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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    TEN @ KC

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    KC @ DEN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    KC @ MIA

  • Week 4 - Sep 29

    NE @ KC

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    KC @ SF

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    KC @ SD

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    STL @ KC

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    NYJ @ KC

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    KC @ BUF

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    SEA @ KC

  • Week 12 - Nov 20

    KC @ OAK

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    DEN @ KC

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    KC @ ARI

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    OAK @ KC

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    KC @ PIT

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    SD @ KC

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    ATL 40 @ KC 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    KC 17 @ BUF 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    KC 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    SD 37 @ KC 20

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    BAL 9 @ KC 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    KC @ TB

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    OAK @ KC

  • Week 9 - Nov 01

    KC @ SD

  • Week 11 - Nov 12

    KC @ PIT

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    DEN @ KC

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CAR @ KC

    259 rushes

    1,287 rush yards

    12 TDs

    70 receptions

    693 rec yards

    7 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    BUF 41 @ KC 7

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    KC 3 @ DET 48

    Jamaal rushes

    is on IR rush yards

    0 TDs

    0 receptions

    0 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    KC 17 @ SD 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    MIN 17 @ KC 22

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    KC 28 @ IND 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    KC 28 @ OAK 0

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    SD 20 @ KC 23

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    MIA 31 @ KC 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DEN 17 @ KC 10

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    KC 3 @ NE 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    PIT 13 @ KC 9

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    KC 10 @ CHI 3

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    KC 10 @ NYJ 37

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    GB 14 @ KC 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    OAK 16 @ KC 13

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    SD 14 @ KC 21

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    KC 16 @ CLE 14

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    SF 10 @ KC 31

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    bye

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    KC 9 @ IND 19

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    KC 31 @ HOU 35

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    JAC 20 @ KC 42

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    BUF 10 @ KC 13

    22 rushes

    177 rush yards

    0 TDs

    4 receptions

    61 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    KC 20 @ OAK 23

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    KC 29 @ DEN 49

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    ARI 13 @ KC 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    KC 42 @ SEA 24

    22 rushes

    173 rush yards

    1 TDs

    2 receptions

    3 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    DEN 6 @ KC 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    KC 0 @ SD 31

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    KC 27 @ STL 13

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    TEN 14 @ KC 34

    13 rushes

    77 rush yards

    0 TDs

    4 receptions

    40 rec yards

    2 TDs

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    OAK 31 @ KC 10

    230 rushes

    1,467 rush yards

    5 TDs

    45 receptions

    468 rec yards

    3 TDs

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Jamaal Charles

Kansas City Chiefs

2008 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats           12        83      0         5          6          9      1          15.2       7.6


2010 Stats         230     1467      5        45        64       468      3         241.5     15.1


2009 Stats         190     1120      7        40        56       297      1         189.7     12.6


2008 Stats           67      357       0       27         40       272      1          68.9      4.3





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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) His enormous talent outweighs the risk his ACL injury presents


(+) Charles is possibly the most explosive player in the league averaging 5.9 and 6.4 yards per carry his last two full seasons


(+) Good receiver out of the backfield who can break a screen pass for a touchdown in a heart beat


(+) Was poised to be one of the top backs in the league last season before tearing his ACL


(+) Might be the fastest back in the league aside from CJ2K


(+) Jamaal is the prototypical RB for the way the running game has developed in the NFL today


(+) The Chiefs are a much-improved team with an offensive-minded head coach and an offense loaded with high-scoring capabilities


(+) Charles is FAR better in the Red Zone than his size would normally dictate


(+) Peyton Hillis being used as the inside runner—like Thomas Jones was for him in 2010—could lead to Charles putting up similar numbers to his 2010 season


(–) Hillis, however, will likely be leaned on early, thus limiting Charles’ first-half potential


(–) Has yet to score double-digit touchdowns in his career


(–) Peyton Hillis was signed as an insurance policy and will take some carries away from Charles especially on the goal-line in order to preserve Jamaal’s health


(–) It usually takes one full season of recovery to completely return to form after a torn ACL

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2009 Review

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Okay, where in the world did this galloping ostrich come from?!?!  It would be nice to say we predicted Jamaal becoming one of the top 12 fantasy RBs in the game, but we didn’t.  We did, however, make sure people understood that he was one of the top handcuffs in fantasy and that he would return good value if linked to Larry Johnson in your draft.  To that end, Charles did not disappoint in the slightest.  His slow first half was due to KC’s bizarre committal to the cancer that is LJ, but once Charles was finally given the chance to shine, he took off running and never looked back.  His welcome to the world of fantasy culminated in the final game of the season when he put up a two-touchdown, 259-yard effort against a Denver team fighting for a playoff spot in Denver.  So let us be the first to say, “Welcome aboard Jamaal, your place as a starting fantasy RB is waiting for you.”


