Cyrus Gray Fantasy News
Chiefs Inactives Branden Albert T Dwayne Bowe WR Jamaal Charles RB Tamba Hali OLB Derrick Johnson ILB Dontari Poe NT Alex Smith QB
As outlined in our Who's Motivated? article this week, the Chiefs have nothing to play for today with their playoff spot locked up. As a result Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles & Dwayne Bowe are inactive. Knile Davis should see the bulk of the carries with Cyrus Gray also in the mix. Chase Daniel will start at QB. Avoid all Chiefs if possible as this is an unpredictable fantasy situation.
A league source tells PFT that Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not play against the 49ers in the Alex Smith Bowl on Friday night as a result of the foot injury he suffered earlier this week. As coach Andy Reid said on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN earlier this week, Charles would play if this were a regular season game but it isn’t and there’s not much sense risking further injury to a player who will do a lot of heavy lifting on offense for K.C. this season. Third-round pick Knile Davis will get a chance to show off his skills in Charles’ absence with Shaun Draughn and Cyrus Gray also moving up a notch on the depth chart for this game and, it seems, the rest of the summer.
There's no point in bringing Charles back unnecessarily for a meaningless preseason games. The Chiefs know that he'll be able to do what they need him to do when the games start to count.
RB Knile Davis, the Chiefs' third-round draft pick, stepped into Jamaal Charles' place with the first-team offense for the remainder of Monday's practice. Davis had already moved past veteran Shaun Draughn and second-year running back Cyrus Gray to No. 2 on the depth chart. "He went down. I had to get in, step in and play my role," Davis said. "[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.
In Philly, Andy Reid always had a reliable backup to Brian Westbrook in Correll Buckhalter. When BWest would go down, Buck always stepped in and got the bulk of the carries as Reid rarely, if at all, used a committee approach at RB. If you're a Charles owner, Davis may be a guy to target late in drafts as a potential handcuff. He should be around very late, and you may even get a lot of "who?" responses...
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 3:08pm
Chiefs Inactives Steve Breaston WR Nate Eachus FB Abram Elam FS Cyrus Gray RB Russ Hochstein C Jerrell Powe NT Ricky Stanzi QB
Jonathan Baldwin will see lots of work with Dwayne Bowe sidelined.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:39pm
Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (shoulder, neck, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15.
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:34pm
Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (shoulder, neck) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:20pm
Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (shoulder, neck) took limited practice reps Wednesday.
Monday, November 12, 2012, 7:16pm
Chiefs Inactives Steve Breaston WR Cyrus Gray RB Tysyn Hartman DB Bryan Kehl LB Bryan Mattison DE Jerrell Powe NT Brady Quinn QB
Matt Cassel starts at QB with Brady Quinn out.
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:06pm
Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (illness, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 6.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:22pm
Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (illness) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7:00pm
Chiefs RB Shaun Draughn (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Peyton Hillis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. If neither Hillis nor Draughn can play, Cyrus Gray would be the primary backup to Jamaal Charles.
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