Credit to the Chiefs for keeping RB Joe McKnight. They pledged to keep their best 53 players regardless of position and, in McKnight’s case at least, followed through.
Even the Chiefs didn’t know they would need McKnight so much and so early in the season. They went exclusively with a short passing game against the Dolphins. All of quarterback Alex Smith's 25 attempts went less than 10 yards, eight yards being his longest throw of the day.
The Chiefs were looking for receivers who could run and make yards after the catch, and they correctly identified McKnight to be in that category. He played mainly on passing downs and was a prominent part of the game plan.
McKnight could still have a role when Jamaal Charles returns, especially after coming off this performance and even with Charles an excellent pass catcher himself. After all, the Chiefs don't have a ton of throwing options. McKnight may have some value in deeper leagues for those who can't afford to wait things out, but is still very questionable for those in typical leagues.