Davis is expected to work as the top understudy to starting running back Chris Carson in Sunday's game against the 49ers with Rashaad Penny (knee) ruled out for the contest, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Since sitting out the Week 10 loss to the Rams, Carson has returned to head the Seahawks' rushing attack the past four games, while Penny has settled in as the top complement and has out-touched Davis by a 27-18 margin over that span. Coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that Penny's sore knee could be something that affects his status beyond Sunday, so for at least Week 15, more work will open back up for Davis. Unless the game turns into a runaway victory for either side, Davis doesn't project to earn enough work behind Carson to merit consideration in most fantasy lineups, but the South Carolina product has at least been efficient in his opportunities this season with 4.5 yards per carry and 5.8 yards per reception. Penny's absence may also result in a modest uptick in usage for the team's fourth-string back, J.D. McKissic.
Davis rushed three times for 22 yards and caught a pass for five yards in Monday's win over the Vikings. Davis received all of his touches in on drive at the end of the second quarter, and two of his carries came in the red zone. The fourth-year pro hasn't rushed more than four times in any of the last four games and is clearly the No. 3 running back behind Chris Carson and rookie Rashaad Penny. Fantasy owners still clinging onto Davis are overly optimistic at this point.
Davis rushed four times for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers. Davis logged four carries for the third straight week, but his 2.5 yards per rush was his worst mark since Week 2 when he gained three yards on three attempts. Rookie Rashaad Penny bolstered his hold on the backfield's No. 2 position by generating 65 yards and a score on seven carries. Coach Pete Carroll rolls with the hot hand, but Penny has been getting the first shot lately and making the most of it, and even if Seattle holds Chris Carson (finger) back for any reason in Week 14, Davis probably won't see much of an uptick in work.
Davis had four carries for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He failed to haul in his only target. This is the second straight week Davis logged four carries, as Chris Carson continues to spearhead Seattle's backfield with 16 rushes for 55 yards. Davis can be safely left off fantasy rosters as long as Carson's healthy. Moreover, even if Carson were to succumb to injury, Davis would have to battle rookie Rashaad Penny for touches.
Davis (knee) was listed as a full participant on the Seahawks' estimated injury report Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports. Davis' workload remains behind only Chris Carson within Seattle's backfield. That said, rookie Rashaad Penny has nearly equaled Davis in terms of touches over the last two games (20 versus 21). Assuming status quo reigns moving forward, Davis and Penny seem destined to split RB reps that don't go to Carson.
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