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The 2010 season's best backfield tandem resides in Kansas City, which is proving again that two rushers can have ample value on one team.
After watching Thomas Jones go bonkers the previous two contests, Jamaal Charles decided it was his time to shine Sunday vs. the Bills. Charles ran for a season-best 177 yards on 22 carries in the overtime victory and added four receptions for 61 yards. He's was a big-play machine who is tearing up the league similar to the way he did late in '09.
Just as he led the NFL with a 5.9-yard average last season, Charles is doing so once again, only this time he's picking up an ungodly 6.5 yards per carry. He's also on track to blow away his impressive totals from 2009. The shifty speedster is on pace for 1,522 rushing yards and 1,959 yards from scrimmage. And all this while seeing fewer carries than his backfield counterpart.
Jones has been no slouch himself, on a course to rush for 1,230 yards this season at age 32. His arrival in K.C. has helped keep Charles fresh and is a main reason why the Chiefs have a 5-2 record and are all alone in first place in the AFC West.
For fantasy owners, this situation couldn't have worked out any better. With both backs seeing plenty of action and the Chiefs being very effective on the ground, it will be nearly impossible to keep Jones or Charles out of your lineup the rest of the way.