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By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 9:09am EST

Jamaal Charles ran the ball 19 times for 80 yards and added four receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs upset loss to the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Since Jamaal Charles returned from his ankle sprain in Week 4, he has averaged over 18 points per game in a standard scoring league. He has a touchdown in every game but one in that stretch as well. He is about as consistent as it gets and will continue to be an RB1 as the Chiefs number one offensive weapon.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 1:02pm EST

Even though they are the hapless Raiders, Jamaal Charles typically has a tough time getting things going on the ground against them. Only once in his career has he rushed for more than 100 yards in a game against Oakland. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Since joining the Chiefs in 2008, Jamaal Charles has 91 carries for 367 yards with a 4.0 YPC against the Raiders. The 4.0 YPC is his lowest against any opponent he has rushed more than 50 times against. With that being said, he is Jamaal Charles and was your number one pick for a reason. Stick with Charles as you should every week and hope he has another typical Jamaal Charles performance.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 4:31pm EST

Jamaal Charles led the offense with 159 yards on 20 carries and found the end zone twice, adding two catches for 19 yards.

Fantasy Impact: As is typically the case, Jamaal Charles was the focal point of the offense and proved why he was many leagues top overall pick. He will continue to be a RB1 and one of the best players in the NFL as long as he is on the field.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 4:26pm EST

Jamaal Charles is listed as probable according to the Chiefs official injury report as he is dealing with a shoulder and ribs injury. (Source: KCChiefs.com)

Fantasy Impact: It is not uncommon for a running back to land on the injury report due to all the bumps and bruises.He was a full participant in practice this week and his probable tag is most likely just a formality. Charles shouldn't have any trouble getting on the field on Sunday.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 10:21am EST

Jamaal Charles suffered a stinger during the game against the Bills, but is reportedly fine and will play in week eleven. Charles rushed for 98 yards and caught 3 passes for 20 yards. He also had two touchdowns for a total of 17 points in a standard scoring league.

Fantasy Impact: Charles will continue to be the best offensive weapon the Chiefs have, however if you do not have Knile Davis on your team, now is the time to pick him up. Hopefully you are ready for a playoff run, and Davis is a must have handcuff for Charles.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 4:27pm EST

Jamaal Charles totals 88 yards and a score in week nine.

Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles ran the ball 20 times for 78 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 10 yards. He, once again, provided a solid outing for his fantasy owners and will continue to be a top RB1 going forward.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Oct 29th 12:28pm EDT

Jamaal Charles is a bit of an afterthought with the success of Demarco Murray, Arian Foster and Matt Forte, but is still a stud RB1. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles put up another quality performance in week eight finding the end zone twice. He continues to be the Chiefs top threat out of the backfield and a big part of the passing attack. Charles has a dreamy match up against the struggling New York Jets in week nine.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 9:03pm EDT

Jamaal Charles had 13 carries for 73 yards and scored 2 touchdowns against the Rams on Sunday. This is his second straight big game for the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: In standard league play Charles has scored 16 and 23 points in consecutive weeks. This is the type of production that was expected all along by most fantasy owners, and this type of output should continue barring injury.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 10:15pm EDT

Jamaal Charles was the strength of the Chief's offense in their win against the San Diego Chargers. Charles recorded 95 yards rushing 16 of those yards coming on a 16 yard run that saw him spin into the end zone for a touchdown. He also added 12 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles owners in fantasy should be very satisfied with this production. Charles was the primary offensive weapon in this game.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 3:03pm EDT

For the second time this season Andy Reid regrets not using Jamaal Charles in critical situations. This time it was against the San Francisco 49ers. Against the Titans earlier in the year he was limited to seven carries. Charles was not in any of the Chiefs last ten plays. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully this means more involvement after the bye week. This week Charles owners are probably hitting the waiver wire for points.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 9:17am EDT

Jamaal Charles ran 15 times for 80 yards and added one catch for 4 yards In Sunday's loss.

Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles, as expected, continues to be the Chiefs number one threat out of the backfield. Although he did not find the end zone, he did average 5.3 YPC proving he is back to his normal self. Charles continues to be one of the top fantasy backs in the NFL.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 9:10am EDT

It is expected that the San Francisco 49ers will be a tougher test for Jamaal Charles and the Chief's offense. The 49er defense has had success thus far taking away the run game and short passes. It will be on Andy Reid to call another gem similar to Monday night's blow out of the Patriots. Alex Smith will need to be back on point as well. (Source: The Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: We saw on Monday night that Andy Reid is quite capable of opening up the play book and running numerous types of formations, and misdirection plays. The key is the execution of these plays for they can easily back fire if the quarterback is not on point. Expect Jamaal Charles to be mixed in quite a bit against the 49ers, and to have a solid outing barring unforeseen circumstances.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 11:41am EDT

Jamaal Charles totaled 108 yards and added three scores in his return from the high ankle sprain.

Fantasy Impact: That is the Jamaal Charles we knew from 2013. He ran 18 times for 92 yards and a score and added 3 catches for 16 yards and two scores. Andy Reid utilized much more as he said he was going to do and Charles proved he is still one of the top running backs in the league.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 10:29pm EDT

Jamaal Charles scored three touchdowns before heading to the locker room midway through the third quarter with an apparent injury which occurred during his third touchdown which saw him land awkwardly into the end zone after catching a pass from Alex Smith. Luckily it was only cramps and Charles was able to return after a visit to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact: While Charles shared carries with Kniles Davis his production was a huge relief to fantasy owners, who will now hold their collective breaths hoping he does not miss any more games due to injury. Luckily this was just a scare.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 4:29pm EDT

Jamaal Charles participated fully is practice on Saturday and looks like a good bet to play Monday. (Source: Pete Sweeney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Charles now listed as probable, it is apparent he will suit up Monday night against a tough New England Patriots defense. Although he is a risky start coming off the high ankle sprain, you drafted him in the first round to play him, not let him sit on your bench.

By Daniel Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 10:59pm EDT

Reagardless of the health of Jamaal Charles going into week four, he is a risky fantasy option against a solid New England Patriots run defense. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Pete Sweeney on Twitter reported that Jamaal Charles is expected to practice with the team on Thursday, which is a good sign, however he also practiced some last week. The injury aside, the Chiefs are facing the Patriots who have allowed just 121 rushing yards and no touchdowns over the last two weeks. With the bum ankle, Patriots defense and Knile Davis likely earning at least a few carries, Charles is more of an RB2 or flex play in week four, if he suits up.

By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 3:09pm EDT

Andy Reid stated that Charles would practice and it follows that he should play in Week 4. (Source: BJ Kissel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Good news for Charles owners. Charles should be expected to have a featured role in next Monday's game, sending valuable handcuff Knile Davis back to the bench.

By Brian Tesch, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 3:39pm EDT

Jamaal Charles will not play today, as he has been listed as inactive. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Knile Davis will start in his place, and presumably get a hefty workload. If you have Charles in your lineup, get him out ASAP. Charles will most likely return Week 4, or shortly thereafter.

By Brian Tesch, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 12:57pm EDT

Per Jay Glazer, "Jamaal Charles still hurting this AM. Andy Reid wants him to show he can protect himself 100% in order to play him. Plan is to sit him unless he can convince them he can be full go" (Source: Jay Glazer via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It would have highly irregular if Charles would've made it back from a high-ankle sprain in less than a week. The prudent thing for those rostering Charles is to park him on your bench for the week. For those who picked up size/speed specimen Knile Davis this week, or are playing in a daily format, start Knile with confidence.

By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sat, Sep 20th 12:46am EDT

Andy Reid was pretty elusive about Charles in the press conference today, meaning Charles will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs)

Fantasy Impact: Charles does not have a high-ankle sprain, but does have an issue with the ankle. He was seen making cuts and running well during position drills yesterday but clearly is not 100%. He is not a viable fantasy option this Sunday, in any format. The Chiefs will most likely limit him this week to avoid further injury. But If owners must start a RB from the Chiefs then it has to be Knile Davis, who opened some eyes last week with over 100 total yards against Denver.

