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34 Knile Davis RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/227 | Birthdate: 10/5/1991 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Kansas City | College: Arkansas | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 39/2 | Average Draft Position: 149.47
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Knile Davis 'doing a great job'


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/5/2014) Chiefs running back Knile Davis is making a good impression on his coaches this offseason.

Running back coach Eric Bieniemy likes what he sees so far from Jamaal Charles' backup.

"First and foremost, Knile has taken a tremendous jump mentally," Bieniemy said. "The beauty of it is last year was his first time going through it. Now he's been through it. Now we're just rehearsing everything, and we're going over the things we made mistakes on. He has a better awareness of what's going on with the game. Obviously he comes out here every day and he works his tail off. The beauty of it is he's learning how to become a professional. He's gaining a better understanding of awareness, of what it takes to be a professional, what it takes to see a blitz coming, how to apply the proper technique when pressure is coming. So he's doing a great job so far."


Andy Reid: Knile Davis is fine


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/21/2014) Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that second-year running back Knile Davis did not need surgery following the broken fibula he suffered in the playoff loss to the Colts, reports the Kansas City Star.

Reid said Davis is "healed" and "doing everything" at offseason workouts. Davis had 70 carries for 242 yards and four touchdowns and 11 catches for 75 yards as the primary backup to Jamaal Charles last year.


Knile Davis healing quickly from broken leg


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Chiefs running back Knile Davis, who fractured his fibula in the playoff loss to the Colts, is recovering well and should be ready for OTAs, coach Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star.

Chiefs hope Knile Davis will be ready for offseason work


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/10/2014) The Chiefs hope second-year running back Knile Davis will be ready for offseason workouts after suffering a broken leg in the playoff loss to the Colts, reports ESPN.

The report says if Davis can't participate in any of the offseason work, that will set him back greatly because his is a game that needs development in many areas.


Knile Davis exits following two scores


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2014) Chiefs running back Knile Davis was forced to leave Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Colts, the second Chiefs' back forced out due to injury.

Filling in for Jamaal Charles, who suffered a concussion on the first drive of the game, Davis led the team in rushing yards before suffering the injury in the fourth quarter. He was unable to return.

Davis had 18 carries for 67 yards in the game, scoring on a 4-yard run just before haltime. He added a second score minutes after halftime on a 10-yard reception, while finishing the game with seven receptions for 33 yards. 

The extent of the injury is not yet known, but Davis' season ended with the 45-44 loss to the Colts. 


Knile Davis shows up with a pair of touchdowns


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis, starting in place of Jamaal Charles, ran 27 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 17 loss at San Diego. He caught two of four targets for 5 yards.

Davis struck twice in the first half, zipping into the end zone from 17 yards out in the first quarter and punching in a 2-yard score in the second. Up to four rushing scores this season, Davis will back up Charles in Saturday's wild card game at Indianapolis.


Knile Davis to benefit from volume


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Chiefs rookie running back Knile Davis spent 2013 on multitudes of Fantasy rosters as a mandatory handcuff to superstar Jamaal Charles. In Week 17, Davis is worth a start.

Coach Andy Reid isn't going to put Charles at risk, not with the Chiefs locked in as the No. 5 seed. Thus Davis could see 15-20 touches. Davis is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry on 43 totes. But he's scored three touchdowns, one on a kickoff return, and has caught nine passes for 70 yards.

Reid told the Kansas City Star this month that coaches are confident in Davis. "I just think it's a matter of reps under his belt and production," Reid said. "It's getting used to the NFL, protections in particular. I think everybody's got quite a bit of trust in him to go out there and do a good job."

Play Davis as a low-end RB2 or high-end flex Sunday. CBSSports.com senior Fantasy experts Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank Davis 24th and 28th respectively among running backs.


Knile Davis' fumble leads to seven points for the wrong team


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis fumbled on his first and only carry Sunday against the Colts, a play that led to a score for the other team. 

We'll see if Davis can get his backup role back in Week 17 at the Chargers. 


Knile Davis scores in back-to-back games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis found the end zone in back-to-back games during Sunday's blowout win over the Raiders in Week 15.

With the game well in hand, Davis saw some extended playing time in the fourth quarter. He broke for a 17-yard run with 8:24 minutes remaining in the game. He finished the game with nine carries for 34 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and a touchdown in a 65-31 victory.

Davis has 64 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries over his last two games. He'll look to extend his scoring streak to three games in Week 16 against the Colts.

Knile Davis contributes in garbage time


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis, who had gotten no more than three carries in a game since Week 3, had by far his most productive game of the season Week 14 at Washington. Playing the entire fourth quarter with his team up big, Davis ran 11 times for 30 yards and caught one pass for 17. He even scored the first rushing touchdown of his career on a 17-yard scamper.

Of course, of his 11 carries, none came in the first half. By the time Davis scored his touchdown, starter Jamaal Charles was resigned to playing a spectator role, content with his 151 yards on 19 carries in a blowout win.

Davis will continue to serve as Charles' backup Week 15 at Oakland.


Knile Davis makes presence felt on special teams


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Chiefs backup running back Knile Davis didn't do much on the ground, but made a huge play on special teams Week 13.

Davis carried the ball one time for 20 yards. He also caught two passes for 18 yards. Davis was limited on offense, but had a big play on special teams. Davis returned a kick 108 yards for a score in the second quarter. He'll take on Washinton Week 14. 


Knile Davis gets one carry Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis received one carry Week 12 against the Chargers.

Davis ran for 3 yards on his only carry of the game. He was not a threat in the passing game, and did not receive a target. The team wasn't able to focus on the ground game much, with Jamaal Charles receiving just 14 carries. He didn't need any breathers, which prevented Davis from entering the game much. Davis will take on the Broncos Week 13.


Chiefs get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2013) Several Chiefs made offensive contributions in the Week 10 loss at Denver. No. 2 tight end Sean McGrath caught two passes for 40 yards and wideout Donnie Avery had a 20-yard reception on three targets.

No. 2 running back Knile Davis ran three times for 13 yards and caught an 11-yard pass. Fullback Anthony Sherman had a 1-yard carry and caught two passes for 18 yards, but lost a fumble.

They'll face the Chargers in Week 12.


Knile Davis a nice speculative play


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/31/2013) If you're a Jamaal Charles owner, Knile Davis is essentially a must-add handcuff, especially with Charles nursing a sore knee. 

But even if Charles is floating off on someone else's roster, it might be worth it to speculate on Davis, just on the chance that the Chiefs are downplaying Charles' injury and he doesn't play. The Chiefs' offense is tailored to the run (and to short passes to the running back), and Davis will slide into the Charles role if anything happens. 

Additionally, a team hurting at running back with byes and random injuries might even be able to flex Davis, under the logic that Charles could be limited in Week 9. 

If you're carrying a backup tight end to Jimmy Graham, or have a quarterback you'll never start, it might be worth it to bail on them and speculate on Davis. 


Knile Davis has 25 total yards in Week 8


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/27/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis carried the ball three times for 13 yards in the team's Week 8 victory over the Browns. He also caught a pass for 12 yards. Davis last hit double-digits in rushing yards in Week 3, against the Eagles. 

Davis and the Chiefs travel to Buffalo to face the Bills in Week 9. 


Chiefs get small contributions from several players


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Several Chiefs skill position players made small contributions to the win Sunday against Houston. Among them were Knile Davis, who had two carries for 5 yards, and Cyrus Gray, who added three yards on one attempt.

Anthony Sherman caught two passes for 10 yards. Tight end Sean McGrath, who lost his starting job upon the return of Anthony Fasano from injury, had one reception for 1 yard.


Knile Davis a minor contributor


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis did almost nothing during the Week 6 home game against the Raiders. Davis did manage to fumble during the game, however.

