Mike Davis will compete for a role with the Seahawks as a backup this year behind expected starter Rashaad Penny. His main competition will be from Chris Carson, but C.J. Prosise and J.D. McKissic will also be in the mix for touches. In 2017, Davis signed with Seattle late in the season, and he had three games with at least 60 total yards in his final five outings. He also proved to be a capable receiver with two games with four catches over that span. Penny is expected to dominate touches, which is bad news for Davis, but he runs hard and could be a surprise for Fantasy owners this season if he opens the season as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart. Keep an eye on his role in training camp, and Davis could be a steal with a late-round pick in all formats. He also could find himself cut from the team given all the bodies Seattle has at running back.
Davis (toe) participated in Thursday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Davis has the most to gain from Rashaad Penny (finger) missing time, so it was unfortunate when he suffered a toe injury. Davis appears ready for Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers, and he'll serve as the No. 2 running back behind Chris Carson. Penny's surgery went well, however, and the Seahawks are optimistic about his return for Week 1, so Davis' extra preseason snaps may not translate into many extra regular-season touches.
Davis missed Wednesday's practice with a sore big toe, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. With Rashaad Penny (finger) expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks, Davis should be busy in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers unless his own injury necessitates an absence. The Seahawks are optimistic Penny will be ready for Week 1, but his injury still improves Davis' chances to crack the 53-man roster.
Davis rushed six times for 25 yards and secured both of his targets for three yards in the Seahawks' 19-17 preseason loss to the Colts on Thursday. Davis is believed to potentially be on the outside looking in for a roster spot in Seattle's crowded backfield, but head coach Pete Carroll is apparently willing to let the fourth-year pro have an equitable opportunity to make his case. Davis' six rush attempts were second only to rookie Rashaad Penny on the night, while his average of 4.2 yards per tote was serviceable. Davis may need to truly stand out during the remaining three exhibitions to secure a spot on the final roster, a daunting proposition considering his competition includes the talented duo of C.J. Prosise and J.D. McKissic.
Davis was operating as the No. 3 running back during practice Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Chris Carson opened up training camp as the No. 1 back, and with rookie Rashaad Penny second in line for snaps, Davis may be on the verge of being the odd man out in Seattle's backfield. Davis' future with the team could ultimately depend on how many tailbacks the Seahawks decide to keep, but it is still very early on in training camp.
Davis agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Just over a week after he was let go by the Seahawks, Davis will return to the team that claimed him on waivers last spring after he was released by the 49ers. Multiple injuries in the 2017 Seattle backfield allowed the 2015 fourth-rounder to elevate to a key role and he carried the ball 62 times for 222 yards (3.6 YPC) during the final five games of the season, while also contributing on the pass-catching end. Looking ahead to the 2018 season, both Chris Carson (ankle/leg) and C.J. Prosise (ankle) are still in the mix. Though they are both bouncing back from injuries, the duo should be ready for training camp. J.D. McKissic could have a role as a pass-catcher as well, so there will be plenty of competition for Davis in his age-26 season.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.38|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||16||17.38|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||19||17.75|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||19||17.75|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||20||17.76|
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