RB - CAR
This Week Outlook
Mike Davis (ankle) is inactive for Week 17's matchup against the Saints.
With Davis and Christian McCaffrey both out for Week 17, expect to see a heavy dose of Rodney Smith against a tough Saints defense. Smith saw seven carries last week which he turned into 23 yards. He makes for an extremely risky RB3 in a meaningless game to end the Panthers 2020 season. Curtis Samuel can also be expected to see some work in the rushing game.
Panthers coach Matt Rhule doesn't expect Mike Davis (ankle) to play in Week 17 against the Saints.
Christian McCaffrey (quad) won't play either, which leaves Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon as Carolina's two RBs for their regular season finale. Davis was a fantasy football darling for much of the season as he admirably filled in for CMC early on. It isn't worth chasing Smith or Cannon for Week 17 DFS purposes.
Panthers RB Mike Davis rushed 14 times for 28 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Football Team.
Davis was not targeted in the passing game. While he only managed 28 yards, he did score, salvaging the game for his fantasy managers. Davis gets a tough matchup with the Saints in the season finale.
Panthers RB Mike Davis rushed 14 times for 59 yards, catching both targets for two yards in Saturday's Week 15 loss to Green Bay.
While Davis has scored three times in his past four games, including two last week, Davis could not get going facing a soft Green Bay run defense. He gashed them up the middle, but the Packers held strong when it mattered most. Davis will have another tough go in Week 16 against the Football Team if Christian McCaffrey does not return.
Panthers RB Mike Davis rushed 11 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns while catching 5-of-6 targets for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Broncos.
Davis had one of his best games of the season in Sunday's loss. With Christian McCaffrey's return uncertain, Davis should be locked and loaded for Week 15 against a soft Green Bay run defense.