By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Fri, Oct 1st 2021, 10:57am EDT
Going into the week, there was a lot of concern centering around Clyde Edwards-Helaire and whether or not he appeared to be a landmine in starting lineups this year. Before week three, he was just the RB47 in fantasy football and had done very little to inspire confidence from his fantasy managers moving forward. In a matchup against the Chargers run defense though, this was a make-or-break game though for him and he came through with a top-tier performance. CEH finished with exactly 100 rushing yards and he was able to find the end zone as a receiver on one of his two targets. He looked like a different runner out there in week three which is evidenced by the fact that he had 3.41 Yards After Contact per Attempt and forced six missed tackles. Coming into that matchup, he only had forced one missed tackle on the entire season. Looking ahead to week four, we shouldn't be expecting the type of performance we saw in week three, but CEH absolutely still belongs in your starting lineups. The Eagles are allowing the 10th most rushing yards per game this season with 120.5 and there hasn't been a game yet this season where Edwards-Helaire has seen less than 13 carries. Without a sizable workload through the air though, it's unlikely that he ever pushes his way into the top-12 like we had hoped. He can be viewed as a mid-range/low-end RB2 this week against the Eagles.