Mike Davis
Mike Davis
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Seattle Seahawks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Seahawks in March of 2018.
Four touches in win
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 10, 2018
Davis rushed three times for 22 yards and caught a pass for five yards in Monday's win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Davis received all of his touches in on drive at the end of the second quarter, and two of his carries came in the red zone. The fourth-year pro hasn't rushed more than four times in any of the last four games and is clearly the No. 3 running back behind Chris Carson and rookie Rashaad Penny. Fantasy owners still clinging onto Davis are overly optimistic at this point.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Davis' 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
5.1%
 
Positive Run %
82.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
59.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
3.2%
 
Touches Per Game
9.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
9.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.4%
 
Drop Rate
6.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the 49ers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
94.2
 
Cornerbacks
99.0
 
Safeties
89.3
 
Linebackers
86.9
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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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Produces dud in blowout win
RBSeattle Seahawks
December 2, 2018
Davis rushed four times for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
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Rushes just four times
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 25, 2018
Davis had four carries for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He failed to haul in his only target.
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Elevates to 'full' listing
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 22, 2018
Davis (knee) was listed as a full participant on the Seahawks' estimated injury report Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
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Dealing with knee issue
RBSeattle Seahawks
Knee
November 21, 2018
Davis was limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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Left out of rotation until late
RBSeattle Seahawks
November 15, 2018
Davis rushed four times for 26 yards and caught both of his targets for 24 yards in Thursday's 27-24 win over the Packers.
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