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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:35:34 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson confirmed RB Jamaal Charles will be a major part of the team's passing game.
Fantasy Tip: Charles proved his health last year with over 1,500 yards rushing. From 2004-2011 Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy averaged 65 catches a season for the Philadelphia Eagles in Andy Reid's offense. You can expect Charles to approach that, despite never catching more than 45 balls in a season. Charles appears poised to be one of the top running backs in 2013.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:08:09 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' (toe) X-rays came back negative after a toe on his right foot was stepped on during organized team activities Friday, May 31.
Fantasy Tip: Charles will be fine. An increased role in Andy Reid's new offense this year should make Charles even more valuable, especially in point-per-reception affairs. Consider him a bonafide No. 1 running back during draft season.
Fri, 31 May 2013 11:46:11 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (toe) left practice early Friday, May 31, after having his toe stepped on. Charles is expected to be fine.
Fantasy Tip: Check back on Charles to make sure he returns to practice next week, but it does not sound like this is a big deal.
Wed, 15 May 2013 13:13:05 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe said he expects to lead the NFL in receptions and receiving touchdowns in 2013, and that RB Jamaal Charles will lead the league in rushing this season.
Fantasy Tip: Bowe should receive more targets under head coach Andy Reid but likely will not be a top fantasy wide receiver. He should be viewed as a solid No. 2 wide receiver option. Charles has shown he can be a top fantasy running back and should be an every-week starter in 2013.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:37:33 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles might break his career high for pass receptions this season, as head coach Andy Reid has used his backs as receivers out of the backfield in years past. Charles is perfectly fine with that. "I'm happy I can catch out of the backfield more," Charles said Wednesday, April 17. "This is the most movement I've been (asked to do) in five years in the league, shifting and motion. This is the most I've ever (done). I have to get my mind right and my body in shape for this type of offense."
Fantasy Tip: Charles was already going to be a bona fide RB1 in all fantasy formats, but he could be especially valuable in leagues which reward points per receptions (PPR). His career high for catches in a season is 45, set during the 2010 campaign.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:21 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was a stud in his return from knee surgery, gaining over 1,500 yards on the ground. While RB Peyton Hillis, an unrestricted free agent, is not likely to be back. However, FB Nate Eachus and RB Shaun Draughn provide some decent depth, as well as RB Cyrus Gray. New head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey aren't expected to have to tinker much with this position.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:40:26 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has always liked to use his tailbacks in the passing game. RB Jamaal Charles had 35 receptions in 2012 and could see that number increase next season.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:12:39 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:36:12 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (illness) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 27.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:42:07 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is the only running back to have amassed over 100 yards rushing against the Denver Broncos defense durng the team's 10-game winning streak.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:35:59 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:00:11 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has averaged 5.82 yards per carry in his career, best in NFL history.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:32:12 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles gained 199 of his 226 yards before being contacted in Week 16, the most single-game rushing yards before contact by a running back this season. Charles' 86-yard touchdown run was also his third rushing touchdown of 80-plus yards this season.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:59:03 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 226 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:54:51 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles carried nine times for just 10 yards in the Week 15 game against the Oakland Raiders, and he added three catches for 18 yards.
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:10:27 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will see a heavy workload in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders, particularly without WR Dwayne Bowe (ribs) in the lineup. "Everybody knows we're going to run the ball with 25 back there," offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said. Charles had just five carries for four yards in Week 8 against Oakland.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:29:10 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has run for more than 100 yards in the past three games following his 165-yard effort in Week 14.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 13:39:20 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 165 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 14.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:48:25 -0800
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (rib) was able to return the team's Week 14 game after missing some time with a rib injury.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:23:56 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (rib) left the game early Week 14 because of a rib injury.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:59:51 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 127 yards on 27 carries in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:45:47 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has come under fire locally after he asked Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning for his autograph following the Chiefs' Week 12 loss.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:41:32 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 107 yards on 23 carries in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:34:38 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles showed support for head coach Romeo Crennel following Week 11 despite the team's 1-9 record. "I don't know what the outcome is, what you're going to get if you keep on changing head coaches," Charles said. "If you keep doing that, he can't get the right players here. I feel if you stay with one system and continue to get players, I feel you can be successful. If (Crennel) is here for one year, you just can't kick him out because he's not having a good year. Let him get his stuff together and have a couple of years, then we can have a successful year."
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:07:58 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles carried 23 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game Monday, Nov. 12, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:15:00 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (neck) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 10, and is listed as probable for Week 10.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:01:15 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (neck) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 9.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:13:42 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (neck) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:21:26 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (head, neck) said he passed concussion tests Thursday, Nov. 1, and that he'll be available to play in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I feel like I can still play," Charles said. "I'm fine right now. I feel good. I came off the field pretty good. I feel like I could have gone back in, but they told me to relax."
