Charles has improved his diet and is at 204 pounds currently. The all-purpose back wants to play another six years and is in a good position to do so, even if some of that time is in a reduced role. He has another two years on his contract with the Chiefs. (Source: Kansas City Star)
Fantasy Impact: His ADP is currently at No. 3 overall and well worth it in Andy Reid's offense.
Jamaal Charles carried the ball 13 times for 52 yds (4.2 YPC), adding just 8 yds on two receptions.
Fantasy Impact: Charles tailed off big time as the season dwindled down and his injuries piled up. He lost some work to Knile Davis and generally struggled in Kansas City's last three games when they were fighting for a playoff spot. A "down" year, Charles finished with over 1,200 yds and 14 total TDs. Charles will be 28 entering next season, still entrenched in the workhorse role for the Chiefs, but with a good amount of risk. Still, he is a high volume player with a ton of talent on a pretty good team, and will be a locked in top 5 pick next season in fantasy drafts.
Jamaal Charles is active for Sunday's tilt against San Diego.
Fantasy Impact: Charles has been nicked up over the last few weeks, now battling ankle and hamstring injuries. He was limited in practice all week, but look for him to have a huge workload here. Last year in Daniel's only start, Charles had 81 yds and 2 TDs.
Jamaal Charles was limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. (Source: kcchiefs.com)
Fantasy Impact: Charles' injury doesn't appear to be serious and it's hard to imagine the Chiefs would hold him out while still in the playoff hunt. Still, his status for Sunday should be monitored and confirmed before Sunday's game. If for some reason Charles doesn't play, Knile Davis becomes a must start in all formats and a very good play in daily leagues.
The Steelers possess the ball a league high 33 minutes per game. Andy Reid said that to counter the Steelers high caliber offense, they want to turn the tables and keep them on the sideline as much as possible by winning the time of possession battle. (Source: kcchiefs.com)
Fantasy Impact: This is reassuring for Jamaal Charles owners. Lately Charles hasn't been getting the touches that owners are accustomed to but it seems Reid is hinting at a heavy workload for the versatile back this week. The Chief's season is on the line so you can expect them to get the ball to their most dynamic play maker as often as possible.
Jamaal Charles (knee/ankle) is officially listed as probable for the Chiefs Week 16 match up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Charles was a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday after being limited on Wednesday. (Source: KCChiefs.com)
Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles looks to get back in the end zone is Week 16 after being held without a score for the first time since returning from a high ankle sprain in Week 4. As the team leader in rushing and receiving touchdowns, Charles is always a top five fantasy RB. The Steelers have allowed opposing RBs to score the 12th fewest fantasy points per game, but look for Charles to once again be the main focus of the offense during fantasy championship week and to be a top five back once again.
Although the Chiefs came away with a victory, Jamaal Charles had a slow day rushing 12 times for 52 yards, while adding one reception for one yard. Charles was held out of the end zone for the first time since returning from injury in Week 4.
Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles owners have to be a little disappointed with his performance during the fantasy playoffs. He mustered up just 5 points in standard formats. Knile Davis vultured a touchdown from Charles after he got the offense down inside the five yard line. The Chiefs head to Pittsburgh last week to take on the Steelers and I'd expect Charles to be back to his normal self for the fantasy championship weekend.
As the probable tag suggested, Jamaal Charles is active for Week 15 against the Raiders. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: There is not much to say except start Jamaal Charles. The Raiders are not strong against the run and Charles is far and beyond the Chiefs biggest offensive weapon as he leads the team in rushing touchdowns and receiving touchdowns. He is a top five RB this week and every week.
Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) put in a full day of work at practice on Friday and coach Andy Reid said he will have full use of Charles come Sunday. (Source: Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: While there was some concern about Jamaal Charles not being available for Sunday's game against the Raiders, it appears it was never really in doubt. The Raiders are allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing backs on the season which makes for a great match up for Charles. Although the match up is favorable, Charles has not had the most success against Oakland, averaging his lowest YPC (4.06) against any team he has more the 50 career rushes against. That should not be a deterrent though as he is the Chiefs main offensive weapon and will get his touches, in both the running game and as a receiver. He is a top five RB, as he is every week.
Jamaal Charles returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis, making it more likely he will be available on Sunday against the Raiders. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Jamaal Charles owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief, for now. His return to practice, be it on a limited basis, is a great sign. The Raiders are giving up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing running backs on the year, making this a good match up for the Chiefs biggest offensive weapon. Just keep an eye out over the next few days on his official status for the contest.
