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.
The box score for Week 15 against Oakland may suggest otherwise. Charles led the
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.
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.
Thomas had just one carry, gaining 9 yards. He caught two passes, picking up 15 yards in the receiving game. Davis had two carries, but came up with just 2 yards. He did not receive a target in the passing game.
Both players will look for more Week 13 against the Broncos.
|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|
|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|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||10||321||32.1||108||1||2|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||29||829||28.6||99||1||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|
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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|
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