Watch out for elite running back Jamaal Charles

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This year’s 2015 NFL running backs have been quite impressive. Running backs like Le’Veon Bell, Adrian Peterson and Julio Jones are but a few who have surely helped fans in their fantasy drafts. But, the one running back that has been dominating the past four weeks has been the Kansas City Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles. Regardless of Kansas City’s record this season, Charles has displayed why he is one of the league’s top running backs. He had a total of 17 touches, 11 carries for 75 yards and six interceptions for 70 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

The star running back played for the University of Texas before he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft. Charles broke out as a running back-to-watch in his second season with the Chiefs when he rushed 190 times for 1,120 yards in only 10 starting games. That same year he rushed for 259 yards on 25 carries, scoring two touchdowns and breaking the Chiefs’ single-game rushing record. In 2012, despite coming off a terrible ACL injury, Charles went on to have an all-pro caliber season by running for 1509 yards and having five touchdowns. That year he proved how efficient he was at carrying the ball and ended up breaking NFL legend Jim Brown’s almost 50-year old record of all-time average of yards per carry. He is now one of the highest paid running backs in the NFL.

In week five, media outlets have Charles headlining today’s game with draft mate and friend, running back Matt Forte. Despite this being a difficult game for Kansas City against the Chicago Bears, Charles will most likely yield huge numbers to give the Chiefs a fighting chance.

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