Posted: 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
By Alex Welch
Jamaal Charles rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries against the Eagles on Thursday night. He also caught seven passes for 80 yards on a team-high eight targets from Alex Smith.
Charles is now on pace to catch 96 passes for 805 yards in 2013. He has become the top target Smith, who constantly checks down.
Fantasy impact: PPR owners have to love what they're seeing from Charles this season. He's a top running back in all formats, but another seven receptions boost his value even more.
Smith is content with the short passing game, so Charles is going to rack up targets all year long. Expect him to finish as one of the top scorers for the year, assuming he can stay healthy for all 16 games. Charles caught 35 passes in 2012. That mark will be shattered in just a few weeks.