Jamaal Charles is not as risky as some people think, playing for the Kansas City Chiefs who ran the ball more than anyone in 2010, making him a viable option at No. 3 in your fantasy football draft.
Some may prefer Arian Foster over Charles and every other player on the board in 2011, but Charles has higher upside.
The Houston Texans are still a pass-first offense that, at times, would lose track of getting Foster his touches in 2010.
Charles will get his touches, albeit in a measured fashion to prevent injury, and he could be the top running back in fantasy football by season's end.
Still, he comes with some risk, meaning that you should make a safe pick in the second and third round as with the Chris Johnson strategy.
Try to grab a second running back, but if there are only wide receivers left in the elite tier of your draft board, take the best one.
If there is an elite quarterback available in the third round, take him.
Otherwise, wait an extended amount of time while simultaneously filling your team with running backs and wide receivers.