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|He didnít get his first touch until Week 7, but Spencer Ware jumped onto the fantasy radar relatively quickly this past season as he split carries with Charcandrick West when Jamaal Charles was placed on the IR. He scored his first rushing touchdown of the season in just his second game, after just four carries in those first two contests, and proceeded to lead the team with six rushing scores by the end of the season. Wareís 5.6 yards per carry dwarfed that of fellow young back West, who managed just 4.0 yards per carry despite earning the lionís share of the touches most weeks. It was Ware, however, who showed more burst and a much better nose for the end zone. These qualities certainly make the backup running back position an interesting one, especially with Charles likely to take the majority of the snaps on passing downs. The team might opt to give Ware more playing time than West simply because he is a more obvious complement to Charles even if he would not be the primary beneficiary if Charles were to get injured.
| Chiefs bumping up Jamaal Charles' workload|
KC reportedly giving RB work faster than expected
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 18, 5:30 pm
|Jamaal Charles expanding the workload, out there for 9 on 7 drills. Seem to be giving him work faster than expected. (Matt Derrick on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This could mean any number of things, although it is never a bad development for an injured player to be able to be cleared to work more faster than expected. The most likely scenario remains Charles acting as the lead back with Spencer Ware mixing in every third series or so and stealing most of the goal-line work, at least early in the season. If he can stay healthy, patient owners should feel confident they'll have a high-end RB1 down the stretch.
|Chiefs won't "limit" Jamaal Charles if healthy|
Stud RB should continue to see majority of touches
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Jul 26, 9:40 am
|Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) on Twitter: "Chiefs won't limit Charles if he's healthy and he's the same player he was before the knee injury." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: There's no reason to believe that Jamaal Charles won't continue to be a solid option in all fantasy formats, but he's going to lose some touches this season. The emergence of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West -- who combined for 1,256 total yards and 11 scores last season -- means his workload should go down. A 65-20-15 breakdown among Charles-Ware-West makes the most sense.