Davis registered 52 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries, losing one fumble during Sunday's 23-16 defeat to the Bears. He also hauled in two of three targets for three receiving yards. It was an off day for Davis, as he was contained to a measly 2.9 yards-per-carry average by a Chicago defense that entered Sunday allowing 4.6 YPC to opposing backs. The 27-year-old RB also committed a giveaway against his former team, getting the ball punched out by Eddie Jackson on a third-quarter carry. Worst yet, Davis' three receiving yards were his lowest in any game this season in which he's played at least four offensive snaps. Since Christian McCaffrey (ankle) initially went down Week 2, Davis had averaged 7.5 receptions and 51.5 receiving yards per game coming into the contest. He may see a significant dip to his offensive role if McCaffrey is able to return Week 7 against the Saints, though the star RB was eligible to come off IR versus the Bears and remained inactive.
Davis is in line to serve as the Panthers' lead back Week 6 against the Bears after head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Christian McCaffrey (ankle) isn't ready to return from injured reserve, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports. The Panthers haven't missed a beat with the two-time All-Pro out of the lineup the past three games, going 3-0 with Davis scoring three times while averaging 4.9 yards per carry on 45 totes and recording 22 receptions on 25 targets. McCaffrey will likely still be in store for a high-volume, three-down role whenever he returns, but Davis should remain a must-start fantasy option while he's filling a starting role.
Davis registered 89 rushing yards on 16 carries, adding nine catches for 60 yards and a receiving touchdown during Sunday's 23-16 win against the Falcons. The 27-year-old back averaged just 3.5 yards per carry in his first start of the season against the Chargers, but he's improved markedly in that regard with 5.4 yards per attempt the past two weeks against the Cardinals and Falcons. Davis' pass-catching production has been outstanding since Christian McCaffrey went down with an ankle injury Week 2 against the Buccaneers, as he's accumulated 30 receptions for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the All-Pro's absence. McCaffrey is now eligible to come off injured reserve following a three-week absence, but it remains to be seen if he will be ready to return to game action against the Bears in Week 6.
Davis registered 84 rushing yards and one touchdown on 16 carries, also hauling in five of six targets for 27 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-21 win against the Cardinals. Davis has so far proven to be a worthwhile waiver wire pickup, or a wise RB stash for those Christian McCaffrey-invested GMs who were prudent enough to add the 27-year-old back during the late stages of fantasy drafts. Relieving the injured McCaffrey in Week 2, Davis collected all eight of his targets for 74 yards against the Buccaneers. In his two starts since, Davis has logged 129 rushing yards and a TD on 29 total attempts while also posting 13 receptions for 72 yards and an additional TD. Week 5 brings a matchup against a Falcons defense that entered Sunday ranking as a top-10 unit with just 3.6 yards per carry allowed to opposing backs.
Davis carried 13 times for 46 yards while catching eight of nine targets for 45 additional yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-16 win over the Chargers. Davis struggled to the tune of 3.5 yards per carry but made up for it by leading the team in receptions and targets. He also scored a beautiful 13-yard receiving touchdown in which he weaved through multiple defenders en route to the end zone. Davis assumed a large share of the backfield touches in the absence of Christian McCaffrey (ankle), and although his production won't mirror that of his teammate, he proved he can contribute respectably in that role. He will have another shot to do so next Sunday against the Cardinals.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/25||@New Orleans Saints||15||17.00|
|9||11/08||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||18.00|
|10||11/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||14.67|
|15||12/20||@Green Bay Packers||31||26.60|
|16||12/27||@Washington Football Team||11||16.00|
|17||01/03||New Orleans Saints||15||17.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||64||260||1||19||122||0||44|