struggled to matter in fantasy. The Chiefs were already looking past him for superior options.
In 2022, Edwards-Helaire’s snap share was 6% and 8% in his final two games before getting hurt, and he was headed toward being inactive weekly, regardless of injury.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s Fantasy Ranking
The former LSU Tiger is still just 24 years old, and I’m not about to declare his career over. But he is in the final year of his rookie contract, and there’s no shot the Chiefs pick up his fifth-year option. Edwards-Helaire should get another opportunity somewhere, but unless they cut him, it won’t be on the Chiefs, and it won’t be until 2024.
It still feels a bit hasty for fantasy managers to outright cut CEH, but if someone dropped him in a league I was in, I wouldn’t pick him up.
We currently have CEH at RB46 (No. 143 overall) in our dynasty Superflex ratings. That feels a bit high. And by a bit, I mean a lot. There’s no realistic round in which I’d select him in dynasty startup drafts.
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