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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles taking week off    Thu Jun 18, 04:54 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will be taking a week off from football now that minicamp is over. Following the hiatus, Charles will begin an intense workout regimen. Charles said he would try to come back early and work with the Chief's strength and conditioning coach to get more in shape and back in the groove.

Footballguys view: All players get away before the start of training camp. The best ones come back early to begin training before the dog days of August. Even with better weapons in the passing game, the Chiefs offense is all about Charles. Fantasy owners should look at him as a top-5 pick once again this year.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles plans on playing a while    Sun Jun 14, 07:08 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will turn 29 by the end of the 2015 season, but he said he has no plans on slowing down and wants to play another six years. '(The game) has changed,' Charles said. 'They've got all kinds of technology now, all kinds of medicine people have come up with to stay healthy.'

Footballguys view: Running backs seem to have much shorter career arcs than they used to. Charles can shoulder a smaller workload (around 210 carries) and still produce as an effective starting running back for the Chiefs. That plus his all-purpose skill set could have him sticking around in the NFL longer than some would expect. Charles could play six more seasons, even if towards the end of his career he became more of a change-of-pace back.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon compared to Jamaal Charles    Fri Jun 12, 10:47 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has been compared to Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles by multiple teammates because of his size, speed and patience.

Footballguys view: Yeah, we're not buying that comparison--the same one that was tossed around in the pre-draft process. His acceleration is Charles-like, but the rookie needs to be more decisive as a runner. Almost 20 percent of his carries (19.2) were stopped for a loss or no gain in college. Instead of dancing behind the line of scrimmage (or bouncing too many runs outside), Gordon needs to learn how to take what the defense gives him at the pro level. Gordon's speed and starter's workload make him an attractive option for fantasy owners looking for a RB2.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles wants team to address OL    Mon Apr 20, 07:23 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles wants the team to address the offensive line situation in the upcoming NFL Draft. Charles told media 'it was challenging last year playing with guys... some got hurt, some got suspended. So it was hard playing. I never knew how crucial it was to my career that I needed linemen.'

Footballguys view: Message! We'll see if the Chiefs respond to their superstars request. Charles barely rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, but he still was able to average 5.0 yards per carry. With improved offensive line play, we could see Charles produce more like he did in 2012 when he finished with over 1,500 yards on the ground.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles active    Sun Dec 28, 12:15 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) is active for the team's Week 17 game.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles questionable    Fri Dec 26, 04:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Charles will be relied upon heavily with Chase Daniel in at quarterback, but he hasn't been a strong fantasy play since Week 14, so his daily fantasy price might not be justified.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited    Thu Dec 25, 07:16 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chiefs did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited    Wed Dec 24, 06:20 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to play    Fri Dec 19, 05:01 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 19, and is probable for Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles fully practices    Thu Dec 18, 05:33 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Footballguys view: One of the few preseason top ten draft picks which has paid off, Charles should carry you to some great points this week in your RB1 slot. While we aren't so sure the Chiefs will beat the Steelers, we are confident that Charles will put you in good position to win your matchup.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited Wednesday    Wed Dec 17, 06:37 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs are wisely being cautious with their superstar runner here. He should be able to practice fully by Friday at the latest.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to have full load    Sat Dec 13, 04:15 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) is expected to have a full workload Sunday, Dec. 14, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Assuming he's OK, Charles is a no-brainer start for fantasy owners for his game against Oakland. Not only do we see him as an RB1, we see him as potentially one of the top five backs for this week.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles probable for Week 15    Fri Dec 12, 04:58 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.

Footballguys view: It sounds like there is no reason to worry about Charles condition or workload entering his Week 15 tilt against the Raiders. Charles had five touchdowns in Week 15 against the Raiders last year.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited Thursday    Thu Dec 11, 06:01 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: Assuming Charles plays, we see RB1 numbers in his future but we want you to be careful here and keep an eye on his practice reps the next few days.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to practice    Thu Dec 11, 12:41 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Chiefs here. Charles has been a bit banged up, but we're more concerned with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid's usage of Charles. It always seems to be a bit lighter than necessary. Hopefully Reid figures it out and starts using Charles early and often.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not practicing     Wed Dec 10, 12:46 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Footballguys view: Charles is getting some much-needed rest here. We should see him practice fully on Friday at the latest. He's a must-start each and every week.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles dealing with injuries    Mon Dec 8, 01:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, knee) is dealing with a swollen knee and an ankle injury, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: This is not the news fantasy owners want to hear. Charles was able to play through being banged up in Week 14, and he had a great game. We'll likely see him limited during the week of practice as he continues to deal with these nagging injuries.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles checks back in    Sun Dec 7, 05:06 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) checked back into the game late in the second quarter of the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Footballguys view: Charles promptly scored a touchdown on a catch-and-run play in the red zone. He's fine.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles questionable to return    Sun Dec 7, 04:51 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was taken back to the locker room and he is questionable to return to the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles on the sidelines    Sun Dec 7, 04:38 PM

Updating a previous injury, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is on the sidelines talking to a training staff member. He has been jogging and appears to be stretching his ankle area.

