Davis rushed four times for 26 yards and caught both targets for 24 yards in Thursday's 27-24 win over the Packers.
Davis had only one carry until the Seahawks' final drive, when they were simply looking to run the clock out. He clearly fell behind Rashaad Penny in the pecking order, but Davis was the only running back to catch a ball in the contest. Penny shows more big-play ability, so now that Chris Carson is back in the mix Davis may return to the team's No. 3 running back role for Week 12's game against the Panthers.
With coach Pete Carroll naming Chris Carson the Seahawks' starting running back for Thursday's game against the Packers, Davis is set to work in a reserve role, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Davis earned the start in the Week 10 loss to the Rams while Carson was sidelined and offered quality production, accruing 80 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 15 touches (11 carries, four receptions). However, Davis' numbers were overshadowed by those of rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny, who busted out with 108 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Penny's breakthrough performance coupled with Carson's return will almost certainly result in a decrease snap count for Davis in Week 11, though to what extent is difficult to predict. Davis' questionable outlook with regards to his workload makes him a dicey lineup option this week.
Davis rushed 11 times for 58 yards in Sunday's 36-31 loss to the Rams. He also caught four of six targets for 22 yards and a touchdown.
In the fantasy realm, Davis' stats are comparable to rookie Rashaad Penny, who rushed 12 times for 108 yards and a score but didn't receive a target. Still, Penny averaged an extra 3.7 yards per carry. Regardless of if Chris Carson (hip) returns soon, it'll be interesting to see if the backfield pecking order shifts ahead of Thursday's game versus the Packers.
Davis saw the bulk of the work out of the backfield when Carson exited early in the Week 9 loss to the Chargers, finishing with 15 carries for 62 yards and seven receptions on eight targets for 45 yards. Another healthy workload likely awaits Davis this weekend, especially after the 26-year-old notably racked up 124 total yards and two scores on 25 touches when Carson missed his lone other game back in Week 4 against the Cardinals. Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise are expected to serve in complementary capacities Sunday, with neither looking like a serious threat to Davis' status as the No. 1 option.
Coach Pete Carroll said Davis looked good at practice this week while filling in for Chris Carson (hip) with the first-string offense, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Carson is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams after failing to practice in any capacity this week. Carroll said it will come down to a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 4:25 EST kickoff, with Davis presumably in line for a hefty workload if Carson lands on the inactive list. Davis took advantage of Carson's injury last week with 107 yards on 22 touches in a 25-17 loss to the Chargers, reminding of his 21-101-2 rushing line when Carson sat out Week 4 against the Cardinals. Rashaad Penny also would stand to benefit, but he wasn't a major threat to Davis on the aforementioned occasions.
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