Is Jerick McKinnon's recent usage a sign of fantasy football things to come?

Clyde Edwards-Helaire's fantasy football career has not started as everyone hoped. Consider the fact that fantasy drafters were selecting CEH in the first round before he had even played a professional snap.

That's how much power being part of the Chiefs' offense holds. That's how much value a running back receiving carries from Patrick Mahomes has.

Unfortunately, CEH's fantasy production has left us all wanting. Whether he hasn't been receiving the touches or he's been hurt or he's been replaced by the likes of Darrel Williams or Jerick McKinnon — whatever the reason, CEH has been a disappointment in the fantasy department.

And speaking of McKinnon ... what the heck is going on?!

McKinnon has found a resurgence of sorts with the Chiefs their last three games, looking electric with the ball in his hands in both the run and pass games.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (1) has been a daily fantasy star of late
Is Jerick McKinnon's recent fantasy football impact a mirage? (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Is McKinnon here to stay for the Chiefs — yet another obstacle to CEH's path to fantasy stardom? Or if he just another tool for Andy Reid, ready to be tossed at a moment's notice — subsequently causing further frustration for fantasy managers?

Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski examine that in the video above.

They discuss the fact that CEH has been just okay for the Chiefs, just acceptable, but fantasy managers have been left wanting. And yet, look at what the Chiefs have been able to get out of the likes of McKinnon and Darrel and Damien Williams. Why isn't CEH following suit? Will the Chiefs bring back McKinnon on a team-friendly deal, causing a conundrum for fantasy managers on the clock in their drafts and looking at the Kansas City depth chart?

And imagine if the Chiefs had drafted Jonathan Taylor or D'Andre Swift?

Check out our analysts' full discussion in the video above and let us know what you think @YahooFantasy.