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What to do with Mike Davis in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Mike Davis ahead of the Panthers Week 12 matchup against the Vikings.

Kyzir White #44 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackles Mike Davis #28 of the Carolina Panthers on a rushing play during the second half of a game at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

It looks like the Carolina Panthers will be without running back Christian McCaffrey again this week, which means another week under the spotlight for Mike Davis, who has a good matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Football analysis: Panthers RB Mike Davis

McCaffrey is listed as questionable on the injury report this week, but head coach Matt Rhule does not think he’ll be able to play. That’s the second time this week’s expressed doubt about McCaffrey. Not to worry. Davis is more than an acceptable substitute, as fantasy owners have learned this season.

With the backfield to himself last week, Davis had 64 yards and a touchdown in Carolina’s shutout of the Lions. He had another 15 yards in the air, and this was without Teddy Bridgewater in action.

A week after erasing Chicago’s ground game, the Vikings let Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard of the Cowboys run all over them last week. It was the first time they’ve allowed a back to rush for more than 100 yards since Week 3. Davis might not be able to cross that threshold on the ground this week, but he’s a solid play as a RB2.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Mike Davis.