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Jamaal Charles

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Chiefs | Decision time on Jamaal Charles

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:53:44 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was hurt and then the team went on average 135.9 yards - fifth in the league - in 11 regular season games with RBs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. He has a $2 million report-to-training camp bonus due in July, and he could be asked to take a pay cut and/or relinquish that bonus to return while earning it back through incentives.

Fantasy Tip: Charles has been a productive back in this league, but he has had multiple injuries to his anterior cruciate ligament and he is getting up there in age. Fantasy owners should be preparing for a steep decline going forward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles ahead of schedule?

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:15:55 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) may be ahead of schedule as he rehabs from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to general manager John Dorsey.

Fantasy Tip: Charles' rehab is apparently going well, and there is a good chance he is ready for the start of the 2016 season. Despite the injury risk, Charles has too much upside as a runner and a pass-catcher to slip beyond the first couple of rounds of fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will be back

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:32:29 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be back for the start of the regular season this year, according to general manager John Dorsey. "The guy is an extremely talented player," Dorsey said. "I love him to death, love how dirty tough he is. Yeah, he's a Chief." Charles missed all but five games in 2015 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is one of the all-around best running backs in the league still, but he's had serious issues with staying healthy for a full season. For that reason his draft value will fall a bit, but he's definitely still worthy of RB1 status, especially in point-per-reception leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles update

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:26:39 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) recently had a stem-cell procedure on his right knee recently to assist with the recovery of his torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

Fantasy Tip: Charles turns 29 next month, and he'll have some questions entering the 2016 season. It's hard to see him falling out of the first round of drafts next year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Jenny Vrentas

Chiefs | Charcandrick West solid in relief

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 15:14:07 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West was strong in place of RB Jamaal Charles (knee) on Sunday, Oct. 25. West ran for 110 yards on 22 carries and scored one touchdown in a 23-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Tip: West ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) will be a decent replacement for Charles, but keep an eye on how he does in another game so you have a decent sample size to choose from.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Chiefs | KC eager to see Charcandrick West

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 15:35:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West has the team eager to see what he can do in Week 6. "Quietly, they kind of like West," ESPN.com's Adam Teicher said. "The term has been used to me, 'a poor man's Jamaal Charles.' They think there are a lot of similarities in how they go about business. Now, he's not as good as Charles, don't mistake that. But they're kind of eager to see what he can do." Teicher said RB Knile Davis could get more of the goal-line opportunities because he's the bigger back. But the Chiefs might prefer West in every other situation since he's a much better pass-catcher, a more versatile runner and likely at least as good in pass protection. Teicher doesn't expect any running back to carry the load the way Charles did. But if one does emerge in that role down the road, West has a better chance than Davis.

Fantasy Tip: West ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) faces the Minnesota Vikings, who are in the middle of the pack as far as defending the running back position. West has some upside at a midrange price on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles goes to IR

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:42:24 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 13. Charles tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Week 5 and will miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Charcandrick West ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is a top waiver wire pickup this week, but Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas will also be in the mix. West has a good matchup against the Minnesota Vikings this week and makes for a solid value play on FantasyScore.

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Chiefs | Torn ACL for Jamaal Charles

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:37:31 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' (knee) MRI confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. Charles will miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Charcandrick West, Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas will take over in the Kansas City backfield. West will probably be the starter, but Davis and Thomas will also be involved. West is definitely worth claiming if he is available in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to undergo MRI exam Monday

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:26:25 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on his right knee Monday, Oct. 12. Head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference that preliminary reports that he received suggested that Charles had a torn ACL.

Fantasy Tip: There is a possibility that Charles ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) could miss the rest of the season if the MRI exam yields similar results. Continue to check back frequently for official updates on his status. Charcandrick West ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) had 31 rushing yards on seven carries against the Bears in Week 5 and appears poised to become the Chiefs' No. 1 back going forward. He should be grabbed in all seasonal formats if he is still available on the waiver wire. Knile Davis ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could see increased playing time as well but is unlikely to see as many carries as West.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles may have torn ACL

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:46:14 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) may have suffered a torn ACL during Week 5's game against the Chicago Bears based on initial tests, according to a source with knowledge of the injury. The team will receive more information after he undergoes an MRI exam. Charles exited the game during the third quarter after suffering a non-contact injury to his right knee and had to be helped off the field by two trainers.

