Knile Davis RB KC 3 Days4 Comments

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.

Knile Davis RB KC 9 Days

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.

Knile Davis RB KC 25 Days3 Comments

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.

Knile Davis RB KC 1 Month

Davis gained 28 yards on two carries and 11 yards on two receptions in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bengals.

Davis made the most of his limited touches, as the Chiefs had little incentive to overwork a player who is seemingly locked in as the No. 2 running back.

Knile Davis RB KC 2 Months

The Chiefs have used several formations with Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis and rookie De'Anthony Thomas on the field together during training camp.

The Chiefs are looking for ways to get Davis and Thomas involved without taking Charles off the field. In theory, using all three players could give Kansas City their best personnel group, but it's unlikely to be more than a wrinkle in the offense. The Chiefs are expected to feature two tight-end sets with Travis Kelce to compensate for their lack of a true No. 2 receiver behind Dwayne Bowe.

Knile Davis RB KC 2 Months

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.

Knile Davis RB KC 3 Months

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.

Knile Davis RB KC 4 Months

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.

Knile Davis RB KC 5 Months

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.