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RB Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Summary

Charles put together what may have been his best all-around season in 2013, setting career highs in receptions (70), receiving yards (693) and touchdowns (19). After three out of four seasons as a fantasy RB1, Charles finished 2013 as THE RB1 with 382 PPR fantasy points. That's more fantasy points than any running back has scored since Arian Foster in 2010, and Charles sat out week 17 with a playoff spot secured. Charles actually saw his carries slightly decrease in 2013, but he saw a huge uptick in the passing game. He was targeted 104 times, 40 more than he'd ever seen before. Maybe more importantly, Charles was unleashed in the red zone. All but 5 of his 19 touchdowns came from inside the 10 yard line. In fact, he had more red zone touchdowns (15) last season than he had in career coming into 2013 (14). Charles is a rare all-purpose back that should continue to see high usage in both the running and passing game while also being featured close to the goal line. (August 4)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4
Overall Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5
RB Redraft PPR - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3
Overall Redraft PPR - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4
RB Dynasty - 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 6
Overall Dynasty - 11, 7, 10, 29

Stats and Projections

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2011 KC 2 12 83 0 6 5 9 1
2012 KC 16 284 1513 5 49 36 236 1
2013 KC 15 259 1287 12 104 70 693 7 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 255 * * 59 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 245 * * 65 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 285 * * 75 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 257 * * 72 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 1
RB: 1
Overall-PPR: 1
RB-PPR: 1

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Footballguys Articles

AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
Using Running Back Tiers as a Tool for Waiting on the Position
  Matt Harmon - August 14
What if Jamaal Charles is lost for the season?
  Heath Cummings - August 9
Faceoff: Discussing the 1.02 Pick
  FBG Staff - July 2
Top 200 (PPR) with Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - August 20
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review August 20
  Mark Wimer - August 20
The Gut Check No.299: RB and TE Drop Rates
  Matt Waldman - June 30
Perfect Draft - 12 Team PPR
  David Dodds - August 18
How to Value the Playoffs and Complex Player Situations
  Steve Buzzard - August 11
The Gut Check No.307: Upside Down Draft Update
  Matt Waldman - August 11

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Latest News

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles injury update (Mon Aug 18, 12:16 PM) - Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) suffered a bruised foot when he twisted it after practice, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles sat out of the Week 2 preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers as a precautionary measure, Reid said.

Our View: This sounds like a minor issue for Charles. Fantasy owners should still be taking him off the board with the first or second overall pick in their fantasy drafts.
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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles sitting (Sun Aug 17, 05:41 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) will not play in the second preseason game due to a bruised foot. RB Knile Davis will start in his place.

Our View: There's no outward indication that this is any more than a precaution. Remember the Jamaal Charles injury scare last summer? That was no reason to avoid him and this isn't either.
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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't be scaled back (Sun Aug 10, 06:23 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' workload won't be scaled back by the team. Head coach Andy Reid said he's comfortable if Charles receives 320 touches for the third straight year, in large part because of the way Charles takes care of his body.

Our View: Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief here. Charles put together what may have been his best all-around season in 2013, setting career highs in receptions (70), receiving yards (693) and touchdowns (19)--and oh yeah, he rushed 259 times for 1,287 yards.
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2014 Schedule

1vs Tennessee Titans
2@ Denver Broncos
3@ Miami Dolphins
4vs New England Patriots
5@ San Francisco 49ers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ San Diego Chargers
8vs St. Louis Rams
9vs New York Jets
10@ Buffalo Bills
11vs Seattle Seahawks
12@ Oakland Raiders
13vs Denver Broncos
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Oakland Raiders
16@ Pittsburgh Steelers
17vs San Diego Chargers