August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) rushes for 11 yards as St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) gives chase in the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
The Chiefs are expected to give equal carries to Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis. We break down the fantasy implications.
Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star went on PFT Live Thursday to discuss the Kansas City Chiefs' RB situation, where he confirmed that the Chiefs will be dividing up the workload between RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis. The team expects to split about 500 carries between the two backs "in their perfect world" and won't be counting on one to be the workhorse.
Analysis: This should be a good arrangement for two players who have some mileage on them. Charles is coming back from a torn ACL that wiped out most of his 2011 season, while Hillis was signed from Cleveland after being hobbled by a hamstring injury. Both backs have a lot to prove, and while Charles should be the top RB starter in your fantasy league, Hillis has sleeper potential if he plays the same "red zone vulture" role that Thomas Jones once did for the Chiefs.