MCL sprain to sideline Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire 'a few weeks,' source says

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Is Clyde Edwards helaire injured?

Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered a knee injury during the team's 38-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills on “Sunday Night Football.” ... According to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's not a season-ending injury for Edwards-Helaire. Chiefs WireChiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire expected to miss a few week with MCL sprain

Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Harris affecting Week 6 waiver pickups

SportsLine 11 October, 2021 - 05:24pm

For injury news on banged-up QBs Russell Wilson, Joe Burrow, and Daniel Jones, click here; for more on injured pass-catchers Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Kenny Golladay, click here. For all the latest fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

UPDATE: As expected, Barkley avoided serious injury, but he is likely to miss Week 6 against the Rams.

Bad luck struck again for Barkley, and he injured his ankle after getting in tangle up with a Cowboys' defender. Luckily, Barkley avoided serious injury as his x-rays came back negative, but he is expected to miss a few weeks of games.

In his absence, Devontae Booker is slated to be the primary back in New York. He isn't the all-world athlete Saquon is, but he's proven to be a serviceable replacement during his career. In a matchup against the Rams in Week 6, we rank him as our RB19 in PPR leagues and in standard. The Giants' offensive line is still weak, but Booker should be in line for a bell-cow workload against a Rams' team who has been relatively weak against the run this season.

UPDATE: Edwards-Helaire reportedly suffered an MCL sprain, meaning he will miss a few weeks, but luckily avoided a season-ending injury. It's still worth grabbing Darrel Williams for the time being as CEH always carries injury risk.

Edwards-Helaire suffered a knee injury against Buffalo, but we're unsure of the severity at this point. However, it obviously didn't look good, and CEH was visibly upset right after the play happened. That said, we assume he'll at least be out for some stretch of games, making Darrel Williams a top priority waiver add.

For Week 6, we rank Williams as our RB24 in standard leagues and RB25 in PPR. On such an explosive offense, he has the potential to exceed expectations, but we've seen the RB position neglected enough in KC to know he'll have a low floor. Additionally, he might often share the backfield with Jerick McKinnon. The Chiefs do a play struggling defense in Washington in Week 6, but their passing defense is their main weakness.

UPDATE: Harris has been ruled "day-to-day" and his injury is not serious. At worst, he'd miss Week 6 against Dallas, but that may not even be the case.

Harris exited his Week 6 game in Houston with a rib injury. He's another guy we'll have to wait and see on, but his injury doesn't seem as severe as Barkley's or CEH's. That said, keep monitoring his situation, and if he does miss time, Rhamondre Stevenson should be in line to take the bulk of the carries in the offense. Stevenson was a capable pass-catcher in college, but that role seems to be hogged by Brandon Bolden. So, like Harris, Stevenson would be more of a standard league play. Even if Harris is healthy, he lost another key goal-line fumble last week, so that could hurt his playing time, too.

Since we're not expecting Harris to miss time, we rank him as our RB26 in standard and RB29 in PPR. Frankly, he might need a touchdown to produce a solid fantasy day, but has a chance to do so against Cowboys' defense that has been better than expected but is still not great.

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Harris affecting Week 6 waiver pickups

profootballrumors.com 11 October, 2021 - 05:24pm

For injury news on banged-up QBs Russell Wilson, Joe Burrow, and Daniel Jones, click here; for more on injured pass-catchers Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Kenny Golladay, click here. For all the latest fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

UPDATE: As expected, Barkley avoided serious injury, but he is likely to miss Week 6 against the Rams.

Bad luck struck again for Barkley, and he injured his ankle after getting in tangle up with a Cowboys' defender. Luckily, Barkley avoided serious injury as his x-rays came back negative, but he is expected to miss a few weeks of games.

In his absence, Devontae Booker is slated to be the primary back in New York. He isn't the all-world athlete Saquon is, but he's proven to be a serviceable replacement during his career. In a matchup against the Rams in Week 6, we rank him as our RB19 in PPR leagues and in standard. The Giants' offensive line is still weak, but Booker should be in line for a bell-cow workload against a Rams' team who has been relatively weak against the run this season.

