Edwards-Helaire was limited to start the week, but he was upgraded to a full participant at Thursday’s practice. He is currently dealing with both ankle and hip injuries, but he suited up in the AFC Championship game vs. the Bills. His full availability at practice on Thursday means he should obviously be available for the Super Bowl next Sunday.
The bigger question is how the touches in the backfield will actually shake out. Edwards-Helaire played on 49% of the snaps last week, while Darrell Williams played on 46%. Le’Veon Bell did not play in that contest but is expected to return vs. the Buccaneers. Edwards-Helaire has led the Chiefs’ backfield all season when healthy, but Williams has played well enough to grab a larger share of touches moving forward. If Bell also gets worked into the rotation, we could be looking at a three-man committee.
The Chiefs are currently listed as three-point favorites over the Buccaneers on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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