Fantasy football owners know the worst possible thing you could hear about one of your players is “out for the season.” Owners will also tell you that the second most dreaded phrase in fantasy land is “running back by committee.” If you have a running back, you want him getting the bulk of the carries and scoring the bulk of the touchdowns, not sharing it with somebody else. Such is the case with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Running back Jamaal Charles is beginning to prove himself as a serious play maker with the ability to take it to the house at any moment. Contrarily, the Chiefs also signed Thomas Jones in the off-season who is known for his strength and durability but not his big-play capabilities. Most fantasy owners shied away from Thomas Jones in drafts figuring Charles was the up-and-comer, but they’ve been disappointed by the timeshare throughout the preseason and in week one.
Charles seems to be the better back and was the more prized fantasy commodity, but as long as coach Todd Haley continues to split the carries fantasy owners will be upset. It doesn’t matter much to Haley though, as he said “It’s a good problem to have. Now, in the fantasy football world I could see it being a bad problem to have. But we’re worried about the Kansas City Chiefs and what we need to do to win.” Worst part is he knows he’s screwing you.
You know what though? No position gets injured quicker in the NFL than running backs. Anything that prolongs a player’s career or keeps him healthy I support. I also don’t have T.J. or Charles on my fantasy team either!Google+