RB Mike Davis - Chicago Bears
|5-9, 217||Born: 2-19-1993||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2015|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Mike Davis's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 18 vs DAL (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Davis once again had a forgettable day as the change of pace runner behind Chris Carson - who had an even worse average gain on the day. He did run in a 2-point conversion at the end of the 3rd quarter. Davis has shown a versatile skill set, but with limited opportunity, he has, predictably, turned in several underwhelming performances. With Rashaad Penny chomping at the bit to be the #1 back, don't expect this to change next season.
2018 Week 17 vs ARI (7 / 44 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Davis was impressively efficient in limited action. His touchdown run was from 17 yards out, as he was giving Carson a quick breather. On what looked to be a simple run between guard and tackle, Davis made a brilliant move to cut outside and get into the open field. He also kept his role as the 2-minute drill specialist, and was a reliable outlet receiver in that situation. His value continues to be touchdown dependent, as Chris Carson has a firm grip on the lead role in this backfield.
2018 Week 16 vs KC (7 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis actually looked like a formidable match for the Chiefs defense, as he was very hard to take down, but played too sparingly to make an impact on the score sheet. It's worth noting that among his seven carries, two were in the red zone. Though he is getting fewer carries than he did earlier in the season, Davis is not exactly being used as a typical 'change-of-pace' back. More like a pour-on-the-power-a-little-bit-more running back, when Carson needs a breather.
2018 Week 15 vs SF (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 8 / 8 / 63 / 0 rec)
With Rashaad Penny out, Davis got close to his early season workload - with a twist. Carson was running well, so Davis did not get many carries; instead, he led the team with eight receptions on the day. He actually looked quite good on his limited carries, but will continue to play second - or third, fiddle, if/when Penny returns. His production will be hard to predict.
2018 Week 14 vs MIN (3 / 22 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Carson had perhaps the only fantasy friendly line on either side of the ball. With a long gain of 11 yards, he played a strong and steady game throughout, and looked as impressive taking the ball outside as he did with his patented power running game up the middle. His two yard touchdown burst up the middle was in important nail in the coffin near the end of the game, that suddenly put the game out of reach. His gutsy running was the glue that held this offense together. Carson remains the clear #1 runner in this backfield.
2018 Week 13 vs SF (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis seems to be the odd one out in the backfield. He got the bulk of his carries when he came in for a drive late in the second quarter, backed up close to his own goal line. He had a nine yard gain nullified by penalty, and then ran hard up the middle on consecutive plays, but was stopped short of the first down.
2018 Week 12 vs CAR (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Davis looked like his usual self, strong and quick, but did not have nearly enough opportunities to do any damage. This really seems to be a downward trend at this point. Carson is commanding more carries than he had earlier in the season; meanwhile Davis is splitting what used to be 'his' portion of the carries, with Rashaad Penny.
2018 Week 11 vs GB (4 / 26 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Coming back from his hip injury, Carson promptly coughed up the ball on his first carry. After that, he corrected course and looked as strong as ever running between the tackles. Carson clearly has improved his game as the season has worn on. He showed his speed-power combination on a ten yard run up the middle that seemed to move on momentum alone. Later, he easily drove through a crowded line for a goal line touchdown. And in the second half, the Packers were much tougher on the running game, but he still managed to shed and drive forward multiple would-be tacklers for short gains. Carson is still not receiving 100% of the touches, ceding some plays to Rashaad Penny, presumably when he needs a breather; and to Mike Davis, mainly on passing downs.
2018 Week 10 vs LAR (11 / 58 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 22 / 1 rec)
Davis, who typically takes mostly outside running plays when Chris Carson is healthy, looked great running it up the middle on the opening drive, gaining 19 yards on three consecutive plays to start the game (actually four, but he had a 4 yard gain called back on a penalty). With Chris Carson sitting this one out, Davis shared the backfield duties with rookie Rashaad Penny, who had a surprise breakout game. Both backs went over 100 total yards on the day, with Davis receiving several targets in addition to his 11 carries. He also scored a clutch touchdown late in the 4th quarter, on a quick play action pass that saw him open near the goal line. This is a tricky situation in that all three of the backs, when healthy, have earned playing time. If Carson is out another week, another 50-50 split between Davis and Penny would be no surprise.
