Posted: 9/20/2021 3:06 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed nine times for 38 yards and caught all seven of his targets for 25 yards in a 48-25 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Davis has logged 18 touches and 16 touches, respectively, in the first two games, but a 12-yard run is his biggest play to date. The lack of upside makes Davis a volume-based flex option.
Posted: 9/12/2021 10:34 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed for 49 yards on 15 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. He also caught three passes for 23 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Davis was unable to find much success in the running back despite receiving a majority of the carries. He will have a tough matchup next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and may only be a flex option in deeper standard leagues.
Posted: 9/07/2021 7:22 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson is listed as the team's official Week 1 depth chart as the second-string running back behind Mike Davis and ahead of Wayne Gallman.
Huddle Up: This is in some ways significant and insignificant. On one hand, many likely assumed Gallman's addition last week was to serve as Davis' primary backup. On the other hand, Patterson has long been a return ace with some hybrid appeal as opposed to a potential lead back if the starter goes down. Expect Gallman to move up as the season progresses, which would not be a small deal considering Davis has yet to prove he can handle a heavy workload for a full season.
Posted: 6/28/2021 3:27 am GMT
Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis broke a tackle once every 7.9 rushing attempts in 2020 as a member of the Carolina Panthers - the best rate among all qualified running backs - according to Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: Despite averaging 2.4 yards after contact - tied for 12th among qualified running backs - he managed just 3.9 yards per carry. It puts into perspective how little Carolina's line helped him (1.5 yards before contact). It is debatable how much better the line is in Atlanta, but he helped himself immensely in 2020 with 59 catches on 70 targets and figures to see similar work in the passing game this season. Fantasy owners should consider him a strong flex with RB2 upside.
Posted: 5/10/2021 11:22 pm GMT
Atlanta Falcons RBs Mike Davis, Javian Hawkins, Caleb Huntley and Qadree Ollison are all expected to compete for touches in the backfield in 2021, according to comments made by running backs coach Desmond Kitchings. According to Tori McElhaney of The Athletic, Kitchens noted how competitive the running back group will be and that 'the door is wide open' for anyone to take over.
Huddle Up: Davis should be considered the frontrunner, but the truth of the matter is none of the backs have proven much of anything in the NFL. Hawkins and Huntley are undrafted rookie free agents, while Ollison has totaled 24 touches across two seasons. Davis is coming off a career year in which he compiled 224 touches with the Carolina Panthers, but it was obvious he wore down as the season came to a close. Atlanta remains a likely candidate to sign a veteran free-agent runner to pair with Davis. Short of that, expect Davis to push for 200-plus touches and Hawkins to be the primary change-of-pace back.
Posted: 3/23/2021 12:27 pm GMT
Free-agent RB Mike Davis (Panthers) agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, March 23. He'll receive $3 million fully guaranteed in 2021.
Huddle Up: Davis came out of nowhere to rush for 642 yards (3.9 yards per rush) and six touchdowns, but he also had 59 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns. He'll be an intriguing RB3 candidate in Atlanta.
Posted: 1/03/2021 8:29 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) has been declared inactive for the Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon likely will share playing time against the New Orleans Saints with Davis and Christian McCaffrey sidelined. Smith has been more involved in the offense over the last few weeks and could be a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 1/02/2021 12:37 am GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as doubtful for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon are on track to receive increased playing time with Davis sidelined. Smith may receive more of the snaps since he has been involved in the offense the last few weeks. He can be a possible flex options in leagues.
Posted: 1/01/2021 10:10 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers DE Brian Burns (shoulder), RB Mike Davis (ankle), RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and OT Russell Okung (calf) did not practice all week and are listed as doubtful for Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints. CB Troy Pride Jr. (hip) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Jan. 1, and is also listed as doubtful. DE Efe Obada (shoulder, toe), DE Yetur Gross-Matos (shoulder) and DE Austin Larkin (shoulder) practiced in full Friday and are listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson (groin), OG John Miller (shoulder), FB Alex Armah (thigh), DE Marquis Haynes (shoulder) and DB Natrell Jamerson (hip) also practiced in full Friday but have been removed from the injury report.
Posted: 1/01/2021 1:34 am GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Davis is not expected to play, so Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon will receive the snaps at running back this week. Smith has been more involved over the last few weeks and probably will have more fantasy value. He could be a flex option in some leagues.