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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 had two catches for 17 yards in Kansas City's third preseason game.
Davis played behind Jamaal Charles, but didn't have any carries. Charcandrick West also worked with the first team and finished as the Chiefs leading rusher. Davis remains the top handcuff to Charles. Through three preseason games, Davis has 15 carries for 52 yards (3.46 YPC). Aug 28 - 11:32 PM

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Knile Davis rushed 11 times for 29 yards and caught two passes for six yards in the Chiefs' second preseason game.

The Chiefs didn't give Jamaal Charles much run for precautionary reasons, so Davis operated as an every-down back with the first-team offense. He had very little room to run behind one of the league's weaker offensive lines, while facing Seattle's stout defensive front. Through two exhibition games, Davis has 52 yards on 15 carries. He is an elite handcuff worth drafting in the tenth through twelfth rounds of 12-team leagues, even by non-Charles owners.
Aug 21 - 10:27 PM

Chiefs RB Knile Davis is participating in practice Monday.

Davis suffered a knee scare in the opening preseason game, but he escaped with just a sprain. Jamaal Charles' handcuff should be good to go in the Chiefs' second preseason game.
Aug 17 - 9:22 AM

The Chiefs believe Knile Davis escaped Saturday night's knee injury with a mere "sprain."

Coach Andy Reid expressed optimism Davis would only miss "a few days" of practice. This is good news for Kansas City, which will continue to play run-foundation offense with Alex Smith at quarterback. Davis offers no real standalone fantasy value, but is a capable bellcow backup to Jamaal Charles.
Aug 16 - 10:28 AM

Knile Davis suffered a knee injury in the Chiefs preseason opener.

Davis started with the Chiefs resting Jamaal Charles, rushing for 23 yards on four carries. He was carted off the field late in the first quarter. Kansas City also lost De'Anthony Thomas to a calf injury, leaving Charcandrick West and Darrin Reaves as their only healthy backups behind Charles.
Aug 15 - 9:58 PM

Knile Davis believes he's on equal footing with Jamaal Charles in terms of playing ability.

"I don't feel like there's a gap," said Davis. While it may seem like Davis is trying to take Charles' job, the third-year running back knows his role. "He’s the starter. It’s his time. I’m waiting [until] my time.’’ Davis contributed 610 yards on 150 touches last season and should see about the same workload in 2015.
Jun 10 - 11:46 AM

Knile Davis rushed nine times for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Chargers.

Davis got more playing time this week with Jamaal Charles not fully healthy. He finishes with 134 carries, 463 yards (3.46 YPC) and seven total touchdowns in 16 games (one start). Despite showing starting ability behind Charles, Davis doesn't project for a major increase to his role. He'll return as the top handcuff to Charles in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Knile Davis rushed twice for two yards in Kansas City's Week 16 loss to the Steelers, adding a nine-yard reception.

One week after featuring against the Raiders, Davis was mothballed as the Chiefs lost a must-win game. Coach Andy Reid dialed up just 12 non-quarterback rushes as Alex Smith was allowed to throw the ball 45 times. Davis will be off the DFS radar in Week 17 against the Chargers.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:33:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:27:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 01:12:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:36:00 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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:35:00 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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:53:00 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.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:15:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Charcandrick West
4Darrin Reaves
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Spencer Ware
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jason Avant
3Frankie Hammond
4Da'Ron Brown
5Donatella Luckett
WR21Albert Wilson
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Chris Conley
4Junior Hemingway
5Fred Williams
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Travis Kelce
2James O'Shaughnessy
3Richard Gordon
4Demetrius Harris
5Ryan Taylor
K1Cairo Santos