Pacheco saw a season-high in attempts (16) and yards (82) last week. He has now led the Chiefs in carries each of the last three weeks, seemingly earning the trust of the Chiefs’ coaching staff to be the lead back.
Pacheco isn’t involved in the passing game, but if he can consistently get 15-20 carries, he could be a solid flex play. The Chargers have the 30th-ranked run defense which could boost Pacheco to RB2 status this week.
McKinnon hasn’t really contributed as a rusher this season, but he gets most of the snaps during passing situations. He has six receptions in each of his last two games but has had no more than three in any other game. McKinnon could be a flex play in deep leagues, but there’s bust potential.
Edwards-Helaire has been slowly phased out of the Chiefs’ offense and hit rock bottom last week, recording zero touches. He was targeted twice in the passing game but dropped them both, which certainly doesn’t do him any favors to get back in the good graces of the coaching staff. If you’re still hanging on to Edwards-Helaire, it’s time to drop him.
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