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RB Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Quick fantasy outlook: Jamaal Charles has consistently been a fantasy RB1 when he's been healthy but that health came into concern on 8/12 when he limped off the practice field. The team has classified the injury as a sprained foot, and Head Coach Andy Reid did not seem concerned after practice. However, there are rumblings that the Chiefs are more concerned than they're letting on and foot injuries for running backs can linger. Charles is a home-run hitter whose long runs have helped support a 5.8 yard-per-carry average over his career, the best in NFL history. In 2013 he figures to have a better offense, with Andy Reid and Alex Smith replacing Romeo Crennel and Matt Cassel. Charles should get as many touches as he can handle, and with Reid's affinity for the screen game he'll likely be more involved in the passing game than he's ever been. The one negative for Charles has been his lack of success in the red zone. Last season he had just two scores inside the 20, with the closest of those being from twelve yards out. That figure probably won't hold up as Charles had six redzone scores in 2010, but he will never be a touchdown machine. Another concern is the changes to the offensive line. While the Chiefs' line in 2012 was nothing special, rookie Eric Fisher has some big shoes to fill replacing Eric Winston in the run game. If Fisher is as good a run-blocker as Winston was, Charles may be in line for a career year.

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