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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 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

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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

Jamaal Charles (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Charles is ready to rock after avoiding setbacks in Monday's romp over the Patriots. Although he's going into a tough matchup with the 49ers, Charles is a locked-in RB1.
Oct 2 - 5:16 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Chiefs are just managing his reps after giving him 21 touches in Monday night's win. Charles hasn't had any setbacks, and will be fine for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Oct 1 - 5:16 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) escaped his Week 4 return with nothing more than normal soreness.

Charles will likely be limited in practice on Wednesday with the Chiefs on a short week, but he'll be ready to rock for Sunday's showdown with the 49ers. If there was a concern from Monday's win, it was Knile Davis getting 17 touches, but it was largely game-flow related, while Charles missed some time with cramps. Even with Davis getting work, Charles will continue to monopolize red-zone touches. Charles is back to being a weekly top-three option at running back.
Sep 30 - 1:14 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed for 92 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Chiefs' 41-14, Week 4 win over the Patriots on Monday night, adding three catches for 16 yards and two more touchdowns.

Charles' ankle issue from Week 2 was a non-issue. He looked as quick as he has all season, especially around the edge. The Kansas City offensive line opened gaping holes and sealed the edges, allowing Charles and Knile Davis to combine for 199 total rushing yards. After a down first three weeks of the season, Charles is again staking his claim as the No. 1 overall fantasy running back. It won't be easy next week, however. The Chiefs will travel to San Francisco. The 49ers held LeSean McCoy to 17 rushing yards on ten carries this past Sunday.
Sep 29 - 11:21 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) is active for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Patriots.

As expected. Charles was limited in practice this past week, but was listed as probable. He wasn't dealing with a true high-ankle sprain, and missed just one game. Charles will be dropped right back into his every-down role. Knile Davis will still likely handle a couple reps. Charles is locked in as an RB1 in his return.
Sep 29 - 7:03 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 4.

Charles practiced on a limited basis throughout the week and will return after missing just one game. He's locked in as an RB1 against New England, with Knile Davis unlikely to see more than a few touches.
Sep 27 - 4:09 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) participated in Chiefs practice for the third-straight day on Saturday.

All signs point to Charles suiting up against the Patriots Monday night. He may lose a few carries to Knile Davis, but Charles is a locked-in RB1 against New England.
Sep 27 - 1:11 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) participated in Chiefs practice Friday.

Most signs continue to point to Charles playing Monday night against the Pats. The Chiefs will hold one more practice on Saturday, and announce whether he is questionable or probable then. If Charles does play versus New England, he'll be a locked-in RB1, probably only losing a few carries to Knile Davis.
Sep 26 - 2:42 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) was officially limited in Thursday's practice.

Charles appeared to be moving well to the reporters in attendance. Coach Andy Reid has already said he expects Charles to suit up for Monday night's game against the Patriots, but his status will be worth monitoring closely over the next 48 hours before you officially re-insert Charles as your RB1.
Sep 25 - 5:33 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects Jamaal Charles (ankle) to be active for Week 4.

"Yeah, I think so," was Reid's response when asked point blank if Charles will play. "He’s going to practice (Thursday). We’ll see how he does." It's worth noting that Reid isn't always the most truthful coach with the media, but it makes sense after Charles apparently almost suited up for Week 3. Fantasy owners can tentatively pencil Charles back in as their RB1.
Sep 25 - 1:47 PM

The Chiefs will expand Jamaal Charles' (ankle) role at practice Thursday.

Charles' sprain is doing well enough for him to get some real work in with his teammates. In other words, he's not just off to the side rehabbing with guys like Eric Berry (ankle). It confirms that this really wasn't a "true" high-ankle sprain at all, and Charles is very much in play for Monday night's game against the Patriots.
Sep 25 - 12:47 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
WR21A.J. Jenkins
2Junior Hemingway
3Donnie Avery
WR31Frankie Hammond
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
K1Cairo Santos