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Knile Davis | Running Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 227
College: Arkansas
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Knile Davis rushed nine times for 11 yards and a score and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass Week 15 against the Raiders.
Jamaal Charles was knocked out of the game by a big hit inside the Raiders' five late in the third quarter. Davis entered the game and scored on a three-yard rush the next play. Charles was cleared of a concussion on the sidelines, but Davis ended up closing out the blowout win. Davis' best play of the game was a 70-yard catch-and-run touchdown in which he simply ran away from the Raiders' defense. Davis is nothing but a handcuff for Jamaal Charles, but he would be an RB1 if Charles ever went down. Dec 14 - 4:27 PM

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Knile Davis was held without a carry in Week 13.

Davis has eight touches over the last three games. He's just a handcuff to Jamaal Charles.
Dec 1 - 1:12 AM

Knile Davis rushed twice for two yards in Kansas City's Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Making a West Coast road trip on a short week, the Chiefs bafflingly dialed up only 24 rushes against the worst team in the league. It quite likely cost them the game. With Jamaal Charles running at an All-Pro level, Davis won't be on the RB3 radar against the Broncos' elite run defense in Week 13.
Nov 21 - 12:36 AM

Knile Davis rushed five times for 10 yards and a score Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Davis' four-yard touchdown plunge came after Jamaal Charles danced through the Seahawks defense for a 47-yard run to set the Chiefs up with first and goal. Davis now has five rushing touchdowns on the season. Davis is a must handcuff for Charles owners.
Nov 16 - 4:35 PM

Knile Davis had four carries for one-yard in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Bills.

He added one catch for five yards. Davis didn't have a role behind Jamaal Charles again this week. He has 106 carries, 411 yards, and four touchdowns through nine games and remains one of the top handcuffs.
Nov 9 - 5:53 PM

Knile Davis had three carries for nine yards in Week 9 against the Jets.

Davis wasn't involved in the gameplan this week. The Chiefs rarely take Jamaal Charles off the field, but he remains one of the top handcuffs. Davis has 102 carries, 410 yards, and four touchdowns this season.
Nov 2 - 5:15 PM

Knile Davis managed 49 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in the Chiefs' Week 8 win over the Rams.

With the Chiefs manhandling the Rams 27-7 early in the fourth quarter, Davis got most of the reps in the backfield with Jamaal Charles getting the rest of the day off. Davis cashed in a three-yard touchdown of his own late. Charles and Davis combined for 33 touches, showing why Davis is the top handcuff to own in fantasy football. As a stand-alone option, Davis is little more than an RB4.
Oct 26 - 5:00 PM

Knile Davis rushed 10 times for 25 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers, adding one catch for an additional 11 yards.

Davis was utilized extensively as a breather back for Jamaal Charles, but that's all he was. Charles out-touched his talented backup 24-11. Davis' elite handcuff status has been well established, but he's a low-end RB4 as a standalone option.
Oct 19 - 8:12 PM

Knile Davis rushed just twice for six yards in Kansas City's Week 5 loss to the 49ers.

Davis failed to corral his lone target in the passing game. One week after the Chiefs rode a dominant ground game to a shellacking of the Patriots, coach Andy Reid dialed up only 19 rushing attempts, 15 of which went to all-world starter Jamaal Charles. Charles obviously deserves the vast majority of Kansas City's run-game work, but it's a bit surprising Reid backed off an attack that averaged 4.7 yards per carry this afternoon. Heading into the Chiefs' Week 6 bye, Davis remains an elite handcuff, and standalone RB4.
Oct 5 - 8:03 PM

Knile Davis rushed for 107 yards on 16 carries in the Chiefs' Week 4 win over the Patriots.

He added one catch for 12 yards. Even with Jamaal Charles back in the lineup, Davis remained a big part of the offense. He broke off a 48-yard run in the first half to set up a Charles touchdown. Davis then handled a couple series himself with Charles in the locker room getting an IV because of cramping. Expect Davis to see closer to 8-12 touches on a weekly basis the remainder of the season. The Chiefs were up so big on the scoreboard that they were able to run the ball 38 times. Davis remains a must-own handcuff for Charles owners.
Sep 30 - 12:17 AM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning that Knile Davis will get "some action" in Monday night's game against the Patriots, even with Jamaal Charles (probable, ankle) returning.

Charles is fully expected to start against the Pats, but it would be smart for the Chiefs to give a few extra carries to power back Davis. Charles should fill the passing-game and lead back roles, particularly after Davis allowed two sacks in pass protection last week. Davis won't be much of a flex option against the Patriots. Charles should resume his usual RB1 production.
Sep 28 - 12:58 PM

Knile Davis rushed 32 times for 132 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs downed the Dolphins 34-15 in Week 3.

He did fumble twice, losing one. The Dolphins held Davis to 4.1 yards per carry, but fantasy owners using him were always hanging their hat on volume. And they got it, as Kansas City leaned on its running game while nursing a lead for almost the entire game. The 32-carry workload is a reminder that Davis remains the most valuable handcuff in all of fantasy. It was slightly disappointing, however, to see passing-game back Joe McKnight "vulture" two receiving scores in the red zone, and Cyrus Gray to execute a six-yard TD in fourth-quarter garbage time. Look for Jamaal Charles (ankle) to return to the lineup next week against New England.
Sep 21 - 7:29 PM

Knile Davis got the first rep with the starting offense at Friday's practice, but Jamaal Charles (ankle) got the next two.

It doesn't give us much information on Charles' status. For now, we can only call him a true game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:25pm ET start. "We appreciate his effort," coach Andy Reid said of Charles. "He came in and pushed through this thing. If he can't go he can't go. The other guys have practiced." Owners of both Davis and Charles need to be prepared with late-swap options.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 10:26 PM

Coach Andy Reid confirmed that the game plan won't change much if Knile Davis starts in place of Jamaal Charles (ankle) against the Dolphins Sunday.

Charles has missed all or most of the three games across the last two seasons. In those games, Davis is averaging 22.3 carries, 5.0 catches, 97.0 total yards and has scored six touchdowns. Reid and the Chiefs have every reason to be confident in the second-year back as someone they can build offense through. The RB-dependent scheme Reid has installed would stay intact, leaving Davis as a RB1 candidate.
Sep 16 - 8:33 AM

Knile Davis rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Chiefs' Week 2, 24-17 loss to the Broncos, adding six catches for 26 yards.

Jamaal Charles exited the game early in the first half with a sprained ankle and never returned. Davis was dropped into the every-down role and became the focal point of the offense, as if he actually were Charles. Davis was targeted nine times in the passing game to lead the team. His college tape wasn't very impressive at Arkansas, but Davis has looked plenty athletic and shifty since being drafted by the Chiefs. He'll be in the RB1/2 conversation next week against the Dolphins should Charles miss the game. Davis will be the top waiver add this week.
Sep 14 - 8:01 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2De'Anthony Thomas
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3Jason Avant
WR31Junior Hemingway
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Richard Gordon
K1Cairo Santos