Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
1 week ago

Davis signed with the Steelers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Davis joins Pittsburgh after a season in which he was traded from the Chiefs to the Packers, then rejoined Kansas City after being waived by both Green Bay and the Jets. A third-round pick in 2013, Davis has long drawn intrigue for his combination of size and speed, but his career average of 3.2 yards on 250 carries tells the real story of his ability. Although DeAngelo Williams' status as a free agent leaves an opening behind Le'Veon Bell (groin) in the Steelers' high-powered offense, Davis' lack of recent production is something fantasy owners shouldn't overlook.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
3 months ago

Davis finished the 2016 regular season out with six carries for nine yards in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Davis finished the campaign with just 18 total carries for 28 rushing yards between the Chiefs and Packers, but will likely be looking for a job elsewhere in the offseason due to his contract expiring. However, it's unlikely the fourth-season back will attain fantasy-relevance any time in the near future.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
3 months ago

Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since rejoining the Chiefs after brief stints with the Packers and Jets this season, Davis will remain inactive for the third straight week. Unless the Chiefs lose either Spencer Ware or Charcandrick West to injury, it doesn't look as though Davis will have an opportunity to pick up snaps in Kansas City.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.

Knile Davis
RB PIT (8)
5 months 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.