Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
|RB - #2||KC||Out||7 years||27||5'11||199||@jcharles25|
2013 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-16-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (8-16): That's it this preseason for Charles. According to a report, the Chiefs will hold their starting RB out of Kansas City's remaining preseason games after he suffered a mild foot sprain in the opener. As long as he's good for the real season opener, then resting now is arguably a good thing. Charles remains part of the RB tier following Adrian Peterson.
Update (8-13): Charles suffered an injury during Monday's practice, which doctors later diagnosed as a foot strain. For now, Charles' football status is considered day-to-day, a major relief for the Chiefs and fantasy footballers. In PPR format, he's currently listed as FFToolbox's No. 2 running back. Assuming no change in medical prognosis, Charles remains a high pick and an exciting option this season.
After missing nearly the entire 2011 season due to a torn ACL, Charles bounced back last year with monster campaign, rushing for 1,509 yards while tacking on 236 receiving yards and six touchdowns. The mighty production came while part of an offense that often looked appeared lost or helpless. At least the overall dysfunction led to 320 touches for Charles, who showed he could handle the workload, though his week-to-week stats had noticeable peaks and valleys. Expect better days for Charles and the entire offense this season with new head coach Andy Reid running the show. The west coast offense Reid likes to run should result in fewer carries, but more receptions for the slithery back. This means if you're in a points-per-reception league, Charles should be gold, no less than a top 3-5 selection.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|1.02||FFToolbox - Ben Standig - Debated four RBs (and Calvin Johnson, ish). Could have justified Arian Foster, Doug Martin or Ray Rice, but I think the Charles offers the best combo of explosiveness, pass catching and upside in the form of Andy Reid's new attack/QB upgrade. If Foster looks tip-top by August, this might flip, but we love Charles regardless.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|1.06||World Ranked Player #26 - With Any Reid aboard expect McCoy/Westbrook type numbers with increases in receptions for Charles. Should be a top 5 RB.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|1.03||KFFL - I'm scared to death of Arian Foster's workload, mileage, and injury history. In PPR scoring, under Andy Reid, Charles has an outside shot at being the No. 1 fantasy back this year.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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