Davenport (toe) is expected to miss around a month after sustaining a toe injury in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
While an official diagnosis for Davenport's injury hasn't yet been revealed, the rookie first-round pick is currently donning a boot on his foot and will likely be idle for the next few weeks. The health setback comes at an unfortunate time for Davenport, who registered two of his four sacks on the season in the victory over Minnesota. His absence should open up more work for Trey Hendrickson in an end rotation with starters Cameron Jordan and Alex Okafor.
Davenport came out of Sunday's 30-20 win over the Vikings with a toe injury and will undergo multiple tests this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The extent of Davenport's injury won't be known until after the results from all the tests are available, but it's not the most reassuring sign for the rookie's health that he'll require multiple consultations. The first-round pick has registered 11 tackles and four sacks while serving as a rotational end for the Saints. If Davenport is sidelined for the Week 9 matchup with the Rams or beyond, Trey Hendrickson would likely be thrust into a larger role at defensive end behind starters Cameron Jordan and Alex Okafor.
Davenport had two sacks in Sunday night's win against the Vikings.
The Saints traded up to draft Davenport in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and while he started the season slowly, the rookie has notched three sacks in his last three games. Davenport doesn't offer many tackles -- he has just 11 total tackles on the year -- and he continues to split playing time with Alex Okafor, but for fantasy owners seeking a high-risk, high-reward option at defensive end, Davenport has the potential to be a serious pass-rushing threat.
Davenport (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Davenport seems to be nursing a minor hip injury, and it remains to be seen whether the rookie first-rounder will play in Week 4. If Davenport is sidelined, Alex Okafor should see an uptick in snaps at the right defensive end position.
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