RB Chase Edmonds - Arizona Cardinals
|5-9, 205||Born: 4-13-1996||College: Fordham||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2018|
He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Nov 15): is out for this week's game.
General News (Thu Nov 14): did not practice on Thursday.
General News (Wed Nov 13): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Tue Nov 12): has missed the past two games, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he is uncertain for Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers. "I would expect him hopefully in the near future," Kingsbury said.
Week 11: at San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Arizona's backfield has been banged-up in recent weeks, with both David Johnson and Chase Edmonds missing time. Edmonds will likely miss this week's game as well, resting a hamstring injury through the team's week 12 bye, but David Johnson should be good to go alongside recent trade acquisition Kenyan Drake. Drake out-snapped Johnson last weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as Johnson posted just two rushing yards on five attempts in the game. Drake finished the day with 35 rushing yards on 10 carries, a respectable encore to his 15-carry, 110-yard debut with the team against the 49ers just 2 weeks ago. The Cardinals are a pass-heavy offensive team, and a split workload between David Johnson and Kenyan Drake muddies up an already volatile situation. Arizona's offensive line has struggled to clear rushing lanes for the Cardinals' rushing attack this season. A soft matchup against the 49ers' vulnerable run defense should help Arizona's efficiency on the ground, but projecting the work between the two backs is a challenging task entering the week. The San Francisco 49ers' run defense has face minimal volume on the ground this season, as they have forced their opposition into consistent pass-heavy attacks while playing from behind. When their opponents have elected to run the ball, however, they have seen success, posting 4.6 yards per carry so far this season, the 9th highest total in the NFL. The 49ers' defensive line is loaded with pass-rushing talent, but Arik Armstead stands out as the only formidable run stopper of the bunch. Then, he gets little support at the second-level of the defense, where linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw have failed in their run-stopping duties this season. Warner has struggled against the run throughout his career, failing to fill running lanes and finish tackles, while Greenlaw's shortcomings are primarily a product of inexperience. Greenlaw was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL Draft this past year, and he was forced into a starting role after the team's original starter, Kwon Alexander went down for the season with a torn pectoral. Jimmie Ward stands out at the safety position as a top-end run-stopper in the secondary for the 49ers, but unfortunately, that is not enough to bolster one of the NFL's weaker run-stopping units overall. The Arizona Cardinals posted 153 rushing yards on this defense just 2 weeks ago, and they have an excellent opportunity to eclipse the century mark on the ground once again here in week 11.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Chase Edmonds's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs NO (7 / 8 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Edmonds was the clear starter against the Saints with David Johnson inactive, but was consistently stuffed as a runner, including a fourth down attempt and red zone reception on third down of note. Arizona was pass-centric in comeback mode most of the game and Edmonds also limped off the field with a hamstring injury late in the third quarter. Zach Zenner took over in relief and Arizona traded for Kenyan Drake after the game. Even if healthy for Week 9, the 49ers offer a stingy matchup for the Arizona rushing attack.
2019 Week 7 vs NYG (27 / 126 / 3 rush, 4 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Edmonds posted a career game against the Giants with 150 total yards and three touchdowns in the exploitable matchup. David Johnson drew the start but saw a single carry before exiting, never to return to action in the game. Edmonds ran with the lead role with 29 touches and enjoyed a few open running lanes by the Arizona offensive line. Edmonds scored on three chunk gains, two of them were great blocking and the third was fueled by a broken tackle. Edmonds had his best moments to the edge of the defense. The cherry on top was picking up a first down on a third-and-11 draw inside, which caught the Giants defense in a passing front. Edmonds did have a drop in the passing game. With Arizona exploring veteran running back signings early in the week, Edmonds looks poised to be the lead back for at least Week 8 against the stingy Saints.
2019 Week 6 vs ATL (5 / 34 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 33 / 1 rec)
While David Johnson was active for the Week 6 game against Atlanta, Edmonds was productive for a second straight week on limited touches. Edmonds entered the game on the second drive and was regularly mixed in with Johnson despite being the clear second running back in the rotation. Edmonds did his best work as a receiver, turning a goal-line swing pass into a touchdown and breaking a tackle on a later catch for more than 25 yards down to the goal line. Edmonds also found two big holes in the run game for 15 and nine yards respectively. Edmonds looks to continue his high efficiency play against the Giants in Week 7.
2019 Week 5 vs CIN (8 / 68 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Edmonds had his best game of the young season against Cincinnati logging 11 touches (previous high of six) and 86 total yards. David Johnson had his back 'lock up' by reports and hindered his later game snap count as a result. Johnson still saw 20 touches, but Edmonds converted his expanded opportunities into a long touchdown where he turned the corner on the defense to ice the game in the mid-fourth quarter, converted third-and-short on another occasion, and a third-down reception. Johnson's back is worth monitoring heading into Arizona's optimistic matchup against Atlanta next week.
2019 Week 4 vs SEA (6 / 37 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Edmonds was more involved in the Arizona offense early in this week's game against Seattle than previous weeks. Edmonds had three touches in the first four minutes alone, a strong uptick from his typical relief appearances for David Johnson's rest intervals. Edmonds, more so than Johnson, found success as a rusher, including a huge interior hole for close to 10 yards and two more quality runs later in the game. Edmonds projects as a high market share option for Arizona's backfield if David Johnson were to miss time in a future week.
Latest NewsCardinals | Week 11 Arizona Cardinals inactives (Sun Nov 17, 02:35 PM) - The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Chase Edmonds, CB Tramaine Brock, DL Jonathan Bullard, C Lamont Gaillard, WR Damiere Byrd, OT Joshua Miles and RB Zach Zenner inactive for Week 11. link to story Cardinals | Chase Edmonds ruled out (Fri Nov 15, 05:18 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 11. link to story Cardinals | Chase Edmonds remains sidelined (Thu Nov 14, 07:26 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. link to story Cardinals | Chase Edmonds misses practice (Wed Nov 13, 08:24 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. link to story Cardinals | Chase Edmonds uncertain for Week 11 (Mon Nov 11, 10:24 PM) - Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) has missed the past two games, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he is uncertain for Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers. 'I would expect him hopefully in the near future,' Kingsbury said. link to story More News
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