2018 Week 9 vs LAC (15 / 62 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 45 / 0 rec)
At the start, all three backs - starter Chris Carson, rookie Rashaad Penny, and Davis - played a role in the opening drive. But it was Davis who separated himself from the pack. Not only did he get double the carries of Carson and Penny, but he added seven receptions to his day as well. This was due to a number of factors - mainly that Carson aggravated an injury and left the game - but it was also partly due to the game script, since the Seahawks were playing from behind for much of the game, and to combat a speedy pass rush that clearly threw Wilson off balance. Davis did well on the ground, but his real damage was as an outlet receiver, which gave him a little more open field to run in.
2018 Week 8 vs DET (10 / 33 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Davis was not much of a factor in this one, but his importance to the team has not diminished. He is simply the 1B runner in the pecking order, and is relied on more when the Seahawks are in passing mode. He did take the field for the two-minute drill at the end of the half, which likely means his role hasn't changed, though his playing time going forward will certainly be inconsistent.
2018 Week 6 vs OAK (6 / 21 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Davis settled into a very active but clear change-of-pace role, running the ball often to the outside and providing the Seahawks with a receiving threat out of the backfield. He also lined up as a receiver at one point, just outside the red zone. As with lead back Chris Carson, Davis sat for most of the 4th quarter. He performed well enough to continue with his role, but with rookie (and high draft pick) Rashaad Penny lurking in the wings, it could be a pretty short lived tenure.
2018 Week 5 vs LAR (12 / 68 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
After last week's career day of 100+ yards and two scores, Davis was the 1B back in a committee with Chris Carson. He got only twelve carries to Carson's eighteen, but also chipped in with a six-yard score. Davis and Carson seem to be similar backs, both with power and quickness, with Davis seeming a little more versatile, being used for outside runs and as a receiver, while Carson did most of his damage up the middle. Expect the committee to continue, and flourish, as the stout Rams defense had all kinds of trouble stopping the duo.
2018 Week 4 vs ARI (21 / 101 / 2 rush, 4 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Davis filled in for the injured Chris Carson, and was leaned on heavily right from the start. He looked good following his blockers - in fact, the blocking itself looked better than usual -- finding open spaces that Carson typically hadn't, which led to 23 yards on his first three carries. It's likely that a time share was planned with Rashaad Penny, but he became the 'hot hand' and garnered most of the carries. Davis had a goal line TD called back due to an illegal formation, but got another opportunity on the same drive and powered through for the score. He was fast enough to take it outside with success, and showed enough straight ahead power for short yardage gains. In the 4th quarter, he hadn't lost any steam. He picked up a 15 yard gain on a screen pass, and on a shorter run, broke two tackles, which gained him five yards instead of taking a loss. Another positive is that is that he was effective when called on to pass block. With Carson back next week, it's hard to say who will get most of the carries, but Davis made the most of his opportunity and will likely be a part of the committee, at the very least.
Latest NewsBears | Mike Davis joins Chicago (Wed Mar 13, 09:17 PM) - Free-agent RB Mike Davis (Seahawks) officially agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 13. link to story Bears | Mike Davis contract details (Mon Mar 11, 07:20 PM) - Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent RB Mike Davis agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday, May 11, which could be worth up to $7 million, according to a source. link to story Bears | Mike Davis agrees to join Chicago (Mon Mar 11, 06:54 PM) - Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent RB Mike Davis will sign an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears, according to a source. Our View: A fourth-round pick out of South Carolina in the 2014 NFL draft, Davis has always had talent and showcased his ability in a part-time role for Seattle in 2018. He could win the lead back job with the Bears with Tarik Cohen playing as a change-of-pace back. The Bears should be moving on from Jordan Howard in the near future.
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