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#25 Jamaal Charles, RB    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Probable - Knee
Kansas City Chiefs
Height 5' 11"
Weight 199 lbs
Age 29
Birthdate December 27th 1986
College Texas
Year 2008
Round 3   Pick 10
Season Statistics
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2015 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
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Strength of Schedule
Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Week 1 Projections
Jamaal Charles is back from the second major injury in his career. With being older and having more of an injury history now, look for Charles to be a tad lower scoring RB1 than we are used to. Last year Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware proved that they are capable backups. Accordingly, look for the Chiefs to use more of a RBBC this year. Treat Charles as an RB1 this week and see how the load sharing plays out.
Rushing: 70 Yards, 1 TD.
Receiving: 2 Receptions, 17 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
Here we have perhaps the most risk/reward elite RB in all of fantasy football in 2016. There are the injury concerns, the rotation concerns, the age concerns, the usage concerns, and the divisional opponent concerns. Charles, who once represented the slam-dunk, no question #1 RB in fantasy football has now slid to the unenviable position of "who knows what to expect" this year. While Charles will no doubt headline the rotation of himself, Charcandrick West, and Spencer Ware in the Chiefs backfield, the mere fact that such a rotation even exists should say enough about the risk in picking Charles early in your fantasy draft. But then again, how can you argue with his production when healthy? His back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2013 and 2014 resulted in a whopping 33 touchdowns and led many fantasy owners to championships almost single-handedly. While West and Ware filled in admirably in his absence, they lack the overall talent, burst, and vision of Charles, who remains a perfect fit in Andy Reid's screen-friendly offense. So, fantasy owners, what do you do? Take the chance on a return to form, or pass up the reward by going with an up-and-comer? This will almost certainly be the most important question of the first-round in 2016.

Rushing: 1075 Yards, 12 TD.
Receiving: 35 Receptions, 275 Yards, 4 TD.

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Injury Report
Preseason - Probable - Knee
Week 1 - Probable - Knee

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