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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Jamaal Charles - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. New York Giants

Two weeks ago versus Oakland, Jamaal Charles finished with 5 rushes for 33 yards and also caught a 14-yard pass. In his first four games with the Broncos, the veteran has 33 touches for 196 yards and 1 TD. With Devontae Booker back healthy, look for him to continue to cut into Charles’ playing time. Any Denver RB not named Anderson shouldn't be part of your starting lineup.

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Jamaal Charles - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Oakland Raiders

Even though C.J. Anderson had been the Broncos workhorse on the ground the first two weeks, last Sunday at Buffalo, Jamaal Charles led the team with 9 carries for 56 yards rushing. And, it was Charles who scored the team’s only touchdown. Nearly all of Anderson’s 36 rushing yards came on one play, while Charles’ allusiveness proved to be more effective. Expect Anderson to receive more carries this week at home versus Oakland, but Charles will continue to receive around 10 touches as well. Despite the recent score, Charles should only be started if you’re out of other options.

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Jamaal Charles - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Buffalo Bills

With C.J. Anderson plowing through the Cowboys defense on 25 carries last Sunday, Jamaal Charles was given the ball just 9 times, leading to 46 yards. He also caught a six-yard pass. It appears the Broncos are keeping Charles' touches to around 10 per game to make sure he’s recovered from his most recent knee injury. As a result, look for Anderson to remain the workhorse running back for now, meaning Charles should not be a part of your starting lineup.

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Jamaal Charles - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Dallas Cowboys

Playing in his first game as a Bronco, Jamaal Charles received 10 carries for 40 yards last Monday night versus the Chargers. He showed some speed on a couple outside rushes, but a fourth-quarter fumble put him on the bench to stay. C.J. Anderson was given the rock twice as often as Charles and will continue to be the featured back. Right now, Anderson is the Denver back to own, so keep Charles on your bench.

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Jamaal Charles - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Los Angeles Chargers

There were some doubts as to whether Jamaal Charles would make the Broncos roster, but the veteran showed signs of his former self and prevailed. Head coach Vance Joseph eased Charles back on to the field, but the 10-year pro proved his knee could still hold up—at least for now. Charles will backup C.J. Anderson and likely receive between 10-15 touches in the Monday night opener. While he’s still a threat to bust a long one, keep Charles on your bench in Week 1.

by Scot Berggren

DEN RB Jamaal Charles - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

During his heyday in Kansas City, Jamal Charles was the best RB in the game. During the four-year span between 2010-2014 (excluding his injury-plagued 2011 season), Charles amassed nearly 5,300 rushing yards, over 1,600 receiving yards and scored a total of 47 touchdowns. In his previous 20 games during 2014-2015, Charles averaged 93.6 total yards on 17 touches, resulting in 18.1 fantasy points per game. The Broncos ground game struggled last season, but a beefed up offensive line should help.

Fantasy Downside

Injuries have been the only thing to slow down Charles. He missed all but two games in 2011 and has played in a total of just eight contests the past two seasons. Charles is coming off of a torn ACL and also underwent another operation to get the meniscus trimmed in the same knee. At age 30, he’s on the downside of his career and will be battling C.J. Anderson for the starting nod.

2017 Bottom Line

At the least, Charles heads into the preseason as the No. 2 RB on the Broncos depth chart. However, if he has a strong camp, remains healthy and can show signs of his former self, he has a decent chance at supplanting Anderson as the team's top back. His current listing by position is in the 40s for RBs, but is trending up, and will continue to do so if he can still cut and outrun defenses.

by Jordan Heck

KC RB Jamaal Charles - Week 7, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs. New Orleans
Jamaal Charles returned in full force last week, but it wasn't enough to take over Spencer Ware's majority hold in the backfield. Still, Charles finished with a decent 47 yards and a touchdown.

This week, he gets a favorable matchup against the Saints. New Orleans has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs this season, which should allow for some production by Charles and Ware.

We like Charles as a strong RB2 play in a favorable matchup.

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