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Chase Edmonds expected to be Cardinals' primary back

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is expected to be the team's primary ball carrier with Kenyan Drake (ankle) out, writes Josh Weinfuss of

What It Means:

The Cardinals are on bye this week but Drake is still expected to miss a game or two. Edmonds finished with 5 carries for 58 yards and caught 7 passes (7 targets) for 87 yards in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks after Drake was carted off with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Edmonds is averaging the fifth-most yards per carry (6.1) among any back with at least 20 rushes this season while Drake is averaging 4.3 yards behind the same offensive line. Rookie Eno Benjamin will likely be Edmond's backup.

Drake is averaging 18.4 touches per game and has the ninth-most touches (126) in the league through seven weeks. Edmonds ranks 15th in Rushing Net Expected Points per carry while Drake is 65th out of 71 backs with at least 20 carries this season.