NFL Fantasy Football Report: Will Thomas Jones Hold Back Jamaal Charles?

September 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There has been plenty of speculation this offseason as to whether or not Jamaal Charles will be a legitimate No. 1 fantasy back this year with Thomas Jones in the lineup. Thomas Jones has had back-to-back 1,300 yard seasons, while Charles was perhaps the strongest running back in the final half of the 2009 season.

In the final eight games of last season, Charles ran for 968 yards and scored seven touchdowns. Not to mention that he has become one of the NFL's top big-play threats. I strongly believe that Jamaal will start this year right where he left off, and that TJ will be nothing but a shadow slowly creeping along but never catching up.
Charles is by far the more skilled running back in Kansas City. Thomas Jones is good for pounding the ball, and that's about it. Jones' rumble and tumble style of play isn't well suited for this Kansas City offense.

Without a strong passing game, KC will need to look for big plays on the ground, and only Chris Johnson may be be...

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