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Tuesday isn’t the most eventful day of the week for football news, but we’ll work with what we’ve got. Let’s dig into the most important notes from around the league with an eye on fantasy football.
Chiefs Send Clyde Edwards-Helaire to IR
Kansas City officially sent Edwards-Helaire to IR on Tuesday, meaning he will miss at least the next three games. The second-year pro suffered an MCL sprain during the Chiefs’ Week 5 loss to the Bills. In the meantime, Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon will see increased roles. Williams was the primary beneficiary after Edwards-Helaire left on Sunday Night Football, playing 24 snaps and handling five touches to McKinnon’s eight and one, respectively.
However, McKinnon did run 24 routes (many before CEH got hurt), more than he had run in the previous four weeks combined. While Williams is certainly the leader in the clubhouse, this could be a timeshare. Williams is worth picking up and starting, while McKinnon is nothing more than a bench stash.
NFL Network’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Chiefs have “looked into” Colts running back Marlon Mack ahead of the NFL’s November 2nd trade deadline. Mack would immediately challenge Williams for lead back duties during Edwards-Helaire’s absence and could siphon some carries from CEH once he returns. Indianapolis has been transparent about his availability with Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines locked up for the foreseeable future. Mack has admirably returned from an Achilles tear suffered last season – a notoriously difficult injury to come back from, especially as a running back – and has performed well when healthy during his career. It would be an ideal fit, although whoever replaces Edwards-Helaire likely won’t have much long-term value given the LSU…
Source : yahoo