Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles was a Top 3 pick in many fantasy football drafts last season after his breakout 2010 campaign, but he tore his ACL in Week 2 and owners basically got nothing out of him.
FakeTeams.com thinks you're safe, listing Charles as the No. 7-ranked running back. One prediction has him projected for 220 carries, 1,250 yards, 12 TD, 30 catches, 350 yards, 4 TD. If you can handcuff him by also drafting Hillis, do so. He's projected 120 carries, 500 yards, 6 TD, and that's if Charles is fully recovered.
Charles looked healthy in the Chiefs' preseason-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals. He's the guy if healthy, but Hillis -- who is also coming off injury but rushed for 41 yards on four carries against the Cards -- isn't a bad option should Charles go down. Both players should push each other and give the Chiefs plenty to work with in the running game.