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Clyde Edwards-Helaire likely OUT vs. Broncos in Week 18

We break down news that Edwards-Helaire is not practicing. What it means for Week 18.

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Thursday update: Edwards-Helaire didn’t practice on Thursday and is likely out, per Pete Sweeney. Darrell Williams will get the start again.

Wednesday update: Edwards-Helaire didn’t practice on Tuesday or Wednesday and is starting to look doubtful for Saturday’s game. The Chiefs want to win this game for a shot at a higher seed, but it’s also not as important as the playoffs.

The Kansas City Chiefs are still in contention for the No. 1 seed in the AFC when they face the Denver Broncos on Saturday to begin Week 18 of the NFL season. This additional 17th game gives Kansas City a chance to get the first-round bye, which it can achieve with a win and a loss by the Titans. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is not practicing Tuesday to begin the week’s preparations for Kansas City.

Fantasy football implications

According to the report, Edwards-Helaire does have a chance to suit up against the Broncos. If the running back doesn’t return to practice at some point and is unable to go, look for Derrick Gore and Darrel Williams to be the primary running backs for the Chiefs. Williams is more likely to see goal-line touches and receiving opportunities, while Gore is the one to get the majority of carries between the 20s.