Jamaal Charles RB KC 5 Days4 Comments
Charles had 19 carries for 80 yards, adding four receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown, in Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Raiders.
Charles had just six touches in the second half, but one of those was an impressive catch-and-run for a game-tying, 30-yard touchdown. The Kansas City offense often seems to ignore its best player at the oddest of times, yet Charles rarely lacks for touches when you look at the box score. It thus remains more of an issue for the team than Charles' owners, as the speedy running back has at least 88 scrimmage yards and one touchdown in each of his last six games. Next week's matchup with the Broncos is a tough one, but so were Charles' Week 10 and 11 matchups against the Bills and Seahawks.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 9 Days
Charles (shoulder) had 20 carries for 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns, as well as two catches on two targets for 19 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
Another solid game for Charles, though he did lose his second fumble of the season. He has now scored in five straight games, finding the end zone seven times over that span. While the quick turnaround to Thursday's game isn't ideal, Charles gets to face off against a Raiders defense allowing the sixth-most rushing yards per game this season.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 10 Days
Charles (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Charles might have a sore shoulder, but it will probably not slow him down today as the Chiefs trade blows with the Hawks.
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Charles had 15 carries for 98 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches on four targets for 20 receiving yards Sunday against the Bills.
Charles was having a fairly pedestrian day against the Bills' eighth-ranked run defense, but he turned it around on a 39-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter on a 4th-and-1 sweep. While he still hasn't rushed for 100 yards yet this season, Charles has five touchdowns in his last four games, and he continues to be used in the passing game, getting targeted four times in each game over that span. However, it figures to be much tougher in Week 11 against a Seahawks defense allowing the fourth-fewest rushing yards per game this season while allowing only three rushing touchdowns.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 23 Days
Charles (back) had 20 carries for 78 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on four targets for 10 receiving yards Sunday against the Jets.
It was a tough matchup for Charles, as the Jets came into the game ranked fifth in the NFL against the run this season, but Charles banged home a one-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter to alleviate any fears fantasy owners may have had about playing him. Up next is another tough matchup, as the Chiefs travel to Buffalo to face off against a Bills defense allowing 92.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks eighth in the league.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 24 Days
Charles (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Charles' back issue was never considered serious, as he was able to practice fully each day this week. He'll face off against a Jets defense that is fifth in the NFL by allowing only 85.4 rushing yards per game, though Charles is still able to make an impact in the passing game.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 25 Days3 Comments
Charles (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Charles practiced fully all week, so there is little doubt that he will be available Sunday to head the Chiefs' Week 9 rushing attack.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 1 Month
Charles had 13 carries for 73 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-7 win over the Rams. He added an additional 44 yards on four receptions.
After struggling to find any traction in the first half, Charles got going after halftime and delivered another strong performance. Don't be alarmed by the fact that Knile Davis received 16 carries to Charles' 13; most of Davis' came in the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand. Kansas City's next three games come against some strong run defenses (NYJ, at BUF, SEA), but don't let it discourage you from rolling with him.
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Charles (head) is not listed on the Chiefs' Wednesday practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.
Though Charles absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter of this past Sunday's game against the Chargers, he finished the contest, and the fact that he is not listed on the Chiefs' injury report Wednesday indicates that his Week 8 playing status is secure.
Jamaal Charles RB KC 1 Month
The Chiefs indicated Wednesday that Charles -- who absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit this past Sunday -- has passed a battery of tests and does not display signs of a concussion, the Associated Press reports.
Following comments made by Charles on Tuesday on ESPN Radio, which suggested that the running back had his bell rung Sunday, the team checked Charles out, but team trainer Rick Burkholder indicated that Charles passed all of his concussion tests in advance of Wednesday's practice. "We're not classifying him as having a concussion," Burkholder noted Wednesday. "But as with all of our players, I'll monitor him as he goes and he'll go through practice today."