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The Kansas City Star confirms the Chiefs "expect more" from second-year RB Knile Davis.

It is difficult to take Jamaal Charles on the field, but he could use more breathers after finishing 2013 as the only NFL running back to lead his team in rushing, targets, receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns. Although Charles is an exception to many rules, it shouldn't be forgotten that he's 5-foot-11, 200. Davis has a chance to earn more change-of-pace work this season, and is one of fantasy football's most valuable handcuffs.

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ChiefSpin's Herbie Teope believes the Chiefs will get second-year RB Knile Davis more action this season.

Limited to five touches a game as a rookie, Teope says the Chiefs would ideally like to see Davis in the 8-10 touch range. There is no doubt Kansas City would like to utilize Davis more, but the reality is using Davis means taking the dynamic Jamaal Charles off the field, which is obviously difficult to do. No matter how the playing time shakes out, Davis remains one of the most interesting backup running backs in fantasy.

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Chiefs RB Knile Davis (leg) is participating in OTAs this week.

Davis didn't require surgery for the fractured fibula he suffered in the the Chiefs' first-round playoff loss and hasn't had any setbacks. He's been working as the top kick returner and No. 2 running back at OTAs. Davis averaged just five touches per game as a rookie, but is locked in as the top handcuff to Jamaal Charles. Kansas City is looking to give Davis a bigger role this year, so he could push for standalone value in re-draft leagues.

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Chiefs RB Knile Davis did not require surgery to repair his fractured fibula.

Davis suffered the injury in Kansas City's Wild Card playoff loss to the Colts. He also sprained his left knee. Davis is "healed and doing everything" in the Chiefs' offseason conditioning program, according to coach Andy Reid. The 22-year-old sophomore back returns as Jamaal Charles' fantasy handcuff.

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Chiefs RB Knile Davis (broken leg) "should" be ready for OTAs.

The word comes straight from coach Andy Reid. Davis went down late in the Chiefs' Wild Card loss to the Colts, also suffering a sprained left knee. The sprain was apparently minor. Davis will spend another year as Jamaal Charles' caddie in 2014.

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Chiefs RB Knile Davis has been diagnosed with a sprained left knee and fractured fibula.

It's the first we've heard of Davis since he went down in Saturday's loss. Speaking afterward, coach Andy Reid had claimed Davis was "fine." We suppose that means his sprain is minor. Either way, Davis now heads into the offseason at far less than 100 percent, and should be considered questionable for OTAs. Davis missed his entire junior season at Arkansas with a broken ankle. Jamaal Charles' backup finished his rookie year averaging 3.5 yards across 70 carries. A fumbler in college, Davis coughed up the ball twice, losing it once.

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Knile Davis was forced from Kansas City's Wild Card game against the Colts with a knee injury, and will not return.

Filling in for Jamaal Charles (concussion), Davis got his knee twisted in the fourth quarter. Cyrus Gray is now the Chiefs' lead back, and in line to start a possible Divisional Round game if neither Charles nor Davis can go. Davis had proven to be a capable fill-in before going down, taking the rock 18 times for 67 yards and a touchdown. He added seven catches for 33 yards and another score. David could have had a third touchdown, but failed at the goal-line. Despite Davis' fumbling woes, he's an excellent Dynasty-league prospect, so hopefully he's avoided serious injury. His athleticism is off the charts.

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Knile Davis rushed 27 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for five yards in the Chiefs' Week 17 loss to San Diego.

Caddying for Jamaal Charles all year, third-round rookie Davis entered Week 17 with just 43 rushing attempts on the season but excelled in the starting role to keep Kansas City competitive despite starting a junior varsity-caliber lineup in a meaningless game. This should serve as a reminder that Davis will be an essential handcuff for Charles' fantasy owners in 2014. In the playoffs, he'll be no more than a lightly used change-of-pace back.

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The Kansas City Star expects the Chiefs to treat Sunday's Week 17 game against the Chargers as a preseason finale.

The 11-4 Chiefs are locked into the AFC's fifth seed, rendering this week's game meaningless. When coach Andy Reid was in this situation in Philly, he typically gave the starters a series or two and then turned the game over to the backups. Owners playing into Week 17 can not use Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles or Dwayne Bowe. Rookie running back Knile Davis makes for an intriguing plug-n-play as he's got plenty of juice in his legs and projects to play a feature back role for at least three quarters.

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Knile Davis rushed for two yards on one carry in Week 16 against the Colts.

Davis fumbled twice on the day, losing one, and was benched. Coach Andy Reid also took the rookie off returns after his fumble on offense.