With the recent news that Charles may not be ready for week 1 and may take a while to reestablish himself as the lead man in the backfield, I have begun to rethink my strategy for my upcoming draft. Like Kearly has mentioned before, I am a proponent of getting 2 rb's in the first 3 rounds of the draft, but I cannot invest the kind of capital to make Charles a useful fantasy commodity. I imagine Charles will fall to mid round 3 or early round 4 now, but Spencer Ware is being talked up as a 6th or 7th round pick. I believe that you need both players in order to benefit, and I cannot afford to spend a 3rd and a 6th for basically 1 player.
This news further weakens an already thin rb pool, and I now rank McCoy, Ingram, Lacy Martin, Hyde CJ Anderson above Charles, and if you end up waiting until round 5-6 to draft a rb, you may end up with Danny Woodhead and Matt Jones as your RB1 and RB2 in a 12 man league, which i wouldn't feel very strongly about.