Mike Davis Fantasy Outlook Strengthened by J.K. Dobbins Injury Update for Week 1

Isaiah De Los Santos
Mike Davis' fantasy outlook has been strengthen by the latest J.K. Dobbins injury update for Week 1.
Mike Davis' fantasy outlook has been strengthen by the latest J.K. Dobbins injury update for Week 1. / (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

J.K. Dobbins' Week 1 status appeared to be in jeopardy ahead of Sunday as he tries to return from a torn ACL. Managers' fears were confirmed prior to the Baltimore Ravens' kickoff, as Dobbins will be inactive for Week 1.

This update strengthens the Week 1 fantasy outlook for Mike Davis heading into an attractive matchup against the New York Jets.

Mike Davis Fantasy Outlook

Davis is now set to serve as the Ravens' lead back with Dobbins out. The veteran has shined in a similar fill-in role before, which could make him a viable starter in Week 1.

It's no secret Davis disappointed with the Atlanta Falcons last season, but the year prior to that, he finished as the RB12 in PPR scoring with Christian McCaffrey sidelined for most of the 2020 campaign. He's more than capable of producing, assuming he handles most of the carries for Baltimore.

Davis also possesses dual-threat upside that boosts his value in PPR formats. He showcased his pass-catching abilities in 2020, posting career highs in targets (70), receptions (59) and yards (373). The Ravens could use any receiving talent they can get after losing Marquise Brown this offseason, so it'd be no surprise to see Davis garner at least a few targets on Sunday.

Further making Davis an intriguing play is the matchup. New York surrendered the most PPR points per game (32.39) to running backs last season. With the Ravens slated as 6.5-point favorites, a run-friendly game script should mean plenty of opportunities for Davis against a vulnerable defense.

Davis is a solid last-minute FLEX play for managers at-minimum given the volume he should command if Baltimore leads throughout Sunday.

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