The PYRO Fantasy Football Depth Chart is a rundown of where Team PYRO projects the fantasy production for each team at each position. It is NOT an attempt to inform you of the current starters for each team. For example, we are well aware that Brandon Manumaleuna is currently the starting TE for the Chicago Bears, but if you look at the Bears Team Page, we have Greg Olsen listed at TE. Why? We’re projecting that Greg Olsen will be the most Fantasy Football relevant TE for the Bears this season. Since Olsen will be the Bears leading FF point scorer at TE, it’s his name at the top of the TE column on our PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart.
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.
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.
An officer spotted Bowe’s 2011 Audi A8 traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone shortly before midnight at West Platte Road and Northwest Business Park, police said. The officer stopped the car at West Platte Road and Riverside Street.
While speaking to Bowe, the officer detected what he suspected was a strong marijuana odor coming from inside the Audi, police said. The officer had Bowe and two passengers get out of the vehicle before seeing if his K-9 would alert on anything in the vehicle during a check for illegal substances.
The officer arrested Bowe after finding a black bag holding Bowe’s wallet and two containers of what the officer suspected to be marijuana. One container had 6.6 grams of the substance in it and the second had 3.8 grams.
Pyro's take: Bowe is not going to miss this week's game, but he might miss some time if the league pursues him. All for less than a half ounce of weed.
I just wonder when these players are going to get smart about how they party. Bowe has been a non-existent fantasy receiver this season, so this news should not impact too many owners starting lineups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So far, the game doesn't look to big for the rookie. He has made inaccurate passes thrown to him look routine. Recently in practice, he went out for a one handed grab on a drag route. He then tipped the ball to himself and made the catch with a defender draped over him. Kelce has a unique blend of size and athletic ability. In the run game, Kelce sticks with his blocks. He may not have the best footwork or position in his block yet. The big thing though is that he is relentless in his blocks. And he finishes each play until the whistle blows.
Pyro's take: We have felt all along that Kelce will be the man in Kansas City, even though I am still a fan of Tony Moeaki. This is a great start for Kelce, and the fact that he is already showing his athleticism in camp is very encouraging.
Kelce is going to have the normal ups and downs that rookies go through, but he should be able to make an impact as a rookie in Andy Reid's offense. Having Alex Smith at quarterback is also a benefit, as he likes to check down and Kelce will be an option there.
If Kelce is able to improving his pass and run blocking he will find himself on the field a lot as a rookie.
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
After being held out of practice on Wednesday for rest purposes, Jets running back Thomas Jones (knee) returned to take part in all the team and individual drills on Thursday.
Pyro's take: The 31-year old back is just fine and will be getting his normal workload against the Chargers this Sunday. Even though their rush D is nothing special, they don't let up many TDs, but the odds still say that Jones will hit paydirt at least once this Sunday. In fact, there were only six games this year in which TJ didn't find the endzone, including last week's playoff game.
Holmgren has made it clear that the Browns will be looking to upgrade at QB
Cleveland beat writer Tony Grossi reports that the Browns will be looking to make changes at QB. Derek Anderson is due a $2 million roster bonus - that's not happening, and Brady Quinn has not shown so much as a flash of brilliance, unless you count the Detroit game.
Pyro's take: No brainer. Grossi went on to speculate that McNabb/Kolb and Hasselbeck are logical options for the Browns to pursue. I think this team needs to bring in a veteran and then make a good draft pick for the QB of the future - unless they could pry Kolb away from Philly (unlikely).
Browns quarterback Brady Quinn (foot) has been put on injured reserve, thus ending his 2009 NFL season.
Pyro's take: Oh boy oh boy oh boy! The world gets to watch QB Derek Anderson run the Cleveland offense once again, which is basically akin to watching "The Hangover", "Wedding Crashers", and "Old School" back-to-back-to-back. Thank goodness for late-season entertainment.
12/22/09, 02:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is back from his suspension and starting against the Browns today.
Pyro's take: We're a little surprised coach Todd Haley isn't sitting Bowe today, being the prick that he is. Bowe has a real nice matchup for his return to the field, so feel free to start him on your fantasy team if you're in need of a WR2/3.
12/20/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was taking reps with the first-team today in his first practice since returning from a four-game suspension.
Pyro's take: It seems Bowe will go back to being the Chiefs WR1 immediately this week, so consider starting him as a WR3 with upside on your fantasy football team this weekend as KC takes on a porous Browns defense.
12/16/09, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
The four-game suspension handed to Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe for using a banned performance enhancer is over.
Pyro's take: Bowe will rejoin the team immediately and likely thrown right back into the starting lineup. For those of you who kept him on your fantasy football bench the past month, he can start to be used again as you enter your fantasy playoffs.
12/14/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå