Davis signed with the Steelers on Monday. Davis joins Pittsburgh after a season in which he was traded from the Chiefs to the Packers, then rejoined Kansas City after being waived by both Green Bay and the Jets. A third-round pick in 2013, Davis has long drawn intrigue for his combination of size and speed, but his career average of 3.2 yards per rush on 250 carries tells the real story of his ability. Although DeAngelo Williams' status as a free agent leaves an opening behind Le'Veon Bell (groin) in the Steelers' high-powered offense, Davis' lack of recent production is something fantasy owners shouldn't overlook.
Davis finished the 2016 regular season out with six carries for nine yards in Sunday's game against the Chargers. Davis finished the campaign with just 18 total carries for 28 rushing yards between the Chiefs and Packers, but will likely be looking for a job elsewhere in the offseason due to his contract expiring. However, it's unlikely the fourth-season back will attain fantasy-relevance any time in the near future.
Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports. Since rejoining the Chiefs after brief stints with the Packers and Jets this season, Davis will remain inactive for the third straight week. Unless the Chiefs lose either Spencer Ware or Charcandrick West to injury, it doesn't look as though Davis will have an opportunity to pick up snaps in Kansas City.
Davis carried the ball three times for 10 yards and caught a pass for seven yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jaguars. Davis remains behind both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware (concussion) on the depth chart, but with Jamaal Charles (knee) potentially done for the season and Ware ruled out Sunday, Davis served as the relief back for West. The Chiefs did very little on offense this week, but the fourth-year back is unlikely to make much impact beyond the 10 snaps he received Sunday unless the other options are unavailable.
Davis was signed by the Chiefs on Saturday. Davis has endured quite an interesting season thus far, having bounced from Kansas City to the Packers, then to the Jets for just one day, and now back to the Chiefs. He'll be expected to provide depth at running back behind Charcandrick West with Spencer Ware (concussion) sidelined and Jamaal Charles (knee) on IR. Expect West to see a bulk of the workload and fantasy value out of the Chiefs' backfield in Week 9, despite Davis' signing.
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