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25 Jamaal Charles RB
Height/Weight: 5-11/199 | Birthdate: 12/27/1986 | Birthplace: Port Arthur, TX, USA | Team: Kansas City | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 99/83 | Average Draft Position: 1.76
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Chiefs to keep feeding Jamaal Charles


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) The Chiefs don't plan to lighten the workload for running back Jamaal Charles this season, reports ESPN.

"I think he's got a lot in the tank," coach Andy Reid said. “We're going to keep using him. He's a good football player and he enjoys playing the game, so we'll keep getting him the football." 


Jamaal Charles gets $8.3 million guaranteed


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Jamaal Charles' four-year contract extension includes $8.3 million guaranteed but no guaranteed money beyond this season, reports Pro Football Talk. The Chiefs' star running back is now signed through 2017.

Jamaal Charles more than doubles his salary


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles received a two-year contract extension that includes $18.1 million in new money, reports NFL Network. Instead of making $3.9 million in 2014, Charles will earn $8.3 million.

Charles' new contract, which runs through 2017, makes him the NFL's second-highest paid back behind Adrian Peterson.


Report: Jamaal Charles heading to training camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who reportedly was planning a contract holdout, struck a deal with the team and is headed to training camp, according to NFL Network. Charles amassed more than 1,900 total yards last year with 19 touchdowns.

Charles supposedly was unhappy with his contract, which paid him $9 million less than Adrian Peterson.


Fantasy owners shouldn't sweat Jamaal Charles' holdout until Aug. 10


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/23/2014) We've seen a bunch of players, especially a number of running backs, hold out of training camp and then struggle in the following year. Hopefully Jamaal Charles won't be one of those players, but he'll dramatically improve his chances of success if he reports to Chiefs training camp with plenty of time to prepare for the season. In my latest blog entry I give Aug. 10 as the date I'd want to see Charles back by. And if he's not back by then he probably won't be my top pick in Fantasy. Knile Davis is the must-draft handcuff starting in Round 10. 

Jamaal Charles plans on holding out


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/23/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will not report for training camp on Wednesday unless there's a breakthrough in contract talks, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Charles believes he's outplayed his current deal and deserves a salary comparable to the highest-paid running backs in football. 

The CBS affiliate in Kansas City, KCTV, was first to report the holdout

Charles totaled over 1,900 total yards last season with 19 total touchdowns, his best year in the pros, while helping the Chiefs reach the playoffs. In fact in the two years since coming back from a torn ACL he's totaled 2,796 rush yards, 929 receiving yards and 25 total touchdowns. 


Speculation begins on a Jamaal Charles holdout


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) CBS affiliate KCTV in Kansas City reported Tuesday evening that Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is planning to hold out of training camp. When asked about the subject, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Charles might indeed not show up for the start of camp. The Chiefs expect him to show up according to the Kansas City Star

Camp opens on Wednesday for the Chiefs with the first practice on Thursday. Charles is allegedly seeking a new deal as he's paid $9 million per year less than Adrian Peterson and doesn't make as much as Reggie Bush and Ray Rice. Charles scored 19 touchdowns for the Chiefs last season.


Jamaal Charles trying to emulate Peyton Manning


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said Peyton Manning is a role model for how to stay productive late in a career. Charles is only 27, but he's already thinking about how to be effective in his 30s.

"I want to be known how Peyton Manning is at age 37, keep my playing level where it is. He’s not losing any step in there," Charles told the Kansas City Star.

"That’s what I want to gain when I get older and older. For a running back, once I turn 30, I’m not in my prime anymore, but I want to overcome that, and I hope I can be different and show everybody that I can continue to be the best back in the National Football League."

Charles ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns caught a career-high 70 passes last year.

"It takes hard work and dedication," Charles said about career longevity. "I have to put my mind to it. I want to be like a Peyton Manning. If I’m age 34 and no one judges me by my age, but I’m outperforming what I did when I was 25, 26 and 22. It’s all about not losing steps and staying healthy."


Reid expects more from Jamaal Charles


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a career season in 2013, but coach Andy Reid said he can still improve.

Charles had 259 carries for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns and 70 catches for 693 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year playing for Reid.

