Fantasy Football 2014: Knile Davis is a Handcuff You Need to Own

By Dom DeCarlo
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Many Fantasy Football managers that play playoff edition games had Jamaal Charles as one of their starting running backs when his Kansas City Chiefs took on the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card round. To the dismay of many Fantasy managers, Charles went down early in the game with a concussion. This probably hurt many teams that expected him to have a nice game, especially playing on turf in Indianapolis.

If you are trying to find a silver-lining to his injury, there was one for all Fantasy Football managers heading into next season. That silver-lining came in the form of the Chiefs’ back-up running back Knile Davis.

Davis has showed over the past two games that he is perfectly capable of carrying the load if Charles does go down with an injury. Over the past two games, Davis has racked up a total of 186 yards and four touchdowns.

Now please, I do not want you to think that you all should draft Davis in the first 10 rounds of any Fantasy Football draft next season. However, if you draft Jamaal Charles, Davis is a must-draft handcuff. Even if you do not draft Charles, draft Davis to hurt anyone who has Charles if he goes down with an injury. Charles is one of the most explosive players right now in the NFL. This is great news for his owners. However, the more he is used, the better chance he has of being injured this season. Just ask anyone who drafted Arian Foster this season. Workhorses sometimes break down. You must always be prepared for the worst.

It is always nice to own handcuffs to players. If you are looking at investing in one handcuff that you should hold onto all season long, it is Knile Davis. You may never have to use him, but it will always make you feel better to own someone like him. Remember; better you own him then your opponents.


Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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