Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered a medial ankle injury early in Friday night's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Andy Reid defined the injury as “slight” in his postgame press conference. We are still waiting for more news, but there could be a wide range of outcomes depending on what the MRI shows.
#ChiefsKingdom RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire suffered an ankle sprain last night. The reports of spraining the “inside” of his ankle is concerning. This means a medial ankle sprain. RTP Grade 1: 2-3 weeks or Grade 2 (partial tear): 6-8 weeks. Grade 2 is MT all over again.
— Mario Pilato (@PFF_Mario) August 21, 2021
Don't overreact if you are drafting today with this limited information, but don't ignore the situation. Edwards-Helaire is currently going near the Round 2-3 turn in 12-team PPR formats.
Edwards-Helaire should be going in the tier with Terry McLaurin, Keenan Allen, CeeDee Lamb and Allen Robinson II until we know more. Anytime he drops further than this group, he becomes an opportunistic buy in the mid- to late-third round if you are drafting multiple teams.