5. Will Justin Davis bounce back?
With all of the uncertainty behind Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown at running back, rookie Justin Davis seemed to be a likely candidate to compete for the No. 3 spot after a preseason debut against the Dallas Cowboys. The two fumbles (one lost) may have seen a main reason for concern, but Davis led all running backs that game for the Los Angeles Rams with 70 rushing yards on nine carries, including an impressive 32-yard carry.
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Unfortunately, the following game was anything but impressive for the former USC standout after Davis finished the game with just eight rushing yards on five carries. And to top it off, it should also be noted the longest run by Davis in the game went for eight yards, so do the math to figure out how much of a disappointment this follow up performance really was.
Davis still has a lot of work to put in when it comes to proving he deserves a roster spot for the Rams, and Saturday will be the perfect opportunity to redeem himself against the Los Angeles Chargers. If Davis can figure out a way to come close to matching his first performance against the Cowboys, it will at least take some of the pressure off him heading into the preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers.