Jamaal Charles Practices This Week, Still Fantasy Must-Start

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 9: Running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes around pressure from the Atlanta Falcons Peria Jerry #94 during the fourth quarter season opener on September 9, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Atlanta defeated Kansas City 40-24. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles practiced in full this week despite some soreness in his surgically-repaired knee. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was practicing in full this week after having some soreness in his surgically-repaired knee. The Chiefs are set to take on the New Orleans Saints this weekend, in which Charles should be expected to start.

Fantasy Analysis: This was a brief scare for fantasy owners who took a chance on Charles, despite his injury last year. Charles had high first round potential but fell to the early mid-rounds in a lot of fantasy leagues. For those that own him, Charles is a sure-fire start this Sunday. Although Peyton Hillis stole a lot of Charles' carries in Week 2, it resulted in a huge loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs should realize their mistakes and understand they need to get players like Jamaal Charles plenty of touches.

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