Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

Week 3: Charles NOT in Charge

If you’re like me then you are proud to be 2-0, not only as a fantasy football owner but as a Kansas City Chiefs fan.  The 2-0 Chiefs are in first place, but their offense has been terrible.  Their lack of offensive production has many fantasy players wary of what to do with the Chiefs on their rosters.  Jamaal Charles was a fantasy stud at the end of last season and many owners were hoping to ride that into their 2010 season. 

I know it’s early, but Charles has been a huge fantasy disappointment; especially for owners who drafted him high.  We all knew that Thomas Jones was going to steal carries from Charles, but many of us had no idea that Jones would be getting the baulk of the carries.  Outside of this running back by committee mess, Dwayne Bowe has also been lackluster so far in this young season.  He has gone from a #2 WR to a bench player.  Chris Chambers is being dropped in nearly every league.  Matt Cassel continues to have no fantasy value.  Tony Moeaki has been a flashy waiver wire addition as he has become the security blanket for Cassel.  The Chiefs Defense did come through last week, even getting a TD, but don’t expect that to happen again for the next few weeks.  Ryan Succop might be the only consistent Chief in terms of fantasy production.

Going into week three against the San Francisco 49ers I can’t in good faith recommend starting any member of the Chiefs for your fantasy lineup.  If you really need to fill a flex position then roll the dice on Charles, Jones and/or Bowe.  It’s beginning to look as if there could be better options on the waiver wire until this offense can come together.  It is much easier to win ugly in the NFL than it is in fantasy football.      

Week three projections for your Kansas City Chiefs:

Matt Cassel: 175 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Jamaal Charles: 55 yards, 1 TD, 3 catches 20 yards

Thomas Jones: 50 yards, 1 catch 10 yards

Dwayne Bowe: 4 catches 45 yards, 1 TD

Chris Chambers: 3 catches 35 yards

Dexter McCluster: 2 catches 20 yards

Tony Moeaki: 4 catches 45 yards

Ryan Succop: 2/2 XP 1/1 FG

Special Teams/Defense: 1 sack, 1 INT, 24 points allowed


Around the League


QB: Matt Ryan, Michael Vick and Carson Palmer

RB: LeSean McCoy, Darren McFadden and Tim Hightower

WR: Malcom Floyd, Santana Moss and Mark Clayton

TE: Chris Cooley, Visanthe Shiancoe and Brent Celek

K: Neil Rackers, Rob Bironas and Graham Gano

Defense: Bengals, Patriots and Chargers


QB: Eli Manning, Vince Young and Chad Henne

RB: C.J. Spiller, Cadillac Williams and Jerome Harrison

WR: Braylon Edwards, Lee Evans and Bernard Berrian

TE: Owen Daniels, Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey

K: John Kasey, Jay Feely and Dan Carpenter

Defense: Falcons, Bears and Broncos

9 Comments Say Something
  • Picked up Kevin Walter this week. Hopefully people don't go overboard on Jason Snelling.

  • @Jason, Walter is a damn fine pickup, I'm shocked that he is still available in some leagues. I drafted him late this season and will be putting him in my starting lineup. I was very unhappy with how injury prone Micheal Turner was so I traded him in the offseason for draft picks. I'm not shocked at all he is dinged up again. With Norwood on the IR Snelling is a really good pickup as well in any league.

    Next week I'm going to start an Add'em/Drop'em section.

  • Right now, the main problem with my team is RB consistency. DeAngelo Williams has been putrid, yet I need to keep starting him. Don't feel good about Brandon Jackson. If I knew Beanie Wells would get carries against the Raiders, I'd start him. I sit Jahvid Best last week, and so he'll probably do NOTHING this week. Reggie Wayne has been Reggie Wayne, which is good.

  • Well, I suggest benching Williams this week against the Bengals. He could get somewhere around 70 yards, but that may be it. Jackson is the only real option in GB so go with him. The longer Wells sits with the injury the greater the chances he starts losing his job to Hightower. You gotta start Best, granted he won't repeat last weeks numbers and he is on the Lions, but he seems to be the guy they are running their offense through. BenJarvis Green-Ellis may not be a sure thing, but worth a pickup if available.

  • I don't trust NE running backs. Dillon is the only one they've had worth a damn in the entire "Brady" era.

  • Pick 3 to start.

    .5 PPR

    Fitzgerald, Colston, Marshall, Calvin Johnson, Mike Thomas

  • @Travis, damn that's almost a coin flip on some of those guys. I like Colston and Megatron for sure. Fitz is going to have a rough day against the OAK CBs and Marshall hasn't found his groove in MIA. Mike Thomas is apart of a very stale offense. I believe all three of those guys go into week 3 with the same projections… go with Fitz.

    @Jason, I didn't say you had to trust BGE, but he could add some depth for you. Trust me as a Bengals fan I know what Dillon did for the Pats.

  • Marshall could be an interesting start, as Revis isn't playing.

  • Drafted Walter in the seventh round of my draft.

    Suck my knowledge.

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