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Posted: 9/17/2017 8:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Cowboys has looked good when spelling C.J. Anderson through the first two games. He appears to be back to 100 percent health, and he still looks to have a little left in the tank. However, it's uncertain if his role will change once Devontae Booker is ready to return, so tread lightly.
Posted: 9/14/2017 3:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles should serve as the No. 2 running back again against the Dallas Cowboys. He probably will see around the same amount of touches has he did in Week 1, but owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Posted: 9/13/2017 2:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles debuted with 10 rushes for 40 yards on Monday night against the Chargers, but he also lost a fumble. He was seeing more touches than expected with Devontae Booker (wrist). Once Booker can return it will be a crowded backfield and Charles will be fighting for crumbs.
Posted: 9/12/2017 3:52am ET
Huddle Up: Not only were his yards down, Charles committed a costly turnover with a fumble that aided the Chargers in their comeback drive. Prior to the game, the coaching staff said Charles might be limited to 10 touches or less, which is the staff's way of working him into action. Charles didn't do anything wrong to jeopardize his No. 2 status, but a healthy C.J. Anderson will keep him from doing much else.
Posted: 9/11/2017 11:40am ET
Huddle Up: Charles went from a potential preseason release candidate to perhaps sharing backfield work with C.J. Anderson with a fine showing in the Broncos' dress rehearsal a couple of weeks ago. The former Kansas City Chief will be hard-pressed to become a fantasy asset on only 10 touches, but his role will most likely grow if he is able to come away from Monday's action without any issues. With that said, his upside will be capped as long as Anderson is healthy.
Posted: 9/10/2017 7:16am ET
Huddle Up: Charles should be the No. 2 running back for the Broncos against the Los Angeles Chargers and probably will receive limited touches during the game. Owners should be able to find better options for their lineups.
Posted: 9/7/2017 4:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles may only be receiving a day off, but owners should check on his status later in the week. He likely will serve as the backup running back if he plays and would receive limited playing time. Owners in most leagues probably can find better options to use and can avoid Charles.
Posted: 9/7/2017 12:05pm ET
Huddle Up: This was likely nothing more than a day off for the veteran. He should be good to go on Monday night and will see playing time behind C.J. Anderson. Don't start him right away, though. Only an injury to Anderson would give Charles real fantasy significance.
Posted: 8/27/2017 7:09am ET
Huddle Up: Charles should serve as the backup to C.J. Anderson this year and warrants consideration as a late-round flier in PPR formats.
Posted: 8/26/2017 10:01pm ET
Huddle Up: If Charles' knees can hold up, he could play his way into the backup role behind C.J. Anderson. He has some appeal as a late-round lottery ticket.
Posted: 8/21/2017 1:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles has some catching up to do. He hasn't seen meaningful action since mid-October of last season. He'll likely be playing behind at least C.J. Anderson, De'Angelo Henderson and Devontae Booker this season, too. Charles is no more than a late-round PPR flier at this point in his career.
Posted: 8/15/2017 11:08am ET
Huddle Up: The Broncos are taking it easy with their new, fragile toy. They don't want more injury at the position, especially since Devontae Booker is already hurting. If Charles is healthy, he's still no more than a PPR flier.
Posted: 8/14/2017 4:26am ET
Huddle Up: Ordinarily this would not be a big deal, as many of the regular players do not take part in one or more of the exhibitions. However, with Charles returning from knee issues, he needs to show Denver he is capable of some workload. Continue to monitor the situation but keep his draft status downgraded, at least RB4.
Posted: 7/31/2017 7:03pm ET
Huddle Up: The Broncos have been taking things slow with Charles so far, but he should see his work increase as camp goes on. He is expected to receive eight to 10 touches per game this season and will be part of a committee at the position. Charles probably will be a late-round pick in most drafts as a No. 4 running back.
Posted: 7/31/2017 5:49am ET
Huddle Up: It's hard to believe how far he has fallen in the fantasy spectrum so quickly, but he's little more than an RB5 right now.
Posted: 7/27/2017 7:06pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles will be eased in as he returns from another knee injury, and he will need his body to hold up and a little bit of luck to carve out a meaningful role in the offense. He is a late-round lottery ticket.
Posted: 7/26/2017 10:53am ET
Huddle Up: Charles is slated for situational work if his knees hold up, but there is very little that is for certain in Denver's backfield at the moment. C.J. Anderson figures to start, but Devantae Booker and Charles will mix in and could take over at any time during the course of the game if one of them gets 'hot.' For now, Charles should be drafted late as a RB5 with some upside.
Posted: 6/29/2017 5:11am ET
Huddle Up: Charles won't be asked to do a whole lot unless something happens to C.J. Anderson, which could peg him for a third-down role. Charles is, at best, a RB4 in fantasy until further notice.
Posted: 6/13/2017 11:33am ET
Huddle Up: The Broncos will be careful with their fragile veteran running back this offseason. Don't be surprised to see him limited in the preseason, too, after two consecutive serious knee injuries. Charles still has more value in PPR formats, but he's a high risk, medium reward player.
