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Old 07-09-2004   #1
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Default Domanick Davis FF Preview from Footballguys.com

Here's a pretty lengthy fantasy football preview on Domanick Davis from footballguys.com. It includes analysis from 2 FF "experts" and comments from their message board participants. Here's Footballguy's Jason Wood summary on DD:
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In my opinion, it's quite clear Domanick Davis is the best back on a young, up-and-coming team. He is multifaceted, a critical component to becoming an elite fantasy running back, and showed proficiency for scoring on a team that was otherwise inept offensively. This year, the team is implementing a new blocking scheme to accentuate Davis' skills as a cutback runner. Combine that with the likelihood of improved time of possession driven by a better defense and more productive passing game, I see no reason why Davis shouldn't be considered an excellent RB2 with very real potential to finish this season among the top 10 fantasy backs. If you can land Davis in the early second round to pair with another top RB, your team should be quite competitive out of the gates.
So you can forget about Domanick as a sleeper 3rd round pick. Ain't happening. More stuff on Davis from David Yudkin:
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Now before we all go out and go nuts over Davis, nay sayers will point to the mediocre run defenses he compiled big numbers against. His 5 biggest games were against the Bengals, Jets, Falcons, and Colts, and every one of those teams was ranked in the bottom third in rushing defense (several were bottom 5).

His worst games (although not horrendously bad) came against the Patriots, Titans, Buccaneers, Panthers, and Bills--all Top 10 teams against the run. Somehow, I don't think that that's a coincidence, but then again that's not unexpected either. Davis cannot be held responsible for the schedule, but he clearly performed better against softer run defenses.
Good point about the quality of run defenses DD faced. But, the Texans will face 5 top 10 rushing defenses from '03 and 5 bottom 10 rushing defenses. That stuff evens out over the course of the season.
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