jamaal charles 2009 stats


~ Set career bests in yards (1,120), attempts (190), rushing touchdowns (7, 9 total), yards/attempt (5.9), yards/game (74.7), receptions (40), receiving yards (297), and total yards from scrimmage (1,417)


~ Rushed for the eighth most yards ever in a single game (259 yards, 1/3/2010 @ Denver)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

“The Ostrich” was finally given the chance to show what he’s made of in 2009, and now in 2010, he’ll be implanted as the Chiefs lead-dog for his efforts.  However, in order to keep the smallish (5’11”, 199 lbs) Charles fresh throughout the season, Kansas City decided to reel in another starter-quality RB to take on part of the load; Thomas Jones.  How much will this affect the production of Jamaal Charles in 2010?  Probably enough to say that he’s not quite worth the risk as a low-end RB1 on your team, but he’ll still be a solid fantasy RB2.  Jones will end up vulturing a bunch of the goal-line carries, which definitely knocks The Ostrich down from being a possible #1 fantasy back, but the electricity he possesses in his feet give him an upside that not a lot of RB2s have.


~ What affect will the signing of Thomas Jones have on Charles?


~ Can he withstand the rigors of being the #1 guy throughout an entire season?


~ If the Chiefs are as terrible as they were last year, they’ll be forced to pass more than run yet again

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Charles does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Chiefs Player Tweets




 


Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac


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Contract

Jamaal signed a three-year, $1.76 million contract in July of 2008 that included a $610,000 signing bonus.  Here's the final year of that contract:


2010 - $470,000


2011 – Restricted Free Agent

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Thomas Jones is easily one of the best handcuffs in the league, so don’t hesitate to grab him in your draft.  In fact, we believe he'll be the starter at some point during the season, if not the whole way through it

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Injury Report

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Charles in charge

The first four weeks for Charles has shown to be a roller coaster ride. In week one loss to the Titans, Charles only had seven carries for 19 yards, and four receptions for 15 yards, he left week two early due to high ankle sprain, missed all of week three, and then exploded for his typical self in week four against the Patriots on Monday Night Football.

Charles finished the night dismantling New England with 92 rushing yards and one touchdown, and added three receptions for 16 yards and two touchdowns.

Pyro's take: Jamaal Charles should remain a starter in your line-up, but will have a true test against the San Francisco 49ers and their defense.

09/30/14, 05:52 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.kansascity.com

Questionable

Charles was on the plane heading toward Miami, but even so, is he going to play? Andy Reid spoke on the situation. “We’re going to see how he feels after this practice,” Reid said. “He moved around and did a decent job. He looked a little sore, but he did OK. Jamaal wanted to try it (Wednesday), we limited him … and he did some work (Friday) with the ones, and he did some with the scout team, too.

“We’ll evaluate how he feels, let the docs and trainers make a decision … we appreciate his effort. He came in and pushed through this thing, and we’ll make a decision after that.”

If Charles cannot go, Knile Davis will step-in for him.

Pyro's take: Jamaal Charles at this point would like to hit the start over button. Andy Reid failed to use him correctly in week one, and in week two he got hurt. If he is starting, you have to go with him. His carries will be limited most likely at first, but if he responds well, then it will revert back to the normal game plan of feeding Charles the ball. Stay tuned in Sunday, to find out what decision they will make.

09/20/14, 07:07 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.kansascity.com

Charles hurts foot leaving the dorms

On Sunday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles missed the team’s 28-16 exhibition loss to the Panthers because of a “freak accident” that resulted in a bruised foot.

On Monday, Reid told the entire story.

“I’ll just tell you what happened,” Reid said during his weekly postgame conference call with reporters. “He was actually carrying a box down the dorms, and he came down the grassy slope there and just tweaked his foot, rolled his foot over on the curb. It was that simple.”

“He was hurting that night,” Reid said. “The next day he woke up and he was feeling a little bit better, and he was feeling better today, so we’re optimistic about it.

Pyro's take: Welcome back to college Jamaal. The good news is that this is not a major injury, and he will be fine. If you are concerned about Charles getting injured and feel like this is a premonition...I say relax. He has been very durable in his career, and proved it again last season. He is my fourth rated running back in my tiers.

