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Knile Davis got the first rep with the starting offense at Friday's practice, but Jamaal Charles (ankle) got the next two.

It doesn't give us much information on Charles' status. For now, we can only call him a true game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:25pm ET start. "We appreciate his effort," coach Andy Reid said of Charles. "He came in and pushed through this thing. If he can't go he can't go. The other guys have practiced." Owners of both Davis and Charles need to be prepared with late-swap options.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 10:26 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Berry suffered an ankle sprain in last Sunday's loss to the Broncos and has yet to be cleared to practice. He should be considered week to week. Ron Parker will replace Berry opposite Husain Abdullah, with Kurt Coleman playing on running downs.
Sep 19 - 7:38 PM

De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Thomas got in a limited session Wednesday, but was ruled out after not practicing the last two days. Frankie Hammond will continue to replace him on punt returns.
Sep 19 - 4:03 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle, questionable) was limited in Chiefs practice Friday.

"He did OK," coach Andy Reid said after the workout. "He looked a little sore, but he did OK." Charles is shaping up as a game-time decision in Sunday's afternoon tilt with the Dolphins. Considering the game's late start and Charles' inability to practice fully, he won't be a recommended Week 3 FanDuel option.
Sep 19 - 2:47 PM

Dwayne Bowe (quad) is practicing in full for Week 3.

He'll be listed as probable, just as he was in Week 2. Bowe is a WR4.
Sep 18 - 6:34 PM

De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) was downgraded to DNP in Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday.

He's no longer on track to make his NFL debut this weekend. It's bad news for a Chiefs team that could be without Jamaal Charles (ankle), but irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Sep 18 - 6:30 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) was officially limited in Thursday's return to practice.

It's quite possible the Chiefs are just trying to confuse the situation for the Dolphins, but reporters present for practice noted that Charles was moving well, and even cutting in position drills. What's clear is that Charles does not have a traditional high-ankle sprain, if he has one at all. For now, he should be considered slightly less than 50-50 to play. Even if Charles did suit up against Miami, it's quite possible he'd be on a snap count. His status should be updated multiple times over the next 24 hours.
Sep 18 - 4:46 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to Chiefs practice Thursday.

Per ESPN's Adam Teicher, Charles participated in warmups, spent a "brief period" being tended to by the team's trainer and then joined position drills. Charles was apparently even "cutting through cones." It would suggest Charles isn't dealing with a high-ankle sprain at all, and that the Chiefs have been misapplying the phrase. There's still more reason to believe Charles will sit than suit up this weekend, but we obviously don't have enough information right now. Charles owners should not count on him being active for Week 3, while Knile Davis owners simply need to sit tight.
Sep 18 - 2:41 PM

Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Thomas is expected to make his debut this week after missing the first two games. He'll be the primary return man, and could see change-of-pace work behind Knile Davis.
Sep 17 - 2:05 PM

Jamaal Charles (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

As expected. Charles is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, though it's believed to be of the mild variety. He's unlikely to suit up this week against the Dolphins. Knile Davis will have RB1/2 value as the Chiefs' every-down workhorse.
Sep 17 - 1:16 PM

Coach Andy Reid confirmed that the game plan won't change much if Knile Davis starts in place of Jamaal Charles (ankle) against the Dolphins Sunday.

Charles has missed all or most of the three games across the last two seasons. In those games, Davis is averaging 22.3 carries, 5.0 catches, 97.0 total yards and has scored six touchdowns. Reid and the Chiefs have every reason to be confident in the second-year back as someone they can build offense through. The RB-dependent scheme Reid has installed would stay intact, leaving Davis as a RB1 candidate.
Sep 16 - 8:33 AM

Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) could return for Week 3.

Thomas, the Chiefs' fourth-round rookie, has missed the first two weeks. Although he's listed as a running back, the 176-pounder is really a package player that won't pick up much slack if Jamaal Charles (ankle) sits.
Sep 16 - 8:28 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Jamaal Charles' high-ankle sprain "doesn't look to be a real severe one."

"But it does have the component of a high-ankle sprain," Reid added in fluent coachspeak. Regardless of Reid's remarks, high-ankle sprains are multi-week injuries, and typically require at least a month's absence. If Charles can come back sooner, the Chiefs may have been stretching the definition of "high-ankle sprain," much like the Bills seemed to do with C.J. Spiller in 2013. Either way, fantasy owners should plan on being without Charles for at least the rest of September. Backup Knile Davis is this week's top waiver add.
Sep 15 - 2:14 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

We're considering Charles "week to week" moving forward, but there are indications Charles' high ankle sprain is on the mild side of the usual 4-6 week timetable. Knile Davis will step in as Kansas City's every-down back in the meantime. He'll be a legit RB1 for as much time as Charles misses. Charles' fantasy owners need to sit tight and keep him rostered as an injured RB3.
Sep 15 - 1:11 PM

Travis Kelce played on 32-of-86 snaps in Sunday's loss at Denver.

Andy Reid realized he made a mistake by only using Kelce on 18-of-58 snaps in Week 1. This time, he called far more "12" sets and Kelce responded by going 4-81-0 on six targets. "He's young," Reid said afterward. "We've just got to keep him coming, but he sure had some nice plays." It's obvious that if the Chiefs are going to move the ball, Kelce is going to need to be a big part of it. His time as a TE1 is coming sooner rather than later.
Sep 15 - 10:14 AM


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