Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 199 lbsAge: 31College: TexasDrafted: #73 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
13th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #131
Best / Worst #87 / #213
ADP #102


Jamaal Charles to sit out of team drills at minicamp

Denver Broncos beat writer Jeff Legwold is reporting Jamaal Charles (knee) will not participate in team drills at this week's mandatory minicamp.

Fantasy Impact

Charles, who is still removing from a pair of knee surgeries from last season, will be held out of team drills at minicamp this week. However, the injury-plagued rusher is fully expected to participate in individual work off to the side. Currently, Charles' availability for the start of training camp remains up in the air. If Charles can make a full recovery and if his health remains intact, he could cut into presumed starter C.J. Anderson's workload in 2017. But if he suffers a setback, it wouldn't be surprising if the Broncos elect to move on from him before the start of the season.

Jamaal Charles says he can be 'the man' in Broncos backfield

Jamaal Charles believes he can be "the man" in the Broncos backfield this upcoming season.

Fantasy Impact

Charles is on the wrong side of 30 and still hasn't been cleared for full-speed in practice. The Broncos will be cautious with Charles, and have a stable of running backs that are sure to get a share of the workload this season. C.J. Anderson is still expected to lead the running back duties in Denver, and the Broncos will want to see more out of Devontae Booker in his sophomore season. Charles could provide the Broncos with great value as a change-of-pace back if he remains healthy. Unfortunately, that role won't provide Charles with much value from a fantasy football perspective.

Brian Piazzi3 weeks ago
Jamaal Charles 'close to full speed'

Denver Broncos beat writer Mike Klis is reporting running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is "doing some cutting" and is running "close to full speed" at OTAs.

Fantasy Impact

Charles, who is recovering from multiple knee surgeries, is participating in OTAs in a limited capacity -- he has yet to wear his helmet or participate in any team drills. Although any participation is progress for the 30-year-old rusher, his health remains a huge question mark moving forward. Charles is currently slated as Denver's No. 2 running back behind C.J. Anderson, but reports suggest that there is an open competition for the starting job.

Jamaal Charles could return for training camp

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told the media that the timetable for running back Jamaal Charles (knee) to return to football activities is training camp.

Fantasy Impact

Charles, Denver's newest addition to their backfield, is still recovering from his knee injury that sidelined him for all but eight games in the past two seasons. Per Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, the 30-year-old running back will "rehab and get healthy through OTAs" while targeting a training camp return. If his health gets back on track, Charles will compete with C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker for the team's starting running back job for the 2017 season.

Jamaal Charles has 50/50 chance of making Broncos final roster?

Lead Broncos writer Mike Klis of 9 News Denver believes that running back Jamaal Charles as a "50/50" chance of making Denver's final 53-man roster.

Fantasy Impact

Denver signed Charles to a low-risk one-year deal for a reason. Charles will be on the wrong side of 30 this season and is returning from multiple knee surgeries. Even if he remains healthy and makes the final roster, the Denver backfield will be a crowded one. Lead back C.J. Anderson, second year back Devontae Booker, and the newly drafted De'Angelo Henderson out of Coastal Carolina are all expected to be in the mix for playing time this season. This is looking more and more like a full-blown running back by committee. If he makes the final roster, Charles is a late-round gamble in the fantasy landscape.

Brian Piazzi4 weeks ago