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Clyde Edwards-Helaire officially questionable for AFC Championship game

The Chiefs hope to get their first-round draft pick back for the AFC Championship game.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Friday PM update: The Kansas City Chiefs final injury report is out and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is officially questionable. He was able to get in practices all week though, and coach Andy Reid singled him out as a player that looked good this week, per Sam McDowell. Expect him to play this week.

Thursday AM update: Edwards-Helaire practiced again on Thursday, per The Athletic’s Nate Taylor. He was listed as limited on Wednesday and could be again Thursday, but does seem to be back on track to play against the Buffalo Bills.

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since he hurt his hip and ankle in Week 15, per Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell.

Coach Andy Reid said that Wednesday’s practice was a light day and that Thursday was the “big day” for Edwards-Helaire in his return. Running back Darrel Williams has been leading the way with Edwards-Helaire out, while Le’Veon Bell has slotted in at third in the pecking order. If the rookie can’t go this week, Williams would be the fantasy play against the Buffalo Bills.

The Chiefs rookie back had his best game in Week 6 when the Chiefs beat the Bills. He rushed 26 times for 161 yards and caught four passes for eight yards. He didn’t score a touchdown, but it was still his best PPR game of the season.

Coming off his injury, I doubt we see 26 carries for the rookie back this week, but it would not be surprising to see him return, as he apparently was close before the Divisional Round matchup with the Browns.