Jamaal Charles RB KC 18 Hrs

Charles had 22 rushes for 95 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes on four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's win at Kansas City.

Charles had an extra week of rest, with the team on bye, and he looked fresh, showing off his incredible moves in the open field on his 16-yard touchdown run. Meanwhile, Knile Davis had 10 carries for 25 yards, spelling Charles when he was winded. Thus, it appears Charles will shoulder nearly the entire load now that he's over his previous ankle injury. Charles' owners would be wise to grab Davis as an insurance policy, however, assuming he's available.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 15 Days2 Comments

Charles (ankle) had 15 carries for 80 yards and had one catch on four targets for four yards in Sunday's loss at San Francisco.

Charles was limited at practice this week, with his ankle injury, but looked explosive on a number of carries Sunday. Meanwhile, Knile Davis ran for just six yards on two carries. Kansas City has a bye next week, so it's great timing for Charles to rest his ankle, and he should ready for a tough San Diego defense in Week 7.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 15 Days

Charles (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

No surprises here. Charles will have his work cut out for him against the NFL's second-best run defense, but he proved last week that his ankle problem is no longer holding him back.

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Charles (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

The 49ers have allowed just 69.8 yards per game on the ground through four games, but Charles looked sharp in his return to action this past Monday and should remain a reliable lineup option moving forward, provided he can stay healthy.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 18 Days

Charles (ankle) was limited at practice once again Thursday, the Chiefs' official site reports.

We'll revisit Charles' status Friday, but so far there is nothing to suggest that his availability for Sunday's game against the 49ers is in any peril.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 19 Days7 Comments

Charles (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.

With no reported setbacks with his ankle injury Monday night against the Patriots, we suspect that Charles' limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related. We'll let you know if that assessment changes.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 21 Days6 Comments

Charles (ankle) had 18 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions for 16 yards and two touchdowns, in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Despite missing last week's game, Charles looked like his usual speedy, elusive self. He scored the game's first three touchdowns, including one on a bubble screen, and another on a short route out of the backfield. Charles did grab for his right knee after the third touchdown, but he was able to walk off the field without much trouble, and returned to the game shortly thereafter. Fantasy owners need not worry about Kniles Davis' 16 carries for 107 yards, as the second-year back was merely used to spell Charles, until the Chiefs went up big in the second half. Charles will have a touch matchup next week, with the Chiefs traveling to San Francisco.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 21 Days16 Comments

Charles (ankle) is active for Monday's game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Entering Week 4's showdown with the Patriots, Charles logged time at each practice, culminating in Saturday's iteration in which he did "everything" asked of him. As a result, he appears poised to take on a full workload, which has included 15.5 carries and 3.1 receptions (on 4.4 targets) per game in his four full healthy campaigns.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 23 Days3 Comments

Charles (ankle) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of Chiefs Live reports.

Charles was able to practice each day Thursday through Saturday, so he will return to action after sitting out last week's game against the Dolphins. Head coach Andy Reid indicated that Charles was able to do everything he was asked during Saturday's practice session, so it seems likely he will be in line for his regular workload Monday night.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 23 Days5 Comments

Head coach Andy Reid said Charles (ankle) did "everything" during Saturday's practice, Pete Sweeney of the Chiefs' official website reports.

Charles' status for Monday's game will not be officially announced until later Saturday, but judging by Reid's comments, it appears he was able to get in the necessary work to play Monday night. Expect another update on Charles when the Chiefs release their final injury report of the week.