| Spencer Ware hopeful to play -- Sun Jan 1 7:30 am --|
|Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ribs) is hopeful to play today. With good reason: Another 79 yards gets him $600k more next year. Already got $600k (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: After being limited in practice all week. Ware will be a gametime decision. The Chiefs and Chargers play late this afternoon so Ware owners will should have plan B in place. If Ware sits, Charcandrick West would likely start with Knile Davis getting in work as the No.2 RB.
| Jamaal Charles not done yet this season? -- Thu Dec 8 8:20 pm --|
Aging RB hoping to return for playoffs
|As his team plays tonight, #Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (2 knee surgeries) is doing well, working hard, hopeful to be back for the playoffs. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Owners should not be holding their breath on this news, if only because Charles would probably serve a change-of-pace back for Spencer Ware if he does return. The good news is that he is already feeling good and should be fine to play next season even if he cannot make it back in 2016.
| Jamaal Charles has scope on left knee -- Thu Nov 17 12:45 pm --|
All but ruled out for the 2016 season
|Jamaal Charles had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday. Previously had his right knee scoped. Had been experiencing problems in both knees. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: The news keeps getting worse for Charles who previously had his right knee scoped. This latest procedure will kill There any hope of Charles returning for potential playoff games. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West are locked in as the Chiefs top running backs.
| Spence Ware practicing, Maclin sits -- Wed Nov 9 12:30 pm --|
Chiefs RB passes concussion protocol
|Spencer Ware is making progress in his recovery from a concussion. He’s set to practice on Wednesday, which should put him on track to return to the lineup in Carolina this weekend.
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will not be joining Ware on the practice field. Maclin aggravated a groin injury last Sunday and left the game after playing two snaps. (ProFootballTalk)|
FF Today's Take: Ware is expected to play this week against Carolina and should see the bulk of the work with Charcandrick West filling the backup role. Maclin is a longshot to play, leaving Alex Smith with Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley as his top three weapons.
| Spencer Ware still in concussion protocol -- Mon Nov 7 5:30 pm --|
Sat out Week 9
|As far as HC Andy Reid knows right now, Spencer Ware hasn't passed concussion protocol. (BJ Kissel on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: While this news doesn't mean the same thing on a Monday as it would on a Friday, it is still a bad sign for his Week 10 status most non-regularly concussed players seem to be able to pass protocol in about a week, although each case is obviously different. Charcandrick West certainly didn't make any move on making the backfield a two-man show with a disappointing effort versus the Jaguars, so Ware will almost certainly return to fantasy RB1 status once he is cleared.
| Spencer Ware ruled out, West to start -- Fri Nov 4 2:30 pm --|
Bishop Sankey expected to play
|Running back Spencer Ware, the Kansas City Chiefs' leading rusher, has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a concussion. The Chiefs will go with Charcandrick West as their main featured back against the Jaguars. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: West is locked in as the Chiefs main ball carrier this week. Newly signed Bishop Sankey will be the No.2 back as practice squad player Darrin Reaves suffered a groin injury this week. West has RB1 value against the Jags and should be a wildly popular play in DFS.
| Jamaal Charles headed to IR -- Tue Nov 1 5:30 pm --|
May need another surgery on knee
|The Chiefs on Tuesday placed running back Jamaal Charles on injured reserve, a league source told ESPN's Field Yates.
Charles has had soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.
The move to IR means he will miss at least eight weeks. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Charles missed last week's game after suffering a setback in Week 7. He was scheduled to see Dr. Andrews today. Charles can be dropped in redraft leagues as the Chiefs will move forward with Spencer Ware (concussion) and Charcandrick West. Ware isn't expected to play this week and the team is signed Bishop Sankey from the Packers practice squad.
| Jamaal Charles ruled out for Week 8 -- Fri Oct 28 2:30 pm --|
|Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Jamaal Charles will miss Sunday's game with knee issues. (Terez Paylor on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Charles has experienced swelling in his knee last week and with Andy Reid playing it safe with Charles up to this point, it's not surprising Charles will miss Week 8. Spencer Ware will continue his role as the lead back in the Chiefs offense with Charcandrick West filling a backup role.
| Limited workload for Jamaal Charles -- Sun Oct 23 8:35 am --|
|Chiefs optimistic Jamaal Charles will be able to play today with a limited workload, per sources, but want to test him pregame to make sure. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Charles popped up on the injury report Friday with swelling in his surgically repaired knee. He's off the radar as a fantasy play with limited action expected. Spencer Ware may lose a few carries to Charcandrick West, but remains a solid RB1 against the Saints in Week 7.
| Jamaal Charles has knee swelling -- Fri Oct 21 2:32 pm --|
Chiefs RB now questionable, Ware more likely for huge workload Week 7
|B.J. Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) on Twitter: "Jamaal Charles and Phillip Gaines are questionable for Sunday's game. Charles had some knee swelling and was limited at Friday's practice." (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Ugh. Charles owners were already dealing with a limited workload, but if they have Spencer Ware, this could be god news. Ware should now be considered an RB1 with more upside than before this news broke.