Jamaal Charles

#25 RB / Kansas City Chiefs / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 199 lb Age: 29 College: Texas Bye 5

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RB Rank
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Player Outlook

Jamaal Charles is coming back from last year's torn ACL in his right knee, but he's expected to be ready for training camp and should once again be a solid Fantasy option in all leagues. In 2015, Charles was on his way toward another outstanding season when he tore his ACL in Week 5. Prior to that, he was averaging 17 Fantasy points a game in a standard league in his first four outings, but he has to come back from an ACL tear for the second time in his career (he hurt the left knee in 2011). The following season, in 2012, Charles had 285 carries for 1,509 yards and five touchdowns and 35 catches for 236 yards and one touchdown. He's 29 now, and the Chiefs will give touches to Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, but Charles still has the potential to be a Top 5 Fantasy running back. He shouldn't be drafted before Round 2, and you should handcuff him to West since he's expected to be in the No. 2 job. Charles should have one more great season left if his knee is OK, so hopefully he comes back at 100 percent and is ready for Week 1.

Player News
  • Chiefs' Jamaal Charles: May return in Week 4
    By RotoWire Staff

    Charles (knee) may return to action on Sunday night at Pittsburgh, Terez A. Paylor of Kansas City Star reports. "There's a chance he's out there this week," head coach Andy Reid said Monday. Per usual, we're kicking off the week with news that Charles is drawing closer to his first appearance since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. In order to do so, he'll have to take a step up from work with the scout team and instead take part in team drills. Until he reaches that point, the Chiefs are likely comfortable entrusting the backfield to Spence Ware, who managed 75 yards on 20 carries and hauled in his sole target for eight yards during Sunday's dominating win against the Jets.

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  • Charles (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Charles was officially listed as doubtful, so it will not be overly surprising if he misses out. Spencer Ware will likely get the start, with Charcandrick West the backup once again, though the Jets boast one of the better defensive lines in the league, particularly against the run, so a breakout rushing performance is unlikely from either back.

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  • Chiefs' Jamaal Charles: Improving by the day
    By RotoWire Staff

    Coach Andy Reid noted Wednesday that Charles (knee) "is improving by the day and is chomping at the bit to play," BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports. Meanwhile, Reid fell short of stating that Charles will play Sunday against the Jets, adding "we'll see how it goes." Kissel adds that in advance of Wednesday's practice, it's expected that Charles will continue to work predominantly with the Chiefs' scout team.

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  • Chiefs' Jamaal Charles: Week 3 return expected
    By RotoWire Staff

    Charles (knee) is expected to make his season debut in Week 3 against the Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Charles missed the Chiefs' first two games while working his way back from last season's torn ACL, but should complete his return by taking the field Sunday. Considering he hasn't played since Week 5 of last season, it's reasonable to think Charles won't receive a full workload right away, and the effectiveness of both Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West in his absence gives Kansas City little reason to force Charles back into action. That being said, his pedigree clearly makes him the team's starter once fully fit, which could see Ware and West's respective contributions decline somewhat over time. Although Sunday's matchup against a stout Jets run defense isn't very conducive to an emphatic return, Charles' fantasy owners should surely be excited about having him back in the fold going forward.

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  • Charles (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against Houston, ESPN reports. Spencer Ware had a big performance in Week 1 with Charles out, and he is expected to get a majority of the backfield touches against the Texans. Charles was seen in pregame warmups, so that's a good sign he may be able to return for Week 3.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
*1 SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2 @HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*3 NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROJECTION 154 720 8.1 40 287 5.1 164.2

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
4 10/03 @Pittsburgh Steelers 28 25.00
5 BYE - - -
6 10/16 @Oakland Raiders 27 22.00
7 10/23 New Orleans Saints 32 33.00
8 10/30 @Indianapolis Colts 31 28.00
9 11/06 Jacksonville Jaguars 8 13.00
10 11/13 @Carolina Panthers 18 16.67
11 11/20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 21.00
12 11/27 @Denver Broncos 19 18.00
13 12/04 @Atlanta Falcons 29 25.67
14 12/09 Oakland Raiders 27 22.00
15 12/18 Tennessee Titans 5 12.00
16 12/26 Denver Broncos 19 18.00
17 01/01 @San Diego Chargers 25 21.00

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 71 364 4 21 177 1 83
2014 206 1033 9 40 291 5 216
2013 259 1287 12 70 693 7 311
2012 285 1509 5 35 236 1 209
2011 12 83 0 5 9 1 14
2010 230 1467 5 45 468 3 240
2009 190 1120 7 40 297 1 189
2008 67 357 0 27 272 1 68
3 Year Avg 179 895 8 44 387 4 199
Career 1320 7220 42 283 2443 20

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