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RB Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Summary

Dual threat extraordinaire Jamaal Charles is an elite RB1 with the potential to be the number one RB in fantasy. Charles is the engine that runs the Chiefs offense and it will remain that way as long as he stays healthy. He has the potential to break a big play at any moment, strong pass catching ability and an all-time great YPC rate. Despite battling his share of ailments last year, Charles finished last season as the number 7 RB. Charles has acknowledged that the minor injuries may have held him back last year, a possible red flag on wear and tear - but if he can avoid them this year, he offers an incredibly high ceiling. If the passing attack and OL improve as expected, he will have no trouble exceeding 2014 totals and potentially have the finest season of his career at age 28. Charles is a guaranteed first round pick and deserves serious consideration as the first player taken overall. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 7, 8, 8
Overall Redraft - 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 8, 10, 10, 15, 16
RB Redraft PPR - 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 8, 8
Overall Redraft PPR - 4, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 16
RB Dynasty - 8, 4, 5, 9, 9, 10
Overall Dynasty - 28, 12, 20, 36, 40, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 KC 16 284 1513 5 49 36 236 1
2013 KC 15 259 1287 12 104 70 693 7 2
2014 KC 15 206 1033 9 59 40 291 5 3
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 240 * * 42 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 231 * * 45 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 225 * * 53 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 245 * * 49 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 3
RB: 3
Overall-PPR: 2
RB-PPR: 1

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