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RB Jamaal Charles - Jacksonville Jaguars

5-11, 200Born: 12-27-1986College: TexasDrafted: Round 3, pick 2008

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General News (Fri Oct 12): said he hopes to bring "big plays" to the Jacksonville offense. "When they see me, I want to give a boost, get them hyped, get them excited that I am here and be a spark to the fire that is going to make a flame," Charles said.

Week 6: at Dallas Cowboys

All RB vs DAL

FBG says: Neutral matchup. At the moment, the Jaguars simply can't count on Leonard Fournette. Between his long-nagging ankle/foot woes and his recurring hamstring issue, Fournette's body simply isn't cooperating with his NFL plans. He'll almost certainly sit this Sunday, leaving T.J. Yeldon as the workhorse again. Yeldon is serviceable in the lead role, averaging 4.37 yards per rush this season. But he's not nearly the powerful grinder Fournette is, nor does he boast the same breakaway speed. Owner of a career 4.04 mark, Yeldon is somewhat of a plodder unless escorted into the open field. The dip is certainly felt in this offense - It's why Blake Bortles keeps throwing 50+ passes in these games. The team would love to have Fournette's game-controlling ability back as soon as possible. Yeldon projects decently week-to-week, but rarely as a world-beater, especially behind a banged-up offensive line that just lost its second left tackle of the young season. Change-of-pace back Corey Grant went on injured reserve this week, leaving only new signee Jamaal Charles as backfield depth. Charles is a big name, but looked gassed last year and likely won't get much run. Yeldon will have plenty of opportunity Sunday, assuming game flow, but his level efficiency will be anyone's guess. The Dallas run defense is simply a different unit without oft-injured middle linebacker Sean Lee. Dating back to last season, they've allowed opposing runners just 3.55 yards per rush with Lee in the lineup, but 4.63 over 7 games without him. Still, there's hope on the horizon as Lee prepares to sit yet again in Week 6. Rookie Leighton Vander Esch has been outstanding in the run game, and he's been a full-timer with Lee out, playing 130 of 134 snaps over the last 2 weeks. Vander Esch is explosive in addressing the run and reliable at bringing it down, and he was a big reason neither Alfred Blue nor Deshaun Watson was able to break any gains of note last week. In all, this unit definitely takes a step down without Lee, but not a massive one. They're still not a particularly easy task.

Recent Stats and Projections

6 at DAL 0 5 5 0 2 1 5 0 0 1
6 at DAL PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * 1 * * * *
6 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jamaal Charles's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Latest News

Jaguars | Quiet debut for Jamaal Charles (Sun Oct 14, 11:18 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jamaal Charles rushed five times for five yards and caught one pass for five yards in a 40-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 in his team debut.

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Jaguars | Jamaal Charles wants to bring spark (Thu Oct 11, 10:59 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jamaal Charles said he hopes to bring 'big plays' to the Jacksonville offense. 'When they see me, I want to give a boost, get them hyped, get them excited that I am here and be a spark to the fire that is going to make a flame,' Charles said.

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Jaguars | Brandon Wilds let go (Tue Oct 9, 02:24 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Brandon Wilds was waived Tuesday, Oct. 9, as a result of RB Jamaal Charles being signed.

Our View: The Jaguars need Charles to be the backup to T.J. Yeldon. We won't see Leonard Fournette in Week 6 and there is a chance he's out a bit longer than that. Charles didn't have much left in the tank with the Broncos last year but he does give the team an explosive backup who could soak up a few carries here and there.
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Jaguars | Jamaal Charles inks with Jaguars (Tue Oct 9, 02:08 PM) - Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Broncos) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a source.

Our View: Charles didn't look like himself last year with the Broncos. He may not be the player he used to be, but Charles still has some speed and instinct for running the ball. We should see him as the backup to T.J. Yeldon going forward while Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is still on the mend.
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Jaguars | Jamaal Charles to visit Jaguars (Tue Oct 9, 09:42 AM) - Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Broncos) will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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