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RB Jamaal Charles - Denver Broncos

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

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Charles had surgery on both knees when his 2016 ended after he suffered a meniscus injury in the same right knee that had ACL surgery after a season-ending injury in 2015. The team has said the goal is to have Charles on the field for training camp.

Summary

After the 2017 NFL draft, the Broncos decided to add more talent to their RB corps so they signed Jamaal Charles to a one-year deal. Charles has missed most of the last two years (only eight games played combined) due to a knee injury suffered in 2015. Last year Charles tried to play and didn't look anything like the player he used to be. With the Broncos, Charles has a chance to win the starting job as head coach Vance Joseph has said the RB position is an open competition. However, with his age and history of knee problems Charles might be better used as a change-of-pace back. If healthy, Charles can use his speed to attack a defense on screen passes or draw plays. In PPR leagues, Charles could have a Danny Woodhead-like role for the Broncos offense designed by Mike McCoy. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 55, 32, 43, 44, 48, 48, 49, 49, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 55, 32, 41, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58
RB Dynasty - 56, 42, 45, 49, 51, 57, 63, 74

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 KC 15 206 1033 9 59 40 291 5 3
2015 KC 5 71 364 4 30 21 177 1 2
2016 KC 3 12 40 1 3 2 14 0
2017 PROJ-Dodds 12 88 * * 27 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 11 90 * * 25 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 100 * * 32 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 66 * * 26 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 132
RB: 47
Overall-PPR: 149
RB-PPR: 50

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Latest News

Broncos | No team drills for Jamaal Charles (Tue Jun 13, 02:33 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not participate in team drills during the Broncos' three-day minicamp. He will do some work with his helmet on, however.

Our View: Charles has taken some handoffs during individual drills but that's it. He still thinks he can be 'the man' and Charles seems rather salty after the Chiefs let him go. If his knees hold up, we think Charles works best in a limited role as a change-of-pace back behind starter C.J. Anderson.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Los Angeles Chargers
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3@ Buffalo Bills
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