The Kansas City Chiefs look to bounce back from a disappointing end to the 2020-21 NFL season with a monster campaign in 2021-22. One of the under-the-radar players on the Kansas City roster is RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who got off to a strong start in his NFL career when Damien Williams opted out of last season due to COVID concerns. Edwards-Helaire struggled in the middle in the year, but put together a decent rookie campaign.
900.5 rushing yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Over
Edwards-Helaire should be the lead running back, but the Chiefs run enough gadget plays with Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman to take away from his production. Jerick McKinnon is now in the fold as well and Darrel Williams always seems to get some carries. Don’t expect a huge workload for Edwards-Helaire, but his yards per carry should improve and the additional game will help him reach the over on this line.
7.5 rushing TDs: Over (110) or Under (-120)
Our pick: Under
Unless Kansas City’s receivers have an uncanny ability to run out of bounds at the one-yard line, Edwards-Helaire probably isn’t going to hit the over here. The Chiefs are built around Patrick Mahomes and throwing the football. Expect that to take center stage when it comes to scoring. Edwards-Helaire should improve on his touchdown total, but eight seems a bit high.
1275.5 rushing and receiving yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Over
We’ve taken Edwards-Helaire to top 900 rushing yards, so it makes sense to take the over here as well. The running back caught 36 passes last season and figures to be more involved in that department of the offense this time around. McKinnon could take some targets away, but Edwards-Helaire is going to rack up receiving yards. This offense is built to pass and pass often. The over is the play here.
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