Footballguys view: Charles got bent back in a pile and went to the ground on his way off of the field. He was trying to run the injury off, but eventually left for the locker room. There has been no official announcement about his injury yet.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles suffers injury    Sun Dec 7, 04:32 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (undisclosed) suffered an injury in the first quarter of the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles listed as probable    Fri Dec 5, 04:53 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 14.

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  Chiefs | More touches for Jamaal Charles?    Fri Dec 5, 12:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had just 14 touches (10 runs, four catches) in the team's Week 13 loss to the Denver Broncos, and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson realizes that the team needs to put the ball in Charles' hands more often to close out the season. Charles' 35 rushing yards against the Broncos was his lowest total of the year since Week 2 when he was injured. "We as a staff, and me as a coordinator, I have to allow him to touch the football as often as we can," Pederson said. "You look at the stat sheet and look at the targets and the number of touches that guys get, and then you go back and say, 'Oh, I wish I would have done this or I wish I would have done that, or more of this or less of that,' after the game, win or lose.'

Footballguys view: Something like the 40+ that DeMarco Murray got last night would make Charles owners very happy. Against the stiff Cardinals defense, he might need a higher volume to deliver on his RB1 ranking and price tag in the first week of the playoffs.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles does all drills    Thu Dec 4, 06:47 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.

Footballguys view: Great news for Charles and his fantasy owners here. Start him as you normally would (RB1).

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices in full    Wed Dec 3, 05:27 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Footballguys view: Charles had an issue with the knee last week, which is something you never want to hear about your RB1 heading into the fantasy playoffs, but it sounds like it is nothing to worry about. He's got a tough matchup at Arizona, but you can't bench him.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to be fine    Mon Dec 1, 01:18 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to be ready to play in Week 14 after dealing with some swelling in his knee during the team's Week 13 game.

Footballguys view: Charles didn't do much against the Broncos on Sunday night. The team should make him a larger emphasis in the game plan going forward. The Chiefs came out passing against the Broncos, and Charles only received 10 carries in Week 13.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles a full go    Thu Nov 13, 06:51 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder, elbow) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 13.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices in full    Wed Nov 12, 10:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (elbow, shoulder) was able to practice in full Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Footballguys view: It's a tough matchup against the Seahawks, but Charles is a must-start every week.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will play in Week 9    Fri Oct 31, 04:44 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the New York Jets.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices in full    Thu Oct 30, 05:15 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 30.

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   Chiefs | Jamaal Charles a full go    Wed Oct 29, 06:21 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Footballguys view: Charles is good to go for fantasy owners in Week 9. The Chiefs should be able to have their way with the Jets, so behind Charles we like Knile Davis as a 'what the heck' flex.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will practice    Thu Oct 23, 12:51 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (head) will participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 23, and the team does not plan on adding him to their injury report.

Footballguys view: What an odd story. He was never looked at on the sidelines but what he described on the radio earlier this week sounded like a concussion. Whatever the reality of it, it seems like he has moved through protocol quickly and should be ready to go. He's a top five RB1 option this week.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles showed concussion symptoms    Wed Oct 22, 02:15 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (concussion) showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 7, according to trainer Rick Burkholder. However, Charles said he was never checked, and he said after the game that the hit was no big deal. He changed his tune after the game: 'It definitely hurt,' Charles said. 'A couple plays later, I just (saw) this light buzz around my eyes and I was trying to catch 'em. But I was like, 'Let's get the ball and run again.'' Charles had other concussion symptoms, as well, but didn't think he had a concussion. He was cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Oct. 21, and was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, but the team will continue to monitor him.

Footballguys view: Um, the Chiefs had better keep an eye on Charles here. He's clearly the best player on the roster, and Charles is one of the best backs in all of football. We're happy that Andy Reid didn't have to apologize (again) for not using Charles enough. Charles was a big reason why the Chiefs were able to beat the Chargers in Week 7.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles cleared to practice    Wed Oct 22, 01:41 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (concussion) was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, but the team will continue to monitor him throughout the week.