Fantasy Tip: If Charles ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) does indeed have a torn ACL, he will be sidelined for an extended period of time. Charcandrick West ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is receiving the bulk of the carries for Kansas City in his absence, with Knile Davis ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) also in line to receive increased playing time. Keep checking back for further updates on Charles' status.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will not return

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:13:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not return to Week 5's game against the Chicago Bears after suffering a non-contact injury during the third quarter. Charles' right knee appeared to buckle when he was cutting and he was helped off the field by two trainers.

Fantasy Tip: Check back regularly for updates on Charles' ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) condition. In the meantime, the Chiefs will rely on Charcandrick West ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Knile Davis ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) at running back, with West expected to see most of the carries.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles helped off the field

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:57:55 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (undisclosed) was helped off the field after suffering a possible knee injury during the team's Week 5 game.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation because it looked like Charles suffered a potentially serious injury. Charcandrick West and Knile Davis likely would be more involved in the running game if Charles is out for an extended period of time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles piles up yards

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:45:23 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had 11 carries for 75 yards and six catches for 70 yards in a 36-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Charles' ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) abilities as a runner and pass catcher makes him a force regardless of how a game is playing out. He is one of the safest options to pay up for at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles scores three TDs

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:27:21 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed 11 times for 49 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added five receptions for 33 yards on seven targets.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) didn't pile up the yardage, but those touchdowns were certainly nice. He remains a must-start in FantasyScore regardless of the price level.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles running well

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:47:53 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has averaged 5.47 yards per carry in his career, which is the highest average among running backs that have at least 750 carries in their career.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) has been a very productive player over the last several seasons and is off to a solid start in 2015 with 182 rushing yards. Charles is a valuable fantasy player because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game. He has been targeted 13 times in the passing game and has caught nine passes with 48 yards and a touchdown. Charles should be a weekly starting option for owners.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles runs wild, fumbles twice

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:30:35 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had 125 yards rushing, a touchdown and two fumbles on 21 carries and had four catches for two yards in a 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos Thursday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: His second fumble basically cost the Chiefs the game, but Charles ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) still finished with a strong line. He is on the short list of players that deserve every-week consideration at FantasyScore.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles didn't do much against DEN

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:55:04 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles ran for only 71 yards on 17 carries against the Denver Broncos last season. In the second game he faced Denver, he injured his ankle and had only two carries for four yards.

Fantasy Tip: The Broncos defense is one to watch in 2015, and the Chiefs certainly have their work cut out for them Thursday night. We'd expect more production out of Charles ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) this year against Denver, but he could yet again be a bust at his high price on FantasyScore in Week 2 against a stout defense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited Friday

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:31:43 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles sat out most of the contact drills during practice Friday, Aug. 7, because the team wants to keep him fresh.

Fantasy Tip: Charles will see a lot of touches this season, so the team likely will limit his work during training camp and the preseason. Charles should be one of the first players selected in drafts this season since he will help in the running and passing game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles used in passing game

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:27:00 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was emphasized in the screen game during practice Saturday, Aug. 1, and in one drill, nine straight passes were thrown to running backs.

Fantasy Tip: Charles finished with just 291 receiving yards last year, which is surprisingly low for a player with so much explosiveness and versatility. It sounds like the Chiefs are making it a point to put the ball in Charles' hands as much as possible, and he should be considered a RB1 in all formats for 2015 with top five upside at the position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles feeling young again

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:01:51 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles said he's feeling healthy, is eating right and doing yoga. "I'm doing everything I am supposed to do to keep my body up at my age. Charles added that he feels like he's 20 or 21 years old again.

Fantasy Tip: A refreshed Jamaal Charles is a dangerous Jamaal Charles. Even a hampered Charles from last year was dangerous. If he can stay healthy and produce the way he's produced the last few seasons, he'll be in the top-five running back conversation again in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Lindsay H. Jones

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles the total package

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:15:23 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has ranked in the top three in total touchdowns in each of the last two seasons, recording a league-high 19 in 2013 and 14 last year.

