Jamaal Charles Fantasy News

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Until we hear otherwise, we’re assuming Charles is sitting out another week. Charcandrick West is banged up, so the team may elect to let Charles knock the rust off as Spencer Ware’s backup.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Chiefs Beat: RB Jamaal Charles won't immediately be feature back upon return

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The plan with Jamaal Charles during much of the offseason, when the Chiefs thought he would be ready to play at the start of the regular season, was to install him as the full-time featured back.

That still could happen at some point during the season, once the Chiefs are convinced he’s the same player he was before the injury and ready for a big workload.

But it won’t happen immediately after his return. That would go against every cautious move the Chiefs have made with him. It would also ignore the contributions the Chiefs have received from their two other backs. That’s particularly true for Spencer Ware, who is averaging 4.9 yards per carry and is second on the Chiefs in receiving yards.

Related players: Charcandrick West

Fantasy Impact:

Both Ware and Charcandrick West are proven NFL backs now, seeing plenty of time the last two seasons. If Charles comes back this week, or whichever week, one has to assume he'll be eased back into action. The story suggested there will be some kind of rotation that would involve Ware over West since Ware is more of a change of pace to Charles.

Reid: Chance RB Jamaal Charles plays Week 4

Monday, September 26, 2016, 2:42pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Andy Reid gave his most optimistic answer yet to the weekly question of whether Jamaal Charles would make his long-awaited return for the Kansas City Chiefs in the upcoming game. The Chiefs play against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

“He’s getting closer here,’’ Reid said. “I’m probably being overly cautious. There’s a chance he’s out there this week. We’ll see how it goes.’’

Related players: Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West

Fantasy Impact:

A more definitive answer will come on Wednesday, when the Chiefs begin their practice week in preparation for the Steelers game. Charles has been working mostly with the scout team during the practice week, the story said. Keep in mind, the Chiefs have a bye in Week 5 so it also seems possible he sits one more week to get some extra time off.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles OUT vs. Jets

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:12pm

Chiefs Inactives
Kenneth Acker CB
Sam Barrington LB
Tyler Bray QB
Jamaal Charles RB
Parker Ehinger OG
Jay Reid OT
De'Anthony Thomas WR

Fantasy Impact:

It should once again be a nice workload for Spencer Ware at running back for the Chiefs with Charcandrick West also factoring in.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 3. There was some optimism late in the week, but it looks like Charles will miss Week 3. Spencer Ware is looking like a solid start despite a tough matchup against the Jets.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Charles is working “mostly” with the scout team again this week, so it looks like we’ll see Spencer Ware as the lead back again in Week 3.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Charles is working “mostly” with the scout team again this week, so it looks like we’ll see Spencer Ware as the lead back again in Week 3.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles continues to work with the scout team

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:58pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jamaal Charles will do mostly scout team work in practice today as the Chiefs prepare for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Coach Andy Reid said Charles would also get a little bit of work with the starters.

Related players: Spencer Ware

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like we'll see Spencer Ware as the lead back again in Week 3.

Chiefs Beat: RB Jamaal Charles could play Week 3

Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:33pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Jamaal Charles is expected make his 2016 debut against the Jets in Week 3, something coach Andy Reid wasn’t willing to say when he met reporters on Monday. Reid said that Charles told him last week that he wasn’t quite ready to get back on the field yet, but that he’s “made a lot of improvement.”

Reid also said that the team wants to be sure Charles is fully recovered because “we’re not playing tiddlywinks” and that he thinks Charles will be the same player he was before the injury once he does return to action.

“Yeah, I think so — I think so,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “I thought last week he looked good. Last week, you see him getting in and out of his cuts and looking like Jamaal. It’s just a matter of the endurance part and his security in how he feels about that, about the leg, and what the docs say.”

Fantasy Impact:

When the Chiefs and Charles do feel he’s ready for action, the presence of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West allows them to keep Charles from doing too much too soon, the story said.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 2. Charles won’t play again this week, though he is practicing, so he’s working his way back. Spencer Ware will get the nod again after racking up 199 yards and a touchdown on 18 touches against the Chargers. He'll face a tougher test against a good Houston defense, especially with the Chiefs missing two starting offensive linemen.

Chiefs list RB Jamaal Charles as doubtful for Week 2

Friday, September 16, 2016, 2:44pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has been declared “doubtful” for Sunday’s game. Two weeks in a row.

Fantasy Impact:

Spencer Ware will get the nod again after racking up 199 yards and a touchdown on 18 touches against the Chargers. He'll face a tougher test against a good Houston defense.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Charles is reportedly playing with the scout team, which isn’t a good sign for his Week 2 availability. Spencer Ware figures to carry the load against the Texans.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Charles is reportedly playing with the scout team, which isn’t a good sign for his Week 2 availability. Spencer Ware figures to carry the load against the Texans.

Chiefs Beat: May be difficult to bump RB Spencer Ware from lineup

Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware had seven catches for 129 yards against the Chargers. Combined with his 6.4-yards-per-carry average on Sunday, that type of versatility will make him difficult for the Chiefs to bump from the lineup, even when Jamaal Charles returns.

“He brings a lot of energy and he’s an emotional player,’’ coach Andy Reid said. “He has a knack for making plays when you need them.’’

Fantasy Impact:

This was a concern for Charles owners even before Week 1. With the team having two proven NFL backs in Ware and Charcandrick West in the fold behind Charles, it seems unlikely the team will go back to giving Charles a huge workload every week coming off an injury even when he's healthy.

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