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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return for playoffs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:14:16 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is doing well in his recovery from two knee surgeries. He is hopeful that he'll be able to return for the playoffs.

Fantasy Tip: Charles won't be fantasy relevant for the remainder of the regular season, but those who participate in fantasy games for the playoffs should pay attention to Charles' progress. Spencer Ware has filled in splendidly and both would likely be startable depending on the matchup.

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Chiefs | Second scope good for Jamaal Charles

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:51:41 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could return to the field this season thanks to his second knee scope. A return in late December or in the playoffs is still possible. Without the second scope, Charles would not have been able to return at all this season.

Fantasy Tip: This won't have much of an impact on Spencer Ware's fantasy value. Ware remains a weekly RB1 as long as he is healthy. That's including this week against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that allowed 100 rushing yards per game and nine total touchdowns in nine games to running backs.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles undergoes surgery

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:14:47 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday, Nov. 14.

Fantasy Tip: There was hope that Charles would be able to return for the postseason, but this surgery probably will end his season. Owners should consider Charles a No. 2 running back in drafts next season.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return in January

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 07:29:08 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs are optimistic that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could resume playing as soon as Week 17's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a source. However, it is more likely that he would be available for a potential postseason run.

Fantasy Tip: Charles will need several weeks to recover from surgery to trim the meniscus in his right knee but his possible return will come too late to help most fantasy owners. Charcandrick West will serve as Kansas City's starting running back for Week 9's game against the Jaguars, although Spencer Ware should reassume the starting role once he fully recovers from a concussion.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return this year

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:22:01 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) had successful surgery Wednesday, Nov. 2, and there's a chance he could return this year.

Fantasy Tip: That seems pretty unlikely, but if you have the roster space, he could be a nice boost for the playoff run. Spencer Ware (concussion) hasn't cleared the concussion protocol, and Charcandrick West looks like a solid RB2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles having surgery

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:34:38 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Nov. 2. A source said Dr. James Andrews wants to take a look at the knee with a scope to determine the necessary procedure and will communicate with the Chiefs' medical staff after he is finished.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is on IR, and his fantasy season is essentially over. Spencer Ware (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, and Charcandrick West is as talented of a third running back as you'll find. He'll be a solid RB2 or flex option against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles heads to IR, facing surgery

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:56:13 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nov. 1. After visiting Dr. James Andrews, it appears Charles will need a second surgery on his surgically-repaired knee. The severity is unclear.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, this will basically end his season, as Charles just was never able to get over the torn ACL injury he sustained a year ago. A second surgery could also put his NFL future in jeopardy, which would be a real shame. Spencer Ware will remain the starter moving forward, though he's coming off a concussion in Week 8. Charcandrick West is the only tailback behind Ware and should be scooped up off every waiver wire, if possible.

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Chiefs | Week 8 KC inactives

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:42:33 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared OT Bryan Witzmann, CB D.J. White, RB Jamaal Charles, OG Jordan Devey, TE Ross Travis, LB Sam Barrington, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 8.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to miss game

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:16:01 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Spencer Ware will continue to receive most of the carries during the game with Charcandrick West also receiving some playing time. Ware should be a starting running back in all fantasy leagues, while West could have some value as a flex option in some leagues.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles' knee 'acted up' last week

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:11:52 -0700

Updating a previous story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) had a setback in his surgically repaired right knee in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid admitted Friday, Oct. 28, that Charles' knee "acted up". "The knee, it was up and down. We'll just back him off here and see if we can't get that thing to settle down. You have to be smart with it. He might take a step back and come forward with something better," Reid said.

Fantasy Tip: So it appears Charles or the coaching staff pushed a bit too hard last week. As aggravating as it might be, owners need to remain patient, because the reality of the situation is if the Chiefs didn't think he was going to be of use and play a critical role down the stretch, they would have already placed him on IR. In the meantime, Spencer Ware should remain a rock-solid RB1 in fantasy.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will sit vs. Colts

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:39:42 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: He was limited in practice all week after receiving one carry on two snaps in Week 7, so one has to wonder how Charles has regressed from last week. Spencer Ware is an elite RB1 play again this week against another soft run defense, while Charcandrick West should see some snaps in relief.

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Redskins | Limited practice for Jamaal Charles

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:39:13 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Charles should be active again in Week 8, but until he starts playing a significant role in the offense, he is too risky to trust as a fantasy starter.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:24:35 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Charles was active for the team's Week 7 game but received only one carry during the game, so owners should monitor the situation. He will be a risky option for owners but could be at least a flex option in some leagues if he is able to play.

