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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%: 99/84 | Average Draft Position: 5.95
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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.

Jamaal Charles scores four TDs in first half vs. Raiders


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles got off to a fast start as he scored four touchdowns in the opening half against the Raiders in Week 15.

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. 

Charles finished the first half with 132 yards of total offense, logging 16 yards on six carries (2.7 yards per carry) with one rushing touchdown and 116 yards on sic receptions (19.3 yards per catch) with three receiving touchdowns. He became the first Kansas City player with a four-touchdown game since Larry Johnson in 2006 against Seattle.


High hopes for Jamaal Charles heading into Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will look to keep his recent success going on the road against the Raiders in Week 15.

Charles rushed for a season-high 151 on 19 carries on a snowy FedEx Field in Week 14 against the Redskins. He has rushed for at least 90 yards in four of his last five games, totaling 528 yards and four touchdowns on the ground over that span. He rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and caught five passes for 50 yards in his previous meeting against the Raiders in Week 6.

Charles will face an Oakland defense that has allowed 105.9 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 12th this season. Opposing running backs have scored 17.08 Fantasy points per game this season against the Raiders.

Charles has arguably been the best Fantasy back this season, so it would be foolish to keep him on your bench. All of our Fantasy experts have him ranked either first or second this week against the Raiders.

Jamaal Charles carries offense on snowy day


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who had run for at least 90 yards in three of his last four games, piled up a season-high 151 on 19 carries in Week 14, doing his part to make sure the Chiefs kept the ball out of the air on a snowy day in Washington.

In the first half, he was reliable, capping off two touchdown drives with a 2-yard run in the first quarter and a 5-yard catch -- his only reception of the day -- in the second. But he did most of his damage in the third quarter, though, rushing for 96 yards on just six carries. He had a 35-yard run midway through the quarter to put the Chiefs in field goal range and a 33-yard on the very next drive to set up a touchdown run for backup Knile Davis. Davis would play the rest of the way in the blowout win.

It was the second time in three games that Charles contributed multiple scores and the third time this season. He'll look to keep it going in what looks to be another decent matchup Week 15 at Oakland.


Looking good for Jamaal Charles


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) With 90-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games and three of his last four, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is on arguably his finest run or arguably his finest season. And there's no reason to think it will end Week 14 at Washington.

The Redskins rank an unremarkable 14th against the run, allowing 108.8 yards per game, but they've surrendered a league-leading 17 touchdowns on the ground. And as a result, they've given up the fourth-most Fantasy points to running backs this season.

Granted, they haven't allowed a 90-yard rusher since Week 7 against the Bears, but of course, for Charles, it's not all about the rushing yards.  He's third among running backs in receiving yards with 452.

Between the two, he should get enough yardage to go along with however many touchdowns he scores. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard certainly expect a big performance. They rank Charles No. 1 among running backs for Week 14.


Jamaal Charles finds the end zone Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles managed to find the end zone Week 13 against the Broncos.

Charles had a solid game on the ground, rushing the ball 19 times for 93 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 27 yards. Denver did a good job limiting big plays by Charles. His longest run went just 15 yards. It was the ninth time Charles has picked up at least 100 all-purpose yards.

Charles will take on Washington Week 14. 


Does Jamaal Charles have another monster outing in store?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles ended a bit of a Fantasy lull by his standards in Week 12 when he rushed for two touchdowns in a loss against San Diego. It was also just the second time this season Charles surpassed 100 rushing yards, but he is averaging 122.1 scrimmage yards per game, which is best in the AFC.

Fantasy owners, especially ones that are vying for a playoff berth, are hopeful Charles will post another big performance Week 13 vs. Denver. Charles averaged 4.9 yards per carry Week 11 at Denver, but he finished with just 78 rushing yards and no touchdowns.

Running backs are averaging 75.3 rushing yards, 39.8 receiving yards and 17.5 Fantasy points per week against Denver. Running backs have totaled 14 touchdowns (nine rushing) in 11 games. In the last four games against Denver, running backs have averaged 108.5 rushing yards.

Charles heads into Week 13 as the highest-scoring Fantasy running back with 189 points (standard formats). He's averaging 17.2 Fantasy points per week and continues to be a must-start Fantasy option.


Jamaal Charles makes most of limited carries


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles only had 14 carries Week 12, but made the most of his opporunities. 

Charles rushed for 115 yards, good for 8.2 yards per rush. His biggest play came at the beggining of the fourth quarter. Charles took a handoff, and made a move to break free in the secondary, picking up 46 yards. The drive ended in a field goal, giving the team a four-point lead. He continues to be a threat in the red zone, scoring a touchdown from 7 yards out, and another from 1 yard out. As usual, Charles was also a threat in the passing game. He caught four of his six targets, picking up 42 yards. Charles had been on a scoring drought since Week 7, so the two touchdowns were a strong way to break his slump. Charles will take on the Broncos Week 13.


Jamaal Charles held in check


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2013) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles produced a season-low 72 yards from scrimmage in the loss at Denver. He ran 16 times for 78 yards, a 4.9-yard average, and caught a season-low two passes for minus-6 yards.

Charles was targeted eight times, but he and quarterback Alex Smith were not on the same page. 

This is the second straight game Charles has been held under 100 yards from scimmage after hitting that mark the first eight games. It's the third straight game in which he has not scored.

Charles will try to re-assert his greatness Week 12 vs. San Diego.