The number one fantasy football running back of 2013, Jamaal Charles, left the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday after a mere two carries. To the dismay of every fantasy football player with the number 2 pick in their drafts this summer, he never returned. The injury has since been said to be a high-ankle sprain, as reported by head coach Andy Reid. First speculation is that it is mild, but high-ankle sprains rarely are. They are one of those injuries that linger and linger. If you try to play on it too soon, it will succumb to far worse injuries. Or, just like we saw last season, C.J. Spiller ultimately lacked the explosiveness he need to be the relevant fantasy player from 2012. If you decide to rest it, you will be out for around 3-5 weeks. We will have to wait for further news out of Kansas City’s camp, but if it is indeed what Reid says, a high-ankle sprain, then buckle up JC owners, you are in for one hell of a bumpy ride.
If you were cautious enough to handcuff Jamaal Charles with Knile Davis, get down on your knees immediately and pray to Allah and thank the fantasy Gods you did so. While Knile Davis lacks the elite talent Charles offers, he will not lack the opportunities given to an every down back. A guy that has received much hype in prior pre seasons has never gotten his chance to shine behind Charles. On Sunday, he did just that. Davis stepped into Charles spot and didn’t skip a beat. Tallying 28 touches for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns, finishing second, Davis finished only behind Giovani Bernard in week 2 running back scoring. If Charles is out for any amount of time, Davis will step right in as the Chiefs bellcow and NEEDS to be this week’s #1 waiver pick up.