Davis managed just two catches for 12 yards on four targets in Sunday's 24-13 win over the Texans.
Davis was quiet once again and now has just 51 yards in two games without fellow wide receiver Rishard Matthews (hamstring). This past draft's fifth overall pick doesn't look ready to handle a starter's responsibilities on the outside.
Davis played 72 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
With Rishard Matthews inactive due to a hamstring injury, there was some thought Davis would handle a larger workload. Instead, the rookie saw his lowest snap share in four games since returning from his own hamstring injury, also drawing his fewest targets (four) since the Week 2 game in which he aggravated that ailment. Eric Decker actually played a few more snaps (83 percent), but he finished with just three catches for 23 yards while also drawing four targets. Davis did at least catch each of his four targets for a total of 39 yards, highlighted by a 19-yard gain on the game-winning touchdown drive. He's seemingly locked into a top-two role alongside Matthews and ahead of Decker, but it's increasingly clear the role won't necessarily equate with consistent production in a disappointing Tennessee offense. Davis is averaging 3.3 catches for 35.5 yards on 6.5 targets since returning from his five-game absence.
Davis caught all four of his targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts.
Davis was the nominal No.1 wide receiver with Rishard Matthews (hamstring) out of commission, but the rookie's volume actually dipped substantially as quarterback Marcus Mariota spread the ball out by targeting four different players at least four times. This looked like a great chance for Davis to finally break out after missing five games with a hamstring ailment of his own, but he was surprisingly quiet against the league's third-worst pass defense. Still, the fifth-overall pick's 21 targets over the past three weeks suggest it's only a matter of time before Davis announces his presence to the fantasy world.
The Titans hope the No. 5 overall pick takes on lead receiver duties for years to come, but he'll get an early indoctrination into the role with Matthews, who leads the team with 626 receiving yards, sidelined for the first time all season. Davis has missed four games during his rookie campaign while battling a hamstring issue of his own, but he's been heavily targeted in the three games since his returning, hauling in nine of 22 passes for 103 yards. His volume will probably increase in Week 12 with Matthews out of the picture, making Davis an appealing lineup option in season-long and daily formats.
Davis turned seven targets into three catches for 27 yards in Thursday's 40-17 loss to Pittsburgh.
Davis finished second on the team in targets to Delanie Walker's nine, but his receiving yardage total was only good for fifth. While the rookie showed tremendous body control on a 15-yard sideline catch to set up a Marcus Mariota rushing touchdown in the first quarter, Mariota's erratic day through the air prevented Davis from making any more exciting plays. It's clear the potential is there, and the fifth-overall pick could still end up being a difference-maker down the stretch if he and Mariota can get on the same page.
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