Description: The concussion Chiefs Pro Bowl halfback Jamaal Charles suffered in Saturday's loss to the Colts is considered minor. SOURCE: Reid Ferrin, KCChiefs.com
Insight: Charles suffered the injury early in the first quarter. Kansas City was forced to use Knile Davis and Dexter McCluster at running back after Charles went down. Charles finished third in the NFL in rushing this year with 1,287 yards on 259 rushes. His 12 rushing scores this season tied him with Seattle's Marshawn Lynch for most in the league.
1/4/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Kansas City will be without star running back Jamaal Charles for the rest of Saturday's game against Indianapolis.
Insight: He's been ruled out with a concussion. It's concerning for the Chiefs' overall playoff outlook but today Charles' absence hasn't affected Kansas City in the slightest. Backup Knile Davis already has two touchdowns on 18 touches and the Chiefs are up 38-10 with about a quarter and a half to go. For now, consider Charles day-to-day.
1/4/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles went to the locker room early in the first quarter during Saturday's playoff game at Indianapolis to be checked for a concussion.
Insight: Charles carried three times for 18 yards on the first drive but was shaken up on the third carry. He was examined on the sideline and then taken to the locker room. Knile Davis, who had 81 yards and two scores on 27 carries with Charles resting in Week 17, will fill in at running back. Charles is Kansas City's most important player and would be a huge loss if he cannot return.
12/29/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: With Kansas City's playoff fate already decided (they're locked in as the No. 5 seed in the AFC), the Chiefs will sit star running back Jamaal Charles in Week 17. SOURCE: Jay Glazer, Fox Sports
Insight: With nothing to gain from winning and no bye after Week 17, resting Jamaal Charles and Alex Smith is probably in Kansas City's best interest. Knile Davis should get the start at halfback.
12/23/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: With Kansas City's playoff fate already decided (they're locked in as the No. 5 seed in the AFC), the Chiefs could look to rest their starters in Week 17. SOURCE: Terez Paylor, Kansas City Star
Insight: With nothing to gain from winning and no bye after Week 17, resting Jamaal Charles and Alex Smith would probably be in Kansas City's best interest. For the first time all season, neither player will be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17. Knile Davis would get the start at halfback if Charles sits this one out. Chase Daniel would be the quarterback if Smith takes a breather in Week 17.
12/15/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Kansas City halfback Jamaal Charles only had 20 rushing yards on eight carries Sunday at Oakland and yet he still turned in 51 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues.
Insight: That's because Charles had eight catches for 195 yards, four receiving scores and one rushing TD. The running back already was the highest scoring non-QB coming into the game, and this mammoth effort should put him into the top-five overall.
12/8/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: Kansas City halfback Jamaal Charles blew up for 151 yards on 19 carries Sunday in a lopsided win over Washington.
Insight: The win snapped the Chiefs' three-game losing streak. Charles finished with two touchdowns on Sunday. That gives him 13 end zone visits for the season, an average of one touchdown per game.
11/24/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles torched the Chargers for 157 yards (115 rushing, 42 receiving) and two touchdowns Sunday in Kansas City.
Insight: Charles already has a career-high in touchdowns (eight) and should have a chance to reach double-digit scores if he can stay healthy. We'd expect him to have another strong game next week against the Broncos.
10/13/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is active for Week 6 after a week of dealing with blisters.
Insight: We told Charles' fantasy owners not worry about his practice time this week and that's what happened. Start him as always.
10/9/2013 2:58:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles didn't practice Wednesday due to blisters on his foot.
Insight: Charles will play on Sunday so fantasy owners should not worry about his practice time this week which may be limited.
9/29/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles only had 65 yards rushing on 18 carries Sunday against the Giants but he came through in the passing game with 62 yards and a touchdown on five catches.
Insight: Charles had 35 catches last season but is on pace for 92 this year. He has 502 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in four games.
9/16/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles wasn't fantastic on Sunday, but given he was dealing with a quad injury, his 55 rushing yards and eight receptions for 48 yards and a score was solid production.
Insight: Charles told the Kansas City Star that he "felt it" (the injury), but that "my job is to go out there and help my team win." He took over the offense on the final drive (eight carries for 47 yards) and kept it away from the Dallas offense. Fantasy owners have to love that attitude.
9/13/2013 8:41:00 PM
Description: Kansas City halfback Jamaal Charles will start Sunday's game against Dallas. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Charles bruised his quad in the opener though he was never in any real danger of missing this week's game. Any way you slice it, he's a top-five fantasy running back.
9/11/2013 2:54:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles missed Wednesday's practice, but coach Andy Reid believes he'll be ready for Week 2 versus Dallas.
Insight: Charles suffered a quad injury when he was stepped on and came back for just one more carry before sitting the remainder of a Chiefs blowout win over Jacksonville. Barring a setback he should play. Charles had a combined 100 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in the season opener.
9/8/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will be "totally fine" after leaving Sunday's game with a quad injury, a league source tells ProFootballTalk.com.
Insight: Charles suffered the injury when he was stepped on and the Chiefs could afford to play it safe with a big lead. The running back had 77 rushing yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and 23 receiving yards on three catches.
9/8/2013 3:29:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is questionable to return to Sunday's game with a quad injury.
Insight: The Chiefs are leading the Jaguars 21-2 so they can afford to play it safe with Charles, who rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and caught three passes for 23 yards. Knile Davis will likely play the rest of the game.
9/8/2013 3:10:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left the game with an unknown injury, but is expected to return.
Insight: Knile Davis came in on the following series, but the Chiefs were up 21-2 and could afford to give the backup some playing time.
8/18/2013 12:39:00 PM
Description: According to the Kansas City Star, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice on Sunday.
Insight: Charles missed most of the week after straining his foot. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Charles should be in uniform for KC's season opener at Jacksonville on September 8th.
8/16/2013 4:50:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will likely not play another preseason down, according to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.
Insight: Charles appeared to be walking ok after suffering a foot strain in practice Monday and would play if it was the regular season, but there isn't any reason to risk re-aggravating the problem before the opening kickoff. Fantasy owners will just have to take the team's word that he'll be fine.
8/14/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was back on the field Wednesday, though not practicing with the team.
Insight: Charles appeared to be walking fine and was seen working out on the side. Beat reporter Dave Skretta reported coach Andy Reid as saying "he could have practiced Wednesday if it was necessary." Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
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