RB Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs
|5-11, 200||Born: 12-27-1986||College: Texas||Drafted: Round 3|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 15): Charles suffered an ankle injury on Sunday, and was forced out of the game. Xrays for a break on Sunday were negative, which is an encouraging sign. On Monday, the team announced that Charles has a high ankle sprain which is usually a multi week injury. "It doesn't look to be -- and these things take time -- but it doesn't look to be a real severe one," coach Andy Reid said of Charles' ankle injury, "but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain. What does that mean? We'll see here."
General News (Fri Sep 19): partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this weekend. Charles ran light patterns and caught passes with the receivers and running backs after warming up Friday. Knile Davis took the first snap of practice with the starting offense, but Charles took the next two snaps.
General News (Thu Sep 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice. Charles took part in the early portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Sept. 18, and his availability in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins is unknown. He went through warm-ups and was then tended to by a trainer before joining the running back drills. Charles did a drill that involved cutting through cones to catch a pass, and he didn't appear to have any problems.
General News (Wed Sep 17): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Tue Sep 16): On Monday, the team announced that Charles has a high ankle sprain which is usually a multi week injury. "It doesn't look to be -- and these things take time -- but it doesn't look to be a real severe one," coach Andy Reid said of Charles' ankle injury, "but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain. What does that mean? We'll see here."
Week 3: at Miami Dolphins
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Jamaal Charles is likely out of this game due to a high ankle sprain, so look for Knile Davis to headline for K.C. at Miami. He posted 22/79/2 rushing and 6/26/0 receiving at Denver last week, going over 100 yards combined in relief of the injured Charles. With only Cyrus Gray healthy behind him, it'll be Davis or nobody this week at Miami. The Dolphins average 101 rushing yards allowed per game this year (13th in the NFL) with one rushing score surrendered through two games. Buffalo had 33/113/0 rushing against Miami last week on the way to a 29-10 win over the Dolphins. Davis has a neutral matchup this week against the so-so Dolphins' defensive front.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 1 vs TEN (7 / 19 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)
Charles had 3 touches on the team's first drive and only 8 more over the next 56 minutes. The Titans were clearly keying on Charles early in the game and Andy Reid may have outsmarted himself by trying to use Charles as a decoy. He admitted that Charles' 7 carries were a mistake on his part. The offensive line didn't help Charles at all but he still looked good when he got even a little bit of space. It was rare for the first man to take him down, but due to inefficiencies in the blocking he often saw 2-3 defenders before he had a chance to get to the second level.
2014 Week 2 vs DEN (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Charles left the game at the 9:29 mark with a high ankle sprain. His leg bent under him and he hobbled off on his own power. No timetable has been given for his return.
Latest NewsChiefs | Jamaal Charles ruled out (Sun Sep 21, 03:04 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) has been declared inactive for Week 3. Our View: Knile Davis gets the start and he is a solid RB2 with RB1 upside.
link to story Chiefs | Week 3 Inactives (Sun Sep 21, 02:59 PM) - The Kansas City Chiefs have declared SS Eric Berry, RB Jamaal Charles, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, QB Aaron Murray, DE Damion Square, RB De'Anthony Thomas, WR Albert Wilson inactive for Week 3. Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not expected to go (Sun Sep 21, 09:37 AM) - Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is not expecting to play Sunday, Sept. 21, but he will test his ankle on in pre-game warm-ups. RB Knile Davis would be the starter if Charles doesn't suit up. Our View: Consider Davis a solid RB2, with some risk that Charles plays after all. Because of the late game start, you will have to take a leap of faith either way. Playing Charles is not advised unless you have no other choice.
link to story Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could play (Sun Sep 21, 09:28 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) has a real chance to play Sunday, Sept. 21, and will be a game-time decision. Charles has more of a bruise than a high ankle sprain. link to story Chiefs | Jamaal Charles splits reps (Sat Sep 20, 12:23 AM) - Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles (ankle) and Knile Davis split first-team reps in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Davis was the running back for the first snap of practice, and then Charles took the next two snaps. Our View: Officially, Charles was listed as a limited participant. He spent time running some light pass patterns and caught passes with the rest of the team's receivers and backs. This complicates things for fantasy owners. Both are RB3s at this time.
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