08/18/14, 06:01 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.kansascity.com

Charles has his sights set on the Hall of Fame

After arguably the best season of his career and now armed with a new contract extension, Charles has his sights set on the Hall of Fame. The two-time All-Pro running back wants his name to be mentioned in the same breath as Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders, players he grew up idolizing in Port Arthur, Texas, and who will forever be considered some of the best to play the game.

"It's all about staying consistent," Charles said. "I want to be in the Hall of Fame when I retire. I want to win a championship. That's what it's all about."

Pyro's take: This is a lot of bravado coming from Charles, which is what I like out of a running back. While Jamaal had an amazing season last year, it also came with an easy strength of schedule. This year the Chiefs will be facing the NFC West, and defenses will be selling out to stop Charles. Last season also marked the first time in Charles career that he had more than eight total touchdowns. #25 still has a long way to go before getting an invitation to Canton, but you gotta love his swagger.

08/05/14, 08:40 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.kcchiefs.com

Charles signs extension

The holdout never happened as Jamaal Charles signed a two-year extension, and earn more than $18 million in new money from the agreement. "The Chiefs conceivably could have constructed an extension that lets them keep their current $9.4 million in cap space." Which they will need to sign other players such as Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

For Jamaal Charles this will keep him paid and in a Chiefs uniform for many more years into the future. "Charles, who turns 28 in December, had two years left on a six-year, $28 million contract he signed in 2010. The two-year extension gives him more money up front and keeps him under contract through 2018."

In what could have been an unsettling situation, was quickly resolved in just a few hours. Now, all NFL teams and players should follow suit, and eliminate holdouts all together.


Pyro's take: There was no way that Jamaal Charles was going to go deep into the pre-season without a contract, did anyone expect it to last less than a half a day? Probably not, either case, all owners can feel at ease, as the "Ostrich" is back.

07/23/14, 04:25 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.kansascity.com

Charles holding out

KCTV-5 reports that Jamaal Charles has decided to not report to training camp. With two years left in his contract and owed $3.9 million this year. Charles' stance is that he should be paid more than the players making the same. "He makes about $9 million per season less than Minnesota's Adrian Peterson who has a seven-year, $96 million deal. Detroit's Reggie Bush and Baltimore's Ray Rice also make more than Charles."

Jamaal Charles had a career year in 2013, as he led the team in rushing with 259 carries for 1,287 yards, but also in receiving with 70 catches for 693 yards.

The Chiefs expect Charles to report today with the veterans, but Thursday is the first practice, and most likely the beginning of the hold-out.

Pyro's take: The Chiefs rely to much on Jamaal Charles to make this a long standing situation. Charles was on 85 percent of the snaps, and without him, they will have to rely on Knile Davis.

For the most part, players that do hold out do not perform well upon their return. Chris Johnson, Steven Jackson and Larry Johnson all took a decline. Charles has room as of right now to get back on track, and decide what he should do. Soon enough, it will be time to be in game shape, and if he has not reported a month before the season, August 9th, I would be locking in Knile Davis.

Running back coach Eric Bieniemy likes what he sees so far from Knile Davis. "He has a better awareness of what's going on with the game...what it takes to see a blitz coming, how to apply the proper technique when pressure is coming. So he's doing a great job so far."

07/23/14, 10:26 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.kctv5.com

Charles looking for best game of the season

Charles, the Chiefs’ biggest offensive weapon, picked up 17 and 33 yards on his final two attempts in the 45-10 win at Washington. The Chiefs ran one more play, and that was the end of the third quarter with the Chiefs leading 38-10. Charles didn’t get another attempt.

He finished the day with 19 carries for a season-high 151 yards and two receptions for eight yards.

“I thought it was the right time,” to take him out of the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday. “I’ve gone both ways, I’ve held people from games, and I’ve played people, just depending on what I feel we need to get ourselves ready, if we have that opportunity to continue to play (in the playoffs).

“We’re not there yet. I wasn’t thinking about that in this game.”

Pyro's take: Charles has been the most dominant running back all season long. Although, Jamaal has not had a monster game all season, like Shady McCoy did this week.

Last week would have been that game for Charles if he played in the fourth quarter, but that is always a danger in blowout games with playoff bound teams. Charles has another chance to have his best game of the season as he faces off against the Raiders this week, who have surrendered over 140 yards rushing in each of the last two games.



12/11/13, 06:25 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.kansascity.com

Charles a steady fantasy force

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 93 yards, giving him 1,011 yards for the season, his fourth 1,000-yard season, most in club history.