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 07:47:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (neck) said he felt like he could have returned to the game Thursday, Nov. 1, but he was told he was done for the night.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:07:22 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (neck) left the game early Week 9 because of a neck injury and is considered questionable to return.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:46:55 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll defended his use of RB Jamaal Charles in Week 8. Charles had just eight touches in the game. "Jamaal is a good player ... and give Oakland credit," Daboll said. "They did a nice job of stopping the run. We tried to move it some other ways. Every week is a new week. You go as the game develops. You try to run or pass based some on what you think you can do and some on what they're doing. If they're doing a good job of stopping the run over and over, we're going to try and move the ball in another fashion."
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:24:52 -0700
Updating a previous item, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said following Week 8 he did not know why RB Jamaal Charles saw just five carries in the game; however, Crennel said Charles is healthy as far as he knows.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:34:32 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said he is not sure why RB Jamaal Charles only received five carries in Week 8.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:28:07 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for four yards on five carries in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders. He also caught three passes for six yards in the game.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:53:57 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back) is limited by a back injury in practice this week. Also, RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) and DL Glenn Dorsey (calf) continue to be limited but could be ready for Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:23:05 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs plan to continue to pound the ball on the ground, regardless of who their quarterback is under center. They ran the ball 49 times compared to 19 pass plays in their Week 5 loss, and they rank second in the league in rushing. RB Jamaal Charles leads the league with 551 yards and is tied for third with 102 attempts. RB Shaun Draughn carried the ball 12 times and RB Cyrus Gray had four carries last week. RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) will be involved, too, when he returns from injury.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 13:53:23 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:58:51 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 92 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers but lost two fumbles during the game. Charles also caught three passes for 23 yards and one touchdown.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:11:45 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said after a terrific Week 3 performance that he has finally returned all the way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I didn't trust myself (until Sunday). "It really hit me when I started getting the runs. I started trusting myself," Charles said. "I kind of feel like the old me, especially breaking that long run and finishing it. It's motivating me more that I still have my speed and I still can run the long ones."
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:04:18 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 3.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:57:31 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 20.
Fantasy Tip: Charles has been practicing, but it appears he's still not 100 percent recovered from offseason knee reconstruction. How long it will take before he's up to full speed is anyone's guess. He's more of an RB2, especially with Peyton Hillis and Shaun Draughn taking snaps away.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:14:33 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said RB Jamaal Charles, TE Tony Moeaki and SS Eric Berry are healthy enough to play but is not sure if any will be able to return to the level of play they were at before they tore their anterior cruciate ligaments. "Those guys are playing and they're practicing, and so they are good enough to play," Crennel said. "Now, whether they'll ever be back to what they used to be, I don't know if that's going to be the case, because they've had a reconstruction on the knee. Will it be like it was before the reconstruction? I don't know that will be the case."
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:33:22 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:20:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited to six carries for three yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 because Charles nicked up the same knee that required season-ending surgery last season. Charles has yet to show the same burst that he had before his surgery last year, but he's expected to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:28:00 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said RB Jamaal Charles (knee) dealt with a sore knee Week 2 but should be able to play Week 3.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:37:25 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) carried 16 times for 87 yards in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. It was his first action since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions last season.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:58:49 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel loves RB Jamaal Charles' speed and RB Peyton Hillis' power, and he plans to use both backs often in Week 1. However, Crennel added the flow of the game will dictate which back sees more time. "Just how we feel, how it's going," Crennel said when asked if he has a carry-split plan for Charles and Hillis. "And, that's totally honest with you. You can't say how a game is going to go. We go up there and we work all these hours at night and we put a game plan together, but if a play is not working, then you don't keep calling that play. So, whatever is working, that's what we're going to call, and that's why many times you look at that offensive call sheet that has so many plays on it because if they're not working, then you've got something else to go to."
Fantasy Tip: Owners must take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the Chiefs' backfield as Charles and Hillis will likely split carries for now. If Charles can prove he is all the way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, however, he should emerge as the lead back. Consider both backs as RB2 options for Week 1.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:12:47 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took a solid shot to his left knee on his first carry in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10; however, he jumped back up and into the huddle. "That was a relief," head coach Romeo Crennel said. "For him to take that hit, I think that helped clear his mind about where he is with that injury. Until you get hit on it, you just never know. You're always wondering about it. Now he's been hit in a game and I think that will help him going forward."
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:46:39 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) carried three times for 12 yards, and he added one catch for 11 yards, in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the Arizona Cardinals. It was his first game action since tearing his ACL last fall.