Davis Mills

Davis Mills

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Houston Texans
2022 Fantasy Outlook
A 2021 third-round pick, Mills replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor early in the year before finally taking over the starting job for good. Mills struggled with efficiency - 23rd in on-target percentage (72.8) and 25th in YPA (6.8) - but he improved late in the season, posting 9/2 TD/INT and 7.4 YPA in his last five games. At 6-4, 225, Mills does not have an elite arm, but he fared well throwing deep (11th in both on-target and completion rates on 20-plus-yard attempts). He wasn't a running threat, however, and the Texans didn't have consistent pass catchers besides Brandin Cooks. The situation is similar this season, as the Texans added only second- round pick John Metchie, coming off an ACL injury and recovering from leukemia (he's not expected to play this year). They also signed RB Marlon Mack and drafted Dameon Pierce in Round 4, adding quantity if not quality to the running game. Perhaps a revamped scheme under Pep Hamilton, last year's QB coach now promoted to OC, will work in Mills' favor, but without rushing skills and surrounded by a poor roster, his fantasy outlook is limited. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.22 million contract with the Texans in May of 2021.
Officially benched
QBHouston Texans
November 25, 2022
Head coach Lovie Smith confirmed Friday that Mills will move to the bench while Kyle Allen takes over as the Texans' starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Miami, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
As anticipated, Mills has lost his starting job while the Texans are in the midst of a five-game losing streak. The second-year quarterback's play has deteriorated lately, as he threw a costly pick-six in Houston's Week 11 loss to the Commanders and reached 170 yards only once in the last four games. Even if Mills gets the job back from Allen at some point, Houston will almost certainly draft a new starting quarterback after the season, marking the end of Mills' tenure atop the depth chart.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Davis Mills' 2022 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
22.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.8 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.9%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.6 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.9%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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222100%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Nov 27th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
96.5
 
Cornerbacks
87.2
 
Safeties
85.6
 
Linebackers
126.8
 
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2022 Davis Mills Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Davis Mills' measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.81 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.95 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Mills was selected in the third round of the 2021 draft and it's no surprise the Texans took a quarterback, as the organization suddenly faces uncertainty at a position that once appeared set for the next decade. The Stanford product's maturation as a pro could take some time due to limited experience. His first two years with the Cardinal were capped due to injuries, and he started just 11 games over the last two seasons. With Deshaun Watson's future with the team cloudy, Tyrod Taylor could well take over as the starter to start the coming campaign, with Mills potentially getting a look by midseason. The Texans need to determine if he's their signal caller of the future, or if they'll go QB hunting in the first round of the 2022 draft.
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Unlikely start Sunday
QBHouston Texans
November 23, 2022
Mills appears set to move into a backup role for Sunday's game in Miami, as Kyle Allen is set to take first-team quarterback reps at the Texans' first Week 12 practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Job status on notice
QBHouston Texans
November 22, 2022
Houston head coach Lovie Smith hinted Monday that Mills could lose his starting job, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports. "Made some decisions on how we're going to go forward. Like all changes, anything that we do from week to week, we've got to talk to the players before we talk to you," Smith said.
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Struggles again in Week 11 loss
QBHouston Texans
November 20, 2022
Mills completed 19 of 33 passes for 169 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions while adding five carries for 10 yards and another score in the Texans' 23-10 loss to the Commanders on Sunday.
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Won't get benched for now
QBHouston Texans
November 14, 2022
Houston head coach Lovie Smith said after Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Giants that he has no immediate plans to remove Mills from the starting role, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I just don't think it's time," Smith said, when asked if he was considering a change at quarterback. "Simple as that. Quarterback position's a little bit different."
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Tops 300 yards in loss
QBHouston Texans
November 13, 2022
Mills completed 22 of 37 passes for 319 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Giants.
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