Charles, a third-round pick in 2008, rushed for 1,000-plus yards in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and surpassed Priest Holmes, who did it three times during 2001-03. Charles also became the fifth player in club history to record more than 1,000 rushing attempts. At 1,003 attempts, he is 372 behind Larry Johnson’s club record of 1,375 set during 2003-09.

“At the end of the day, I want to be one of the best that’s played in this organization,” Charles said. “Not just in my organization but in my (draft) class and in the NFL.

“It’s an honor to go over 1,000 yards, but we have more football. Hopefully, I can go out and break more records and make history.”

Pyro's take: Charles has been amazing at the running back position this season, compared to many others who have flopped this season. Jamaal has been a scoring machine, with 11 touchdowns, this season and is on pace to finish with over 60 catches as well.

In fact Charles has a chance to go over 2,000 yards from scrimmage this season. He is currently on pace to finish with 1,950 yards. If you own Charles then expect him to keep leading the way for you in the fantasy playoffs.

12/02/13, 05:07 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.kansascity.com

Charles in line for even more touches

Don’t expect Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles’ workload to decrease on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

In fact, Charles may even get more work than he did last week against Oakland when Charles accounted for 128 of the Chiefs’ 216 net yards on offense.

“He’s a guy who steadily wants a little more each week, a little more responsibility,” said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, “and the more he gets comfortable in our system and what we’re asking him to do, we’ll put a little more on his plate.

“He’s so explosive, and we want to be able to use him in that fashion and create matchups in our favor.”

Charles, the AFC’s leader in yards from scrimmage with 775 yards, (475 rushing, 147 receiving), was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday for the first time in three weeks.


Pyro's take: Charlie says, check down to Jamaal. Charles has been a beast this season, as predicted, and now we could see him get even more touches. Andy Reid has a way of turning running backs into studs, and Jamaal is his new stud. The Chiefs are never going to be a downfield passing team so long as Alex Smith is the quarterback. With Charles as healthy as he has been all year, get ready for a larger workload and some long touchdowns in his near future.

10/17/13, 07:01 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.kansascity.com

Jamaal Charles to start this Sunday

Jamaal Charles will play Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Dallas Cowboys, the Chiefs announced Friday per Adam Teicher of ESPN. Charles did not practice Wednesday, and was limited in practice Thursday with a quadriceps injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Charles suffered a quad contusion after landing awkwardly during the third quarter of Sunday's win. He returned for one carry at the end of the quarter, but sat out the rest of the game to finish with 16 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown, with three receptions for 23 yards. Though there was trepidation when the running back rested Wednesday, his status against the Cowboys was never seriously in doubt.

Pyro's take: Charles has been gritting it out all season with minor nagging injuries, up to and including blisters for crying out loud. Even with all the nicks and bruises he continues to be one of the more consistent running backs this season and is a must start against the Cowboys.

10/05/13, 01:12 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.sbnation.com

Jamaal Charles has gone Helter Skelter with blisters

Charles apparently had blisters on the bottom of his foot after the game. "They were pretty extensive," Reid said. Despite that, Charles is expected to be OK. I'd expect him to be ready for a full load next week at Tennessee.

Pyro's take: Charles should be fine, but for crying out loud give a call to Dr. Scholl's and have those precious feet taken care of this week. Send him in for a pedicure...whatever you have to do, because not only do fantasy owners need him to keep up his production, so do the Chiefs. He should be fine this week, but I am going to send him some talcum powder anyway.

09/30/13, 06:34 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.arrowheadpride.com

Jamaal Charles has a quad contusion, expected to play in week 2

The Kansas City Chiefs are breathing a sigh of relief with the news that Jamaal Charles' injury doesn't appear to be serious. Following Sunday's game against the Jacksonville, both Charles and Andy Reid said Charles was OK.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Reid called it a quad contusion.

"Jamaal has a quad contusion," Reid said, via quotes sent out by the Chiefs. "He does have a range of motion, but we'll just see how he does here over this week. He is moving around today, he's ok."

Pyro's take: This is a major relief for Charles owners, as he is expected to be okay for week 2. Charles had a decent game in week 1, when most running backs did not, with 100 total yards, a touchdown and 3 catches. Charles is most likely going to rest the quad during the week and should be ready to go for week 2. If his condition worsens during the week we will let you know.

09/10/13, 06:52 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.arrowheadpride.com

Jamaa Charles showing his PPR value

Jamaal Charles had 5 carries for 13 yards, a touchdown, and 3 catches for 27 yards in the Chiefs first preseason game.

