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

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.

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