Originally posted on Forensic Fantasy  |  Last updated 4/25/13
The effectiveness of running backs is often measured by yards-per-carry (YPC); the logic behind placing a high degree of significance on that statistic is simple: it’s easy to compare and the goal of every running back is to pick up as many yards as they can each time they are handed the ball. In the history of the National Football League, no running back has been a more effective rusher than Jamaal Charles. After being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 3rd round of the 2008 draft, Charles has amassed 4536 rushing yards on 784 carries – his 5.8 YPC is the current NFL record for running backs. With that being said, just how good can Jamaal Charles be during the 2013 fantasy football season? Charles warmed up as a sophomore running back, eclipsing 1300 total yards, and then became a household name in fantasy circles after his 1935 total yards in 2010. Prior to the 2011 season, his ADP of 5.92 on MyFantasyLeague.com reflected his potential. Unfortunately for the owners that p...
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