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Jamaal Charles | Running Back | #28

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
College: Texas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (73) / KC
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Broncos RB Jamaal Charles is a healthy scratch for Week 17 against the Chiefs.
Charles ends his first — and almost certainly only — season in Denver with back-to-back healthy scratches. Charles, who turned 31 last week, touched the ball just 92 times all year. He did average an acceptable 4.28 yards per car carry in the Broncos' pop-gun offense. Headed back to free agency, Charles will be greeted by a cold initial market but perhaps earn one more shot in the NFL. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 02:57:00 PM

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Jamaal Charles collected three catches for 12 yards on three targets Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 14 win over the Jets.

For the first time all season, Charles did not receive a carry. Operating a distant third behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, the veteran remains a non-factor for fantasy purposes. Even in deeper leagues, he’s not much of a stash.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:30:00 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed three times for 12 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 39 yards in the Broncos' Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

His eight touches were second in the backfield behind C.J. Anderson's 19. Devontae Booker was the odd man out this week with three touches. Charles has consistently been a single digit touches-per-game player all year. He does not warrant a roster spot in 14-team season-long leagues.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Jamaal Charles had just one carry in Week 12.

Charles continues to be phased out in favor of Devontae Booker. He's just a low-upside stash.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:59:00 PM

Jamaal Charles totaled seven yards on three carries Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

Charles was in on just four-of-82 offensive snaps. It was easily his lightest workload of the year as Denver's backfield duties were mostly split between C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. With Booker healthy, Charles seems to be getting phased out of the Broncos’ offense. He won’t be on the fantasy radar next week at Oakland.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 09:24:00 PM

Jamaal Charles managed 38 yards on eight carries while failing to reel in his only target Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 10 loss to the Patriots.

Charles was out-snapped by both C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker on Sunday. Seven of his eight carries came after halftime. The veteran has played reasonably well when called upon this year but isn’t getting enough work to warrant fantasy consideration. Charles and the Broncos will try to end their five-game losing streak next week against Cincinnati.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 01:34:00 AM

Jamaal Charles rushed four times for one yard and caught 4-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Broncos' Week 9 loss to the Eagles.

No Broncos running back reached double-digit touches in this blowout loss. Charles and Devontae Booker have been the Nos. 2 and 3 backs behind C.J. Anderson, although the gap is closing. Either way, none of them are trustworthy fantasy options heading into a Week 10 date with New England. Charles has flashed at times this year, but the Broncos have refused to increase his role.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:58:00 PM

Jamaal Charles rushed eight times for 39 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 loss to the Chiefs.

He caught his lone target for a five-yard gain in his return to Kansas City. Charles ripped an 18-yard run on his first carry but lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown on the second one. He did very little after that. There's been speculation Charles could get more work, but it hasn't happened. He was again held to fewer than 10 touches for the sixth-straight game. Charles is an RB4.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 12:06:00 AM

9News Denver's Mike Klis suggests the Broncos could give Jamaal Charles more touches this week.

Charles has been held under 10 touches in five straight games. He's played fewer than 30 percent of snaps the last two weeks despite the Broncos wanting to get him more involved. C.J. Anderson remains the favorite to lead Denver's backfield, but Charles could have a bigger than expected role in a revenge game against his former team.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Jamaal Charles played 15-of-64 snaps (23%) Week 7 against the Chargers.

Despite coach Vance Joseph saying Charles would get more work moving forward, he once again hovered in the 20-30 percent snap range he has occupied all season. His eight touches were more than the six he saw each of the previous two games, but he has yet to top 10 in a game this season. Until we actually see his role grow, Charles is no more than a bench stash.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 11:48:00 AM

Jamaal Charles rushed four times for two yards and hauled in all four of his targets for another 20 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 loss to the Chargers.

Coach Vance Joseph promised to get Charles "more and more touches" moving forward, and he did see just three fewer than C.J. Anderson in this game. Anderson out-gained him by 39 yards, however, and still seemed like the back of choice. Until we see his workload increase -- he has still yet to touch the ball more than 10 times in a game -- Charles is just a bench stash.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 08:19:00 PM

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.
Source: 9 News
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 09:00:00 AM

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.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 12:01:00 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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 09:03:00 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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:46:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Paxton Lynch
3Chad Kelly
RB1Devontae Booker
2Royce Freeman
3De'Angelo Henderson
4David Williams
GLB1Royce Freeman
2Devontae Booker
3RB1Devontae Booker
2Royce Freeman
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Courtland Sutton
3Jordan Taylor
4Isaiah McKenzie
5River Cracraft
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Carlos Henderson
3DaeSean Hamilton
4Jordan Leslie
5Kenny Bell
WR31Courtland Sutton
TE1Jeff Heuerman
2Austin Traylor
3Jake Butt
4Matt LaCosse
5Troy Fumagalli
LT1Garett Bolles
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Elijah Wilkinson
LG1Ronald Leary
2Billy Turner
3Jeremiah Poutasi
C1Matt Paradis
2J.J. Dielman
RG1Connor McGovern
2Max Garcia
3Sam Jones
RT1Jared Veldheer
2Menelik Watson
3Andreas Knappe
K1Brandon McManus