UPDATE: Edwards-Helaire reportedly suffered an MCL sprain, meaning he will miss a few weeks, but luckily avoided a season-ending injury. It's still worth grabbing Darrel Williams for the time being as CEH always carries injury risk.

Edwards-Helaire suffered a knee injury against Buffalo, but we're unsure of the severity at this point. However, it obviously didn't look good, and CEH was visibly upset right after the play happened. That said, we assume he'll at least be out for some stretch of games, making Darrel Williams a top priority waiver add.

For Week 6, we rank Williams as our RB24 in standard leagues and RB25 in PPR. On such an explosive offense, he has the potential to exceed expectations, but we've seen the RB position neglected enough in KC to know he'll have a low floor. Additionally, he might often share the backfield with Jerick McKinnon. The Chiefs do a play struggling defense in Washington in Week 6, but their passing defense is their main weakness.

UPDATE: Harris has been ruled "day-to-day" and his injury is not serious. At worst, he'd miss Week 6 against Dallas, but that may not even be the case.

Harris exited his Week 6 game in Houston with a rib injury. He's another guy we'll have to wait and see on, but his injury doesn't seem as severe as Barkley's or CEH's. That said, keep monitoring his situation, and if he does miss time, Rhamondre Stevenson should be in line to take the bulk of the carries in the offense. Stevenson was a capable pass-catcher in college, but that role seems to be hogged by Brandon Bolden. So, like Harris, Stevenson would be more of a standard league play. Even if Harris is healthy, he lost another key goal-line fumble last week, so that could hurt his playing time, too.

Since we're not expecting Harris to miss time, we rank him as our RB26 in standard and RB29 in PPR. Frankly, he might need a touchdown to produce a solid fantasy day, but has a chance to do so against Cowboys' defense that has been better than expected but is still not great.

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Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire out a few weeks with MCL sprain

NFL.com 11 October, 2021 - 12:50pm

Clyde Edwards-Helaire avoided the worst possible outcome with his injured knee.

The Kansas City Chiefs running back suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday night's loss to the Buffalo Bills and will miss a few weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources.

Edwards-Helaire suffered the knee injury at the end of an 11-yard reception in the middle of the third quarter, needed to be carried off the field by a couple of teammates and was quickly ruled out after heading to the locker room for further examination. Chiefs fans feared the worst while watching footage of Edwards-Helaire limping up the stairs and through the tunnel at Arrowhead Stadium, while Darrel Williams replaced him for the remainder of Kansas City's 18-point loss.

Edwards-Helaire was on pace to outperform his rookie season, averaging 4.7 yards per carry through five games, but he'd yet to reach the end zone on the ground. He did have two receiving touchdowns, but he won't be able to assist the Chiefs as they attempt to dig themselves out of a surprising 2-3 hole after five weeks.

Instead, it'll be Williams and Jerick McKinnon in line to replace Edwards-Helaire, and we can bank on Andy Reid drawing up plays to get "carries" for their speedy weapons, namely Tyreek Hill. On Sunday night alone, six different players -- Patrick Mahomes, Williams, Hill, Edwards-Helaire, McKinnon and fullback Michael Burton -- finished with at least one carry.

The Chiefs will get creative, as they always are. But with a two-game deficit to the Chargers in the AFC West, they'll have to hope Edwards-Helaire bounces back quickly.

Chiefs RB Edwards-Helaire (knee) helped off

ESPN 10 October, 2021 - 11:06pm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire exited Sunday night's 38-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills with a left knee injury in the third quarter and did not return.

Edwards-Helaire, who entered the game as the Chiefs' leading rusher with 291 yards, was helped off the field by teammates after getting tackled following a screen pass with 8:08 remaining in the third quarter.

After a brief examination on the sideline, he was escorted by medical personnel to the locker room.

The Chiefs were left with veterans Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon at running back.

Edwards-Helaire finished with 13 yards on seven carries and one catch for 11 yards after back-to-back 100-yard rushing games.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid didn't give an update on Edwards-Helaire after the game.

Tight end Travis Kelce also left in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter after taking a blow to the head on an incomplete pass. Reid called it a "stinger," and said receiver Tyreek Hill also injured his knee.

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