OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis carried the ball three times for 10 yards and caught a pass for seven yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Davis remains behind both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware (concussion) on the depth chart, but with Jamaal Charles (knee) potentially done for the season and Ware ruled out Sunday, Davis served as the relief back for West. The Chiefs did very little on offense this week, but the fourth-year back is unlikely to make much impact beyond the 10 snaps he received Sunday unless the other options are unavailable.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis was signed by the Chiefs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Davis has endured quite an interesting season thus far, having bounced from Kansas City to the Packers, then to the Jets for just one day, and now back to the Chiefs. He'll be expected to provide depth at running back behind Charcandrick West with Spencer Ware (concussion) sidelined and Jamaal Charles (knee) on IR. Expect West to see a bulk of the workload and fantasy value out of the Chiefs' backfield in Week 9, despite Davis' signing.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

The Jets plan to release Davis to create a roster spot for C.J. Spiller, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like Davis will last all of one day in New York, as the Jets will be able to waive him and sign Spiller on Wednesday afternoon. Davis will become a free agent for the second time in three days if he clears waivers.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis was claimed by the Jets on Tuesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was traded from Kansas City to Green Bay on Oct. 18, and then released by the Packers on Oct. 31. It's far from encouraging that he was cut by a team with almost nothing to speak of at his position, but the Jets apparently find Davis' athleticism intriguing enough to warrant a roster spot for the time being. This could be another short stint, as the team is seemingly pleased with its leading running back duo of Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. In all likelihood, Davis will need to fight for his roster spot from week to week.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago4 Comments

Davis has been released by the Packers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis' release comes less than two weeks after Green Bay traded a conditional future seventh-round pick to Kansas City for him. While the Packers will probably get that pick back now, Davis will become subject to waivers as he seeks to land elsewhere. In two games with the Packers, Davis rushed five times for five yards.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis had three carries for four yards and two receptions for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was expected to be more involved in the game plan Sunday after receiving just two late carries in his Week 7 team debut, and he did see early action against the Falcons while also increasing his touches from two to five. However, he still managed just eight total yards and was only on the field for eight plays in all, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, so he did not end up much more active than he was the week before. Davis' knowledge of the Packers' offense only figures to increase the longer he is on the team, but he is going to have to be far more involved to make an impact for fantasy players, and the chances of that occurring are not promising with Ty Montgomery (abdomen) and James Starks (knee) likely to get back on the field over the next few weeks.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Davis is expected to be more involved in the offense Sunday in Atlanta, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "Well, Knile Davis, he's part of the game plan," head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "I think the extra time he spent with [running backs coach] Ben Sirmans over the weekend, getting ready. ... I think this is just more of a language and communication gap that you have to fill. He's very bright. He's making progress."

EDGE Analysis

Following his arrival two days before the Packers' Week 7 tilt against the Bears, Davis didn't exactly have much time to get up to speed and thus handled five of the 87 offensive snaps. Meanwhile, Ty Montgomery headed a modified backfield, turning 19 touches into 126 yards from scrimmage, including seven targets and four rushes within the red zone. If Davis' recent study sessions gives McCarthy enough confidence to revert to a more traditional scheme, he could be the beneficiary, though Don Jackson may also play a role if his left hand recovers sufficiently in the coming days.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
2 months ago

Davis had two carries for one yard in Thursday's victory over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was a popular waiver-wire target this week with the Packers banged up at the running back position, but he was only able to practice once with his new team prior to Thursday's contest, and did not even enter the game until the fourth quarter. Davis will have some time to get up to speed before the Packers' next game in Week 8 and could see more work, but the team had ample success with Ty Montgomery and others running the ball Thursday, so it seems like a stretch to expect Davis to jump into a prominent role in the backfield even when he does become more familiar with the playbook.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
2 months ago

Davis is the only healthy running back on the Packers' 53-man roster in advance of Thursday's game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday dawned with news of Davis' trade to the Packers, who seemingly required a running back to round out the backfield with Eddie Lacy dealing with a sore ankle and James Starks (knee) out for four weeks. The Packers have proceeded to rule Lacy out for Week 7, leaving Davis as the presumptive favorite to lead the rushing attack Thursday. Davis may not handle the entire workload, though, as wide receivers Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb have been utilized as ball-carriers in the past, fullback Aaron Ripkowski could get in on the act, and RB Don Jackson may be promoted from the practice squad.

OUTKnile Davis
RB KC (5)
2 months ago

The Chiefs traded Davis to the Packers on Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Packers were desperate to add depth at running back with Eddie Lacy sustaining an ankle injury in their Week 6 loss to the Cowboys and James Starks (knee) ruled out for the next four weeks, so the addition of Davis certainly fulfills a need. As the No. 4 running back for the Chiefs, Davis had been a healthy inactive the last few weeks following the return of Jamaal Charles, making him an expendable piece for Kansas City, which will presumably receive a late-round pick in return for the running back. Given that the Packers have a quick turnaround in their schedule with Thursday's game against the Bears, it's unlikely that Davis will be a major part of the game plan while he attempts to learn his new team's playbook. As such, wideout Ty Montgomery could end up seeing some involvement on run plays as the Packers' de facto No. 2 back behind Lacy.