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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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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

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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.
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.
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

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. His second fumble came on a return.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:47:00 PM

Knile Davis rushed nine times for 34 yards with a touchdown and caught two passes for eight yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at Oakland.

Davis got most of his playing time in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs rested Jamaal Charles. The rookie capitalized on his chance, showing impressive burst and tackle-breaking ability as he bounded up the gut for a 17-yard touchdown run. Davis now has a touchdown in two straight games and continues to prove that he'd be a fine fill-in if Charles were ever to go down. The notorious fumbler at Arkansas now has 51 touches and zero lost fumbles on the season.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Coach Andy Reid said the coaching staff is gaining more trust in Knile Davis.

"I just think it's a matter of reps under his belt and production," Reid said. "It's getting used to the NFL, protections in particular. I think everybody's got quite a bit of trust in him to go out there and do a good job." Davis was a fumbler at Arkansas, but hasn't lost a single one on 40 NFL touches so far. He's a must-own handcuff for Jamaal Charles owners heading into the final two weeks of the fantasy season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Knile Davis rushed 11 times for 30 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 14 win over the Redskins, adding a 17-yard reception.

Davis got some heavy run as the Chiefs drained the clock in a blowout. The highlight was his 17-yard touchdown, where he jumped over a teammate and made some deft cuts in the teeth of the defense. Davis is a nice long-term investment in Dynasty leagues, but could struggle for value behind Jamaal Charles in 2014.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:26:00 PM

Knile Davis rushed one time for three yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

Jamaal Charles never comes off the field, so Davis barely ever plays. He's merely a must-own handcuff due to the volume the starter is seeing. Charles is averaging 23.0 touches per game at 199 pounds.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Knile Davis had three carries for 13 yards in Week 11 against the Broncos.

He added one catch for 11 yards. Davis was used on kick returns and spelled Jamaal Charles, but remains a strict backup and doesn't have a defined role on offense. He's just a low-upside handcuff in re-draft leagues.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:34:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
4Tyler Bray
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
2A.J. Jenkins
3Jerrell Jackson
4Weston Dressler
5Mark Harrison
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3Kyle Williams
4Fred Williams
5Albert Wilson
WR31A.J. Jenkins
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Sean McGrath
4Richard Gordon
5Demetrius Harris
K1Ryan Succop
2Cairo Santos