Jamaal Charles
Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

Kansas City Chiefs
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Mon, Jul 4th 11:04am EDT
Kansas City managed to run for over 2,000 yards behind Eric Fisher and a supurb offensive line even with Charles shelved for injury. Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware did a very fine job, but as you know, their talent is inferior to Charles. Imagine what he could accomplish in 2016 if he manages to remain healthy.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told the media that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Chicago Bears. (Source: Terez Paylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is no surprise that Charles will not play against the Bears. He was activated from the PUP list last week and was just recently a full participant in practice. There is a good chance that Charles sits out the preseason finale as well, however, he is expected to be a full-go for Week 1 of the regular season.

Category: Injury Updates

During Tuesday's practice, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) "worked in full-team drills for the first time" since being activated from the PUP list. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Charles was a full participant in practice for the first time since returning from the PUP list. Earlier in the week, head coach Andy Reid weighed in on if Charles would play in the preseason stating "only if I feel they are right." Even if the veteran rusher does not suit up in exhibition play, his outlook for Week 1 of the regular season is promising.

Category: Injury Updates

WalterFootball | Aug 26th
The last time Charles tore his ACL, he came back the next season and rushed for 1,509 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Of course, he was 26 years old then, and now he'll be 30 going into this coming season, but this man has never had a season where he averaged less than five yards per carry! And in 2015, he was still dominant, with 541 total yards and five touchdowns through five games. Will he be the same player at 30 years old, coming off a torn ACL? I can't answer that, but how about a player who averages 4.5 yards per carry instead of five-plus? That's not the same player, but it's a pretty darn good one, and this Kansas City team is also pretty darn good. These Chiefs are well-balanced, and they'll continue to get him touches and scoring opportunities. So, I'm still on board until he shows me I shouldn't be
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
In 2015, Jamaal Charles tore his ACL and played in only 5 games. Now at the age of 30, he has resumed a running program, but did not participate in OTAs. He expects to be ready for training camp and is on schedule to be the week 1 starter. He will be one of the highest risk/reward players drafted in round 1 of 2016 fantasy football league drafts. Looking at his 2 year average prior to his injury last season: 15 games played, 232.5 rushing attempts, 1,163 rushing yards, 5.0 yards per carry, and 16.5 TDs. For 2016, I have projected Jamaal Charles for 1,129 rushing yards and 13 total TDs. Jamaal Charles is on track for week 1 after tearing his right ACL in 2015. This is his 2nd torn ACL in the last 5 years as he also tore his ACL in 2011. There are rumors of retirement and one would expect him to walk away from the game if another injury occurs. I see the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff using both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, which will reduce overall and goal-line carries for Charles. All of this adds up to fewer fantasy points for Charles this season.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 10th
Will step right back in as an every week RB1
The NY Times | Aug 10th
2nd season ending injury in the last 5 years and age 30 season legitimate concerns. Begins on active PUP.
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 21st
KC went 10-1 with capable backup RBs West and Ware after Charles tore ACL in Week 5, so even if he gets back to full health by Week 1, have to expect Chiefs to curb JC's workload in '16
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 20th
Charles turns 30-years-old in December, but Liz Loza believes he’ll continue to dominate the fantasy scene. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)This week’s edition of Spin Doctors brings you another backfield battle. Fantasy forecasters Liz Loza and Brad Evans examine the merits of Jamaal Charles and Mark Ingram. Loza gives the edge to the Chief. Evans, on the other hand, is throwing be...
Dynasty Football Warehouse | Jul 8th
Always has a high ceiling. Could slide on draft day.
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Another knee injury is scaring me a bit when it comes to Charles, but he still has the talent and role to be a huge fantasy force
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Charles suffered his torn ACL early enough in the season that he should be ready for Week 1 in 2016. I would be concerned that RB Charcandrick West and RB Spencer Ware could steal carries from him, but Charles should be the lead back in the rotation.