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Chase Edmonds: Grab him off waivers in Week 8 if you still can

Chase Edmonds is rostered in a slight majority of fantasy football leagues, but if he’s free in one of your leagues, grab him.

Running back Chase Edmonds #29 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the ball around linebacker Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter of the game at State Farm Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Monday update: X-rays came back negative on Drake’s ankle. He will have an MRI on Monday to determine any other damage and how much time he might miss, per Adam Schefter.

The Arizona Cardinals head into a bye and it comes at a good time for running back Kenyan Drake. He injured his ankle in the fourth quarter of Week 7 Sunday Night Football and did not return to the game. He made his way to the sideline with trainers and then was carted to the locker room with a towel over his face. It’s not entirely clear the nature of the injury, and so we wait for a Kliff Kingsbury update.

If Drake misses any period of time, Chase Edmonds will take over as the starting running back. In Week 7, Edmonds had five rushes for 58 yards and seven receptions for 87 yards. He’s been most effective in the passing game, but he’s had his moments on the ground. There has been a regular call for him to get more work, and any absence for Drake could spur that change in the starting lineup.

The Cardinals have the coming week off, but it’s worth grabbing Edmonds if you still can. He’s rostered in 56.1 percent of leagues, so there’s a better than even chance he is not going to be available in your league. But if he is available, you should grab him as a very capable RB2.

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