Pyro's take: Jamaal Charles did not have a great day running ball, but he was able to run in a 1-yard touchdown. This is a good sign as Andy Reid likes to keep his main back in at the goal line, and this is a good sign that Charles is ready to take on that role. Charles also showed that he is going to be much more active in the receiving game under Reid as well, which makes him a real top value running back in PPR leagues.

08/10/13, 08:24 PM CDT by Houdini
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Jamaal Charles has Top-5 Fantasy potential this season

With the Kansas City Chiefs bringing in Andy Reid as their new head coach and pistol offense guru, Chris Ault, as an offensive (and defensive) consultant, the Chiefs and Jamaal Charles have the potential to put up some serious fantasy numbers this season.

Pyro's take: Charles was already considered one of the most gifted and explosive running backs in the game, but with all the changes in Kansas City this offseason, he now has a real chance to solidify himself as a Top-5 fantasy back as well.

Charles finished 12th in fantasy points in 2009, 3rd in 2010 and 8th in 2012 all while averaging just 275 touches per year. With a chance to handle ball close to 350 times this season, we feel it would be best to move "The Ostrich" up your #FF draft and tier sheets now and try not to talk about him with other owners in your fantasy league.

06/27/13, 01:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Jamaal Charles fine for Week 14

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was not listed on the team's Week 14 injury report and looks like a go for the game against the Bills this weekend.

Pyro's take: Charles has been a nice surprise since Larry Johnson was jettisoned from the team and can definitely be used as a RB2 on your fantasy football team this weekend.

12/09/09, 04:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kcchiefs.com

Jamaal Charles does well to secure starting job

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was given the first opportunity to claim the starting job vacated by the release of Larry Johnson, and it looks like he did every possible to do so.
“His head’s in the right place,” coach Todd Haley said. “He’s obviously got ability. He had probably the biggest play of the game for us... I’ve seen a big change in Jamaal in the last three or four weeks. Really a big change in his overall personality, everything. You can see him kind of growing into being a player... He’s been doing all of the things that are being asked of him."

Pyro's take: Charles had the first 100-yard rushing game for the Chiefs since Week 16 of last year, and all but knocked Kolby Smith out of the race for the starting job. He's still no more than a low-end RB2 or flex for your fantasy football team, but with all the various injuries around the league, he does become a viable starter.

11/16/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kansascity.com

Coach Haley won't commit to a starting RB

When asked who would be the starting running back for the Chiefs on Sunday, coach Todd Haley responded by saying, “Either (Dantrell) Savage, (Kolby) Smith, or (Jamaal) Charles. Depends what play we decide to open with probably.”

Pyro's take: Thanks Todd, you're a gem. Not that any of these backs are worth more than a marginal flex play on your fantasy football team anyway.

11/13/09, 02:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kcchiefs.com

Charles could go back to third-down duty soon

When asked if he can see running back Kolby Smith starting for the team soon, Chiefs coach Todd Haley said this: He’s worked really hard so I wouldn’t put it past him. I’m still trying to keep it within reason and not have the expectations too high and understand what the situation is. But I would say Kolby Smith is the type of guy who could surprise you.”

Pyro's take: Jamaal Charles was given the first shot at the starting position, but Charles is small and more of a third-down back, so Smith could very well come away with the starting slot soon enough. He's worth a pickup for your fantasy football team, but don't expect too much out of him.

11/11/09, 05:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kcchiefs.com

Jamaal Charles looking at RBBC for Chiefs

With Larry Johnson released from the team, Chiefs running backs Kolby Smith and Jamaal Charles will likely start to split the first and second-down duties in the backfield, with Smith getting more of the goal-line/short-yardage work and Charles getting the passing/third-down situations.

Pyro's take: We'll likely see a true RBBC the rest of the year out of the Chiefs, with neither back being worth much to your fantasy football team. However, if you're desperate, either one could work as a flex play given the right opponent.

11/10/09, 09:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kansascity.com

Jamaal Charles will get first shot to start

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will get the start in Week 9, but it seems coach Todd Haley is ready to take RB Kolby Smith off the PUP list and give him a chance to back Charles up.
“I’m optimistic about having the opportunity to see him play,” Haley said.

Pyro's take: Which of these backs will come out on top remains to be seen, but Charles will get the first shot regardless of his lack of size. He's very good catching passes out of the backfield, so that could be the difference. Charles is worth a roster spot on your fantasy football team right now, but keep an eye on Smith in case he can't carry the load.

11/03/09, 12:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.kansascity.com

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