An MRI has reportedly confirmed that Cheifs running back Jamaal Charles tore his ACL on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With Charles thus on track to miss the rest of the season, Charcandrick West and Knile Davis are next up for the Chiefs' backfield duties. With that in mind, coach Andy Reid relayed via the Kansas City Star that the duo 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 stated Sunday, with reference to turning to a West/Davis backfield combo. "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 the situation plays out, both West and Davis slot in as high-priority targets in leagues where they remain available, with West perhaps the higher percentage play, based on Week 5's box score, but not necessarily a lock to dominate the team's carries moving forward, given Davis' previous experience filling in for Charles.
Johnson was not able to practice this week after injuring his hamstring last Sunday, so he will be unable to take the field in Week 5. Fellow receivers Malcom Floyd (concussion) and Jacoby Jones (ankle) are listed as questionable, so it remains to be seen who will be lining up across from Keenan Allen when Sunday's game kicks off.