Kansas City @ LA Chargers
Team Totals: Chiefs 28.5, Chargers 20
I saw comparisons for Clyde Edwards-Helaire to ex-Eagles RB Brian Westbrook even before Andy Reid’s team drafted him, and those comparisons couldn’t have been more justified in last Thursday night’s win over the Texans. Even in a game where CEH caught 0-of-2 targets, his vision and cutting ability popped on tape, while No. 2 back Darrel Williams ran with too-high pad level, failed to break first contact, and left yards on the field. Presumably due to their disparity in production, CEH’s snap rate climbed from 59% in the first half to 77% over the final two quarters. Whereas Williams is purely a handcuff, Edwards-Helaire is a locked-in, first-tier RB1 play at the Chargers. CEH’s passing-game usage is certain to rise as he inevitably separates from Williams.
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