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Davis had 107 yards on 16 carries and 12 yards on one reception in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.
Fantasy owners shouldn't be fooled by the stat line, as the Chiefs were able to hand the ball off 34 times, and didn't want to over-exert Jamaal Charles. Davis will still likely have just a few touches in games that don't allow for the run-heavy approach that Kansas City seemingly prefers. That said, he did well with his 16 carries, which included a 48-yarder in the first half. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Davis dropped a potential touchdown on a swing pass in the red zone.
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Davis is working on his receiving and pass blocking skills to become an every-down back, the Kansas City Star reports.
Davis replaced Jamaal Charles in the rushing game last week, carrying the ball 32 times for 132 yards and a touchdown. However, he had two touchdowns taken by Joe McKnight because of McKnight's ability to pass block and contribute in the passing game. He is working on that part of his game, and if he can develop it, Davis would give the Chiefs another all-around back if Charles were to suffer another injury.
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Davis' teammate, Jamaal Charles, is listed as probable for Monday night's game against the Patriots, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Charles is thus likely play against the Patriots on Monday and in that scenario, Davis would presumably return to a reserve/complementary role in Week 4. After racking up 54 carries for 211 yards and three touchdowns while filling in for Charles over the Chiefs' last two games, Davis maintains value as Charles insurance, but an area that he still needs to focus on is taking care of the football. Davis has fumbled three times this season, one of which the Chiefs lost.
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Davis carried the ball 32 times for 132 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 34-15 win at Miami. He did not catch a pass, and lost a fumble.
Davis did a great job filling in for an injured Jamaal Charles (ankle), setting a career high in rushing, but could have had an even bigger game if not for Joe McKnight stealing a couple of touchdowns in the red zone, although both of the scores came through the air. Davis would shoulder the load once again if Charles is unable to go in Week 4 against New England, but the tricky part is that the game is Monday Night.
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With Jamaal Charles inactive, Davis is in line to handle the bulk of the Chiefs' Week 3 rushing duties.�
With Charles out, Davis should be busy Sunday and thus a candidate to put up solid numbers in Week 3, on the heels of Week 2 effort in which he had 22 carries for 79 yards with two touchdowns and added six catches on nine targets for 26 yards in relief of Charles in Week 2.
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Davis' teammate, Jamaal Charles, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.
Despite dealing with what has been characterized as a high ankle sprain, Charles was able to practice Thursday and Friday in a limited fashion, though at this stage, his status for Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff has yet to be confirmed. In the event that Charles is scratched, or limited at all Sunday, Davis -- who had 22 carries for 79 yards with two touchdowns in Week 2 in relief of Charles -- would be in line for an expanded workload.
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Davis had 22 carries for 79 yards with two touchdowns and added six catches for 26 yards in Sunday's loss at Denver. He saw lots of work due to an early ankle injury by starter Jamaal Charles.
Davis had a 25-yard rush on first carry, but was held in check otherwise, at least from a yardage standpoint. Still, he got 28 touches and had a pair of scores with Charles out of the game. The speedy Davis should continue to see heavy volume as long as Charles is out, although it would be unwise to expect similar numbers to the All-Pro runner. Alex Smith does like to check down a lot though, so Davis could see significant action in the passing game, making him an attractive option in PPR leagues.
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Davis rushed for just one time for three yards and caught one pass for three yards Sunday against the Titans.
Davis took just five snaps (9 percent) offensively Sunday, and contributed on two of them. With Jamaal Charles ahead of him on the depth chart, it's hard to see him getting much production on a weekly basis barring an injury. Davis did contribute on special teams, however, returning two kickoffs for a total of 57 yards.
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Thomas had one reception for 18 yards and one carry for one yard in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.
Thomas also logged the Chiefs' first punt return and first kick return, but he may be limited to just punts once the season begins. Knile Davis, who filled in for Jamaal Charles as the starting running back Saturday, did well as the kickoff return man last season. While not a threat to Charles or Davis, Thomas figures to carve out a niche in the offense, possibly filling Dexter McCluster's vacated role.
Knile Davis RB KC 1 Month
With Jamaal Charles (foot) sitting out Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers for precautionary reasons, Davis was given all of the carries with the Chiefs' first-team offense in the contest, the team's official site reports.
In the processes, Davis recorded nine carries for 30 yards and caught three passes for 26 yards. While Charles' foot injury is not believed to be a significant concern, Davis remains on the fantasy radar as the clear-cut top RB backup in what figures to be a run-heavy offense.