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Jamaal Charles

27-Year-Old Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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259

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1287

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12

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693

TD

7

2013 Rush/Rec Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

After missing nearly all 2011 with a torn ACL, Charles returned to display every bit of his trademark acceleration and razor-sharp cutting ability en route to an impressive 5.3 YPC (3rd) last year. He...

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2013 ADP:  6

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Concussion
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 199   DOB: 12/27/1986
College: Texas  Show ContractHide Contract

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Jamaal Charles Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Chiefs in December 2010. The deal includes $13 million in guaranteed money.

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Charles, who suffered a concussion in the Chiefs' first-round playoff loss to the Colts this past Saturday, is improving, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Jamaal Charles NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 21 16 67 357 0 5.3 - - - - - 27 272 10.1 1 40 - - - - - -
2009 22 15 190 1120 7 5.9 10 6 - - - 40 297 7.4 1 55 - - - - - -
2010 23 KC 16 230 1467 5 6.4 10 3 4 2 0 45 468 10.4 3 64 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011 24 KC 2 12 83 0 6.9 2 1 0 0 0 5 9 1.8 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 25 KC 16 285 1509 5 5.3 11 5 7 3 2 35 236 6.7 1 48 0 0 0 0 5 3
2013 26 KC 15 259 1287 12 5.0 6 1 0 0 0 70 693 9.9 7 104 0 0 0 0 4 2
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jamaal Charles Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 21 16 4.3 6.0 5.2 4 22 4 - - 2 17 6.8 4 - -
2009 22 15 12.6 15.3 14.0 13 75 20 10 7 3 20 5.4 8 3 3
2010 23 KC 16 15.1 17.9 16.5 14 92 22 14 6 3 29 7.3 6 3 3
2011 24 KC 2 7.6 10.1 8.9 6 42 3 0 0 3 5 1.5 0 0 0
2012 25 KC 16 13.2 15.3 14.3 18 94 25 5 2 2 15 4.9 6 1 0
2013 26 KC 15 20.8 25.5 23.1 17 86 45 27 15 5 46 6.7 18 9 4
2013 Proj 26 KC Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Jamaal Charles

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jamaal Charles – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

845

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Jamaal Charles was on the field for 845 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jamaal Charles was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 579 0
2013 845 0

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Jamaal Charles 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Jax 36 0 16 77 1 4.8 0 0 3 23 7.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
2 Dal 66 0 16 55 0 3.4 0 0 8 48 6.0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
3 @Phi 70 0 20 92 1 4.6 0 0 7 80 11.4 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 3 0 0 0
4 NYG 68 0 18 65 0 3.6 1 0 5 62 12.4 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 1
5 @Ten 63 0 22 108 1 4.9 0 0 5 37 7.4 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0
6 Oak 60 0 22 78 2 3.5 0 0 5 50 10.0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 1 0 0
7 Hou 58 0 21 86 1 4.1 0 0 3 37 12.3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
8 Cle 62 0 18 74 0 4.1 0 0 5 46 9.2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Buf 57 0 17 90 0 5.3 0 0 6 6 1.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Den 65 0 16 78 0 4.9 1 0 2 -6 -3.0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 2 1 0
12 SD 59 0 14 115 2 8.2 1 1 4 42 10.5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1
13 Den 64 0 19 93 1 4.9 0 0 2 27 13.5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0
14 @Was 37 0 19 150 1 7.9 2 0 2 8 4.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 2 3 1 0
15 @Oak 30 0 8 20 1 2.5 0 0 8 195 24.4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0
16 Ind 50 0 13 106 1 8.2 1 0 5 38 7.6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @SD
Playoffs @Ind 0 0 3 18 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jamaal Charles  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   199 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.38 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.80 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   31 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   122 in
GREAT
Bench Press
Not Available
Kansas City Chiefs Team Injury Report
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Jamaal Charles: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Charles (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of Saturday's game, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

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Charles suffered a concussion on the game's opening drive, but his absence didn't stop the Chiefs from jumping out to a 24-7 lead. Knile Davis is working as the lead back, with Cyrus Gray available in relief. Charles doesn't have a notable concussion history, so perhaps he'll be able to return for the divisional round, if the Chiefs hold on to beat the Colts.
Charles is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Saturday's game, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.

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Charles smacked his head on the turf during the game's opening drive, and he was eventually escorted to the locker room. If the concussion is confirmed, NFL protocol mandates that Charles be held out for the rest of Saturday's game. His absence would leave Knile Davis to handle most of the carries, with Cyrus Gray working in relief.
Charles left Saturday's playoff game with what appeared to be a head injury, Colts.com's Kevin Bowen reports.

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Charles banged his head on the turf during the game's opening drive. He was able to walk off under his own power, after spending a minute or two down on the field. The Kansas City medical staff appeared to be evaluating Charles for a concussion, and the star running back was eventually escorted to the locker room. Should Charles miss the remainder of Saturday's game, Knile Davis will operate as the Chiefs' top running back, with Cyrus Gray slotting in as the backup.
Charles is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

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A source told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that the Chiefs are planning to rest Charles on Sunday and will make him inactive.

