Davis rushed six times for 21 yards in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Raiders. He also caught one of three targets for five yards. The shine of Davis' 21-carry, two-touchdown performance in Week 4 is wearing off as he fell behind in touches to Chris Carson (14) and Rashaad Penny (11). He wasn't effective in his limited work, either, averaging 3.5 YPC.
Davis' teammate Chris Carson has been declared "ready to go" for this week, so Davis' role has been muddied with coach Pete Carroll offering no illumination on how the playing time will be split, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports. Carroll's comment about the running backs was purposefully vague. "That's a good problem. We're looking forward to our guys playing. We'll let you know when we start playing."
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Davis will "fit in somewhere" in the backfield mix, even when Chris Carson (hip) is available, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. After Carson was deemed inactive Sunday at Arizona, the Seahawks were expected to turn to 2018 first-round pick Rashaad Penny at running back. Instead, Davis, the journeyman, got the call and responded with 124 yards from scrimmage and two touchdown runs on 25 touches en route to a 20-17 win. Unsurprisingly, Carroll was impressed, but there isn't room for multiple RBs in Seattle from game to game, so it remains to be seen how much he'll be used if Carson is healthy enough to play Sunday against the Rams and beyond.
Davis rushed 21 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals. He also caught all four targets for 23 yards. It's Davis' fourth year in the league, and he never ran for more than 70 yards in a game and had just one touchdown on his resume. Therefore, very few fantasy owners benefited from his monstrous output. With Chris Carson (hip) inactive, he got the start over rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny and showed he had the hot hand on the opening drive, posting 23 yards on his first three carries. He followed it up with 39 yards on four rushes and a score on the second drive. This was easily the most effective game by a Seattle running back this season, so it will make the backfield battle even more interesting once Carson is healthy. The Seahawks face the Rams in Week 5.
Davis played eight of 69 offensive snaps and hauled in one pass for seven yards in Sunday's 24-13 win over the Cowboys. Davis has taken the No. 3 role in Seattle, and his usage will be minimal. Mostly, the Seahawks will use Davis as a change-of-pace back with pass-catching upside.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||14||15.67|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||9||14.00|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||11||14.80|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||22||19.20|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||22||19.20|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||31||27.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||41||116||0||8||65||0||17|