Davis finished without a catch on two targets in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Texans. Davis has been held off the stat sheet the past two weeks after catching five of seven targets for 62 yards in a Week 9 blowout loss to the Falcons. With Alex Smith (leg) out for the season and Colt McCoy taking over at quarterback, Davis faces a challenge to rebound on Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys.
Davis was held without a catch on one target in Sunday's 16-3 win over Tampa Bay. Davis took advantage of game script the previous week with five catches for 62 yards in a blowout loss to the Falcons. He fell all the way back to earth Sunday as the Redskins rediscovered their running-and-defense game plan. Davis should be a bit more involved Week 11 against the Texans, facing a defense that's struggled against tight ends (9.1 yards per target) while shutting down wide receivers (7.3 YPT) and running backs (3.5 YPC, 5.5 YPT).
Davis caught five of seven targets for 62 yards in a 38-14 loss to Atlanta on Sunday. Davis did his damage on just 32 snaps, benefiting from extra target volume in a game where Alex Smith tied a season-high mark with 46 pass attempts. Fellow tight end Jordan Reed (back/neck) got banged up along the way, but he was still catching passes deep into garbage time, suggesting he should be fine for Week 10 at Tampa Bay. If not, Davis will hold obvious appeal as a short-time addition to fantasy lineups in need of a tight end.
Davis brought in all three of his targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Davis notched the first score of the game for either side with a 22-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. It was the veteran tight end's first trip to the end zone this season, and the three grabs marked his best total in any game thus far. Davis continues to see a handful of looks per game, but even on a day when both Chris Thompson (ribs/knee) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) were unavailable, his role remained somewhat modest. Davis remains mostly a deep-league option and DFS punt play heading into a Week 7 divisional showdown against the Cowboys.
Davis (hamstring) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against Carolina, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Davis is still stuck behind Jordan Reed, but this could be one of the few weeks when both players have featured roles in the offense, as Washington is dealing with a slew of injuries at the skill positions. Chris Thompson (ribs/knee), Adrian Peterson (ankle), Jamison Crowder (ankle), Josh Doctson (heel) and Paul Richardson (knee/shoulder) are all listed as questionable. The team would be wise to adjust by using more two-TE looks and fewer three-wide formations.
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