Chiefs Beat: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire will split carries early

The Athletic projects that Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire will split carries with teammate Darrel Williams early in the season.

Fantasy Impact: 

The fantasy community has bought into the idea of Edwards-Helaire as an every-down back in Kansas City but this latest roster projection from The Athletic throws a bit of cold water on that idea, at least to start the year. It includes comments suggesting Darrel Williams is the team's best running back in pass protection, a crucial role in Andy Reid's offense. Edwards-Helaire is a dynamic talent and should command the majority of touches in the Kansas City backfield, but a substantial role for Williams would make it very difficult for the rookie to live up to his first-round ADP.

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