Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #6 55.02 KC Questionable 8 years 29 5'11 199 @jcharles25

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


There was something strange about Jamaal's 2014 season. After catching a career-high 70 passes on 104 targets in 2013, the Chiefs only threw the ball to Charles 59 times last year, which led to only 40 catches for 291 yards. He lost 2.6 yards per catch, but Jamaal averaged 5.0 yards per rush that was the identical number from the previous year. His lack of success in the passing game wasn't due to lack of opportunity as Kansas City completed 95 passes for 760 yards with eight receiving TDs to RBs. On the year, Charles only had one 100-yard rushing game. If you throw out the first two games when he had limited action due to his ankle injury, Jamaal averaged 16.6 touches per game compared to 21.9 in 2014. His opportunity dropped by 24.3 percent. A big part of his failure was lingering injuries (ankle, back, and knee). Overall, RBs had 479 touches in 2014. Charles has five 1,000 yard seasons. He also has 33 TDs in his last two seasons. He'll enter 2015 at age 28 with questions about his upside. I have to believe the ankle issue was the big reason for his decline in value in the passing game. Jamaal is the most explosive back on the team with a 300-plus touches opportunity if healthy. Let's shoot for 250 rushes for 1,200-plus yards with 50 catches for 400-plus yards and 15 TDs or a 300-point season with more upside with better play by the offensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
1.05 Scout Fantasy - @mattkdelima - Charles remains one of the safest RBs in the draft. If he's on the field, he can score huge points in any given week. (Comments Added Wed Aug 5 12:26:56 a.m. ET 2015)
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