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RB Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs

5-11, 200Born: 12-27-1986College: TexasDrafted: Round 3

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

Week 17: vs San Diego Chargers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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13 vs DEN 10 35 0 6 4 24 1 0
14 at ARI 10 91 1 4 2 20 1 0
15 vs OAK 12 52 0 2 1 1 0 0
16 at PIT 9 29 0 7 5 48 0 1
17 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay 16 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 14 vs ARI (10 / 91 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)

Despite an injury scare Charles had another impressive outing. His 63 yard touchdown run in the first quarter was a thing of beauty. He took a toss off right tackle, cut back at just the right time, bounced off a linebacker, ran through an arm tackle and outran the defense to the house. Later in the quarter he had a major scare. He ran into the pile and was bent back over his own legs, losing the ball. The fumble call was reversed and Charles was able to return to the game in the second quarter. His next touch came on a swing pass that was just off the mark. Charles showed great hands to make the catch and even better vision to follow his blocking into the end zone for an 18 yard touchdown. Charles saw limited action after halftime. His only play of consequence in the second half was a dash around the edge on 3rd and 3. He timed his cutback perfectly and picked up 7 yards and a first down.

2014 Week 15 vs OAK (12 / 52 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Charles was clearly not 100% and saw his ankle and knee issues resurface. He also took a big hit in the 3rd quarter that scared his coaching staff enough to pull him off the field to test for a concussion. Charles lost a touchdown opportunity because of that. He returned for just one more touch before Andy Reid pulled him because the game was out of reach. Charles first five carries went for a meager ten yards as he really struggled to get going. He finally got loose halfway through the second quarter for a 15 yard run around the left edge, spurred by a great hesitation move in the backfield. On the next play he made two well-timed cut to pick up nine yards up the middle. That was largely the extent of Charles' success on the ground and he had even more trouble in the passing game including a bad drop with no defender around him.

2014 Week 16 vs PIT (9 / 29 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)

Charles picked up 16 yards on his first two touches but was largely shut down by the Steelers front seven and the game script. His 10 yard run off right tackle to start the game was vintage Charles with good vision and patience leading to a big gain. Charles was bottled up and banged up for much of the remainder of the first half. To add insult to injury he was stuffed on 4th and 1 in the red zone on the last offensive play of the half. The third quarter was uneventful for Charles outside of a costly fumble in Pittsburgh territory. He picked up 16 yards on a similar play early in the 4th quarter, stepping out of an ankle tackle and sprinting up the field. On the final drive Charles had two catches underneath for 23 yards that the Steelers were happy to allow as it kept the clock running. He also had a bad drop on a circle route.

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Latest News

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.

Our 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.

Our 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.

Our 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.

Our 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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Schedule

17vs San Diego Chargers