By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Thu, Sep 18th 11:29pm EDT

Jamaal Charles was limited in Thursday's practice. He has a slightly less tan 50 percent chance of playing this week. (Source: BJ Kissel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reporters present at practice today say Charles moved well and was even making cuts in position drills. Perhaps the Chiefs have some sneaky motive here, but it appears he has a shot at playing, maybe on some sort of snap count. It's pretty obvious he never had the dreaded high ankle sprain.

By Clinton Ho, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 3:13pm EDT

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles has a high ankle sprain... tough injury for any player, especially a RB. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: What many were hoping as a minor ankle injury is now a much more severe one that will likely sideline an explosive runner like Charles for weeks. Now is the time to grab Knile Davis if he's still available.

By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:22pm EDT

Jamaal Charles left the game against the Broncos in the first quarter with an ankle injury. He'll have an MRI Monday but early indications point to a mild sprain. (Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Charles might play next week but Knile Davis needs to be owned everywhere. The injury was significant enough to keep him from returning and the Chiefs will be cautious given that they have Davis to man the position capably until Charles is fully healthy.

By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 9:57am EDT

There is one thing that is apparent after Sunday's astonishingly poor showing by the Chiefs, that unless they can get Jamaal Charles out in space and relegate Alex Smith back to the game manager role he thrived in last year, it will be a long season. Charles understands his role, as he told Sean Keeler after the game: 'We can get worse or we can get good. My job is to get the team good.' The lack of creativity in the Chief's offense was apparent early. Gone were the flair patterns, screens, and sweeps that were so critical to last years success. (Source: http://arrowheadaddict.com)

Fantasy Impact: Charles will be a fantasy factor going forward. While this game was a bitter pill for fantasy owners, Andy Reid is a smart coach and will get back to what the Chiefs do best. With the injuries on the defensive side of the ball, time of possession will be of utmost importance for the Chiefs. What this means is getting the ball to Charles in space and providing an offensive game plan that will play to Alex Smith's strengths as opposed to his weaknesses.

By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 5:41pm EDT

Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs were thwarted by a stifling Titan defense in the opener, losing 26-10. Charles had 7 totes for 19 yards along with 4 receptions for another 15 yards. He did not see the end zone. Coach Andy Reid said that the Titan defense closed a lot of options for Charles to do much. (Source: Terez Paylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Don't panic on Charles just yet. Andy Reid is a great coach and Charles an elite talent. The Chiefs will right the ship but with today's losses on defense, it will be an uphill climb for the team.

By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 10:33am EDT

Jamaal Charles is projected to rush for 86 yards with 1 TD and have 40 yards in receptions this week against Tennessee. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: He was one of the top picks in fantasy drafts this year and is certain to please his owners. Mr. Versatility is poised for a big year in Andy Reid's offense and is a must start every week in all formats.

By Kevin Steele, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 5:02pm EDT

According to Ian Rapoport the Chiefs and Jamaal Charles have agreed upon a new 2 year contract extension, and he's on his way to St. Joe for training camp. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Charles is fresh off his 2013 MVP caliber season. Charles finished 2013 with 1,287 yards rushing, 693 receiving yards, and 19 TDs. The Chiefs do have some questions to answer after losing 3 offensive linemen to free agency, but with Charles, he's a big play waiting to happen. He's certainly deserving of a number 1 pick.

By Kevin Steele, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 2:21pm EDT

It was reported last night by KCTV5's Brad Fanning that Charles may hold out of Training Camp for a new contract. (Source: KCTV5)

Fantasy Impact: Charles is by far the most important player the Chiefs have heading into 2014. Charles, last season accounted for more than 1/3 of their offense. It's hard to believe that the Chiefs won't get this situation corrected in the short order. He has until 2 p.m. central time to report or he will begin to get fined.

FantasySharks | Oct 9th
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