Running back Knile Davis on Monday had perhaps his best practice session since joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. Davis caught a number of passes, including one when he came out of the backfield and got down the right sideline to haul in a deep throw from Tyler Bray.
Davis received those opportunities because the Chiefs’ regular featured back, Jamaal Charles, continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee and has yet to practice at training camp. Charles’ absence is giving Davis and the other backs a chance to shine, and it’s also giving the Chiefs a chance to better learn their various strengths and weaknesses.
It sounds like Davis is improving as a pass catcher and blocker. That's one of the reasons why Davis was quickly passed on the depth chart last year when Charles went down as Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware took over a majority of the work. While the fantasy situation may be cloudy with three pretty good backs behind Charles, it's safe to say the Chiefs are in good hands should Charles remain out for a while.