RB Mike Davis - Carolina Panthers

5-9, 217Born: 2-19-1993College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2015

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Week 14: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Christian McCaffrey isn't quite 2019's league MVP, but he certainly belongs at the figurative ceremony. The explosive workhorse has turned 20 rushes per game into averages of 97 yards (second in football) and 12 touchdowns (tied for first), to say nothing of his pass-game contributions. He's struggled on the ground in back-to-back weeks, but that can be forgiven in tough matchups against the Saints and Redskins. McCaffrey continues to show off the most dynamic skillset in football, with dazzling quickness and a decisive, physical running style. When given the open field, he's never an easy tackle and always a threat to turn three-yard gains into breakaways. He's also the Panthers' engine near the goal line, with 18 carries from inside the 5-yard line (second-most in the league). Working behind a stout front line that's deep enough to overcome some recent injuries, McCaffrey always projects to big opportunity and efficiency. He still represents the biggest tilt on any given fantasy week. The Atlanta run defense isn't impenetrable, but it continues to make strides overall. Dating back to Week 5, they've allowed just 4.0 yards per carry and 4 touchdowns to running backs, with only a single one topping 70. They boast an All-Pro talent up front in Grady Jarrett, who's among the NFL elite in both tying up blockers and blowing up runs himself. And behind him, Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell have both graded near the top of the league in run support. That said, there's still some vulnerability here to the occasional chunk run; only 7 teams have allowed more breakaway runs (15+ yards). Of course, that's a byproduct of facing such a daunting schedule of runners, and this group has held tight otherwise. But when these teams squared off 3 weeks ago, Christian McCaffrey had little trouble creating yardage (5.0 yards apiece).

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
11 vs ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 at NO 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 vs WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 0.0 * * * *
14 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Mike Davis's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mike Davis worked in the second drive of the game behind David Montgomery after leading the backfield last week. Davis played minimally in the game and only had three carries to Montgomery's 18. His fantasy status cannot be trusted heading into week three.

2019 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 17 / 0 rec)

Mike Davis was the leading rusher in the Chicago backfield but struggled to get running room against an improved Green Bay defense in a home loss in week one. Davis the first series and finished with 41 snaps compared to 28 from rookie David Montgomery and notably played ahead of Montgomery in the two-minute drill offense. Both Davis and Montgomery played less than Cohen, but Cohen had more slot receiver usage than traditional running back positional alignment. The backfield looks like a committee between Davis and Montgomery with Cohen's snaps more focused as a receiver and faces a tough test at Denver in week two.

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Latest News

Panthers | Week 12 Carolina Panthers inactives (Sun Nov 24, 11:43 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared CB Corn Elder, LB Jordan Kunaszyk, CB Ross Cockrell, WR Brandon Zylstra, DE Marquis Haynes, DL Wes Horton and RB Mike Davis inactive for Week 12.

Our View: The Panthers appear to have claimed Mike Davis to be emergency depth.
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14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
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