Joe McKnight Fantasy News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:34pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.

McKnight became the third Chiefs player to tear his Achilles tendon when he was hurt in practice last week. He was coming off a two-touchdown game in a win in Miami.

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

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

Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:36am

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:15pm

Chiefs Inactives
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT
Jamell Fleming DB
Joe McKnight RB
Aaron Murray QB
Damion Square DE
De'Anthony Thomas RB
Albert Wilson WR

Fantasy Impact:

Dwayne Bowe returns from suspension.

Mike Goodson suspended four games

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 8:48am

USA Today - [Full Article]

Troubled running back Mike Goodson has returned to the New York Jets after missing most of the preseason to deal with personal issues.

But don't expect to see Goodson on the field any time soon.

The Jets, in announcing Goodson's return Monday night, also announced that Goodson will be suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact:

Goodson likely still has a spot on the team after the Jets released Joe McKnight. Still, when he returns, he'll at least be behind Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. He's also likely not in football shape.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:05am

New York Post - [Full Article]

Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested in New Jersey last week after police discovered two outstanding warrants when he was stopped for speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

The arrest occurred on July 30, when the players had a day off from training camp. McKnight was pulled over shortly after 11 a.m. in Hanover Township, near the Jets training center, after he passed a police officer on the right at a high speed and then changed lanes without signaling in his 2010 Mercedes Benz, according to Capt. Shawn Waldron.

Fantasy Impact:

McKnight hasn't practiced since Friday due to a concussion and is one of three Jet RBs not practicing right now, thus giving the reigns to Bilal Powell. What looked to be an area of possible strength doesn't look so good at the moment for the Jets.

Bilal Powell has 'taken the reins'

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:20pm

Newark Star-Ledger - [Full Article]

Jets RB Bilal Powell played every down with the first-team offense at running back.

Rex Ryan, the Jets coach, indicated Powell was perhaps the most impressive player on the field.

“He did run the ball hard,” Ryan said. “Now, obviously with the opportunity he’s been given, he’s really taken the reigns.”

Powell rushed for 41 on six carries, including a slicing 24-yard gain on his first attempt. A touchdown run of three yards was called back due to a penalty, though Powell later broke three tackles after catching a screen pass to gain eight yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Neither Chris Ivory nor Joe McKnight dressed for the scrimmage, meaning Powell played every down with the first-team offense at running back. Ivory needs to get healthy soon and he should still win the job. But Ryan's statements could be meant as a wake-up call for the oft-injured Ivory.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 5:29pm

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

The Jets current running-back situation isn't good. Chris Ivory (hamstring) still hasn't practiced, Mike Goodson isn't in camp (no one is saying when or if he'll show up) and Joe McKnight seems to develop a daily ailment, leaving Bilal Powell and John Griffin. Actually, Griffin has demonstrated some cut-back ability, but they'll need the big dogs to make this running game go.

Key to Jets could be Chris Ivory

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:55am

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

Jets RB Chris Ivory was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Saints and is one of the keys to the Jets' season.

The Jets need Ivory to become a 15-carries-a-game back. They see him as a poor man's Marshawn Lynch, a big, bruising runner with the ability to wear down a defense.

The concern with Ivory is that he's never done it for a full season, and that's nothing to take lightly at the running-back position.

Fantasy Impact:

While the Jets need Ivory to step up, and it seems like he'll be given a chance, there are some other experienced backs on the team as well: Mike Goodson, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight. Ivory has certainly shown flashes, but has also struggled with injuries. We rank Ivory 19th among RBs with an ADP of the 6th round. The team is hoping Ivory can produce as an RB1, but if he can't, it could turn into a committee situation.

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:11am

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

The Jets acquired two backs in the offseason, Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson, an indication they don't view Bilal Powell as a long-term answer. The same could be said of Joe McKnight, but he has value as a kickoff returner. Powell has to find a niche. His value increases if Goodson is suspended for his recent arrest.

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:44pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Chris Ivory, who averaged an eye-opening 5.1 yards per carry in limited snaps over three seasons with New Orleans, is sitting even prettier in the fight to be the Jets’ top backfield option now that newly acquired Mike Goodson’s future with the team is up in the air after his arrest last week on drugs and weapons charges.

Ivory’s only competition for snaps with Goodson out are Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight, and new general manager John Idzik seemingly has spent much of the offseason trying to write McKnight’s ticket off the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

The article also describes Ivory making a move off of a swing pass, which is good news for his potential upside heading into 2013. The Saints didn't use him at all in the passing game, but if he can show playmaking ability and decent hands, he may be a three-down back for the Jets. Right now, we're projecting him as a two-down back.

Mike Goodson arrested on drug and weapons charges

Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:49pm

News 12 New Jersey - [Full Article]

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was taken into custody early this morning for drug possession and weapons charges, News 12 New Jersey confirmed Friday.

Sources say Goodson and a companion were found intoxicated in an SUV that was stopped along Route 80 in Denville.

Goodson was being taken to a hospital when authorities discovered marijuana in his possession. Officers searching the SUV also found a 45-caliber handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.

Fantasy Impact:

We'll have to wait and see what kind of consequences Goodson faces. This certainly could be good for the other Jets RBs, including Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight.

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