Chiefs Fantasy News

Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis split work

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was technically the starter and Knile Davis the reserve Monday night, but beyond that the lines were blurred. They both played a lot early in the game, a rotation the Chiefs haven't used since Davis joined the team as a third-round draft pick last year.

There was much to like about the results, with Davis rushing for 107 yards on 16 carries and Charles 92 yards on 18 carries. What may be more meaningful to the Chiefs than the stats was this: They got as much from Davis as they did Charles.

"We knew before the game started that I was going to get some reps and Knile was going to get some reps," Charles said. "Knile is starting to believe in himself. He's starting to feel comfortable, and I'm happy for him."

Fantasy Impact:

The two players complement each other. Both are fast and big-play threats. But Davis is bigger, more powerful and wears down a defense faster. Charles has the ability to make defenders miss. As the story said, it was really the first time Reid has used that type of rotation, and that even dates back to his days with the Eagles. It will be interesting to see how this plays out going forward because that matchup was a pretty good one and all the results were positive. Unfortunately for owners of both, there are some really tough matchups coming up, starting with the 49ers in Week 5, followed by the Bears, Chargers, Rams, Jets and Bills.

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Jamaal Charles ACTIVE for Monday night

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:17pm

Chiefs Inactives
Eric Berry SS
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif T
Joe McKnight RB
Aaron Murray QB
Damion Square DE
De'Anthony Thomas RB
Albert Wilson WR

Fantasy Impact:

RB Jamaal Charles is active and ready to go for Monday night. Those owners who took the chance can now take a breath. It's a good matchup against the Pats at home, and based on Andy Reid's history, Charles should get a good-sized workload.

Week 4 MNF Injury Report - Jamaal Charles probable

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:31pm

No Status
Sealver Siliga DT

Michael Buchanan DE Ankle
Jamie Collins LB Thigh
Daniel Connolly G Foot
Alfonzo Dennard CB Shoulder
Rob Gronkowski TE Knee
Don Jones S Hamstring

James Berry S Ankle
Joe McKnight RB Achilles

Vance Walker DE Shoulder
Jamaal Charles RB Ankle
Tamba Hali LB Ankle
Sean Smith CB Groin

De'Anthony Thomas RB Hamstring

Fantasy Impact:

Charles is listed as probable which is a good indication he should be in the lineup Monday night. Given Andy Reid's history, Charles should step back into a normal workload with backup Knile Davis getting limited time. Charles was listed as limited in practice, but according to reports was a full go Saturday. On the Patriots side, Gronkowski remained limited in practice but is listed as probable and is expected to play. He's playing time has been gradually increasing since Week 1.

Jamaal Charles practices Saturday

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:50pm

Herbie Teope on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) on the practice field for third straight day during portion open to media.

Fantasy Impact:

Another reporter Tweeted that Andy Reid said Charles did "everything" in practice. Certainly good news, and right now he looks to be a go for Monday night against the Patriots. Reid traditionally rides his starter in games as long as they can play and that dates back to his time with the Eagles. Knile Davis could get some work but tradition points to Charles carrying the load in a great matchup. Owners should still have a backup plan in place just in case.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) took limited practice reps again Friday. Andy Reid said he thinks Charles will play on Monday night, and it certainly is trending that way. If he can’t go Knile Davis would get another start. Unfortunately, those owners who don’t have Davis as a fallback option will be put in a tough spot. The injury report for Monday Night Football will be released on Saturday.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (achilles) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Friday.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 4. Davis was expected to play earlier in the week, but now the team is saying the he’s a game-time decision. The 49ers play late on Sunday, so owners should have a Plan B in place. Travis Kelce and Levine Toilolo play at the same time (or later) than Davis. Derek Carrier is Davis’s direct backup at this point, though Vance McDonald is also questionable and could start if Davis is out.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) took limited practice reps Thursday. Andy Reid said he thinks Charles will play on Monday night, and it certainly is trending that way. If he can’t go Knile Davis would get another start.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (achilles) took limited practice reps Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) took limited practice reps Thursday.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid thinks RB Jamaal Charles will play on Monday night

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 1:38pm

Jeff Howe, Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid was asked if RB Jamaal Charles will play Monday: "Yeah, I think so. He’s going to practice today. We’ll see how he does."

Fantasy Impact:

Charles was seemingly close last week, so this isn't a big surprise. Hopefully Charles gets through an uneventful week and can start on Monday night. We wouldn't expect his usual workload, but if he's active, he's pretty much a must-start.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:37pm

KC Chiefs - [Full Article]

Coach Reid has always been really creative with how he utilizes tight ends in his offense. TE Travis Kelce has a unique skillset for a player of his size, and the Chiefs have lined him up on the outside as a receiver already this season.

He’s a mismatch for most defensive players because of his size at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, and the Chiefs do move him around to take advantage of his abilities.

Fantasy Impact:

Kelce's snap percentage has increased from 32% to 37% to 65% in the first three weeks. He is the #12 TE in both standard and PPR formats. If he's available on the waiver wire, owners should pick him up.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:39pm - [Full Article]

For the second consecutive day, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin chose not to address his quarterback plans ahead of Miami's Week 4 matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

"At the end of the week, we're going to pick the 46 guys that give us the best chance to win the game in London," Philbin said Tuesday.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday there is legitimate talk the Dolphins might bench Ryan Tannehill for Matt Moore. Tannehill has struggled through three weeks and was unable to move the offense in Sunday's home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Philbin said Monday he wanted to have a QB in place by the time the team leaves for London.

Philbin was asked if he felt it necessary to sit down with Tannehill after the coach was publicly noncommittal about his plans.

"I talk to him all the time. So we have multiple conversations," he said. "So again, I communicate with him frequently. And yeah, any kind of -- I don't usually get into personal conversations that we have."

Jamaal Charles 'most likely' to practice this week

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:13pm - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said RB Jamaal Charles will "most likely will start practicing when we return."

Fantasy Impact:

Charles was a game-time decision in Week 3 but in the end didn't suit up. His chances look pretty good to come back Week 4, however the bad news is it's a Monday night contest. Some called Charles' injury a mild high ankle sprain while other called it more of a bruise. We'll continue to monitor his progress this week. Those who have Knile Davis as a handcuff will sleep a little easier leading up to the game...