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Jamaal Charles | Running Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
College: Texas
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Jamaal Charles rushed 19 times for 80 yards in Kansas City's Week 12 loss to the Raiders, adding four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.
As usual, Charles was the Chiefs' best player. As sometimes happens, coach Andy Reid kept going away from him at critical junctures, and it may have cost Kansas City the game. Charles touched the ball just once on the Chiefs' final two drives, something that simply can't happen in a game you lose by four points. Charles' all-world athleticism was on full display on his 30-yard touchdown reception, as he turned a dumpoff into a pin-balling score. The top-three RB1 should have a big Week 13 against the Broncos. Charles is matchup proof. Nov 21 - 12:00 AM

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Jamaal Charles rushed 20 times for 159 yards and two scores Week 11 against the Seahawks.

He added 19 yards on two catches. Charles was electric all day, breaking tackles and running away from defenders at the second level. Charles has seven touchdowns in his last six games and is averaging 5.46 yards per carry over that span. He will be a top-three running back when the Chiefs travel to Oakland on Thursday night.
Nov 16 - 4:17 PM

Jamaal Charles (shoulder, elbow) is probable for Week 11.

The Chiefs listed Charles with shoulder and elbow injuries, but he practiced in full. Charles is a high-end RB1 despite a difficult matchup against Seattle's run defense.
Nov 14 - 7:46 PM

Jamaal Charles is listed on the Week 11 injury report with shoulder and elbow issues, but is practicing in full.

Charles' "injuries" aren't a concern. Matchup proof all season, Charles remains a high-end RB1 against the Seahawks' stout run defense.
Nov 13 - 5:03 PM

Jamaal Charles had 15 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Bills.

The Chiefs struggled to get anything going on the ground in the first half, but Charles was able to find success against the Bills late in the game. He took a fourth-and-short carry for a 39-yard touchdown, and accounted for the majority of Kansas City's offense. Charles added three catches for 20 yards on four targets. He'll remain a top-three running back in Week 11.
Nov 9 - 4:52 PM

Jamaal Charles had 20 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 9 win over the Jets.

Charles was held in check for most of the game, but managed to score on a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He added two catches for 10 yards and was targeted four times. Charles has now scored in three of his last four games and is on pace for 196 carries, 870 yards, and 10 touchdowns. He'll remain a top-three running back in Week 10 despite another difficult matchup with the Bills.
Nov 2 - 4:30 PM

Jamaal Charles (back) is probable for Week 9.

Charles practiced in full despite being listed with a back injury. He'll be a top-three running back play against the Jets.
Oct 31 - 6:22 PM

Jamaal Charles is on the Week 9 injury report with a back injury, but is practicing in full.

Charles isn't injured. He's a top-three option against the Jets in a game the Chiefs should control from start to finish.
Oct 30 - 6:39 PM

Jamaal Charles' 25 rushing/receiving touchdowns since the start of the 2013 season are the most in the NFL.

Julius Thomas is second with 21 scores. Charles had 19 touchdowns in 15 games last season and already has six in six games this year. It's a pace he's at least capable of maintaining as both the Chiefs' goal-line back and one capable of scoring from anywhere on the field. Charles' upcoming schedule is not easy, but fantasy owners should just be trying to get into the playoffs. The Chiefs face the Raiders in Week 15 and Steelers in Week 16.
Oct 27 - 10:24 AM

Jamaal Charles rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in the Chiefs' 34-7, Week 8 drubbing of the Rams, adding four catches for 44 yards.

The Chiefs struggled to get anything going on the ground in the first half, averaging 1.2 YPC. But the Kansas City offensive line parted the sea for Charles and Knile Davis in the second half. Charles scored his first TD from one yard out in the first half after a Travis Kelce catch-and-run to the one-inch line. Charles then blew through the Rams' defense for a 36-yard score early in the fourth quarter. Charles will get the Jets' tough run defense in Week 9, but will obviously remain an elite RB1 play as the offensive centerpiece.
Oct 26 - 4:07 PM

Jamaal Charles (head) is not listed on the Chiefs Week 8 injury report.

Charles took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Brandon Flowers during Sunday's win at San Diego. On Tuesday, he admitted he saw "this light buzz around my eyes." Of course, that raised eyebrows around the league and Charles was put through concussion protocols by trainer Rick Burkholder. He passed and hasn't had any symptoms since, meaning he'll be a full go for this week's game against the Rams.
Oct 23 - 10:39 AM

Jamaal Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers, adding two catches for an additional 12 yards.

In the process, Charles passed Priest Holmes to become the Chiefs' all-time leading rusher. Holmes managed 6,070 yards on the ground as a Chief. Charles is now at 6,113. Charles took a thundering, mid-air hit from former teammate Brandon Flowers on his touchdown, but it was Flowers who ended up leaving the game with a concussion. Charles gets the Rams' soft run defense in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 7:30 PM

Speaking Monday, coach Andy Reid blamed the Chiefs only running 15 second-half plays for Jamaal Charles' five second-half touches in Sunday's loss.

It's a convenient excuse until you consider that perhaps the Chiefs could have run more plays had they more consistently put the ball in their best player's hands. Reid had a bear of a game Sunday, turning away from Charles and Travis Kelce while watching his team take a back-breaking too many men on the field penalty in the second half. Reid is capable of masterful game plans, but still struggles with too many of the finer details, like managing the clock. That being said, we'd expect him to commit to Charles with a vengeance when the Chiefs come off their Week 6 bye.
Oct 6 - 2:03 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed 15 times for 80 yards in Kansas City's Week 5 loss to the 49ers, adding a four-yard reception.

As he is every week, Charles was the Chiefs' most effective weapon, but for reasons known only to Andy Reid, he received just five touches after halftime. Either way, Charles has now managed 192 yards from scrimmage since returning from his ankle injury, and averaged 5.2 yards per carry in the process. Now with the Chiefs' bye week to get all the way back to 100 percent, Charles will return as a top-three RB1.
Oct 5 - 7:34 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 5.

Charles should be locked into fantasy lineups at San Francisco.
Oct 3 - 3:39 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2De'Anthony Thomas
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3Jason Avant
WR31Junior Hemingway
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Phillip Supernaw
K1Cairo Santos