Monday, August 31, 2009

8/31 Sleeper of the Day: Jamaal Charles


Larry Johnson apologists need not read any further. But if, like me, you have trouble believing in LJ this year, Charles could be a guy to watch. The second-year pro is just another Johnson injury/suspension/meltdown away from being KC's feature back.

Charles averaged 5.3 yards a carry last season in limited duty. The one time KC did feature him in the backfield, he gave them an 18-carry, 106-yard effort against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Charles can also be used as a receiver - 27 receptions for 272 yards in '08 - in new coach Todd Haley's spread offense. For now he's a third-down back, but Charles has the potential to be much more and wouldn't be a bad pick as the last RB on your roster.

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