Jamaal Charles’ Fantasy Trade Value, Updated Outlook Heading into Week 8

October 25, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jamaal Charles' fantasy stock is sky-high entering Week 8 after early-season injury woes, and it's likely to continue climbing as the Kansas City Chiefs enter the season's second half. 
Charles frustrated his fantasy owners early in the season by missing some time with an ankle injury, but he's been a wrecking ball ever since returning. Charles has 267 rushing yards and four total touchdowns in his three games since his return.
His ascendance was nearly stunted in Week 7, however, as he took a nasty helmet-to-helmet hit and underwent some concussion testing early in the week. But per ESPN's Ed Werder, he passed said tests:
To prove Werder's report right, the Chiefs released their Week 8 injury report, and Charles was not listed. 
With at least 15 touches and 80 rushing yards in each of his three games, the seventh-year back has quickly reasserted himself as a RB1 in fantasy. ESPN leagues are showing Charles the love, as he's starting in 95 percent of them....

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