Jamaal Charles Fantasy Football News 2017

The Broncos plan on deploying a RB-by-committee this season. “You need two or three guys that can carry the load," HC Vance Joseph said from OTAs on Monday. "It is no longer a one-guy position." Denver has built up some backfield depth this offseason by drafting De'Angelo Henderson and signing Jamaal Charles. They join returnees C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. Anderson will head to training camp as the favorite for touches, but we'll be keeping an eye on how the work will be divvied. You can currently land Anderson in the 5th round of MFL10s, which feels like a fair price.

Broncos HC Vance Joseph said Friday that the team is targeting camp time for getting a full look at RB Jamaal Charles. "We're hoping to get Jamaal full speed by training camp," Joseph said, per ESPN.com. "He's going to obviously rehab and have time to get healthy the entire OTAs and the entire summer. So, our goal for Jamaal is to have him on the field during training camp." Don't overlook the fact that Charles still needs rehab time. The Chiefs said they released him after a failed physical, and Charles spent last year dealing with issues in both knees. Seattle also had him in for a visit but chose Eddie Lacy instead. If he does make it all the way back, there's opportunity to emerge as Denver's top back. But there's also a chance that Charles is done. It'll be an interesting summer.

The Broncos have agreed to a 1-year deal with RB Jamaal Charles. Per insider Mike Klis, the contract has a base value of $900K. Charles can earn up to $3.75 million in game-day roster incentives. The 30-year-old missed all but 3 games last year after dealing with complications from his 2015 torn ACL. Charles also tore his ACL back in 2011. He’s reportedly 90% recovered from his latest surgery and has been cleared to practice. It remains completely unclear, though, exactly what he has left in the tank. We’ll be keeping a close eye on Charles this summer. If anywhere close to pre-injury form, he could push for Denver's lead job.

The Chiefs have released RB Jamaal Charles, saving $6.2 million against the 2017 cap. A fantasy stud from 2009-2014, Charles has appeared in just 8 games over the past 2 seasons. He tore his right ACL in 2015, struggled to get back on the field this year and then had surgery on the menisci in both knees in November. Charles turned 30 in December. If his knees are right, he shouldn't have trouble finding a job this offseason. But his days as a lead back are likely over.

The Chiefs have signed RB C.J. Spiller. He turns 30 in August and has averaged just 3.6 yards per carry over the last 3 seasons, so we wouldn't even consider him a lock to make the final roster -- let alone a fantasy impact. Perhaps the Spiller addition is a sign that Kansas City is looking to move on from RB Jamaal Charles, but that's just speculation on our part.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had another knee surgery on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This one was to trim the meniscus in his left knee and came 12 days after he had his right meniscus trimmed. "This increases the chances of him being back for the playoffs or maybe, maybe real late December," Rapoport adds. Charles isn't even eligible to be activated from IR until Week 17, though, so he's not worth rostering in redraft fantasy leagues.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's a "shot" that Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) plays again this season. He underwent what was deemed "exploratory" surgery on Wednesday. Charles was placed on IR on Tuesday, though, so the earliest he could return would be Week 17. He's not worth stashing on any redraft rosters.

The Chiefs have placed RB Jamaal Charles (knee) on IR. His recovery from last year's torn ACL never seemed smooth, and he experienced a setback just 3 games into his return. He's expected to undergo another operation on the knee, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the nature of which is still unknown. The good news is that he'll have 10 months to recover before the start of the 2017 season. The bad news is that he'll be a 30-year-old RB with a history of knee trouble at that point. Charles' dynasty stock is sinking fast.

The Chiefs have signed RB Bishop Sankey off the Patriots' practice squad. They need a warm body in the backfield with Spencer Ware (concussion) and Jamaal Charles (knee) iffy for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Sankey has been a colossal bust since being selected in the 2nd round of the 2014 draft, averaging 3.8 yards per carry with just 4 total TDs. He'll back up RB Charcandrick West if Ware and Charles are both out this weekend. Sankey isn't worth adding to fantasy rosters.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will have his knee checked out by Dr. James Andrews this week, HC Andy Reid said. Charles started experiencing swelling a couple of weeks ago and was inactive for today's game against the Colts. We should get an update on his status this week, but he seems like a long shot to play against the Jaguars next Sunday. With RB Spencer Ware dealing with a concussion, the backfield might belong to RB Charcandrick West.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will miss Sunday’s game with swelling in his knee. The news further solidifies Spencer Ware’s volume and puts Charcandrick West on the map in deep leagues.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. We guess the fact that he was out there at all in encouraging. But after carrying just once and playing 2 snaps last week, Charles needs to earn his way back into fantasy lineups.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Monday that RB Jamaal Charles' "leg wasn't feeling right" during Sunday's game against the Saints. Charles was active but played just 2 snaps and carried once. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Charles had MRIs on both of his knees last week. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this coming week, but Charles needs to earn his way into fantasy lineups at this point. Kansas City has no reason to go away from the red-hot Spencer Ware.

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Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is active for today’s game against the Saints. It’s a bit surprising after he experienced swelling in that surgically repaired knee on Friday. Kansas City has been extra cautious with Charles, so the fact that he’s active tells us they’re not concerned about his status. He remains a risky fantasy play, but there's plenty of upside in this plus, plus matchup. RB Spencer Ware remains an obvious must-start.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there's "a lot of doubt" that Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be able to play against the Saints today. Charles experienced swelling in his surgically repaired knee on Friday -- just a few weeks after making his 2016 debut. "Sounds like KC will continue to be very cautious," Rapoport adds. We'll find out Charles' official status by noon ET. Assuming he's out, RB Spencer Ware will be a good bet for 20+ touches in a pristine matchup.

 
 
 

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