"He still surprised me that he could catch that well," Reid said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "He’s like a wide receiver out there running routes, all those things. He does it so easy. ... I saw progress all the way through the season, whether it was just subtleties in the run game or the blocking scheme, the route running. We were able to expand his package as we went. I think he'll just continue on."


Jamaal Charles feels he has five good years left


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who racked up 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns last season, thinks he can play at a high level for five more years. “I’ll know when my time is up," he told the Kansas City Star. "I’m 27 years old. Probably when I’m 32, I’ll want to just look back and see what I’ve done so far.

“As long as I can continue to do those things in my five years, it would be amazing. I’d just look back and just call it quits.”


Andy Reid suggests he'll reduce Jamaal Charles' touches


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles got 329 touches in the 2013 regular season, after receiving 320 the year before. Look for that number to drop slightly in 2014, as coach Andy Reid indicated he wants to use backup Knile Davis more.

“Knile was a rookie and he was learning every week and getting better every week," Reid said, per ESPN.com. "As the season went on we were able to give him the ball a little bit more. Coming into this season, we’ll be able to mix it up a little bit better than what we did early in the season last year."

Davis got 81 touches last season. He ran for four touchdowns but averaged just 3.5 yards per carry.


Jamaal Charles surprised to be hit in Pro Bowl


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was surprised to be hit hard in the Pro Bowl.

Charles was especially surprised to be hit by teammate Derrick Johnson. Johnson managed to win defensive MVP for his performance during the game. Charles was coming off a concussion he suffered during a playoff loss to the Colts. Despite being hit harder than expected, Charles came out of the Pro Bowl healthy.


Jamaal Charles not mad at Derrick Johnson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said he was surprised by the hard hit linebacker Derrick Johnson gave him in the Pro Bowl. But Charles isn't mad at his Chiefs' teammate, reports ESPN.com.

"I didn't expect it, but he's out there doing his thing," said Charles, who got knocked out of Kansas City's Jan. 4 playoff loss with a concussion. "I can't get mad at him -- it's just about football, and you've just got to be ready."

Johnson lowered his shoulder and blasted Charles in his shoulder/head area, the report said. The game's defensive MVP, Johnson said he would never try to hurt a teammate and that he was merely trying to "compete a little bit."


Derrick Johnson delivers helmet-to-helmet hit on Jamaal Charles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson showed no mercy on his teammate, running back Jamaal Charles, during a first-quarter running play at the Pro Bowl. Johnson delivered a helmet-to-helmet blow on Charles, drawing gasps from the crowd and shocking the announcers.

The hit was stunning, especially considering Charles missed most of the playoff loss at Indianapolis with a concussion. Charles kept playing after the hit but looked perturbed with his teammate.

Charles is a co-captain for Team Sanders, Johnson a member of Team Rice. According to NFL Network, Johnson was upset Charles did not pick him in the player draft. But in an on-field interview, Johnson merely said he was trying to prevent Charles from gaining a head of steam.


Jamaal Charles downgraded to out with concussion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was downgraded from questionable to out for the remainder of Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Colts with a concussion.

Charles suffered the injury on the opening drive and was escorted out of the game for further tests. The team announced he was ruled out for the game in the second quarter. Knile Davis took over for him at running back.

Jamaal Charles evaluated for concussion after first drive


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2014) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was forced to leave Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Colts on the team's first drive, after taking a tough hit.

He had to be helped to the sideline, where he was immediately tended to by trainers, who appeared to be giving him tests on the bench. Charles then walked to the locker room shortly after, where he is being evaluated for a concussion. The team announced his return as questionable. 


Chiefs place two on All-Pro first team


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Running back Jamaal Charles is among the Chiefs honored as All-Pros by Associated Press. Safety Eric Berry is a first-teamer as well. Second-team teammates are defensive tackle Dontari Poe, outside linebacker Tamba Hali and kick returner Dexter McCluster.

Chiefs' stars sit this one out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Chiefs' best players are inactive for the game at San Diego, as Kansas City is locked into the No. 5 playoff seed. Sitting out are quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles, wideout Dwayne Bowe, linebacker Derrick Johnson, offensive tackle Branden Albert, defensive tackle Dontari Poe and linebacker Tamba Hali.

