As many fantasy soccer leagues are making ready for the 2021 season, we’re breaking down the highest Falcons gamers it’s possible you’ll be contemplating to your roster. After examining Matt Ryan final week, operating again Mike Davis is the following participant up in our fantasy profile sequence.
Davis, who’s an Atlanta native, joined the Falcons this offseason after spending the final season and a half in Carolina. Davis’ profession up thus far has seen its fair proportion of highs and lows. From 2015 to 2019, Davis solely totaled 889 yards on the bottom, with 514 of these yards coming with Seattle in 2018. In 2020, Panthers operating again Christian McCaffrey exited the season early attributable to harm, permitting for Davis to step in and put up a career-best 642 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Now that Davis has joined the Falcons, the previous rival is predicted to be the lead again this season. The largest profit for Davis is he’s not hamstrung by an offense constructed to stretch the sector within the passing sport, however fairly paired up with an offensive thoughts who can benefit from his ground-and-pound operating type.
In 2020, when Davis carried the ball greater than 10 occasions a sport, he averaged 16.53 fantasy factors. That’s nearly three factors greater than his common over the previous three years.
What to anticipate from Davis in 2021
Having a stable steady of operating backs in fanatsy soccer is the prime recipe for achievement. ESPN initiatives the Falcons operating again to have a much less productive season than in 2020, though he’s rostered in 88 p.c of ESPN leagues.
Then again, Professional Soccer Focus is rather more liberal of their predictions and provides Davis a projected complete of 209 factors in 2021. PFF even initiatives Davis to hold the ball extra occasions (224) than ESPN (213).
Davis’ most favorable matchups
- Week 3: New York Giants
- Week 8 / 14: Carolina Panthers
- Week 10: Dallas Cowboys
- Week 11: New England Patriots
- Week 12: Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 16: Detroit Lions
Davis’ least favorable matchups
- Week 1: Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 2 / 13: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 4: Washington Soccer Group
- Week 9 / 18: New Orleans Saints
- Week 15: San Francisco 49ers
Over the previous month, Davis has seen his inventory rise amongst consultants. As soon as seen somebody to be taken within the eighth spherical or later, he’s now pegged as a participant who may very well be taken within the again half of spherical 5. Nonetheless, you may get away with taking the Falcons operating again in spherical seven regardless of an ever growing common draft place. Over the previous two months, Davis’ ADP has been as little as 77 total and has peaked at 62 total, the place he at the moment sits.
If drafting Davis is an choice you’re going for, then his greatest interval of utilization may come later within the season between Weeks 10 and 16. As famous above, this slate of video games has 5 favorable matchups. Given the additional sport this season, a participant like Davis may present your fantasy group with a load administration choice late within the season as you contend for the playoffs.