Every season, fantasy football managers check weekly to see how injuries are going to hurt or help their teams. The biggest hit to any manager would b their No. 1 pick doing down with an injury.
Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs played the Jacksonville Jaguars in route to a big first week win by the Chiefs. In this game, Chiefs’ running back and many people’s first round pick Jamaal Charles had a game that many fantasy owners were expecting from him. Charles had 77 yards rushing and a touchdown with 23 yards receiving. This is the dual threat that the Chiefs, under new coach Andy Reid, and many fantasy owners were expecting out of this running back in a West Coast Offense.
Charles sustained a bruised thigh muscle during the game, which caused him to leave for some time. He did return and play some, but sat towards the end of the game.
Charles took part in the walkthrough on Wednesday and returned to full practice on Thursday. Reports from Chiefs’ practice is that Charles will be “Ok” to go for the game against the Dallas Cowboys.
This is the news that all Chiefs fans and all Charles owners wanted to hear. Expect Charles to be the focal point of the Chiefs’ West Coast Offense. The Cowboys gave New York Giants running back David Wilson a rough game on Sunday by forcing him to fumble twice and holding him to just 19 yards and no touchdowns. Don’t expect this same result to happen to Charles in Week 2.