Jamaal Charles was held out of practice on Wednesday and underwent treatment on his sore knee and ankle. Coach Andy Reid said he believes Charles will be alright though. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: With most of use just two wins from the fantasy promise land, this is not great news for Jamaal Charles owners. Although coach Andy Reid does believe he will be ok, he also stated he feels comfortable with Knile Davis as his RB. Charles owners should jump on Davis right now just in case Charles can not go.
Jamaal Charles was dealing with a bruised knee following the Chiefs Week 13 match up. Following Sunday's loss to Arizona, Charles is dealing with a tender knee and an ankle issue according to coach Andy Reid. (Source: Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: As the road to the fantasy championship continues, we are talking about another Charles injury. The bruised knee was not an issue in Week 14 where Charles finished with 111 total yards and two scores. He takes on a Raiders defense in Week 15 who have allowed the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing backs. It's a fantastic match up for his owners. You should monitor him closely throughout the week and hope he is able to play at a high level on Sunday.
Jamaal Charles only had 10 carries, including a 63 yard touchdown run against the Cardinals, but added two catches for 20 yards and a score.
Fantasy Impact: Once again, Jamaal Charles was the Chiefs offense. He scored both the Chiefs touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. As always he is a top running back in both the real world and fantasy. Be confident with him in your lineup as your quest for the championship continues.
Charles (knee) was a full participant in practice all week. (Source: kcchiefs.com)
Fantasy Impact: Jamaal is ready to go for the final stretch of the season. With the Chiefs in the playoff hunt, you can expect them to get the ball in the hands of their best play maker as much as possible these last few weeks. Charles faces a tough Arizona run D this week, but regardless of the match-up you can expect the versatile running back to get his fair share of opportunities. Play him with confidence.
Jamaal Charles, who suffered a bruised knee in Sunday's loss to the Broncos, was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. (Source: Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: While the knee injury was definitely a scare, Jamaal Charles owners can breathe a sigh of relief. His full participation should alleviate any concerns over his availability for the Chiefs Week 14 match up with the Arizona Cardinals. While the Cardinals have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs, Charles is a must start just like he is every week.
Jamaal Charles suffered a bruised knee in the Chiefs loss to Broncos on Sunday. Coach Andy Reid stated in his press conference on Monday that he expects Charles to be available against Arizona in Week 14. (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: As the playoffs begin this week, the last thing fantasy owners want to hear is their number one pick has an injured knee. Luckily for Jamaal Charles owners the injury doesn't appear serious. In Week 14 he will go up against the Arizona Cardinals defense that has allowed the third fewest fantasy points to opposing backs. Regardless of the match up though, Charles is your man as long as he is able to play.
Jamaal Charles was held to just 35 rushing yards on 10 carries, his lowest rushing total since Week 2 when he injured his ankle. He was able to find the end on one of his four catches for 24 yards though.
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs struggled offensively for most the contest and Charles was never able to get in a rhythm. While the touchdown salvaged a decent fantasy day, Charles owners can not be thrilled with his performance as the playoffs approach. He will continue to be an RB1 going forward and his production should improve in the weeks ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamaal Charles saw a decline in overall fantasy points last season as Kansas City's offense took a step backward, and Charles had a few injuries that dropped him from 329 total touches to 246. That led to a subsequent drop in total yards from 1,980 to 1,324 and 19 scores to 14. Of course even with that drop, Charles was the seventh-best fantasy back in the league and still averaged five yards per carry. The addition of Jeremy Maclin and more reliance on tight end Travis Kelce should help open the offense up enough to keep Charles in the top-5 equation, and with his ability, it is hard not to once again like his ceiling due to his electric ability.
Jamaal Charles carries over the past 3 years have decreased from 285 to 259 to 206 last season, despite having the 10th overall offensive line in run percentage at 43.7%. Charles averaged 5.0 YPC which ranked him 4th overall in 2014. He ranked 13th in rushing yards last season with 1,033 yards. Charles is staying in great shape during the off season and is down to less than 205 pounds. The 28 year old would like to play another 6 seasons, but fantasy owners are happy that he is in great shape going into the 2015 season as he suffered from hamstring, ankle, and knee injuries last season. But He has been durable, starting 15 games in 6 of his past 7 seasons. Great in PPR formats with 5.01 YPC and the 7th best fantasy running back. To bolster their offensive line, the Chiefs drafted Mitch Morse, offensive guard from Missouri, which should help Charles and his run game.
I am thrilled to land any of the top 4 runners in this list, I just think that Charles has the chance to put together another monster season after they added a WR to relieve pressure but failed to find a decent complimentary RB.
Charles turns 29-years old in December, but he still has only 1,249 career carries. He should be good for another dominant fantasy season, thanks to his ability to catch the ball and break big plays. Charles has 110 receptions the last 2 seasons and is averaging 5.0 yards per carry.