Davis will likely have to compete for a starting role in 2021 after the Bills signed veteran free agent Emmanuel Sanders on Wednesday. Davis looked poised for a spike in potential playing time after the Bills released John Brown last week, but the team quickly moved to fill the void with Sanders, who has every bit the resume as Brown and then some. The addition of Sanders likely pushes Davis back to the No. 4 spot on the depth chart. Even as a member of the Bills' high-powered offense, Davis would likely need an injury to one of the top three wideouts to become a reliable weekly producer. That said, Davis' 35-599-7 stat line as a rookie shows he's still probably worth a late-round dart in fantasy drafts.
Davis could be in store for an enhanced role in 2021 after the Bills released John Brown on Wednesday. Davis did well in his rookie season, but in the nine regular-season games Brown played, the former was pushed down to the No. 4 spot on the receiver depth chart. The Bills need more help at other positions and don't have much cap space -- hence the Brown move -- so there's a chance the team is satisfied entering the 2021 season with Davis as the No. 3 receiver behind Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. If that happens, Davis will make for a decent fantasy option given his 35-599-7 rookie line in the Bills' newly found high-powered passing game.
Davis (ankle) failed to reel in any of his three targets during Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. With everyone suited up for the Buffalo offense -- namely John Brown and Cole Beasley -- Davis only saw 22 percent of the offensive snaps, his lowest total in any game this season. While Davis and the Bills left a little on the table to the powerful Chiefs, the 2020 fourth-rounder should be pleased with his first campaign. Davis appeared in all 16 regular-season games, posting a 35-599-7 line on 62 targets. The TD catches ranked in a tie for second among all NFL rookies, while the yardage total was ninth. The only real cause for concern is if Brown remains part of the team's plan for 2021, as Davis would sit fourth in the WR pecking order behind Stefon Diggs, Brown and Beasley entering Week 1. But how often do three veteran receivers all stay healthy for long stretches?
Davis (ankle) is active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Davis missed practice time this week before returning on a limited basis Friday, after which he was listed as questionable for the big contest. While he's probably not 100 percent, the rookie will be on the field for the biggest game of his football career, where he'll likely serve as the fourth receiving option behind Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley.
Davis (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Kansas City. Davis returned to practice Friday as a limited participant, potentially setting up a game-day decision ahead of the 6:40 ET kickoff Sunday. If the rookie is inactive or limited, Isaiah McKenzie likely would fill in as the No. 4 receiver.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|10||11/14||@New York Jets||18||23.13|
|12||11/25||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|13||12/06||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|14||12/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|16||12/26||@New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|18||01/09||New York Jets||18||23.13|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||62||35||599||7||27||17.11||101|