Jamaal Charles has torn ACL

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

MRI confirms Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles officially out for the year with torn ACL.

Fantasy Impact: 

Charcandrick West filled in for Charles on Sunday and looks like he's passed Knile Davis on the depth chart. West only carried seven times for 31 yards. Davis should also be expected to contribute, but since entering the league in 2013, Davis has averaged just 3.4 yards per carry, the story said. The Chiefs could also opt to get De'Anthony Thomas involved in the running game. It's seems to be a pretty fluid situation when not all that long ago Davis was the clear handcuff for Charles. The Chiefs were also linked to workouts with Pierre Thomas and Ben Tate. Senior Editor John Paulsen believes West will be the lead back and receive 50-55% of the touches. He recommends a large waiver wire bid for those owners in FAAB leagues.

The injury is bad news for the Chiefs, but it might be even worse news for Charles. This is the second time since 2011 that Charles has suffered a torn ACL. But, after tearing his ACL in 2011, Charles rebounded by rushing for over 1,500 yards in 2012. In his five games played in 2015, Charles averaged more than 5 yards per carry.

Filed Under: 2015, W5

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