Those who drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire in fantasy football already weren’t getting the most out of a player they drafted with a high draft pick.

After a monster Week 1 performance against the Houston Texans (138 yards and a touchdown), he never topped 64 yards rushing, and in his past two contests, he only caught three passes each.

Now? Le’Veon Bell is a Kansas City Chief.

If CEH wasn’t living up to the hype before, it’s not going to happen now.

Despite the fact that Bell was pretty awful with the New York Jets before they released him, he’s one year removed from catching 66 passes out of the backfield and totaling 789 yards on the ground. He isn’t the star he was in Pittsburgh, but in the Chiefs’ offense as part of a rotation with Edwards-Helaire, he’ll be a week-to-week Flex or RB2 fill-in when there are byes. And that doesn’t mean CEH suddenly becomes irrelevant. There’s a part of me that wonders if he becomes more of a weapon on passing downs, which could open him up for big plays.

It’s truly unfortunate given that the Chiefs spent a first-round pick on Edwards-Helaire and that we know Andy Reid’s history of making stars out of running backs. But clearly, he wasn’t getting it done, especially near the goal line:

It’s great news for those of you with Bell, who will turn what was nothing into a part-time role for a player who could thrive in an offense that taps into his dual skill set, and it seems like he could be leaned on at the goal line (see above).

But if you drafted Edwards-Helaire at first-round value, the news couldn’t be worse.

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