Davis caught one pass for minus-1 yards and fumbled on the play. It was recovered. Davis has rushed twice in his last three games for the Chiefs and is not a major member of the offense as it stands heading into Week 7 against Houston.

Keep Knile Davis grounded Week 6


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) Chiefs rookie running back Knile Davis is not much of a Fantasy option heading into the Week 6 game at home against Oakland. With Jamaal Charles expected to do the heavy lifting, Davis can be avoided in most leagues. 

He has seen just one rush attempt in each of his last two games for a total of 4 yards. He's not a target in the passing game and has 12 carries all year. He may have a future, but it isn't now for the Chiefs. 


Knile Davis a non-factor in Week 5


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2013) Chiefs backup running back Knile Davis barely saw the field in a game starter Jamaal Charles set season highs with 22 carries for 108 yards Week 5 at Tennessee, carrying the ball just once for 2 yards. He had the exact same line against the Giants last week.

Davis will look to get more work in a game that could offer some garbage time Week 6 against the Raiders.


Knile Davis just looking to factor


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2013) After carrying six times for 25 yards (both career highs) in a tight game at Philadelphia in Week 3, Chiefs running back Knile Davis barely saw the field in a blowout win against the Giants in Week 4, picking up just one carry.

The rookie appears to be firmly behind Jamaal Charles on the depth chart, not even getting the chance to spell him in garbage time. He's still the obvious handcuff for Charles in Fantasy, but you wouldn't want to start him Week 5 at the Titans, who rank 11th against the run, allowing 99.0 yards per game.


Chiefs get minor contributions from four players Week 4


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster, tight end Kevin Brock, fullback Anthony Sherman and backup running back Knile Davis all made minor contributions on offense during a 31-7 win Week 4 vs. N.Y. Giants.

McCluster finished with five catches for 48 yards, Brock had two catches for 27 yards, Sherman had one catch for 6 yards and Davis had one carry for 2 yards.


Knile Davis sees a few carries


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Chiefs reserve running back Knile Davis saw his most extensive playing time Thursday against the Eagles in Week 3, as he helped run the clock out on a 26-16 win.

David rushed for a career-high 25 yards on six carries, with a long carry of 12 yards. He did not factor into the game otherwise.

The Chiefs face the Giants in Week 4.   


Knile Davis needed Week 1 after starter gets hurt


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Chiefs rookie running back Knile Davis came off the bench twice in the second half Week 1 at Jacksonville to replace the injured Jamaal Charles, who sustained a minor quadriceps injury in the third quarter. Davis totaled four carries for 12 yards and one catch for 5 yards.

Charles' injury isn't considered serious, so Davis will once again fill the role a backup role Week 2 vs. Dallas, if Charles is healthy enough to start.


Knile Davis proves himself in starting chance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2013) Chiefs running back Knile Davis showed he can step up in Jamaal Charles' absence, as he had a solid showing in Friday's preseason game against the 49ers.

With Charles dealing with a foot injury, Davis reserved the bulk of the work with the first team. Davis rushed for 37 yards on 10 carries, and made a big impact in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 31 yards to lead the team.

Davis is Charles' primary backup option, and should continue to see the majority of the work in his absence. Charles is expected back by the start of the regular season, however.


Knile Davis would replace Charles if he goes down


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/13/2013) When Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles went down with a foot injury in practice Monday, rookie Knile Davis took his place with the first team. Davis has already moved past veteran Shaun Draughn and second-year running back Cyrus Gray to No. 2 on the depth chart, reports ESPN.

"He went down. I had to get in, step in and play my role," Davis said. "[Coach Andy Reid's] whole goal was to build a team where if one man went down the next man would step up."

Reid said that the reps that Davis got with the first-team offense were invaluable.

"It was good work for Knile today, if you want to take a positive from it," Reid said. "It gives another guy an opportunity to practice. That's how I look at it. It allowed Knile, our young running back, to get good work with the ones."