Just over a week after he was let go by the Seahawks, Davis will return to the organization that helped him to the best season of his three-year NFL career. Multiple injuries in the Seattle backfield allowed Davis 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 campaign, both Chris Carson (ankle) and C.J. Prosise (ankle) are still in the mix, but they are both dealing with injuries, though both are believed to 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.
Davis didn't receiver a tender from the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
A 2015 fourth-round pick, Davis never really got a chance in San Francisco but emerged as a contributor in the Seattle backfield last season. He finished the year with 240 yards on 68 carries (3.5 average) and 131 yards on 15 catches, providing a strong hint as to why he rarely saw the field for the 49ers. The Seahawks also non-tendered Thomas Rawls, leaving only Chris Carson (ankle/leg), C.J. Prosise (ankle) and J.D. McKissic in the backfield.
Davis compiled 68 carries for 240 yards and 15 catches (on 18 targets) for 131 yards in six games during the 2017 season.
In a backfield beset by injury and ineffectiveness, Davis showed up on the scene late, making his season debut Week 11 against the Falcons. He promptly pulled his groin and missed a game, but upon his return Week 13, he earned a majority of the offensive snaps afforded Seattle running backs. Across the final five games, Davis picked up 159 of 294 such snaps, or far more than J.D. McKissic (99), Thomas Rawls (27) and Eddie Lacy (three). All four are free agents in the offseason, but Davis is restricted, which will allow the Seahawks to match any offer sheet he receives.
Davis was limited to 25 yards on 15 carries and caught four of five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 21-12 victory over the Cowboys.
The Dallas defense limited Seattle to just 136 total yards on the day, but untimely turnovers from the opposition helped key the Seahawks' road victory. Though Davis struggled to find much running room Sunday, it was at least encouraging to see him dominate the backfield work, as Thomas Rawls (five touches) and J.D. McKissic (none) were mostly non-factors. The Seahawks' much-maligned offensive line may continue to inhibit Davis' efficiency in the regular-season finale against an Arizona defense that has yielded just 3.5 yards per carry for the season, a mark that ranks third in the NFL.
Davis rushed six times for 19 yards and reeled in both pass attempts directed his way for 20 additional yards in Sunday's 42-7 loss to the Rams.
All of Davis' touches came in the first two quarters, but the Seahawks turned to J.D. McKissic once the second half started and they were down 34-0. After successive weeks of at least 15 rushes and 64 rushing yards, it was certainly a disappointing result for anyone counting on the 25-year-old in the fantasy playoffs. He ought to rebound during Week 16 at Dallas.
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||35||58||1.7||13||0||0||5|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||1||19||50||2.6||8||1||0||4|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||7||38||5.4||11||0||0||0||1|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||1||3||25||8.3||10||0||0||0||1|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||2||18||9.0||12||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|