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Picking up Knile Davis for Jamaal Charles in fantasy football would be a good idea

Did you have Jamaal Charles on your fantasy team? You better pick up Knile Davis.

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Doug Pensinger

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Those who are fantasy football experts have probably already done this. Knile Davis is what you call a handcuff -- the backup to the starting running back. Fantasy football users will often draft the backup to a star player in case of injury, which happened when Jamaal Charles went down with a high ankle sprain.

There's no word on how long Charles will be out but high ankle sprains are often multi-week injuries so there is a very real chance the Chiefs will be without Charles for a while.

For that reason, it's important that you pick up Knile Davis for your fantasy football league if you haven't already. On Fanduel, Charles is usually one of the most expensive players because he puts up big stats. Davis, meanwhile, is just $7,000, which means he is slightly more valuable than the average player on Fanduel.

Considering the volume of touches Davis can expect -- 22 carries last week -- it would be wise to consider him in fantasy.

"I don't think it would change much from what you saw [Sunday]," Andy Reid said of Davis's role. "He was involved in a lot of different areas. I'm not saying in number of carries. You saw him go and play a few different roles."

The Chiefs spent a high pick (third round) on Davis as a backup so they obviously like him and wanted him for a situation just like this. He won't be Jamaal but he can be a very useful fantasy player.

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