The Kansas City Chiefs have placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the injured reserve Tuesday.
We’ve placed RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire on Injured Reserve
We have waived WR Daurice Fountain
We’ve activated the following Practice Squad players:
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A significant loss for the Chiefs, Edwards-Helaire suffered a sprained knee, leaving in the third quarter of a Week 5 38-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills. In the loss, Edwards-Helaire rushed for 13 yards on seven carries. The leader in the Chiefs’ backfield, Edwards-Helaire, is responsible for 51% of the carries. Starting in five games this season, Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 304 yards on 65 attempts but has yet to find his way into the endzone.
With Edwards-Helarie out of the backfield, expect additional carries and workload for Darrel Willams for a Week 6 matchup with the Washington Football Team. Priced at $5,200 on FanDuel, Williams is second in the Chiefs backfield, responsible for 20% of carries in the backfield. In the Week 5 loss to the Bills, Williams rushed for 27 yards on five attempts.
The Chiefs are a 7-point road favorite against Washington on FanDuel Sportsbook in a matchup with a 55.5-point total, the highest on the slate.
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