Fantasy Tip: Charles has piled up 33 scores in 30 games over the past two seasons. He is a high-end RB1 in any format, and he should be in the conversation for the best back in PPR formats.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles taking week off

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:54:58 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will be taking a week off from football now that minicamp is over. Following the hiatus, Charles will begin an intense workout regimen. Charles said he would try to come back early and work with the Chief's strength and conditioning coach to get more in shape and back in the groove.

Fantasy Tip: Charles dealt with his fair share of injuries last year, but still managed to only miss one game. Over the past five seasons in which Charles has played in at least 15 games, he has averaged 1,680.2 total yards and 11 total touchdowns. He's a top-five fantasy running back when healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles plans on playing a while

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:08:19 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will turn 29 by the end of the 2015 season, but he said he has no plans on slowing down and wants to play another six years. "(The game) has changed," Charles said. "They've got all kinds of technology now, all kinds of medicine people have come up with to stay healthy."

Fantasy Tip: Charles battled injuries last year, but he still managed more than 1,300 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns. The Chiefs added Jeremy Maclin to help stretch the field a bit this year, and Charles should still produce like a RB1 as the focal point of the ground game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Chargers | Melvin Gordon compared to Jamaal Charles

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:47:38 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has been compared to Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles by multiple teammates because of his size, speed and patience.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon should have no problem seizing the lead back role in San Diego, and he should be considered a mid-range RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles wants team to address OL

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:23:11 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles wants the team to address the offensive line situation in the upcoming NFL Draft. Charles told media "it was challenging last year playing with guys... some got hurt, some got suspended. So it was hard playing. I never knew how crucial it was to my career that I needed linemen."

Fantasy Tip: If you don't have a solid offensive line, it's hard to run the ball. Pure and simple. Charles' production slipped backwards somewhat because the Chiefs' offensive line was not up to snuff. Of course, that was just one reason, as there were injuries, but it's enough to make Charles a low RB1 or an RB2 on most fantasy boards.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles active

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:15:18 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) is active for the team's Week 17 game.

Fantasy Tip: Charles likely will be a big part of the team's offense since Chase Daniel will be the starting quarterback. Charles should be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore this week.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles questionable

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:52:50 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Charles probably has a good chance to play in Week 17 since he was able to do something during practice this week, but owners should check the injury report before deciding on their lineup. Charles could be a starting option for owners this week on FantasyScore.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:16:49 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chiefs did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: Charles has held in check in Week 16 but did help out in the passing game. Charles should continue to produce in the running and passing game, which makes him a solid No. 1 or No. 2 running back for owners on FantasyScore.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:20:46 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($5,555) is expected to play against the San Diego Chargers. He's likely to be a big part of their offensive game plan yet again, especially if Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) can't play. Charles recorded 95 yards and a TD on a season-high 22 carries against the Chargers earlier this year. He's a fine FantasyScore play this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to play

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:01:01 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 19, and is probable for Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($7,500) had a disappointing performance last week, but there's a good chance he bounces back against the Steelers defense.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles fully practices

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:23 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Charles should be good to go for Week 16 but has faded in recent weeks. He has a less than favorable matchup at the Pittsburgh Steelers and has split time with Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas, making him a tough buy at $7,500 on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: KCChiefs.com - B.J. Kissel

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited Wednesday

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:37:37 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($7,500) appears to be in good shape to play in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he's limping to the finish line, and he shared work with Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas last week. If Charles continues to share more of the workload, it may be tough for him to capitalize on his FantasyScore price.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to have full load

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:15:23 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) is expected to have a full workload Sunday, Dec. 14, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Fantasy Tip: Reid was asked the question and simply replied: "Yeah." So take it with a grain of salt. Knile Davis has proved to be more than capable of spotting Charles. Charles ($7,500; 15.0% of your cap) is a boom-or-bust play on FantasyScore.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles probable for Week 15

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:58:33 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Charles should be able to play this week and has a favorable matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Charles costs $7,500 on FantasyScore and is an attractive option for owners since he produces in the running and passing game.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited Thursday

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:01:37 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($7,500, 15%) should be able to play against the Oakland Raiders this weekend and has owned them in his career. This year, Oakland has yielded 17 total touchdowns to opposing running backs.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to practice