NFL reveals offensive players for Pro Bowl


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The NFL announced Friday the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league will hold a draft on Jan. 22 where Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select their respective squads for the annual all-star game.

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.

Running back: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas Broncos.

Tight end: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.

Chiefs starters to play 1-2 series


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) The Chiefs starters are expected to play about 1-2 series Week 17.

The team is locked in to the fifth seed, and have nothing to play for against San Diego. Head coach Any Reid has been open about his desire to rest players. When Reid coached the Eagles, he rested his players on four different occasions. Alex Smith , Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe will likely see a series or two before the backups get work. Reid is hoping the team will be healthy and fresh entering the playoffs.


Stay away from Chiefs' big names Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) With Kansas City locked in as the AFC's No. 5 playoff seed, coach Andy Reid might not play his starters much Week 17 at San Diego. Don't start running back Jamaal Charles, wideout Dwayne Bowe or quarterback Alex Smith in any Fantasy format.

“I’ll evaluate all the different situations,” Reid said, per the Kansas City Star. “I have sat people before … quite a few times, actually, and benefitted from that. But I’ll look at everything and make sure I have that part evaluated.”

The paper notes Reid was in a similar situation four times in Philadelphia, and he limited starters to a few snaps or benched them altogether. Reid said starters and backups will share first-team reps in practice this week.


Chiefs starters expected to depart early Week 17


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Chiefs stars like running back Jamaal Charles and receiver Dwayne Bowe might start Sunday's game at San Diego, but likely will be removed early, reports the Kansas City Star. Coach Andy Reid said starters and backups will share first-team snaps in practice this week.

Kansas City is locked in as the AFC's No. 5 playoff seed.


Jamaal Charles collects another touchdown, 100 yards


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles started Week 16's game red hot, scoring on a 31-yard run. He cooled off after that but still had 106 rush yards on just 13 carries, adding 38 yards on five receptions (six targets). 

Charles earned just his fourth 100-rush-yard game of the season but his 13th with at least 100 total yards. He has now scored in five straight games. 

The Chargers will close out the Chiefs' regular-season schedule next week, then Kansas City will hit the road in the first round of the playoffs. 


What does Jamaal Charles have in store Week 16?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles might have had one of the most clutch performances in Fantasy Football history in Week 15. His five-touchdown performance led to 51 Fantasy points, and either propelled many Fantasy owners in championship games Week 16 or destroyed your championship aspirations.

If you were a fortunate Fantasy owner to survive another week thanks to Charles' performance Sunday, then you are surely hoping for another huge outing Week 16. The chances of Charles coming through are very good seeing how he's been held to less than 10 Fantasy points just twice this season and has had at least 27 Fantasy points in three of his last four games. He's coming through when Fantasy owners need him the most.

The Chiefs host the Colts Week 16. Running backs are averaging 101.4 rushing yards, 23.4 receiving yards and 16.6 Fantasy points per week against Indianapolis. Running backs have totaled at least 100 rushing yards in eight of the last 10 games and have totaled 11 touchdowns (10 rushing) in 14 games against the Colts.

Even if it was a difficult matchup, there's no way you would be benching Charles Week 16. He's gotten you this far, so there would be no point in keeping him out of active lineups.


Jamaal Charles has game for the ages


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a game for the ages, as he became the first player in NFL history to have four touchdown receptions and a touchdown run in a single game during Sunday's Week 15 win over the Raiders.

Charles caught a short screen pass looking to pick up a couple of yards on the opening play of the game, instead he took the short pass 49 yards for a touchdown. On the following drive, He caught another screen pass and took it 39 yards for a touchdown – all in the opening quarter.

Charles punched it in from 1-yard out on the ground and then caught a short screen pass for a 16-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He also added a 72-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter for his fifth score of the day.

Charles finished the game with 215 yards of total offense, logging 20 yards on eight carries (2.5 yards per carry) with one rushing touchdown and 195 yards on eight receptions (24.4 yards per catch) with four receiving touchdowns. He became 16th player in NFL history with five touchdowns in a game and the first since Clinton Portis in 2003. He also tied a 52-year old franchise record set by Abner Haynes in 1961.