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Knile Davis | Running Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 227
College: Arkansas
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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

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Knile Davis rushed once for three yards and caught a three-yard pass in the Chiefs' Week 1 loss to Tennessee.

Jamaal Charles only got 11 touches as Kansas City was unable to establish a run game in the blowout loss. Davis maintains plenty of stash and handcuff value, but doesn't have a big role on offense when Charles is healthy.
Sep 7 - 6:15 PM

Knile Davis rushed 12 times for 27 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for 37 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night.

He got the start with Jamaal Charles resting a sore foot. Davis remains the every-down handcuff to Charles, but was an inefficient ball carrier last year, and has just 85 yards on 23 carries (3.70 YPC) this August. Davis would be a high-volume, every-week RB1 in the event of a Charles injury. We still have questions about how effective Davis would be in a long-term starter role.
Aug 23 - 11:43 PM

Knile Davis started the Chiefs' second preseason game in place of Jamaal Charles (foot), rushing for 30 yards on nine carries with three receptions for 26 yards against the Panthers.

Davis busted an 11-yard run on his first carry and looked as healthy as he's been since early in his Arkansas career. Davis isn't a make-you-miss back, but he's big with some power and is excellent in the passing game. In the event of a Charles regular season injury, Davis would simply be dropped into Charles' high-volume role. He's arguably the most valuable handcuff in fantasy, and worth stashing even for non-Charles owners.
Aug 17 - 10:03 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher believes second-year RB Knile Davis "appears far more prepared to contribute" than he was as a rookie.

Davis isn't going to cut into Jamaal Charles' workload, but the Chiefs have been exploring ways to get both players on the field at the same time. Davis would be thrust into a monster role were Charles to go down with injury, making him one of fantasy's top handcuffs.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 7 - 3:39 PM

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 involve Davis and Thomas without having to remove Charles. In theory, all three players on the field could give Kansas City their best personnel group, but it's unlikely it would be more than a wrinkle in the offense. The Chiefs are expected to use two tight-end sets with Travis Kelce to compensate for their lack of a true No. 2 wideout behind Dwayne Bowe.
Jul 25 - 6:59 PM

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

It is difficult to take Jamaal Charles off the field in any situation, 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.
Jul 13 - 2:35 PM

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.
Source: Chiefs Spin
Jun 28 - 11:41 AM

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

Davis didn't require surgery for his broken leg and has avoided setbacks. He's 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, though it will surely prove difficult to pull Charles off the field.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 2:29 PM

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.
Apr 21 - 1:53 PM

Chiefs RB Knile Davis (fractured fibula) "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.
Feb 20 - 3:46 PM

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 Wild Card loss. Speaking afterward, coach Andy Reid 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.
Jan 7 - 7:02 PM

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.
Jan 4 - 7:40 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:37:00 PM

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.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
5Joe McKnight
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Jordan Campbell
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Frankie Hammond
3Albert Wilson
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3A.J. Jenkins
WR31Junior Hemingway
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
K1Cairo Santos