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Knile Davis | Running Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 227
College: Arkansas
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Chiefs declared RB Knile Davis, DE Allen Bailey, LB Dee Ford, G Ben Grubbs, DE David King, QB Aaron Murray and ILB Ramik Wilson inactive for Week 11 against the Chargers.
Davis is a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. He's fallen to third on the running back depth chart behind starter Charcandrick West and change-of-pace back Spencer Ware. Travis Kelce (groin) and Sean Smith (knee) are both active. Nov 22 - 2:57 PM

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Chiefs RB Knile Davis is a healthy scratch for Week 10 against the Broncos.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported this would be the case on Sunday morning. Spencer Ware will back up workhorse Charcandrick West. Also inactive for the Chiefs are QB Aaron Murray, OG Ben Grubbs, TE James O'Shaughnessy, DE Allen Bailey, CB Marcus Cooper and LB Ramik Wilson.
Nov 15 - 2:56 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Knile Davis will be inactive Sunday against the Broncos.

Davis opened the year as Jamaal Charles' backup but has since fallen behind Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. West will be close to an every-down back on Sunday, though Denver's swarming run defense (they've allowed the third-fewest rushing yards per game) should keep him in check.
Nov 15 - 9:33 AM

Knile Davis rushed once for two yards in the Chiefs' Week 7 win.

He's the clear-cut backup to Charcandrick West at this point.
Oct 25 - 4:18 PM

Knile Davis rushed five times for 13 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards in Kansas City's Week 6 loss to the Vikings.

Davis rotated with Charcandrick West, but didn't impress with his touches. He took over late in game after West lost a fourth-quarter fumble. It's possible West's fumble will open up more work for Davis. Davis will remain an RB4 stash for Week 7 against the Steelers.
Oct 18 - 4:52 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher believes Knile Davis could get the majority of red-zone snaps this week.

Charcandrick West will get the first chance to replace Jamaal Charles, but the Chiefs prefer Davis on power runs and in short-yardage. Kansas City’s backfield uncertainty is more a downgrade to West than a reason to play Davis this week. Davis is a touchdown-dependent RB4 against Minnesota's underrated run defense.
Oct 17 - 6:21 PM

Knile Davis admits he's a "volume" runner.

The stats tell the story of a back who's been better when given bigger workloads, allowing a rhythm to develop. Davis thinks it's true. "I was a volume runner (in college) — as I got into a rhythm, the better I did," Davis said. "The more plays and opportunities you get the better you do." Davis has averaged just 3.4 yards per carry for his career, but took the rock 70 times for 318 yards (4.5 YPC) when Jamaal Charles was banged up in Weeks 2-4 last season. Charcandrick West is getting the first shot at starting in Charles' absence, but Davis could develop the "hot hand." He's worth owning in 10-12 team leagues.
Oct 15 - 8:50 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects to go with a committee at running back in the absence of Jamaal Charles.

"You know you’re not going to replace Jamaal," Reid said. "You find out and (take advantage of) the strengths of those other players." Reid considers Charcandrick West more similar to Charles as a quick runner who makes people miss. He'll be the chairman of the committee. But Reid still envisions a role for Knile Davis. "Knile’s had some big games for us here when he’s been called on," Reid said. Davis will begin as a power change-of-pace back who could get goal-line looks. West is definitely the preferred add, but Davis is worth a flier in 12-team leagues.
Oct 13 - 7:19 PM

Knile Davis rushed two times for two yards in the Chiefs' Week 5 loss to the Bears.

After Jamaal Charles went down in the third quarter with what's believed to be a torn ACL, it was Charcandrick West, not Davis, who entered as the lead back. Davis gained four on his first attempt but was blown up for a loss on his next one. West will be the No. 1 back to own in Kansas City without Charles.
Oct 11 - 5:05 PM

Knile Davis has fallen behind Charcandrick West on the Chiefs' running back depth chart.

Davis is returning kickoffs, but he hasn't played an offensive snap in the last two weeks. "We like what Charcandrick has been doing," coach Andy Reid said Monday, explaining that West is better in the passing game than Davis. Reid insisted he still has trust in Davis: "I haven’t lost confidence in Knile at all. That’s just were I was at for that game, and what I felt." Were Jamaal Charles to go down, we suspect Davis and West would share the workload. This limits Davis' appeal as a handcuff in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Oct 5 - 5:10 PM

Knile Davis did not touch the football in the Chiefs' Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

Davis was not listed on the injury report. This is the second game in a row Davis has failed to record a touch, and on Sunday he played behind Charcandrick West. Davis should be dropped in 12-team fantasy leagues this week.
Oct 4 - 5:09 PM

Knile Davis didn't register an offensive touch in the Chiefs' Week 3 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

He returned three kickoffs for 95 yards and briefly left with an ankle injury before making a quick return. De'Anthony Thomas and Charcandrick West played minimal snaps in the Chiefs' backfield behind Jamaal Charles.
Sep 29 - 12:54 AM

Knile Davis rushed three times for nine yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

Spelling a gassed Jamaal Charles in the red zone, Davis' eight-yard score was a freebie after Denver sold out on a blitz. Davis has just 10 touches through two games. He's a high-end handcuff, but has no standalone value.
Sep 18 - 12:55 AM

Knile Davis rushed six times for 16 yards and caught a 12-yard pass in the Chiefs' Week 1 win over the Texans.

Davis handled "breather back" work behind Jamaal Charles, entering whenever Charles needed a blow. Charles piled up 21 touches. Davis is one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football, but he lacks much standalone value and won't be a great option during forthcoming bye-week crunches barring a Charles injury.
Sep 13 - 4:41 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Charcandrick West
2Knile Davis
3Spencer Ware
GLB1Charcandrick West
2Knile Davis
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Chris Conley
3Jason Avant
WR21Albert Wilson
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Saalim Hakim
WR31Chris Conley
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Brian Parker
LT1Donald Stephenson
LG1Ben Grubbs
C1Mitch Morse
2Zach Fulton
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jeff Allen
RT1Eric Fisher
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos