Knile Davis' Updated Fantasy Outlook After Jamaal Charles' Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 14, 2014

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) runs as Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) makes the tackle during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
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With Jamaal Charles going down against the Denver Broncos, the focus of the fantasy realm shifts to Knile Davis.    

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that Charles injured his ankle and is questionable to return:

ESPN.com's Christopher Harris noted that this was another entry in what's been a massively disappointing fantasy week for many top stars:

A major opportunity has presented itself for Davis, and he already started seeing plenty of touches and usage following Charles' departure. He had 22 carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns, adding six receptions for 26 yards.

It might not be a great idea to rush and pick up Davis off the waiver wire until you know the full extent of Charles' injury, though. If the All-Pro running back is ready for Week 3, Davis' fantasy value goes back into the tank.

Head coach Andy Reid said after the game that Charles had a sprained ankle, per Chiefs sideline reporter Rachel Santschi:

In the event Charles is forced to miss a few games, you should consider adding the second-year rusher. He might be a good inclusion as a handcuff for Charles. The Chiefs aren't going to shy away from running the football too much with or without Charles.

He's available in 98.5 percent of NFL.com fantasy leagues at the time of writing, so you shouldn't have to worry about whether or not somebody else has already added him.