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Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) didn’t practice all week but is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals. The team is evidently holding out hope that he’ll be able to play, but it seems unlikely. Look for Darrel Williams to operate as Kansas City’s feature back this weekend.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. He's considered week-to-week and seems unlikely to play vs. the Bengals this weekend. CEH's absence would make RB Darrel Williams a strong fantasy play.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is dealing with a bruised shoulder and is considered "week-to-week," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "It will be challenging" for him to play against Cincinnati this Sunday, Schefter adds. It sounds like we should expect Darrel Williams to start, with Derrick Gore as the #2 RB. Expect Williams to land among the top 15 RBs in our Week 17 rankings.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire exited in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Steelers with a collarbone injury. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Edwards-Helaire's absence leaves Darrel Williams as Kansas City's lead back, with Derrick Gore the #2.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Cowboys. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 5. NFL Network's James Palmer reported this morning that the Chiefs "really don't know how much" Edwards-Helaire will play today. That obviously makes him a risky fantasy start. Darrel Williams is the better bet in the Chiefs backfield.

NFL Network's James Palmer reports that the Chiefs "really don't know how much" RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) will play vs. the Cowboys today. "I’ve been told they’ll watch pregame warmups pretty closely," Palmer added. CEH has been sidelined since Week 5. And with RB Darrel Williams playing well in his place, there's no reason for Kansas City to rush Edwards-Helaire back into a big role. It's obviously a tricky fantasy situation that might be best to avoid in Week 11 lineups. If you're picking between the 2 Chiefs, we'd go Williams.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) will be activated from IR and play vs. the Cowboys on Sunday, NFL Network's James Palmer reports. CEH has been out since Week 5, and RB Darrel Williams has played well in his absence. So it's unclear exactly how backfield touches will be divvied vs. Dallas. Over the first 4 games of the season, Edwards-Helaire averaged 14.5 carries and 2 targets to Williams' 5.3 carries and 1.3 targets. We'd expect the split to be closer on Sunday.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid wouldn't say Friday whether RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) will play vs. the Cowboys this weekend. Reid did say that CEH had a "good week of practice." Kansas City would need to activate Edwards-Helaire from IR by 4 pm ET on Saturday to make him eligible to play against Dallas. If he remains out, Darrel Williams will once again be a borderline RB1 play.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Monday that RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) has a "pretty good chance" to return for this weekend's game vs. the Cowboys. CEH got back to practice last week after going down back in Week 5. It's unclear what kind of role Edwards-Helaire will be returning to, though, after RB Darrel Williams played well in his absence.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Friday that it's "probably a stretch" for RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) to play vs. the Raiders on Sunday night. CEH got back on the practice field this week and looked good, according to Reid, but it sounds like he's targeting a Week 11 return. Kansas City would need to activate Edwards-Helaire by Saturday at 4 pm ET if he's going to play vs. Vegas, so we'll know for sure then. For now, it looks like Darrel Williams will get another game as lead back.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) has been designated to return and was on the practice field Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. CEH has been sidelined since spraining his knee back in Week 5. We'll see if he's ready to play against the Raiders on Sunday night. Edwards-Helaire figured to be in a timeshare with RB Darrel Williams when he does return.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) remains on IR and won't play vs. the Packers this weekend. HC Andy Reid only said Friday that CEH is "closer" to returning. (We'd hope so!). "We'll have to see how time handles it here in the next couple of weeks," Reid added. RB Darrel Williams will get at least 1 more start on Sunday -- and potentially more starts beyond that.

The Chiefs placed RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on IR. So we now know that he'll miss at least the next 3 games vs. Washington, Tennessee and the Giants. It sounds like there's a good chance he's ready when first eligible to return in Week 9. Darrel Williams is the favorite to step in as Kansas City's lead back in the meantime, with Jerick McKinnon mixing in on passing downs.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire sprained the MCL in his left knee in Sunday night's loss to the Bills. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the injury will keep him out for "a few weeks." Kansas City has just Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon behind Edwards-Helaire on the roster, with Derrick Gore the only RB on the practice squad. We'd bet on them adding someone else this week, though anything short of a trade is unlikely to bring in a RB with immediate fantasy football relevance. Williams figures to be the lead back for an upside scoring matchup with Washington in Week 6. After that come soft RB matchups with the Titans, Giants and Packers.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Monday that RBs Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) and Darrel Williams (concussion) are on track to play in this weekend's opener vs. the Browns. “It looked like they’re moving around pretty good," Reid said. “I think we’ll be okay there.” Edwards-Helaire looked like a 3-down back in limited preseason action. We'll track his practice participation this week, but plan on having him in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

The Chiefs released RB Darwin Thompson. They're set to enter the season with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon atop the depth chart.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams is in concussion protocol, HC Andy Reid said after Friday night's preseason game. We're still 3 weeks away from the start of the season, so Williams should get cleared in time for the opener. We'll monitor his progress.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday. He ended up missing just 1 practice with what was evidently just a minor knee issue. Williams remains the favorite to back up Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Kansas City.

Chiefs RB Darrel Williams has a knee injury, HC Andy Reid said Monday. We don't have any other details on the severity or how long Williams will be sidelined. We'll monitor the situation. A healthy Williams is the favorite for the #2 RB job in Kansas City.

According to SB Nation's Arrowhead Pride blog, the Chiefs "have their No. 1 and No. 2 backs in place in starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire and third-down back Darrel Williams." That would leave Jerick McKinnon fighting for 3rd on the depth chart, with Elijah McGuire, Darwin Thompson and Derrick Gore as competitors. This might be more opinion than fact, but it's also likely based on the team's usage of its RBs so far in training camp. If you're drafting, Darrel Williams should be the 2nd Chiefs RB off the board. Don't get too high on anyone other than CEH at the position for K.C., though. There's also still the possibility that the Chiefs add another RB.

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