Mike Davis
Mike Davis
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Davis in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Bears in March of 2019. Waived by the Bears in November of 2019. Claimed off waivers by the Panthers in November of 2019.
Limited role in Carolina
RBCarolina Panthers
January 8, 2020
Davis carried two times for two yards while suiting up in five games for the Panthers after joining the team in November.
ANALYSIS
Davis was waived by the Bears following Week 9, ending his time in Chicago with just 11 carries for 25 yards and seven catches (on eight targets) for 22 more yards. That limited usage came despite Davis inking a two-year, $6 million deal last March on the back of a career year in Seattle. Although the 26-year-old hardly featured for Carolina's offense, he remains under contract with the Panthers for the 2020 campaign. That should enable him to compete for second-string duties behind superstar Christian McCaffrey, but judging by years past, that role offers little upside so long as McCaffrey stays healthy.
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How do Mike Davis' 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
50.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
150.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.5
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After two seasons stuck on the bench in San Francisco, Davis traveled up the coast to Seattle in 2017 and saw a marginal increase in opportunities in a backfield that was still trying to replace Marshawn Lynch. Despite the addition of first-round pick Rashaad Penny and the emergence of Chris Carson, Davis finally got his chance in Week 4 of 2018, busting out for 101 yards and two TDs on 21 carries against the Cardinals. While that ended up being his high-water mark for the year, Davis was an effective part of the Seahawks' new committee, running with power and flashing upside as a receiver for the first time since his college days. The performance earned him a free-agent payday in Chicago, where he'll potentially step in as the new complement to Tarik Cohen in place of Jordan Howard. Davis offers more versatility than Howard, without much loss of effectiveness on early downs or short-yardage spots. Of course, the team also added David Montgomery in the third round of the draft, and the rookie will compete for many of the same snaps as Davis. Despite the change in uniform and a two-year, $6 million contract, the outlook for playing time hasn't improved all that much.
Cut loose by the 49ers last preseason, Davis wound up on the Seahawks' practice squad and eventually their game-day roster. He played six games without doing anything too noteworthy, as his mediocre mark of 3.5 YPC was still a career high. The 2015 fourth-round pick has the frame Seattle looks for in a running back at 5-9, 217, and he showed some three-down upside in college at South Carolina, but those skills have been in little evidence since turning pro. The team made a big commitment to Rashaad Penny in the draft and brings back last year's Week 1 starter in Chris Carson, so Davis seems pegged purely for a depth role if he retains a spot. He caught a career-high 15 passes last season, and he could carve out an occasional third-down role if he proves to be the back most capable of protecting Russell Wilson from blitzes.
Davis, a former fourth-round selection, joined the Seahawks in the offseason after spending last season with division-rival San Francisco. Over the past two seasons with the 49ers, Davis recorded 108 yards and one touchdown on 54 attempts to go along with 10 receptions for 53 yards in 14 games. He'll now battle with a collection of young talent to secure a reserve spot on in Seattle's backfield. Davis lacks experience which could hurt his chances, but his pass-catching ability out of the backfield could help him secure a bottom of the depth chart role in 2017.
A depth back in his rookie campaign, Davis turned in disappointing results with a 1.7 YPC on 35 rushing attempts. To add insult to injury, he suffered a hand injury and missed a good portion of the season. He entered training camp looking quicker and the results showed in his first two preseason games where gained 98 yards on just 10 carries. The strong start has made Davis a likely candidate to make the team as a third or fourth running back.
The 49ers selected Davis out of South Carolina in the fourth round this offseason. At 5-foot-9, Davis may not seem like a north-south runner, but his 220-pound frame and low center of gravity give him the ability to power his way between the tackles. He is currently behind Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush, and Kendall Hunter on the depth chart, but a strong training camp and preseason could have him jump either Bush or Hunter. Davis is also best suited to be the every-down back should Hyde go down with an injury this season.
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Set to play Sunday
RBCarolina Panthers
November 29, 2019
Davis is expected to suit up against the Redskins on Sunday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play Sunday
RBCarolina Panthers
Coach's Decision
November 24, 2019
Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Status for Week 12 nebulous
RBCarolina Panthers
November 22, 2019
Coach Ron Rivera did not confirm Friday whether or not Davis will suit up for Sunday's game against the Saints, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Won't be active Sunday
RBCarolina Panthers
November 15, 2019
Coach Ron Rivera said Davis won't be active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Scooped off waivers by Panthers
RBCarolina Panthers
November 11, 2019
The Panthers claimed Davis off waivers from the Bears on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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