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Mike Davis Fantasy Outlook Skyrockets for Week 10 Following Christian McCaffrey Injury Report

David Kaestle
Mike Davis fantasy outlook gets huge boost in Week 10.
Mike Davis fantasy outlook gets huge boost in Week 10. / Harry How/Getty Images
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Carolina Panthers' star running back Christian McCaffrey came back to the starting lineup in Week 9 after suffering an injury in Week 2 and missing Weeks 3 through 8.

He once again injured himself in Week 9, and has now officially been ruled out for Week 10, dealing fantasy managers yet another tough blow.

Mike Davis fantasy managers have to be thrilled about his fantasy outlook in Week 10 now though. With McCaffrey on the sidelines, Davis assumes full lead-back duties again. In Davis' six full games without McCaffrey, he had double-digit fantasy points in four of them.

While Davis will get plenty of opportunities in both the running game and passing down work, he does draw the toughest matchup out there in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whose defense ranks No. 1 in the NFL in Football Outsiders DVOA.

So while Davis' managers shouldn't necessarily expect an explosion out of Davis, his opportunity alone should make him worth a start.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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