Archive for Jamaal Charles

NEWS: Jamaal Charles officially limited Thursday in practice; still reports say he moved around well.

SMITTY: An ESPN reporter tweeted earlier today that Charles was seen cutting through cones, and even though this report (BJ Kissel/Chiefs reporter) is suggesting that Charles is officially limited, we keep hearing he moved around well today. Still, we have to consider Charles questionable for Week 3, which means he is 50/50. Stay tuned, as this will clearly affect the Week 3 Jamaal Charles/Knile Davis Power Rankings.

NEWS: Jamaal Charles (ankle) returns to practice on Thursday.

SMITTY: According to ESPN reporter Adam Teicher on Twitter: “Jamaal Charles is practicing with chiefs today. An interesting turn of events. Looked OK to me”. This doesn’t sound like a high-ankle sprain at all, as Charles was reportedly seen cutting through cones. While it is looking more and more like Charles could suit up for Week 3, be sure to sign up for our Smart Alerts so that you have real-time updates on this. As soon as we get confirmation that Charles is in fact playing Week 3, we will immediately adjust our Week 3 Power Rankings.

NEWS: Jamaal Charles has high ankle sprain, but not a real severe one?

BJ Kissel, on Twitter, writes this from Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle): “It doesn’t look to be a real severe one, but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain.”

SMITTY: These can be multiple week type injuries, regardless. Knile Davis is this week’s top waiver wire grab, as he could total 100 yards and a TD with ease if given starter carries. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts, as we may have more real-time updates on Charles and his Week 3 status. As of now, it’s hard to imagine him playing in Week 3, let alone Weeks 3-5. With a Week 6 bye for the Chiefs, I could easily see the team holding him out through the bye. That could change in either direction, so stay tuned!

NEWS: Jamaal Charles has only a mild ankle sprain?

According to reports, the early word on Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is that he has a ‘mild’ ankle sprain.

SMITTY: This is fantastic news for all the Charles owners out there in a total panic. That said, if for any reason Knile Davis is on waivers, he is must-grab, and should really already be owned by all Charles owners given how well he can fill in when called upon (proven again by his 2TDs in Week 2). Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts to keep tabs on this situation in real-time.

NEWS: Alex Smith inks $68 million deal; Jamaal Charles not the safest 1.01 selection?

According to reports, Chiefs QB Alex Smith signed a four-year, $68 million extension that has him inked through 2018.

SMITTY: The passer has nothing more than fantasy QB2 value, he just isn’t an elite gunslinger. Stability at the position is a good thing for Jamaal Charles, though, who needs stability given all of the offensive line concerns entering 2014… something tells me Charles will be just fine fantasy wise despite the offensive line losses. He is so dynamic, it’s going to be difficult to ever shut him down. Are Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy safer picks ahead of Charles entering this upcoming fantasy year? I’d say so, but Charles is still a top-three overall lock in all formats if you ask us. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

RADIO: Listen Russ Bliss and Smitty Talk Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball and more.

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ third radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the third show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/26/14

Guest: Smitty,

Topics: Tim Wright, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball, Tony Romo, Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Demaryius Thomas, AJ Green, Calvin Johnson, Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Giovani Bernard, Marshawn Lynch, Dez Bryant, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and more

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RADIO: Listen to Russ Bliss and Smitty talk sleepers on 1060am (8-19-14)

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ first radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the first show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/19/14

Guest: Smitty, Gary Davenport

Topics: Sleepers, Draft Strategies

Listen Now!

NEWS: Dwayne Bowe suspended one game; Jamaal Charles in for a huge Week 1?

According to reports, Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for one game for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy; Bowe also has a badly-injured finger. “His finger is shot,” Reid said Thursday. “It’s been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he’s not catching the ball. But he’s getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing.”

SMITTY: There are a couple reasons now to avoid Dwayne Bowe, at least as anything more than a 3/4 fantasy wide receiver (with hopes for more, of course). Jamaal Charles just got a decent bump on our Week 1 Power Rankings – he faces the Titans in Kansas City.

NEWS: Jamaal Charles signs a two-year, $18.1 million extension.

According to reports, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has signed a two-year, $18.1 million extension.

SMITTY: It’s great to see this happen so fast, as Jamaal Charles is an absolute lock to be a top 3 overall pick in all drafts/formats. The greatest part about his monster 1,980/19TD season last year is that he only carried the ball 259 times. That’s nothing close to overworked! Still, handcuff him to Knile Davis to be safe (if you own or plan to own Charles in 2014). Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jamaal Charles could holdout?

According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles

SMITTY: We have heard conflicting reports on Jamaal Charles potentially holding out. One report earlier yesterday stated that the runner would hold out as long as it took to get a new deal, and another was a bit more cautious. This is one of what will likely be a handful of reports on the matter, so stay tuned. While on the topic of talking about Charles-related “what ifs”, Knile Davis is a must-own for all Charles owners in 2014. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?