Charles (knee) carried once for no gain, and didn't see a single target Sunday against the Saints. Charles played just two snaps while fellow running back Spencer Ware led the Chiefs in both receiving and rushing yardage. Charcandrick West served as the backup, suggesting Charles was too limited by his surgically repaired knee to play any more than he did. The veteran will be tough to trust until he demonstrates that he's healthy.
Charles (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Saints. Though Charles is in uniform Sunday, it remains to be seen how heavily he'll be utilized this week, with fellow RB Spencer Ware having been producing well this season, both initially in Charles' absence, and then in the two subsequent contests that Charles has suited up for since his return from a knee injury.
ESPN's Adam Schefter relays that the Chiefs are reportedly optimistic that Charles will be able to suit up Sunday against the Saints, "with a limited workload." Schefter adds that the team wants to see Charles test things out pre-game to be sure, but this is a more optimistic take on the running back's Week 7 status than a report via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggesting that Charles' playing status was in doubt. We'll have confirmation, one way or the other, in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Even if Charles does suit up Sunday, we wouldn't expect to see him see a ton of snaps, with fellow RB Spencer Ware playing so well.
There's a good chance Charles (knee) sits Sunday according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Charles had swelling in his surgically-repaired knee this week, and while he has not been ruled out yet, Rapoport's unnamed sources seem to think the Chiefs will play it safe. Always double-check when sources are unnamed, but in this case even if Charles did play, it's hard to see him getting a ton of snaps with Spencer Ware playing so well.
Though Charles is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, coach Andy Reid downplayed the running back's knee issue Friday, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports. "Jamaal was limited today," Reid noted Friday, while adding that the running back's knee "had a little bit of swelling in it (on Thursday) and we were just taking it down for today. We think everything will be alright as we go." While Reid's words offer encouragement that Charles could give it a go in Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, that shouldn't be considered a lock. Moreover, with a knee that is still acting up, even if Charles does play this week it's hard to imagine him overtaking fellow RB Spencer Ware in the snaps/carries department in Week 7.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26||22.00|
|17||01/01||@San Diego Chargers||27||22.57|
|3 Year Avg||179||895||8||44||387||4||199|