RB – Knile Davis
Week 7 Statistics:
Davis – 2 carries, 1 rushing yard; 0.10 fantasy points
Some may be wondering why only Davis is here, what with Ty Montgomery getting a ton of snaps from the backfield the past couple weeks and it being a pretty noteworthy announcement this past week that he would now be listed as a WR/RB hybrid in certain fantasy models. As of now however, the main hub for my fantasy use is the Yahoo leagues, who have not given him that designation; due to that, he will remain in the wide receiver bracket for my analysis.
With no Montgomery here, it is left to Davis. I could include Don Jackson here again, but with his hand injury I’m leery of expecting anything of note out of him until he can show it won’t be an issue going forward.
With Davis, I probably jumped the gun somewhat in my expectations with him. He’s still too new to the offense to expect much, but with no other pure running options (depending on Jackson’s hand) it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a larger workload handed to him — especially as he has more time to acclimate himself to the playbook.
This week I expect a lot of Montgomery in the backfield again, but the Packers could feel comfortable enough (more due to the injury circumstances at the position than anything, but still) to look to Davis on a few drives to attempt some semblence of a conventional rushing attack.
Keep your expectations low for now, but a couple nice runs wouldn’t be out of the question should the opportunity arise for Davis.