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Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 42-
Best Rank# 5# 36-
Worst Rank# 15# 49-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIN vs. NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs MINThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NO-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.817.1
Rush Yds93.957.2
Rush TD0.50.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total103.446.8-
Avg Game9.46.7-
Avg Projection12.35.7-
Week 1113.98.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor36 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
7 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TB
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
at PIT
Week 3 at LAC
13 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. TB
Week 4 vs. ARI
16 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 5 at ATL
16 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. CHI
18 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at NE
23 rush, 101 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NO
7 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
9 rush, 79 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ATL
13 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
6 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at KC
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
at ATL
8 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. TB
7 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at LV
4 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DET
19 rush, 64 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
16 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at MIN vs. NO
Week 13BYE WEEK at KC
Week 14 vs. DEN at CAR
Week 15 at GB vs. BUF
Week 16 at WAS at LAC
Week 17 vs. NO vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.610.7
Rush Yards60.143.1
Rush TDs0.60.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.61.1
Rec Yards24.56.3
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.35.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
2020 Points 
Week 10.03.5
Week 27.5
Week 315.1
Week 417.1
Week 520.9
Week 69.510.1
Week 73.67.9
Week 87.714.6
Week 93.72.3
Week 104.40.2
Week 1113.98.2
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total103.446.8
Average9.46.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
2020 Targets 
Week 101
Week 28
Week 39
Week 46
Week 510
Week 630
Week 750
Week 823
Week 963
Week 1051
Week 1120
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Christian McCaffrey ruled out for another week, it'll be Davis' backfield. We've had to dial back expectations for him after that hot start, as he's failed to crack 66 yards on the ground or 34 yards through the air since Week 5. He's scored just twice since that time, so maybe the workload caught up with him? There have been three running backs who've topped 75 yards on the ground against the Vikings, but all of them totaled 20-plus carries, which is a mark that Davis hasn't gotten to this season. Unfortunately, the Vikings have also limited production through the air to running backs as well, as there's been no running back who's topped 36 yards through the air against them. When you start factoring those things in with Davis' lack of ceiling over the last six weeks, it's a bit problematic. On top of that, the Vikings have allowed just seven total touchdowns to running backs, which ranks as the fifth-fewest in the league. In terms of efficiency, the Vikings have allowed the 11th-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity to running backs, but the good news is that they've had to face 28.7 running back touches per game. That's where Davis gets his value, as he's locked into 15-plus touches in this game, and maybe 20 of them. Because of that, he belongs in the mid-to-high-end RB2 territory.After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play. Lindsay is an even worse bet considering how little he's used in the passing game, making him an RB4.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
CMC is not expected to play this week, which puts Mike Davis on the RB1 bubble against the Vikings 16th ranked fantasy RB defense. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Lindsay was able to put up a great performance on the ground in week 11 and he actually out-carried Melvin Gordon. Unfortunately, the touchdowns went Gordon's way, which is likely to happen in the obvious scoring situations that Denver has this season. Even with a great performance, Lindsay still finished as the RB32 due to his lack of involvement in the receiving game or around the goal-line. He can be viewed as a mid-range RB3 yet again this week against the Saints.