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We won't officially know Charles' status until closer to Sunday's 4:25pm ET kickoff, but Charles owners who don't have any backup plans in the late wave of games should probably get him out of their lineups now and swap in a safer option. This is one of the downsides of playing fantasy championships in Week 17.
Coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that backups and starters (such as Charles) will share first-team snaps in practice this week, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

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Reid added that he will decide later in week who will play (and how much) on Sunday, with Teicher suggesting a scenario in which the Chiefs' starters will start on Sunday, but leave the game early. The Chiefs are locked into the AFC's No. 5 seed in advance of Week 17 and in the past Reid has tended to limit or rest key players in late-season contests with no playoff ramifications. Next up for the Chiefs' carries if Charles is limited Sunday is Knile Davis.
Coach Andy Reid said Monday that he hasn't decided whether or not to rest key players such as Charles in Week 17's season finale against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

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Charles had 13 carries for 106 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as five catches on six targets for 38 receiving yards Sunday against the Colts.

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2013

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2012

Charles tore his ACL in Week 2 last year, ending his season almost before it started. Heíll have nearly a full year to recover, but for a back who relies so heavily on cutting laterally and explosive speed, thereís some concern as to whether heíll be the same player. Because the Chiefs donít treat him like a workhorse and brought in Peyton Hillis during the offseason, heíll need to maintain high levels of per-touch production in order to remain an elite fantasy back, something he had no problem doing two years ago as he finished with the second-best YPC mark in NFL history. Former head coach Todd Haley is gone, so itís possible his successor Romeo Crennel gives Charles more work, especially considering heís a likely better fit than Hillis for the teamís new zone-blocking scheme. At press time, reports of Charlesí recovery were positive. If he looks like he has his lateral quickness back in August, he should be drafted aggressively.

2011

Despite receiving a modest 230 carries, which ranked 14th in the NFL, Charles finished second in the league with 1,467 rushing yards last season, thanks to a 6.378 YPC mark that was just .02 away from breaking Jim Brownís all-time record. Charles was active as a receiver (48 catches, 468 yards), but it was maddening to see the teamís best player given more than 16 carries just three times over the season (with a high of 22 rushing attempts). Charles, who recorded an NFL-high 80-yard rush, is probably the leagueís fastest running back, but heís also much stronger than most speed backs, rarely going down at first contact. There are two main concerns regarding Charles, one being his lack of goal-line opportunities. His five goal-line carries last season tied for 40th in the league, though itís worth noting he converted four of them for scores. The other worry is coach Todd Haley, who seemingly will never trust Charles as a lead back. Still, Thomas Jones is now 33 and has a whopping 2,525 career carries, and he averaged a paltry 2.8 YPC over the final nine games last season, so Haley may be left with no choice but to give Charles more rushing attempts. Thereís an argument Charles is the best back in football, so only Haley can prevent him from threatening to be the No. 1 fantasy RB.

2010

After becoming the starter last year, Charles totaled 1,126 yards with eight touchdowns over the final eight games, but Charles may not have sold himself as a feature back to his organization, as the Chiefs brought in Thomas Jones during the offseason. While the odds are clearly against Charles keeping up his second half pace (which would result in 2,252 total yards and 16 scores over a full season), realize that production came with a modest 161 carries, so itís not like he needs big volume to be highly effective. Despite running behind the same offensive line that saw Larry Johnson get 2.9 YPC, Charlesí 5.9 YPC mark tied for the NFL lead. Charles turned a greater percentage of his carries into first downs (54/190) than any other back in football while also averaging an amazing 3.6 YPC after first contact ó a number that easily led the NFL and is especially surprising given his size. The Chiefs remain a bad team though, and itís never easy producing big stats as a RB playing for a weak offense, but Charles sure looks like a special talent who will also be heavily involved as a receiver. The newly acquired Jones will surely take away carries and is a major threat to steal them at the goal line, but heís 32 years old, has averaged 308 carries the last five seasons and faded badly down the stretch last year. There will be safer picks than Charles, but none will have more upside at that stage of the draft.

2009

When given the opportunity, Charles impressed last season, averaging 5.3 YPC while flashing skills as a receiver. Unfortunately, he failed when answering questions about his durability, as an ankle injury slowed him throughout the second half of the year. Larry Johnsonís future in Kansas City is uncertain, and there are no other viable backs on the roster, so Charles could be a factor in 2009. With Matt Cassel in at quarterback and the innovative Todd Haley taking over as head coach, the Chiefs offense also has potential, so Charles is a sneaky target.

2008

Larry Johnson owners looking for a handcuff late in drafts must decide between Charles and second-year player Kolby Smith. Charles boasts terrific speed and shiftiness, while Smith is more of a between-the-tackles type. Smithís experience gives him the leg up heading into training camp, but Charles represents the type of upside play that is usually more attractive in the late rounds.