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 Stats > Jamaal Charles  
 
Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs

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Draft: 2008 Round 3 (10)
College: Texas
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 199 DOB: 1986-12-27 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#9 2 2.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2008 KC 16 2 67 357 5.3 0 40 27 272 10.1 1 68.9 4.3
2009 KC 15 10 190 1,120 5.9 7 56 40 297 7.4 1 189.7 12.6
2010 KC 16 7 230 1,467 6.4 5 64 45 468 10.4 3 241.5 15.1
2011 KC 2 1 12 83 6.9 0 6 5 9 1.8 1 15.2 7.6
2012 KC 16 0 284 1,513 5.3 5 49 36 236 6.6 1 210.9 13.2
2012 (Projected) KC     203 1,118 5.5 7   40 365 9.1 1 196.3  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Considered a top five-fantasy running back prior to last season, Charles suffered a torn ACL in Week 2, ending his season and leaving his fantasy owners with a massive hole in their starting lineups. Heading into 2012, the issue with Charles is clearly going to be how well his recovery has gone and when he will be back, close to 100%. On that front, having suffered the injury early in the 2011 season is a benefit. Charles’ game is all about speed and agility so any lingering effects of the knee injury will be amplified. The Chiefs signed Peyton Hillis in the offseason as a change of pace back and to handle the short yardage work with the expectation that he will likely see plenty of touches early in the season. Provided Charles returns to full health, Hillis’ presence doesn’t really impact his fantasy value given the 1,935 yards and eight touchdowns that he put up in 2010, splitting time with Thomas Jones. Consider Charles a lower tier RB1 with some risk in 2012.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Knile Davis
RB2RB1 Jamaal Charles
RB3RB3 Cyrus Gray
RB4RB4 De'Anthony Thomas
RB5FB1 Anthony Sherman
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Charles questionable, re-evaluated Saturday     -- Fri Sep 19 4:35 pm --

Sprained ankle
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who is on the injury report with a sprained ankle, practiced with the starters on Friday, but coach Andy Reid wasn’t certain how much, if any, Charles will be able to play on Sunday against Miami. Charles was listed as questionable for the game. "We’re going to see how he feels after this practice," Reid said. "He moved around and did a decent job. He looked a little sore, but he did OK." (Kansas City Star)

FF Today's Take: We'll get a better indication of Charles' availability if he makes the trip to Miami tomorrow. If so, and he becomes a gametime decision, fantasy owners may be in a bind since the Chiefs play at 4:25 Eastern. Knile Davis would get the start and be a borderline RB1 if Charles doesn't play.
Injury Charles back at practice     -- Thu Sep 18 4:00 pm --

Took part in warm-ups and cutting drills
RB Jamaal Charles, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's game against Denver, was participating in the early portion of Kansas City Chiefs practice Thursday. His availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Miami is uncertain. Charles went through warm-ups with his teammates and was then tended to briefly by trainer Rick Burkholder before joining the running backs for position drills. One such drill involved cutting through cones to catch a pass. Charles did this several times and appeared to pass these tests without a problem. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Charles' quick return to practice is an interesting turn of events after he did not go on Wednesday. Kansas City desperately needs a win, but it would be foolish for the team to rush him back if he has anything close to the high ankle sprain that was initially reported. Although the surprise return bodes well for Charles' Week 4 status and beyond, Knile Davis is the heavy favorite to dominate touches this week.
Injury Charles diagnosed with high ankle sprain     -- Mon Sep 15 3:45 pm --

No timetable for return
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles suffered a high ankle sprain, and S Eric Berry sprained an ankle in Sunday’s loss at Denver, HC Andy Reid said Monday. Reid provided no timetable for their returns. A high ankle sprain can often result in a multi-week injury, but Reid says Charles’ injury “doesn’t look to be a real severe one.” “It does have the component of a high ankle sprain. What does that mean? We’ll see,” Reid said. (Kansas City Star)

FF Today's Take: Fantasy owners know this drill pretty well by now. High-ankle sprains are often multi-week injuries and Charles would be doing himself and his team a disservice by trying to rush back. Knile Davis will step and replace him as the featured back in his absence. The second-year back should be considered a low-end RB1 in all leagues while Charles is out.
Injury Jamaal Charles out tonight, bruised foot     -- Sun Aug 17 5:11 pm --

Didn't make trip to Carolina
Jamaal Charles will not play tonight for Chiefs vs. Carolina. Hearing it's a bruised foot. Didn't make trip to Charlotte. (Adam Teicher via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The Chiefs beat reporter went on to say the team doesn't consider the injury to be serious. Knile Davis is expected to get the start in Kansas City's second preseason game against the Panthers.
Charles gets contract extension, RB headed to camp     -- Wed Jul 23 4:35 pm --

Two-year contract extension
Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs have struck a deal, source says. He’s heading to camp now. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: That was quick. Just 45 minutes after the deadline to report to camp, a new contract extension has been agreed to by the Chiefs and their star running back. The first training camp practice is scheduled for Thursday.
Jamaal Charles doesn't report to camp Wed.     -- Wed Jul 23 4:06 pm --

Chiefs' RB considered a training camp holdout
The Chiefs' 3 p.m. CT reporting deadline has passed and Jamaal Charles is not in camp, making him a holdout. First practice is Thurs. p.m. (Adam Teicher via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: One of best running backs in the game is seeking more money. Charles is under contract through 2015 but wants a new deal based on prior production. He's underpaid relatively to others at his position but the league-wide trend is not pay running backs. The Chiefs signed Charles to a six-year deal worth close to $28 million back in 2010. This is no time for fantasy owners to panic. It's hard to imagine this situation resulting in Charles missing any regular season games even if the "holdout" lasts well into training camp.

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