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:41:25 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Check back later to see how much Charles is able to do today, but this is a terrific sign for Charles Week 15 availability. He is a terrific FantasyScore option this week, even with a price of $7,500.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Randy Covitz

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not practicing

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:46:54 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: This will be something to watch as the week goes on. Charles has a great matchup against the Oakland Raiders this week, and will cost $7,500 in FantasyScore. If he plays, he should be considered for your roster.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles dealing with injuries

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:43:41 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, knee) is dealing with a swollen knee and an ankle injury, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor his practice participation to see if Charles has a chance to play in Week 15. Charles has a favorable matchup against the Oakland Raiders this week and should be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles checks back in

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:06:18 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) checked back into the game late in the second quarter of the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Charles left for the locker room earlier due to an ankle injury after getting crumpled in a pile of players, but he looks to be back without a hitch.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles questionable to return

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:51:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was taken back to the locker room and he is questionable to return to the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury.

Fantasy Tip: Originally it looked like a bad injury, then he was able to jog on the sidelines and it looked less serious. Fantasy owners are holding their breath hoping for the best.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles on the sidelines

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:38:09 -0800

Updating a previous injury, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is on the sidelines talking to a training staff member. He did not leave for the locker room, and has been jogging and appears to be stretching his ankle area.

Fantasy Tip: If and when he checks back into the game, we'll let you know. It appears he has dodged a serious injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Red Zone - Scott Hanson

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles suffers injury

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:32:12 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (undisclosed) suffered an injury in the first quarter of the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: We'll obviously keep an eye on this situation, as fantasy owners everywhere hold their collective breath. He was bent backwards in a pile of tacklers with his left leg stuck under, similar to how Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett was injured in the game against Michigan. We'll let you know.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles listed as probable

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:53:43 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Charles looks like he will be able to play this week despite the injury. Charles will be facing a tough Arizona Cardinals defense but could still be a solid starting option on FantasyScore at $7,500 if he receives a lot of touches.

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Chiefs | More touches for Jamaal Charles?

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:34:02 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had just 14 touches (10 runs, four catches) in the team's Week 13 loss to the Denver Broncos, and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson realizes that the team needs to put the ball in Charles' hands more often to close out the season. Charles' 35 rushing yards against the Broncos was his lowest total of the year since Week 2 when he was injured. "We as a staff, and me as a coordinator, I have to allow him to touch the football as often as we can," Pederson said. "You look at the stat sheet and look at the targets and the number of touches that guys get, and then you go back and say, 'Oh, I wish I would have done this or I wish I would have done that, or more of this or less of that,' after the game, win or lose."

Fantasy Tip: Expect the Chiefs to feed Charles ($7,500) early and often against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend. The Cardinals have been good at limiting opposing running backs, but if Charles is guaranteed a high volume of touches, he should make his FantasyScore cost worth it.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Randy Covitz

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles does all drills

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:47:39 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Tip: You shouldn't be worried about Charles heading into Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. At a FantasyScore price of $7,500, though, you may be concerned that the Cards have limited runners to an average of just 12.89 fantasy points this year. Tread carefully.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices in full

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:27:10 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is dealing with a bruised knee and is expected to play in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. Charles costs $7,500 at FantasyScore, but he faces a pretty stiff Cardinals run defense, which might make it tough for him to return profit.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to be fine

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:18:14 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to be ready to play in Week 14 after dealing with some swelling in his knee during the team's Week 13 game.

Fantasy Tip: Charles only touched the ball 14 times in Week 13 and was likely limited because of his knee. Charles could miss some practice time this week but should be ready to play. Charles should be a starting option every week for owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles a full go

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:51:49 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder, elbow) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is a must-start in standard fantasy football leagues, but he might have a tough time returning profit on his $7,400 FantasyScore salary against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices in full

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:24:45 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (elbow, shoulder) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Charles is dinged up, but the fact he practiced fully Wednesday bodes well for his playing status Sunday. He has a difficult matchup against the fourth-ranked rushing defense, so at $7,400 (or 14.8 percent of the cap) he might be a bit too risky.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will play in Week 9

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:07 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Tip: Charles ($7,400; 14.8% of cap) and the Chiefs face a decent run-stuffing unit in the New York Jets this weekend. It might be a week to avoid using Charles in favor of better options.

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