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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 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

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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

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.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 08:12:00 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.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 08:03:00 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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:17:00 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.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:58:00 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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

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