Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #1 3.68 KC Probable 7 years 27 5'11 199 @jcharles25

2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jun-28-2014 by Jeb Gorham

FANTASY ROYALTY: Charles is the ultimate fantasy stud. His 1,287 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs produced his best fantasy season to date. On the receiving side, Charles doubled his 2012 receiving targets and gained nearly 700 yards through the air, along with seven touchdowns. Charles should see continued chemistry with Alex Smith and continue to be the focal point of this offense's game-plan. He has been the Chiefs' MVP four of the last five seasons. Charles is a no-brainer in fantasy circles and should be off the board with either the first or second pick in redraft.

Editor's note: Expecting Charles to replicate his 2013 numbers isn't wise. During his three best seasons as the Chiefs' primary back (2009-10, 2012), he scored 22 total TDs. Last season, he scored 19 total TDs. A big year could still be on the way; however, a regression toward the mean is a more logical outlook. The wild card is head coach Andy Reid. His presence obviously did wonders for Charles' production. It just wouldn't make much sense to expect him to do it all over again after smashing most of his personal bests by a wide margin. Also, losses to the offensive line are never easy to work through and the Chiefs have had their share of offensive line issues this off-season losing three key starters to free agency.

Latest Update

Jul-23-14 Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles agrees to new contract

Just hours after a holdout was announced Tuesday night, the Chiefs have agreed to a new deal with Charles, ESPN's Adam Schefter says via Twitter. The 28 year-old back was scheduled to make $3.65 million during the 2014 season, a figure that is now much higher. The contract is reportedly worth $18 million through 2017. Charles is currently en route to training camp.

Fantasy Analysis:

Well, at least that one was over quickly. The holdout that wasn't lasted all of half a day, and has ended with both parties apparently happy and ready to get to work. Any questions about Charles' draft stock that arose after the holdout announcement have now been put to rest. Draft Charles as your fantasy team's top RB without a second thought.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/23 - Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles agrees to new contract
7/22 - Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will hold out
6/28 - Chiefs have hinted that they want to give backup RB Knile Davis more work

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
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
1.04 ProFootballFocus 
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