Chase Edmonds Kenyan Drake
Is Chase Edmonds better than Kenyan Drake? We’re about to find out. Edmonds has dominated but its mostly come in a small sample size. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Are we sure that Chase Edmonds isn’t better than Kenyan Drake? Sometimes you’re one injury away from being a better football team. Just ask the Patriots when Drew Bledsoe went down and that number 12 guy took over. Edmonds isn’t just some NFL success story from Fordham. He may deserve to start over someone like Drake long term.

Who knew Edmonds was this good? Thus far, during the 2020 season, Edmonds is averaging an ungodly 6.1 yards per attempt. The only downside is that it’s only 26 carries. Sure, he’s shown flashes in the past, but Edmonds is more than just holding his own. He’s entered into the bonafide starter category real soon.

Edmonds is also a great pass catcher adding 222 yards on the season in a part-time role. Sure, the sample size is limited, but this guy explodes every time he touches the ball. Maybe you don’t touch the ball 25 times a game, but Edmonds looks like he can have Aaron Jones or Alvin Kamara potential. Again, Loony Tunes, but the numbers don’t lie.

Kenyan Drake has been a disappointment any way you slice it. It hasn’t been terrible by any stretch. He’s not the guy you probably were hoping to draft in fantasy. Through seven games, Drake has 512 yards (4.3 per carry) and four touchdowns. He’s also provided nothing in the passing game.

We’re going to find out now if Edmonds is capable of handling a full-time load. It’s one thing to dominate as a third-down back. All the eyeballs are on Edmonds as the featured back now that Drake is hurt for the foreseeable future. Now is his time to prove himself as a viable starter long term.

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