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Kansas City Chiefs

Position
RB
 
Jersey
25
Name  Jamaal Charles
Born  12/27/1986
Height  5-11
Weight  199
College  Texas
10/26/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a solid afternoon for fantasy owners.
Insight: He rushed the ball 13 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns, as well as hauling in four passes for an additional 44 yards. Kniles Davis took some production away from Charles, with 49 rushing yards and a touchdown as well. Charles will be a top-five back for the rest of the season.
 
10/23/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from Brandon Flower in Week 7, but it doesn't appear it will have a lasting effect.
Insight: Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a score, but on Tuesday admitted the blow had him seeing "light bulbs around my eyes" for a couple of plays. Coming from a guy who suffered a concussion in the Chiefs January playoff game its a concern. But for now keep starting him.
 
10/20/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles appears healthy and is back to running as we have come to expect from him.
Insight: Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a score. He wasn't involved in the passing game as much as we'd like, but he's returned to RB1 level.
 
10/6/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: After the big game against New England, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles looked average Sunday against the 49ers, rushing for just 80 yards on 15 carries and catching one ball for four yards.
Insight: Fantasy owners should have expected a more pedestrian game against a tough 49ers defense, so give San Francisco credit and move on.
 
Hot9/30/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles looked healthy and posted numbers to back it Monday night.
Insight: Charles did leave for a time with cramps, but returned to play some more. He rushed for 92 yards and a score and caught three balls for 16 yards and two more scores. Welcome back Jamaal.
 
9/29/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Monday night's game against the Patriots. UPDATE: It was just cramps. Charles is back on the sideline.
Insight: It looked like Charles was limping and grabbing his knee after scoring a third touchdown against the Patriots on Monday. There is no official report yet, but the running back went to the locker room. Charles rushed 14 times for 73 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in addition to his three touchdowns before he exited.
 
9/29/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) is officially actice Monday versus New England.
Insight: He was battling a high-ankle sprain, but got in limited practices throughout the week. Charles should not have any limitations. Fire him up as an RB1.
 
9/27/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was at practice again Saturday.
Insight: It's looking more and more like he'll be available for Monday night against New England. Start Charles and adjust Knile Davis down accordingly.
 
9/26/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was at practice against Friday.
Insight: Charles will get in one more practice Saturday and it's looking more and more like he'll be available for Monday night against New England. Adjust Knile Davis down accordingly.
 
9/25/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will have his role at practice expanded on Thursday.
Insight: This confirms for sure that Charles does not actually have a high-ankle sprain. His sprain is doing well enough for him to practice with his teammates, and it is definitely possible Charles plays on Monday.
 
9/21/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) is inactive for Week 3 against the Dolphins
Insight: It appears that Charles' injury is not a high ankle sprain as he practice some this week, but he will not play on Sunday. Running back Knile Davis will start at Miami.
 
9/19/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday in limited fashion and was limited again on Friday.
Insight: Although this is good news, that he's out there at all, there is still a reasonable chance that Charles will not play this week against the Dolphins. Charles owners should make a plan B as he's 50-50 at best..
 
9/18/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.
Insight: Charles participated in warmups, spent some time with the team trainer and then joined the position drills. Charles was even "cutting through cones." That would suggest that Charles does not have a high-ankle sprain at all. Although this is good news, there is still a reasonable chance that Charles will not play this week against the Dolphins. Charles owners should make a plan B.
 
9/15/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Kansas City star RB Jamaal Charles has the dreaded "high ankle sprain, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
Insight: High ankle sprains can vary, but fantasy owners should realistically figure 2-3 weeks. The Chiefs have a solid backup in Knile Davis who rushed 22 times for 79 yards and a pair of scores as Charles' replacement on Sunday and will carry the workload while Charles is sidelined.
 
9/14/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Early reports on Kansas City star RB Jamaal Charles' left ankle injury are that its been termed "mild" according to Jason La Canfora of CBS.
Insight: Charles will have an MRI on Sunday, but he's likely to miss at least one game. The Chiefs have a solid backup in Knile Davis who rushed 22 times for 79 yards and a pair of scores as Charles' replacement on Sunday.
 
9/14/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Kansas City star RB Jamaal Charles left Sunday's game in the first quarter due to a left ankle injury.
Insight: His return is questionable. The Chiefs have a solid backup in Knile Davis, but he's no Charles.
 
9/13/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: The Broncos defense expects Jamaal Charles to get "a lot of touches this week," according to denverbroncos.com
Insight: One would hope as Charles only touched the ball 11 times in Week 1. Chiefs coach Andy Reid admitted this week that was a mistake. The Denver defense looks better than last year but Charles is still a clear RB1 for Week 2.
 
9/8/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: On Monday, head coach Andy Reid admitted it was "negligence" to only give running back Jamaal Charles 11 touches in the Week 1 loss to the Titans.
Insight: It was nice to see a head coach take blame for something, especially in public, but it is still worrisome that feeding Charles the ball would not be Reid's No. 1 priority every week. Hopefully the mistake is corrected in Week 2, but with the Chiefs going to Denver, it might be hard to keep the game close enough to let Kansas City use Charles and the running game enough to satisfy fantasy owners.
 
8/21/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to Chiefs practice on Thursday.
Insight: Charles will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, but is in no danger of missing Week 1 of the season.
 
8/18/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is dealing with a bruised foot, according to ESPN.com. He suffered the injury while moving out of the players' dorm at Missouri Western State University.
Insight: "He came down a grassy slope there and just kind of rolled his foot over on the curb," coach Andy Reid said. "We're optimistic about it. Initially there was some concern. He had all the stuff done on it, the X-rays, the MRIs and all that done on it. Everything is clear." Charles sat out the second preseason game and he may miss the third as well, but he should be fine for Week 1.
 

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