Jamaal Charles is the all-purpose back that every fantasy owner dreams of starting. He is explosive through the hole and has the kind of versatility out of the backfield that you almost never see in the NFL. If there is one concern about Charles, it’s that he plays in Kansas City. Alex Smith isn’t exactly a prolific passer, and there aren’t many options for him to break through, which means that Charles is forced to carry the load. Charles is 29, which isn’t ancient, but he isn’t a spring chicken. Carrying the load in Kansas City could mean some missed time, but his tremendous upside is hard to ignore.
Take Charles with one of the first 3 picks, both in standard and PPR formats. He should rack up some of the highest yards, and the fact that Kansas City kind find the end zone with Google Maps through the air means TD City for Jamaal.