• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs RB Knile Davis could see added carries with Charles hurt

    With preliminary reports suggesting that Jamaal Charles suffered a torn ACL on Sunday, Knile Davis figures to be in line for an expanded role in the Chiefs' offense moving forward, the Kansas City Star reports.Assuming that Charles does indeed miss extended time, as expected, Charcandrick West and Davis are next up for the team's carries. With that in mind, coach Andy Reid noted in the wake of Charles' injury that the two would continue to split time, though it's worth noting that on Sunday, West finished the day with 31 yards on seven carries, while Davis carried the ball just twice for two yards."I'm not saying who is or is not the feature guy, but we need both of them," Reid noted, with reference to the team's potential West/Davis backfield duo. "Both their games are different. We'll just see how that goes. You saw both of them played today, so we'll got back to the drawing board on that and get it right."While this fluid situation plays out, both West and Davis are worthy of serious pursuit in leagues where they remain available, with West perhaps the higher percentage play, at least based on Week 5's box score, but not necessarily a lock to dominate the team's carries, given Davis' previous experience filling in for Charles in the past.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs standout RB Jamaal Charles knocked out of Sunday game

    A knee injury has knocked Chiefs premier back Jamaal Charles out of the Sunday game against Chicago. He will not return.Charles was unable to put pressure on his right leg as he left the field, so it appears he could miss some time. Look for the team to update his status after the game, though for now the backfield is in the hands of Charcandrick West and Knile Davis.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    No touches for Chiefs RB Knile Davis in Week 4 loss to Bengals

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis didn't touch the ball Sunday against the Bengals.Davis didn't even see the field offensively for the Chiefs on Sunday, with workhorse Jamaal Charles taking 79 percent of the snaps. It's the second straight week that he's gone without an offensive snap, and it appears Davis will see little-to-no action unless Charles gets hurt.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis returns to Monday's game

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis (ankle) returned to the field during Monday's game against Green Bay. He was considered questionable to return, but was back to receive a kickoff in the third quarter, so apparently it's nothing serious.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis suffers ankle injury Monday

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis injured his ankle Monday night against the Packers and is questionable to return, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. Davis didn't record a touch in the game, and Charcandrick West will presumably assume backup duties behind Jamaal Charles if needed. It seems unlikely that Davis will return to Monday's game with the Chiefs getting manhandled by Green Bay.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs RB Knile Davis rushes for touchdown in loss to Broncos

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis picked up nine yards and a touchdown on three carries in Thursday's 31-24 loss to the Broncos. Jamaal Charles dominated the snaps and touches, but Davis vultured an eight-yard touchdown after his teammate carried the ball on four of the previous five plays. While still a valuable handcuff, Davis rarely sees the field unless Charles needs a quick breather.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs RB Knile Davis claims talent equal to that of Charles

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis might be lacking in logic, but not in confidence. And one should not expect him to be accepting of the notion that his team can't afford to rest star backfield mate Jamaal Charles once the regular season rolls around. Davis has claimed to be every bit the talent. "I don't feel like there's a gap," he told ESPN.com. Never mind that Charles has averaged 5.5 yards per carry over seven seasons and that Davis has managed 3.5 YPC in 205 career attempts. The latter is at least realistic about his current status. "He's the starter. It's his time. I'm waiting (until) my time," Davis said. He added that he does not doubt Charles can fulfull his goal to play another six seasons.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Knile Davis benefits from Jamaal Charles' timing

    Rest assured, Jamaal Charles owners, there's no running back controversy in Kansas City. The box score for Week 15 against Oakland may suggest otherwise. Charles led the Chiefs with 12 carries for 52 yards, sure, but backup Knile Davis scored both the touchdowns out of the backfield, plunging in from 3 yards out midway through the third quarter and then scoring on a 70-yard catch-and-run a couple drives later. But it was all a matter of timing. Davis' touchdown run came after Charles took a hard hit the play before and had to be tested for a concussion. Charles returned for the team's next drive, but the Chiefs went up three scores then, putting the game out of reach. It only made sense to bring in the backup running back, who then broke a long one when a defender stumbled. Davis wasn't even effective with his nine carries, five of which came in the fourth quarter. He gained a total of 11 yards. His value to Fantasy owners remains as a handcuff to Charles. You wouldn't want to start him on his own merits Week 16 at Pittsburgh.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs RB Knile Davis scores twice vs. Raiders Week 15

    Chiefs running back Knile Davis managed just 11 yards on nine carries but also scored a three-yard rushing touchdown and added a 70-yard receiving touchdown in his team's 31-13 win over the Raiders in Week 15. Davis scored both of his touchdowns in the third quarter, first coming on in relief of Jamaal Charles in the team's only trip inside the Raiders' five-yard line and scoring on first down. He then caught a short pass on third-and-10 and found no defenders ahead of him, outracing the defense for a 70-yard score, which doubled as the longest play of his career. Davis and the Chiefs will square off with the Steelers in Week 16.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Chiefs get contributions in Week 14 loss

    Several Chiefs contributed in the Week 14 loss at Arizona. Among them, running back De'Anthony Thomas rushed twice for 5 yards and made a 6-yard catch. Running back Knile Davis had a 4-yard carry and caught three passes for 3 yards. Fullback Anthony Sherman caught two balls for 8 yards. They'll all face the Raiders in Week 15.