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Chiefs | KC downplays Jamaal Charles lack of use

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:48:06 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited to one carry on two snaps in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid told the media, "His leg wasn't feeling right. That was it."

Fantasy Tip: There has been a ton of overreaction to Charles' lack of involvement in Week 7, but it was obvious he was going to be limited once he experienced swelling in his knee late last week. Kansas City hasn't deviated from taking baby steps with his recovery - in part because Spencer Ware has played so well - and there haven't been enough details released yet to justify the level of panic that seems to be surrounding him. He's a risky buy-low to be sure, but the uncertainty should allow him to be acquired cheaply in a trade.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in win

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:26:15 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was active in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints, but he played a limited role due to swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. He had just one carry in the first half.

Fantasy Tip: Charles has been a bust so far, as he is slow to recover from his offseason knee surgery. Spencer Ware is performing well and will not come off the field as long as he is getting the job done. Avoid Charles until he is 100 percent healthy and/or Ware suffers a long-term injury to force Charles into a bigger role.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles active for Week 7

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:34:12 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is active for Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is expected to see a limited number of snaps after battling swelling in his knee earlier in the week, so he should be viewed as a risky play despite the favorable matchup. Spencer Ware will see most of the carries for Kansas City Sunday afternoon and makes a viable fantasy option in all formats.

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Chiefs | KC optimistic about Jamaal Charles

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:04:00 -0700

Contrary to a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs are optimistic that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be able to see limited snaps in Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple sources. He will be tested in pregame warmups before the club decides whether or not to deactivate him.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a favorable matchup against a porous New Orleans defense that has allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the league (11), Charles should be avoided this week due to the uncertainty surrounding his health. He was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and has dealt with recent swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. Spencer Ware will receive the bulk of the carries for the Chiefs in Week 7 regardless of whether Charles suits up.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could miss Sunday's game

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:22:41 -0700

There is a possibility that Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could be inactive for Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Charles was a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 21, but has been dealing with recent swelling in his knee and was not expected to receive many snaps anyway. Spencer Ware will continue to receive the bulk of the carries and has a favorable matchup versus the Saints, while Charcandrick West merits consideration as a desperation flex option as Ware's handcuff.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles has swelling in knee

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:57:05 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 21, due to some swelling in his surgically repaired knee and will be listed as questionable for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: It's not uncommon for players coming off an ACL surgery to experience swelling, so owners need to stay tuned for more updates. Spencer Ware was already going to start and handle the bulk of the backfield touches this week anyway, so perhaps the team will rest Charles this weekend in order to get him right for the second half of the season. If Charles sits, Charcandrick West would be Ware's handcuff and could be worth a desperation flex play against the Saints' hapless run defense.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not ready for full load

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:58:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) continues to see increased activity, but he is still not ready to assume the full workload according to head coach Andy Reid. RB Spencer Ware outtouched Charles 26-11 in Week 6 and held a 40-15 edge in snaps. "Is he ready to carry it every down? I don't think that's where we're at right this minute. But he got more carries than he did against Pittsburgh, and his attitude from the get go has been give me the ball, I want to play. The attitude is awesome," Reid said.

Fantasy Tip: Ware is still paying dividends for fantasy owners longer than most expected on draft day. Still, Charles is probably going to take over the lead role sometime in the next couple of weeks, making now a great buy-low opportunity for the 29-year-old back and a good time to see what Ware's trade value is.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles ready for more work

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:39:57 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he is just as fast as he was before he suffered his knee injury and is ready for more work against the Oakland Raiders in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Charles received only two carries in Week 4 but should be more involved in the offense in Week 6. He likely will share playing time with Spencer Ware during the game but could see some targets in the passing game out of the backfield. Charles can be a decent No. 2 running back for owners if he is ready to play.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in return

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 22:40:38 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) made his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ran twice for seven yards and had no receptions on one target.

