Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals
“What’s wrong with David Johnson!?” has been a big story in fantasy football through two weeks. Pro Football Focus’ Scott Barrett has an incredible, detailed thread breakdown going over all of that info on Twitter. One of the key takeaway’s from that analysis is that rookie fourth round draft pick Chase Edmonds is kind of a thing.
As Barrett noted, Edmonds has a surprising half of the touches as David Johnson through two weeks (14 to 28). Edmonds is averaging 5.8 yards per carry on 5 totes and his 9 receptions are only 1 behind team leader Larry Fitzgerald and 3 more than Johnson.
Edmonds’ workout metrics don’t exactly jump off the screen at you, but his best comparable player on PlayerProfiler.com is Dion Lewis, indicating Edmonds could benefit from the change-of-pace role he is currently performing. While we may soon see an over compensation of touches for David Johnson going forward as he is the expected workhorse of this offense, Edmonds’ usage will be worth monitoring as he tries to carve out more of a role than just a handcuff.