Posted: 6/5/2017 3:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles will not be the starting running back but will have a role in the offense if he is healthy. He probably will be used as a receiver out of the backfield and could also receive some carries. He probably should be considered a late-round pick in fantasy leagues but will have more value in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 5/23/2017 1:34pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles will be part of a committee in Denver, primarily with C.J. Anderson, and should be on the field mostly in passing situations and on third downs. Health is a huge risk in Charles' case and he can't be drafted as more than a flex in PPR formats.
Posted: 5/18/2017 6:09pm ET
Huddle Up: If Charles can prove he is healthy during camp, he should land a spot in the running back rotation. Even in that scenario, he is only worth taking a chance on in the later rounds.
Posted: 5/12/2017 12:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Joseph may actually be leaning toward a committee approach based on his comments Friday. Assuming Charles is anywhere close to his former self, he should be considered the leader, although his recent injury woes makes him a poor bet to hold up all season. Anderson is most likely going to be the most valuable player in this bunch in 2017, but he has yet to prove he can handle a heavy workload for a full season. As a result, none of these backs may be worth anything more than flex consideration in 2017.
Posted: 5/2/2017 2:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles has a one-year prove-it deal with Denver to see if his knees can hold up. At 30 years old and with multiple knee surgeries, the safe route to take is drafting Charles as and RB3 or flex in PPR leagues.
Posted: 5/2/2017 2:26pm ET
Huddle Up: A healthy Jamaal Charles significantly diminishes the fantasy value of C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, but more so Booker. The key word in that sentence is 'healthy.' Charles has missed close to two full seasons consecutively due to multiple knee surgeries. Anderson should serve as Denver's two-down back and is still worth a look as an RB2. Charles will have a change-of-pace role and makes Booker ostensibly undraftable as long as JC can stay on the field.
Posted: 5/2/2017 11:27am ET
Huddle Up: Charles epitomizes a high-risk, high-reward player at this point in his career. He might even be a high-risk, medium-reward player. The oft-injured running back has only played in eight games the last two seasons and has undergone multiple knee surgeries. It's an exciting move and a good fit if the Broncos sign him, but don't let the excitement force an overdraft. He's no more than an RB3 or flex option with more value in PPR leagues.
Posted: 5/1/2017 12:01pm ET
Huddle Up: C.J. Anderson will lead Denver's backfield, but Charles could serve as the third-down back in a change-of-pace role alongside Devontae Booker. Unfortunately for Charles, he's 30 years old and has missed 23 games the last two seasons due to serious injuries and multiple knee surgeries. He's merely a late-round flier at this point in his career. The risk is just too great.
Posted: 3/16/2017 5:25pm ET
Huddle Up: The Seahawks just signed Eddie Lacy, and considering they also have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the roster, there just doesn't seem to be a fit here now. Charles was one of the league's top running backs when healthy, but over the past two seasons, he's managed to suit up in only eight games combined. His next destination will determine how much fantasy value he has entering his age-30 season.
Posted: 3/13/2017 2:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles is what many would consider washed up at this point in his career. His extensive injury history has caught up to him as he has only played in eight games over the last two seasons. Even if he signed with the Seahawks, he would be splitting snaps with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise. At 30 years old, Charles is too big of a risk to be drafted as more than an RB4.
Posted: 3/12/2017 4:12pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles has not received a lot of interest this offseason, but the Seahawks have been checking in on several running backs. He probably would not be the starting running back if he joined Seattle but probably should have a solid role. Charles could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues depending in his role.
Posted: 3/9/2017 5:27am ET
Huddle Up: Charles has missed a large part of the last two years, and there are questions what is left in the tank now that he's north of 30. It's worth noting that he has only played 16 games three times in nine seasons, and he's probably an RB3 at this point.
Posted: 3/5/2017 10:03am ET
Huddle Up: Charles is available to sign immediately after the Kansas City Chiefs cut him last week, but he may be waiting a while before finding his new employer. The 30-year-old makes sense as a short-term answer for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he will have to prove his knees are healthy first. While Charles could conceivably start in Philly, his days as a regular fantasy starter are almost certainly over.
Posted: 3/1/2017 6:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Assuming Charles is cleared medically in the near future, this marriage makes a ton of sense because of Philadelphia's need for a lead runner, Charles' familiarity with Peterson and the fact he should come fairly cheap (given his recent injury history), which is a necessity for the cap-strapped Eagles. Charles is going to be hard to trust in fantasy as anything more than a risky flex regardless of where he winds up, but he could salvage some value if he can stay healthy in Philly.
Posted: 2/28/2017 6:03pm ET
Huddle Up: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day Charles is 'healthy', but it appears the 30-year-old's may need a bit more time to fully recover from the knee injuries that have ruined the better part of his last two seasons. He should find a new job quickly once he is medically cleared, but his days as a trusted feature back are probably over.
