The Chiefs declared running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring), safety Eric Berry (ankle), running back Joe McKnight (Achilles), quarterback Aaron Murray, receiver Albert Wilson, offensive tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive end Damion Square inactive for Monday's game against New England. Thomas had been listed as questionable.
Chiefs running back Joe McKnight has been diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles. He sustained the injury at Thursday practice. McKnight has been more a threat as a pass-catcher than as a rusher. He caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 at Miami.
Alright, Chiefs backup running back Joe McKnight scored twice in Week 3, and that was a nice scene for him. Unfortunately, nobody owned him in Fantasy then, as he really came out of nowhere following Jamaal Charles' injury. Is McKnight someone Fantasy owners should be targeting moving forward following his breakout? McKnight was a non-factor in the running game, but Alex Smith leaned on him heavily as a receiver out of the backfield. He led the team with six receptions on seven targets for 64 yards against the Dolphins, and made his biggest impact with a pair of receiving touchdowns in the red zone. McKnight did his work while seeing the field in just 21 percent of the Chiefs' offensive plays -- he touched the ball on 46.7 percent of his snaps. That is an unsustainable number for anyone, let alone a little-used return specialist. With Charles' return looming and Knile Davis entrenched as the change-of-pace back, there is little reason to add McKnight, despite last week's success.
Chiefs running back Joe McKnight made his presence felt in the passing game, scoring a pair of touchdowns in a Week 3 win over the Dolphins in Miami. McKnight caught a swing pass from Alex Smith for a gain of 13 yards, followed by a 26-yard catch on the ensuing drive in the second quarter. He followed that up with an 11-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. He capped off his big afternoon with a four-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. McKnight caught six of the seven passes thrown his way for a team-high 64 yards and two touchdowns. He had one carry for three yards in a 34-15 victory. The Chiefs will host the Patriots in Week 4.
The Chiefs have listed QB Aaron Murray, WR Albert Wilson, RB De'Anthony Thomas, RB Joe McKnight, CB Jamell Fleming, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and DE Damion Square as inactive Week 2 against the Broncos. Thomas had previously been ruled out for the contest.
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