I have a fantasy football draft tomorrow and I was reading some articles on one site I go to quite a bit and stumbled across this list of sleepers for the upcoming season, which happened to list Charles. Thought I'd share.
Below The Radar - Sleepers: 2009 - Eli Mack - FF Today
Jamaal Charles RB, KC – Jamaal Charles appeared in every game last year, but his two best games showed his ability: a 106-yard rushing performance against Tampa Bay in week 8, and a 102 yard receiving day against Miami in week 16. Word from Kansas City training camp is starting RB Larry Johnson has a more refined focus and is chomping at the bit to show he still has it. But Charles should remain in the fray as a third down specialist and occasional replacement for Johnson during games.
New Kansas City head coach Todd Haley found success last year as the offensive coordinator using the spread offense for the NFC champs Arizona Cardinals. And new QB Matt Cassel found similar success utilizing a similar scheme with New England. Even though the Chiefs’ skill position players fall woefully short of matching those of the Patriots and Cardinals, the Chiefs could still incorporate such an offensive approach to some degree in 2009. If that’s the case, Charles could see some value as a pass-catching runner out of the backfield. And considering Johnson has missed 12 games over the past two years, Charles’ multi-dimensional skill set could increase his value should he become the full-time starter at any time.