Week 1 at New York Jets
Mike Davis was a disappointment in Atlanta last season after a productive stint in Carolina. He averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and lost the starting job to journeyman Cordarrelle Patterson. Davis wound up with 762 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns and now finds himself in Baltimore. There is potential for him to start this weekend, with J.K. Dobbins’ status in question and Gus Edwards out for at least the first four weeks of the season.
If Davis does get the start, there’s upside against a Jets defense that ranked dead last in aFPA to opposing running backs last season. Most likely, it’ll be a committee if J.K. Dobbins isn’t ready to go, but if the team gets ahead early on, Davis could put up fantasy RB2 numbers. It’s super risky, but keep an eye on that injury report if you went zero-RB in your draft and need someone to plug in.
Update: With Dobbins now out, Davis is worth consideration as a flex play in deeper leagues.