Footballguys view: Charles had concussion-like symptoms after a big hit in the game against the San Diego Chargers last week. He should be good for Week 8.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles finding room to run    Tue Oct 7, 09:56 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has averaged more than five yards per carry in each of the past two games, and offensive line coach Doug Pederson said improved play from the offensive line has helped boost the rushing attack.

Footballguys view: Charles ranks 6th in the NFL with a healthy average of 3.57 yards per rush before contact. The league average is 2.53 yards before contact per rush so far in 2014. That shows the offensive line is doing a good job of opening holes for the superstar runner.

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  Chiefs | Andy Reid regrets play-calling decisions    Tue Oct 7, 12:36 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles didn't touch the ball on any of the team's final 10 plays of their Week 5 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and head coach Andy Reid regrets his play-calling decisions down the stretch. The Chiefs failed to convert on a third and short early in the fourth quarter, electing to pass instead of run with Charles.

Footballguys view: What's going on Andy? He messed up the gameplane and playcalling in the Week 1 blowout loss (at home) against the Tennessee Titans. Does some coach need to remind him how awesome Jamaal Charles is? Something needs to be fixed here, because these Reid apologies are wearing thin.

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  Chiefs | Coach talks Jamaal Charles' workload    Mon Oct 6, 03:04 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles received a limited amount of touches in Week 5, because the offense only ran 15 plays in the second half of the game, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Charles can get a large workload--and he will moving forward--provided the Chiefs can possess the ball for a reasonable amount of time. They'll work on that stuff during the Week 6 bye.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles probable    Fri Oct 3, 05:53 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 3, and is listed as probable for Week 5.

Footballguys view: Charles is back to his RB1 status...thanks Andy Reid! His return has made Knile Davis more of a flex play each week.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited again    Thu Oct 2, 06:03 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: Not a huge concern here. Charles was limited with the same ankle injury last week, and he still played against the Patriots in Week 4. We're expecting him to be on the field for a normal workload against the 49ers in Week 5.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in practice    Wed Oct 1, 05:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles cramping up    Mon Sep 29, 10:03 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (cramps) was taken to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 4 game against the New England Patriots, and it is believed he cramped up on his touchdown reception. Charles has three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving).

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles looking good    Mon Sep 29, 09:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) had a strong first half in Week 4 against the New England Patriots. At halftime, he has 10 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown, while also added one catch for five yards and a score.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles active for MNF    Mon Sep 29, 07:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is active for the Week 4 game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles probable    Sat Sep 27, 05:10 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 4. He was limited in practice again Saturday, Sept. 27.

Footballguys view: If Charles is playing he has to be in your lineup. The problem is, you have a Monday night game, leaving you few options (if you don't have Knile Davis) if he is deactivated. If Charles is out, Davis becomes an RB1/RB2 play but if Charles plays, he's too risky to play. Charles should put up top ten fantasy RB numbers - assuming they use him properly.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited again    Fri Sep 26, 05:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited for the second straight day in practice Friday, Sept. 26.

Footballguys view: Charles appears to be on track to play on Monday night, but monitor the Saturday practice report. Ideally, you'll have Charles and Knile Davis and be able to play the starter on Monday night, but if you only have Charles, treat him as a low RB1, and if you only have Davis, you probably have to go forward as if he'll be the backup against New England.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited    Thu Sep 25, 06:12 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles likely will play    Thu Sep 25, 01:39 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) likely will be able to play in Week 4, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Charles has a good matchup and he's a borderline Top 10 fantasy Rb this week. If he's active, get him in your lineup.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles increasing reps    Thu Sep 25, 10:43 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) will have his role expanded in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Footballguys view: Good news for Charles owners, not so much for Knile Davis owners. Charles will likely start which means Davis is going to the bench. Charles will be a borderline RB1 this week.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to return to practice    Mon Sep 22, 06:05 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) will 'most likely' return to practice this week after sitting out in Week 3, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City has an extra day off this week while preparing for their Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to monitor this situation closely. If Charles can practice later in the week, the chances are good that he'll play in Week 4. Charles practiced on a limited basis on both Thursday and Friday last week, but he did not play.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles ruled out    Sun Sep 21, 03:04 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) has been declared inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Knile Davis gets the start and he is a solid RB2 with RB1 upside.

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