OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
19 hours ago

Charles (knee) may return to action on Sunday night at Pittsburgh, Terez A. Paylor of Kansas City Star reports. "There's a chance he's out there this week," head coach Andy Reid said Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Per usual, we're kicking off the week with news that Charles is drawing closer to his first appearance since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. In order to do so, he'll have to take a step up from work with the scout team and instead take part in team drills. Until he reaches that point, the Chiefs are likely comfortable entrusting the backfield to Spence Ware, who managed 75 yards on 20 carries and hauled in his sole target for eight yards during Sunday's dominating win against the Jets.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
2 days ago

Charles (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Jets, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

While there were rumblings that Charles would make his season debut early in the week, he was ultimately deemed doubtful in advance of the Chiefs' Week 3 contest. With the star running back on the sideline, Spencer Ware is again in line for significant run out of the backfield.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
2 days ago

Charles (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Charles was officially listed as doubtful, so it will not be overly surprising if he misses out. Spencer Ware will likely get the start, with Charcandrick West the backup once again, though the Jets boast one of the better defensive lines in the league, particularly against the run, so a breakout rushing performance is unlikely from either back.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
4 days ago

Charles (knee) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Charles thus unlikely to return to action Sunday, Spencer Ware is once again in line to head the Chiefs' rushing attack in Week 3, with Charcandrick West on hand to serve in a complementary role.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
6 days ago6 Comments

Coach Andy Reid noted Wednesday that Charles (knee) "is improving by the day and is chomping at the bit to play," BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Reid fell short of stating that Charles will play Sunday against the Jets, adding "we'll see how it goes." Kissel adds that in advance of Wednesday's practice, it's expected that Charles will continue to work predominantly with the Chiefs' scout team.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago7 Comments

Charles (knee) is expected to make his season debut in Week 3 against the Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles missed the Chiefs' first two games while working his way back from last season's torn ACL, but should complete his return by taking the field Sunday. Considering he hasn't played since Week 5 of last season, it's reasonable to think Charles won't receive a full workload right away, and the effectiveness of both Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West in his absence gives Kansas City little reason to force Charles back into action. That being said, his pedigree clearly makes him the team's starter once fully fit, which could see Ware and West's respective contributions decline somewhat over time. Although Sunday's matchup against a stout Jets run defense isn't very conducive to an emphatic return, Charles' fantasy owners should surely be excited about having him back in the fold going forward.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

Charles (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against Houston, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spencer Ware had a big performance in Week 1 with Charles out, and he is expected to get a majority of the backfield touches against the Texans. Charles was seen in pregame warmups, so that's a good sign he may be able to return for Week 3.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

Charles (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Texans, but he could make his season debut in Week 3 against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Spencer Ware had a big performance in Week 1 with Charles out, and he is expected to get a majority of the backfield touches against the Texans. It is unclear if the two running backs will split carries when Charles is healthy, a situation that would obviously limit their respective fantasy upsides.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

Coach Andy Reid relayed that Charles (knee) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

While not officially ruled out thus far, Charles is not a viable Week 2 fantasy lineup option. In his anticipated absence Sunday, look for Spencer Ware to head the Chiefs' rushing attack against Houston, with Charcandrick West on hand to serve as a change-of-pace option.

OUTJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

Charles was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

We'll have to see how the Chiefs list Charles for Sunday's game against the Texans, but given that he worked with the scout team at practice Wednesday, we suspect that the team is probably quite not ready to turn the veteran back loose in Week 2.