Davis seemingly fell from grace early on in the 2015 campaign. He had largely served as Jamaal Charles' backup since being drafted in the third round by the Chiefs in 2013, and was expected to handle the majority of the work out of the backfield for Kansas City when Charles went down with a knee injury in October. However, he was ultimately passed up by both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware on the depth chart and relegated to a role on special teams returning kicks. Both West and Ware were signed to contract extensions this offseason, while Davis did not (with just one year left on his deal). Seemingly, Davis will enter training camp firmly behind each of Charles, West and Ware.
Knile Davis requested a trade earlier this offseason, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
The Kansas City Chiefs appear set at running back after Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West filled in capably for Jamaal Charles (torn ACL), who says he's ahead of schedule in his recovery. With Ware and West both agreeing to extensions Thursday, the Chiefs have all three running backs under contract through at least 2017, leaving Davis as the odd man out. Despite running a 4.37 40-yard dash at 227 pounds at the 2012 Scouting Combine, the 24-year-old Davis has averaged just 3.3 yards on 232 carries through three seasons. He won't fetch anything more than a late-round pick, and the Chiefs may ultimately just end up releasing him. If he does stick in Kansas City, it will likely be due to his strong track record as a kickoff return man.
Knile Davis was limited to six special teams snaps in Sunday's regular season finale against the Raiders.
A once rising backup, Davis dropped like a rock on the Kansas City Chiefs depth chart this season, losing out on snaps to the likes of Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware following the season-ending injury to star running back Jamaal Charles in Week 5. While he's still under contract with the Chiefs through the 2016 campaign, Davis finished 2015 with just 28 caries for 72 yards and two grabs for 24 yards, and doesn't appear to be a large part of the team's plan for next season.
Knile Davis dressed for Sunday's game gainst the Browns, but didn't take the field.
Davis remains third on the totem pole for snaps behind Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, but the situation heading into Week 17 remains a bit unclear. With the Kansas City Chiefs locked into the playoffs, there's a chance they will elect to rest starters at some point, potentially allowing Davis to see the field. However, the team will still be in contention to win the division, so it's also possible they roll with the starters, which would likely again result in little-to-no snaps for Davis. Either way, it seems as though Davis would see carries in relief if he plays at all, limiting his potential value in the final week of the regular season.
Knile Davis toted the ball five times for 14 yards in Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Dvais saw nine snaps in Sunday's contest, his largest total in a while. However, the added looks came with Spencer Ware sidelined due to a rib injury, and he was still vastly out-touched by starter Charcandrick West. It appears the only way the former backup to Jamaal Charles will see consistent looks now would be if both West and Ware were to get injured now. The once-promising handcuff has certainly plummeted in value, and shouldn't be considered in fantasy leagues with Ware likely returning in Week 16.
|P2||8/20/16||@ LAR||9:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/16/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||70||242||3.5||20||4||1||10|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||134||463||3.5||48||6||3||23|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||28||72||2.6||10||1||0||5|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||11||75||6.8||17||0||0||0||4|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||16||147||9.2||70||1||1||1||6|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||2||24||12.0||12||0||0||0||1|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||10||321||32.1||108||1||2|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||29||829||28.6||99||1||2|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||24||603||25.1||54||0||2|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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