Fantasy Tip: Andy Reid treated Charles with kid gloves in his one, but might be forced to use him more in future weeks with Charcandrick West sidelined and Knile Davis leaving this game early. Charles has two more weeks to get better before the team resumes play in Week 6.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to make '16 debut Sunday

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:57:06 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will make his season debut in the team's Week 4 contest Sunday, Oct. 2, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: It's good to see Charles finally ready to return after undergoing ACL surgery last year, but owners should still use caution with the talented 29-year-old in his first game back. Spencer Ware has done an admirable job stepping in, and even with Charcandrick West sidelined, Charles will most likely be on a snap count as he's eased back into game action.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in practice

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:27:01 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Charles could make his season debut this weekend, but he will likely be eased back into the mix. Leave him on your bench until he is back to being a focal point of the offense.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited again

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:48:34 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Charles may have a chance to play in Week 4 but more will be known about his status later in the week. He probably would be eased back into the offense, which will make him a risky option for owners. Owners may want to see Charles play in a game before using him in their lineups.

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Chiefs | KC remaining cautious with Jamaal Charles

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:23 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) appears to have a decent chance to make his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Andy Reid admitted the team is being "very cautious" in regards to Charles.

Fantasy Tip: Spencer Ware is making the cautious approach look like the right approach thus far, although Week 3 marked the first time he failed to top 100 total yards despite receiving a season-high 21 touches. The Chiefs go on their bye in Week 5, so a case could be made to sit Charles out one more game. Either way, Charles appears headed for a timeshare with Ware - at least initially - once he makes his return.

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Chiefs | Week 3 inactives for KC

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:23:05 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared WR De'Anthony Thomas, OT Jah Reid, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Kenneth Acker, OG Parker Ehinger, LB Sam Barrington, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 3.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't play Sunday

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:56:14 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play in Week 3's game against the New York Jets, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a precautionary measure for Charles, who has yet to suit up for a regular-season game this year but is likely to see action versus the Pittsburgh Steelers next week. RB Spencer Ware will once again serve as the team's lead back and should be viewed as an RB2 or flex option in most fantasy formats.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles doubtful for Week 3

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:55:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is unlikely to play in Week 3 against the New York Jets. While most of his work in practice this week was on the scout team, head coach Andy Reid said Charles saw a bit of first-team work as well.

Fantasy Tip: Charles appears primed for a Week 4 debut versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, although it should be noted the Chiefs have a Week 5 bye. Either way, he's almost certain to share backfield duties with Spencer Ware for at least a few weeks and possibly the remainder of the season when he returns. Kansas City's offense can support two backs in fantasy, although both will likely be relegated to RB2 status if they split work.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles still limited Thursday

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:53:18 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice for the second day in a row Thursday, September 22.

Fantasy Tip: Head coach Andy Reid has already indicated that it's more likely than not that Charles will sit out another week. Even if he does manage to suit up, he would be shaping up as a risky play at best. As a result, look for Spencer Ware to continue to settle in as a fine RB2 in Kansas City's upcoming tilt with the Jets.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles likely to sit again

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:58:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is likely to sit again in Week 3. Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday, Sept. 21, that "another week is going to help him. We'll just see."

Fantasy Tip: Charles has been inactive for the first two games, as Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. Fantasy owners should be patient, as it could be another week or two before Charles returns to game action, and a handful of games before he regains fantasy relevance.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:53:21 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Charles' practice participation during the week to see if he has any chance to play in Week 3. He likely would be limited if he is active for the game and probably should be avoided.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles' Week 3 status uncertain

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:36:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) "looked better" in practice last week, but head coach Andy Reid was noncommittal when asked about his status for Week 3 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Tip: The nightmare continues for owners who drafted Charles in the second or third round of drafts this summer hoping they were getting a discounted rate on a potential RB1 who could take over the backfield sometime before the end of September. The good news is that a return seems imminent. When he does make it back, he'll likely split backfield work with Spencer Ware.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to miss another game

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:02:46 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 2 game.

Fantasy Tip: Spencer Ware should receive a majority of the playing time at running back with Charcandrick West also seeing snaps. Ware should be a solid No. 2 running back in most leagues despite his toe injury, while West could be an attractive flex option.

