Does Thomas Jones Stop Jamaal Charles from Being a Fantasy Football No. 1 RB?

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A track star in college, Jamaal Charles burst onto the scene in 2009 after Larry Johnson was released.  He paid immediate dividends, averaging 5.9 yards per carry for the entire season.  That, however, was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to his success.
Despite only starting one game before November, Charles rushed for 1,120 yards and seven touchdowns.  That’s right—he didn’t average nearly six yards per carry on just 50 or 75 carries.  He achieved that success on 190 carries, showing that he has the ability to excel all year long.
He also showed that he is an asset in the passing game, catching 40 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown.  That capability will help to keep him on the field, no matter what the situation.
Think he’s too small to handle the lumps and bumps of a full NFL season?  Just look at his numbers over the final four weeks of the season:
Week 14 vs. Buffalo—143 yards and one...

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