Posted: 2/28/2017 12:13pm ET
Huddle Up: The Chiefs could afford to make this move considering Charles' age, injury history and the players behind him. Spencer Ware will be the main man in the Chiefs' backfield going forward, with Charcandrick West playing a complementary role. Ware proved himself worthy of starting status last year in Charles' absence and should be drafted as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2.
Posted: 2/28/2017 11:16am ET
Huddle Up: The move will clear $6.2 million in salary cap space and makes it much more palatable for the Chiefs to fit Eric Berry's new large contract onto the team payroll. Charles is one of the top running backs of his generation, but he has only 83 carries since the end of the 2014 season. His 2016 season was a complete wash as he battled injuries to both knees. The 30-year-old should find a job on the open market, but he'll probably be paid like a backup and his days as a fantasy superstar are likely over.
Posted: 2/25/2017 11:42am ET
Huddle Up: Charles is expected to be available in free agency and may not be able to find a starting job because of his recent injury history. He would be part of a committee if he signed with the Eagles but likely would have a solid role in the offense. He will be a risky option for owners but could be a No. 3 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Posted: 2/12/2017 2:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles has dealt with knee injuries over the last two seasons and likely will be a free agent this offseason. Charles may not be able to handle a full workload anymore but could have a solid role for a team. Charles can be a No. 3 running back for fantasy owners depending on his team.
Posted: 2/9/2017 10:57am ET
Huddle Up: Charles has been limited to eight games over the last two seasons and is still dealing with a knee injury. It is not known if Charles will remain with the Chiefs since they have Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West on the roster. Owners in fantasy leagues should monitor his situation because his fantasy value will depend on his role with a team.
Posted: 1/22/2017 9:42am ET
Huddle Up: Charles was limited to 40 yards on 12 carries during the season and has dealt with injuries in the past, so he could hit the free-agent market this offseason. It is not known if Charles will be a starting running back in 2017 but he should have a solid role for a team. Charles probably can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Posted: 1/10/2017 10:40am ET
Huddle Up: Charles has played in only eight games over the last seasons and finished with 40 yards on 12 carries in 2016, so the Chiefs may be inclined to part ways with the 30-year-old this offseason. On the other hand, Spencer Ware's second-half fade may convince the team to bring him back. Assuming he returns to Kansas City, Charles figures to be a high-risk, high-reward mid-round pick in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Posted: 12/22/2016 7:53am ET
Huddle Up: Charles turns 30 next week, and he has had two season plagued by knee injuries. His draft stock will take a severe hit next season, and it may be a question mark if he returns to the Chiefs. Charles will probably fall into the RB3 range in drafts unless he lands on a team where he's the clear-cut back.
Posted: 12/8/2016 1:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Charles won't be fantasy relevant for the remainder of the regular season, but those who participate in fantasy games for the playoffs should pay attention to Charles' progress. Spencer Ware has filled in splendidly and both would likely be startable depending on the matchup.
Posted: 11/17/2016 1:51pm ET
Huddle Up: This won't have much of an impact on Spencer Ware's fantasy value. Ware remains a weekly RB1 as long as he is healthy. That's including this week against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that allowed 100 rushing yards per game and nine total touchdowns in nine games to running backs.
Posted: 11/17/2016 10:14am ET
Huddle Up: There was hope that Charles would be able to return for the postseason, but this surgery probably will end his season. Owners should consider Charles a No. 2 running back in drafts next season.
Posted: 11/6/2016 7:29am ET
Huddle Up: Charles will need several weeks to recover from surgery to trim the meniscus in his right knee but his possible return will come too late to help most fantasy owners. Charcandrick West will serve as Kansas City's starting running back for Week 9's game against the Jaguars, although Spencer Ware should reassume the starting role once he fully recovers from a concussion.
Posted: 11/3/2016 5:22am ET
Huddle Up: That seems pretty unlikely, but if you have the roster space, he could be a nice boost for the playoff run. Spencer Ware (concussion) hasn't cleared the concussion protocol, and Charcandrick West looks like a solid RB2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 11/2/2016 6:34am ET
Huddle Up: Charles is on IR, and his fantasy season is essentially over. Spencer Ware (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, and Charcandrick West is as talented of a third running back as you'll find. He'll be a solid RB2 or flex option against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 11/1/2016 2:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Unfortunately, this will basically end his season, as Charles just was never able to get over the torn ACL injury he sustained a year ago. A second surgery could also put his NFL future in jeopardy, which would be a real shame. Spencer Ware will remain the starter moving forward, though he's coming off a concussion in Week 8. Charcandrick West is the only tailback behind Ware and should be scooped up off every waiver wire, if possible.
Posted: 10/28/2016 4:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Spencer Ware will continue to receive most of the carries during the game with Charcandrick West also receiving some playing time. Ware should be a starting running back in all fantasy leagues, while West could have some value as a flex option in some leagues.
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