Davis did not play during Friday's 32-13 preseason loss to the Giants.
The team rested many key players for this one, and although Davis wasn't officially listed as out for the contest, he remained on the sidelines throughout. The 26-year-old involvement in this one would've clearly placed him behind Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery in the pecking order, so this situation could be worth monitoring. Davis' next chance to contribute will come next Saturday against the Colts.
Davis rushed three times for nine yards and was not targeted in Thursday night's 23-13 preseason loss to the Panthers.
Davis started at running back but was only asked to play Chicago's opening series. The veteran punctuated that cameo with a 12-yard rush, but netted negative yards on his other two totes. While he watched comfortably from the sideline thereafter, rookie third-rounder David Montgomery totaled 46 yards and a touchdown on his six touches. Going forward, Davis and Montgomery could see a more even split of preseason playing time, but Thursday's outing did little to slow the momentum Montgomery seemingly possesses in the quest to earn the Bears' top rushing role.
Chicago drafted David Montgomery in the third round to compete with Davis and Tarik Cohen for backfield snaps, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.
The Bears traded Jordan Howard to Philadelphia in late March a couple weeks after signing Davis to a two-year, $6 million contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus. The financial commitment hints at a significant role on offense, while the decision to trade up for Montgomery suggests the Bears want more upside than they could get from a Davis-Cohen backfield pairing. With Cohen locked in as the top pass-catching threat, Davis will battle the rookie for what should be a large number of carries. Chicago ranked sixth in the NFL last season with a 45.2 percent run-play rate, often nursing leads thanks to a dominant defense.
Davis and Tarik Cohen are left atop the Bears' depth chart after the team traded Jordan Howard to Philadelphia on Thursday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Bears telegraphed Howard's eventual departure earlier in March when they signed Davis to a two-year, $6 million contract, with 50 percent guaranteed including a $2 million signing bonus (per overthecap.com). While his track record as a runner doesn't compare to the man he's replacing, Davis is a much better pass catcher than Howard, potentially making the 26-year-old a better fit for coach Matt Nagy. The 2015 fourth-round pick averaged just 2.9 yards on 122 carries his first three seasons in the NFL, eventually breaking out in 2018 with a 112-514-4 rushing line (4.6 YPC) and 34-214-1 receiving line in 15 games for Seattle. Although he's no match for Cohen in terms of explosiveness or receiving ability, Davis does have about three inches and 35 pounds on his new teammate, making him the likely choice for the bulk of first-down carries as well as short-yardage/goal-line work. Of course, the Bears still have time to supplement their backfield with a draft pick and/or late free-agent signing.
The Bears are expected to sign Davis, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
With this acquisition, the writing is on the wall for Jordan Howard's tenure with the Bears. Assuming Howard isn't around next season, Davis will form a two-pronged backfield with Tarik Cohen, who recorded 71 catches, 1,169 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns last season. Meanwhile, Davis himself posted 34, 728 and five, respectively, with the Seahawks. A similar breakdown between the two can be expected in the fall.
Davis rushed four times for 10 yards and caught both targets for 22 yards in Saturday's wild-card loss to the Cowboys. He also ran in a two-point conversion.
Davis was held under 45 rushing yards for the eighth straight game, and he averaged less than five carries per contest in that span. He finished the regular season with 514 yards and four touchdowns on 112 carries, and his campaign was highlighted by a Week 4 performance versus the Cardinals, when he compiled 124 scrimmage yards and two scores. His featured role was as a pass catcher this season, as he ranked third on the team and first among running backs with 34 receptions, which he parlayed into 214 yards. His contract with Seattle will expire in March, and Davis may explore his options since Chris Carson broke out this year and rookie Rashaad Penny -- the Seahawks' first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft -- looks poised to take over as the No. 2 back.
Davis (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Cowboys, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The Seahawks haven't completed their final practice of the week, but there's apparently no concern about Davis' status for the weekend after the foot issue limited his participation in Wednesday's session. He'll fill his familiar duties as the Seahawks' top pass-catching option out of the backfield Saturday, a role that netted him 34 receptions for 214 yards and a score during the regular season.
Davis (foot) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
After being tagged with a DNP on Tuesday's initial report, Davis took part in some individual drills Wednesday, putting himself on a path to active status Saturday in Dallas. He was a close second behind starter Chris Carson in terms of offensive snaps Week 17 against the Cardinals -- 25 versus 32 -- but his nine touches paled in comparison to Carson's 20. Expect the status quo to reign between the two if Davis is active this weekend, as expected.
Davis was a non-participant at practice Tuesday with a foot injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Davis likely suffered the foot injury at some point in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, though nothing was reported during or after the game. The Seahawks generally take a cautious approach with injuries early in the week, so an absence from practice Tuesday doesn't necessarily mean Davis is in serious danger of missing Saturday's playoff game at Dallas. His practice participation Wednesday and Thursday should provide a better idea of whether his status is in doubt.
Davis rushed seven times for 44 yards and a touchdown while hauling in two of three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Although Chris Carson continues to command Seattle's backfield, Davis was a serviceable change of pace, scoring for the first time since Week 10 with a 17-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to extend the Seahawks' lead. Davis also outplayed rookie Rashaad Penny, who accrued just six yards on four carries. Going into the first round of playoffs against the Cowboys, coach Pete Carroll will likely award either Davis or Penny with the top backup to Carson based on a hot-hand approach.
Davis rushed seven times for 31 yards and couldn't haul in his only target in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Chiefs.
Davis barely benefited from Rashaad Penny (knee) being inactive, as he was overshadowed by Chris Carson's 22 carries. However, three of Davis' seven rushes were in the red zone, so he's still getting opportunities to score. If he continues to log this few touches without Penny in the lineup, Davis will struggle to scrap together fantasy value without finding pay dirt.
Davis rushed five times for 21 yards and caught all of a team-high eight targets for 63 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the 49ers.
Despite being the main backup to Chris Carson with Rashaad Penny (knee) out, Davis was barely used in the running game but he made up for it substantially in the passing game. Davis didn't get carries because of how Carson was rolling with 22 rushes for 119 yards (5.4 YPC) and a score, but it's a promising sign that he could make up ground through the air. Still, if Penny returns in Week 16 against the Chiefs, Davis could see limited opportunities again.
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.
Davis was limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
With no indication the injury is serious, Davis seems to be on track to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers. His workload is the real concern, as he was mostly limited to passing downs in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over the Packers. With both Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny getting carries, Davis may be stuck in a specialized role.
Davis rushed four times for 26 yards and caught both of his targets for 24 yards in Thursday's 27-24 win over the Packers.
Davis had only one carry until his team's final drive, when the Seahawks were simply looking to run the clock out. He was, however, the team's only running back to catch a ball in the contest. Now that Chris Carson is back in the mix, and with rookie Rashaad Penny displaying play-making ability of late, Davis' opportunities Week 12's game against the Panthers could be limited.
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 decreased 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.
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