Jamaal Charles ran for 126 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and added three catches for 27 yards in the 27-13 Week 15 win over the Rams.
The Rams did a good job of keeping Charles and Thomas Jones in check until Charles busted loose late for an 80-yard run, getting pulled down just short of the goal line by Ron Bartell. He lost out on that goal-line carry to Jones after having to be removed due to cramps, but he had one of his own in the first half. Jones had twice as many carries on the day, but, as usual, Charles was the more productive of the two. He’s now averaging a whopping 6.4 YPC on the season as a sure-fire elite fantasy back.
Thomas Jones took the rock 22 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City’s 27-13 win over the Rams on Sunday.
Our View: Today was a very nice bounce-back day following his three carry, one yard performance from Week 14. The TD, his sixth of the season, was his first since Week 11.
Matt Cassel (appendectomy) looked far from healthy for the Chiefs on Sunday, but played good enough to help pull out a win, as he completed 15-of-29 passes for 184 yards and a score in Kansas City’s 27-13 victory over the Rams.
Our View: He added six rushes for 17 yards. Look for him to be much better against the Titans in Week 16, as he should be a lot closer to full health than he was today.
Jamaal Charles picked up 80 of his 126 yards on one carry on Sunday afternoon, helping the Chiefs down the Rams 27-13 on the road.
Our View: Of course, Thomas Jones vultured the touchdown after Charles’ 80-yard run got the Chiefs inside the two. Through 14 games this season, Charles has just four TDs.
Jamaal Charles was forced from Kansas City’s game against the Rams in the third quarter on Sunday afternoon with an apparent leg cramp.
Our View: More than likely, he’ll soon check back in. Stay tuned.
Matt Cassel is starting in Sunday’s game against the Rams.
The decision went right down the wire, but Cassel will try to give it a go. He’s likely to be limited and is no guarantee to finish the game. Brodie Croyle will be ready on the sidelines.
According to NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, the Chiefs will go with Matt Cassel (appendectomy) as their starter in Week 15 at St. Louis.
Though Matt Cassel (appendectomy) is active for Sunday’s game against the Rams, he’s not been cleared to start.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter received a text message from an observer at the Edwards Jones Dome saying, "Warmups weren’t pretty." It’s time to get Cassel out of all fantasy lineups even if he ends up playing. It looks like he’s going to get pulled early even if he tries to gut it out in a big game. More likely, Brodie Croyle will draw the start with Cassel as the emergency option.
According to a “Chiefs official” spoken to by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Matt Cassel (appendectomy) will likely start on Sunday against the Rams.
Our View: Of course, “start” the game may be all he does. As previously suggested, look elsewhere if you were planning to rely on Cassel today.
According to multiple reports out of St. Louis, Matt Cassel’s (appendectomy) status may not be known until moments before game-time, and there is a real chance Brodie Croyle may get the start for the Chiefs.
Our View: He has reportedly looked anything but healthy in warm-ups, and may actually give the Chiefs less of a chance to win today than Croyle. Unless you have absolutely no alternative, leave Cassel on your bench.