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Chiefs | Week 2 KC inactives

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:54:06 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared WR De'Anthony Thomas, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Kenneth Acker, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OG Parker Ehinger, LB Sam Barrington, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 2.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could play next week

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:02:55 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to make his season debut against the New York Jets in Week 3, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: RB Spencer Ware will once again serve as Kansas City's primary running back for Week 2's game against the Houston Texans. He had 70 rushing yards and 129 receiving yards in the season opener versus the San Diego Chargers and should be viewed as a solid RB2 option. Charles makes a risky fantasy option for Week 3 at this point because it is uncertain how many snaps he will see.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles tabbed doubtful for Week 2

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:06:16 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is considered doubtful to play in the team's Week 2 game Sunday, September 18, versus the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: He was also announced as doubtful for the season opener, which he ultimately did not suit up for, so this isn't exactly encouraging for his fantasy owners. If Charles has to sit again, Spencer Ware will carry the load and should be a solid RB2 after his impressive season debut last week. At home against the Charges, Ware ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while also impressively adding 129 receiving yards on seven receptions.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles still limited

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:57:52 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

Fantasy Tip: If Charles does play in Week 2, it will likely be in a limited capacity. Keep him on the bench and turn to Spencer Ware.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited Wednesday

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:33:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Charles' status for Week 2 is uncertain at this point, so owners should monitor his practice participation. Owners may want to wait another week or two before considering Charles as a starting option because he probably will receive limited touches.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will practice

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:14:43 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is practicing Wednesday, Sept. 14, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Fantasy Tip: Charles isn't a lock to return for Week 2, so you'll want to keep a close eye on his status leading into the game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 18. Additionally, Charles is unlikely to return to a bell-cow role following Spencer Ware's showing in Week 1 (199 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown). Stay tuned for updates, but Charles owners will want to remain patient.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could sit again

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:29:23 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could sit again in Week 2 as he is the least healthy of the team's four running backs, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Spencer Ware had an 11-70-1 line on the ground, and he caught seven balls for 129 yards as well in Week 1. He'll have a tough matchup against the Houston Texans, but he could be a low-end RB1 option for Week 2. Charles owners are going to have to be patient as he may be a few weeks from returning to dependability in fantasy.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles inactive

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:07:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 1 game.

Fantasy Tip: Spencer Ware likely will be the starting running back for the Chiefs, but Charcandrick West will also receive playing time during the game. Ware could be considered a No. 2 in most fantasy leagues, while West should be a solid flex option for owners.

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Chiefs | Week 1 inactives for Kansas City

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:56:37 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared CB Kenneth Acker, QB Tyler Bray, RB Jamaal Charles, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, CB KeiVarae Russell, WR De'Anthony Thomas, OT Bryan Witzmann inactive for Week 1.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't play Sunday

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:03:10 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play in Week 1's game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 11, according to a source. He had been listed as doubtful on the injury report.

Fantasy Tip: RB Spencer Ware will receive the bulk of the playing time Sunday and should be viewed as a viable starting option in all formats. RBs Charcandrick West and Knile Davis are also expected to see action but probably won't receive enough carries to warrant using in fantasy lineups.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles 'probably' won't play

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:02:11 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is considered doubtful for the team's season opener Sunday, September 11, and "probably" won't play, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Fantasy Tip: Charles has been limited in practice this week, and apparently, he hasn't shown enough to Reid that would indicate he's ready to make his return from a torn ACL. As long as he's out, Spencer Ware will be a hot commodity to monitor in Week 1, as he'll have potential to serve as a legitimate RB1 option across all formats.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles still limited

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:51:50 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) remained a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

Fantasy Tip: If Charles does suit up, he isn't expected to see his regular workload. He should eventually provide RB1 production, but bench him in Week 1 if you have a quality backup.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:11:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is considered questionable at this point, but it is good for him to be on the field during practice. Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if he will play. Charles probably will not be the best option for owners because he likely would be limited if he is active.

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Chiefs | Jamal Charles will practice

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:08:16 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will practice Wednesday, Sept. 7, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is a wildcard for Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers, as Reid already suggested Charles wasn't fully recovered from his knee surgery to repair his torn right anterior cruciate ligament. Spencer Ware projects to be the main weapon in the running game, and he's a solid option for Week 1, even if Charles suits up. Charles' fantasy value will be murky over the next few weeks.

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Chiefs | Coach not optimistic about Jamaal Charles

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:23:18 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he believes it would be a stretch for RB Jamaal Charles (knee) to play in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Spencer Ware likely would start if Charles in not able to play, but Charcandrick West would also receive some playing time. Ware and West were successful when Charles was sidelined last season and will be solid fantasy options in Week 1. Ware probably would have more value and can be a No. 2 running back, While West could be a flex option.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles' status uncertain

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:24:40 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' (knee) availability for Week 1 is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles has not been ruled out, but Reid said Charles could sit out.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is working his way back from his knee injury, so owners should monitor his practice participation. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West would share carries in Week 1 if Charles is sidelined and could be fine starting options for owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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