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Jamaal Charles | Running Back | #28

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
College: Texas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (73) / KC
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Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Jamaal Charles will "get more and more touches."
"That’s always the plan with Jamaal as we go forward in the season," Joseph added. His workload has actually gone the other way recently, with Charles recording just six touches in each of the last two games, and the Broncos have not really shown any sign of increasing his snap share. Perhaps that will change, but for now he is just a bench stash. Oct 19 - 9:00 AM
Source: 9 News

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Jamaal Charles had five carries for nine yards in Week 6 against the Giants.

Charles and C.J. Anderson were non-factors with Denver playing from behind. He had more yards than Anderson, but played only 20 snaps. Charles should see a bigger workload in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Oct 16 - 12:01 AM

Jamaal Charles produced 33 yards on five carries while snaring his lone target for a 14-yard pick-up Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 4 win over the Raiders.

Charles actually out-gained C.J. Anderson in the first half, but only saw two touches after the break as Anderson got more involved. Charles and Anderson logged 10 touches a piece in last week's loss to Buffalo but Charles was the clear No. 2 to Anderson in Week 4. We’d expect that dynamic to continue after the Broncos’ bye week.
Oct 1 - 9:03 PM

Jamaal Charles had nine carries for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Buffalo.

The Broncos used Charles in an even timeshare with C.J. Anderson, who finished with fewer carries. It was a surprising move from OC Mike McCoy with Anderson coming off a 100-yard game. Charles has quietly averaged 5.1 yards per carry through three games. He should remain in a committee with Anderson in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 4:46 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed nine times for 46 yards in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Cowboys.

Charles also recorded one catch for six yards. Charles was the clear backup to C.J. Anderson, but once again made the most of his opportunities, averaging 5.2 yards per touch. Charles has little standalone fantasy value with CJA humming, but is a name to file away in all formats.
Sep 17 - 11:17 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed 10 times for 40 yards against the Chargers in Week 1, failing to bring in his only target.

He had an untimely fumble with seven minutes left in the game, so that won't help his case for touches going forward. On the whole, the Broncos used him in several different situations as an early-down back, near the goal line, and his first play was on a designed screen. The NFL's all-time leader in yards per carry (minimum of 1,000 carries) did show some burst, but it's fair to say he lost ground on C.J. Anderson today. He's still a decent hold as a handcuff.
Sep 12 - 2:17 AM

Jamaal Charles "may be limited to 10 touches or so" against the Chargers on Monday, according to Mike Klis of 9 News Denver.

The report cites how Charles was limited in the preseason and how he was injured for the previous two seasons, so it makes sense. Despite some mild concerns of Charles not even making the team last month, he surpassed almost all expectations in the third preseason game to lock up the No. 2 spot behind C.J. Anderson. Charles isn't a reliable player to start in fantasy this week.
Source: 9 News
Sep 11 - 2:26 PM

Jamaal Charles was held out of Thursday's practice.

It was a veteran's day off. The Broncos are going to tightly manage Charles' practice reps this season. "Limited" or "DNP — Rest" should be the norm. C.J. Anderson will start Monday's game against the Chargers, but Charles will be involved in a change-up role. He looked excellent in the Broncos' third preseason game.
Sep 7 - 2:39 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after Saturday night's preseason game that Jamaal Charles has made the 53-man roster.

Charles was never assured a roster spot due to his minimum base salary with no contractual guarantees and history of injuries to both knees. Charles' big audition came on Saturday night and he passed the test, totaling 42 yards on six touches and making several strong pass blocks to keep Trevor Siemian's pocket clean. Charles appears likely to enter the season as the Broncos' 1b back to C.J. Anderson's 1a. We wouldn't bet on Charles lasting the entire year, but he's certainly worth a late-round fantasy flier.
Aug 27 - 1:09 AM

Jamaal Charles rushed four times for 27 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

Considering the low expectations entering this game, we came away impressed by Charles' combination of agility and burst. He did seem to cut awkwardly on his long run of 12 yards, then quickly retreated to the Broncos' medical tent, but Charles was actually checked for a concussion, from which he was cleared and returned to play in the Broncos' two-minute drill before the end of the first half. It's fair to wonder just how long Charles' knees will hold up, but at present he's squarely a part of Denver's first-team offense as C.J. Anderson's rotational partner. It helps Charles' cause that impressive rookie De'Angelo Henderson fumbled twice on Saturday night.
Aug 26 - 11:55 PM

NFL Network's James Palmer suggests Jamaal Charles' performance in the Broncos' third preseason game could determine whether Charles makes the team.

Charles' long-balky knees will make their preseason debut in Denver's regular season dress rehearsal, where coach Vance Joseph promised Monday that Charles will play "a lot." Palmer calls it Charles' "one shot at making the Broncos' roster." Charles has no guaranteed money on his near-minimum deal, so the Broncos could cut ties without taking any financial loss should Charles struggle. They have rookie De'Angelo Henderson lined up as a change-of-pace fallback.
Aug 21 - 4:21 PM

Jamaal Charles will sit out the Broncos' second preseason game on Saturday.

Charles was supposed to play in the Broncos' exhibition opener, but ended up sitting out. He will supposedly play in the third preseason game. Charles has said he's healthy, but the Broncos are showing extreme caution with the 30 year old's knees. Charles remains a true dart throw in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 15 - 1:44 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he is "not sure yet" if Jamaal Charles will play in the second preseason game.

Coming off a series of knee injuries, Charles was held out of the preseason opener and has remained limited in practice, although he has reportedly taken more full-team reps in the past week. It is smart for the Broncos to take it slow with the veteran, but they will need to see if he has anything left in the tank at some point.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 14 - 10:35 AM

Updating an earlier item, Jamaal Charles will be held out of the Broncos' preseason opener on Thursday.

Coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Charles would play, but changed his mind 24 hours later. Even with Charles' health a question mark, the Broncos would have little to gain by throwing him out for 1-2 series in an exhibition opener.
Aug 8 - 1:48 PM

Jamaal Charles will play in Thursday's preseason opener.

Charles' troublesome knees are healthy enough for game action. Typically, a player with Charles' résumé and injury history would probably be held out of exhibition action altogether, but the Broncos need to see what they have in the 30-year-old back. That being said, Charles is unlikely to see more than a series or two against the Bears.
Aug 7 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Brock Osweiler
3Paxton Lynch
4Chad Kelly
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3Devontae Booker
4De'Angelo Henderson
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Jordan Taylor
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Bennie Fowler
3Isaiah McKenzie
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2AJ Derby
3Jeff Heuerman
4Jake Butt
LT1Garett Bolles
2Donald Stephenson
LG1Max Garcia
2Allen Barbre
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
RG1Ronald Leary
2Billy Turner
RT1Menelik Watson
2Donald Stephenson
K1Brandon McManus