The Falcons will be without their leading tackler after Durant sprained his elbow during the win against the Texans last Sunday. With the 30-year-old officially ruled out, Joplo Bartu will likely get the start in his place. Bartu recorded three tackles (two solo) in 70 defensive snaps against the Texans.
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.