Davis has the chance to be a breakout Fantasy option this season, and he's worth drafting as a high-end No. 3 receiver as early as Round 6. He's entering his third season in the NFL, and Davis showed plenty of promise to end his second year in 2021. In the playoffs last year, Davis had 10 catches for 242 yards and five touchdowns on 13 targets. He also scored four touchdowns in his final six regular-season games. The Bills have 184 vacated targets with Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders gone, and while newcomers Jamison Crowder, Khalil Shakir and O.J. Howard will help fill that void, we expect Davis to take a big leap in production opposite Stefon Diggs. Davis could emerge as a weekly starter in all formats this season.
Davis caught eight of 10 targets for 201 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Chiefs. Davis caught all four of Josh Allen's passing touchdowns, scoring from 18, 75, 27 and 19 yards out. The final two touchdowns each gave the Bills the lead within the final two minutes of regulation, only for the Chiefs to answer both times. Buffalo never got a chance to respond in overtime, as Kansas City won the coin toss and drove down the field for a game-winning touchdown. Davis emerged as a consistent contributor in Buffalo's offense down the stretch and took his game to another level in this one, leaving a strong final impression to close out his sophomore season. With the big-armed Allen slinging it his way, Davis' fantasy arrow is pointing up.
Davis caught three of 14 targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets. The second-year wideout tied Stefon Diggs for the team lead in targets on the day, but Davis did far less with the volume than Buffalo's No. 1 receiver. He wraps up the regular season with 35 catches on 63 targets for 549 yards and six TDs, numbers nearly identical to his production as a rookie, and Davis' role in the postseason will depend largely on the health of Emmanuel Sanders (knee), who sat out three of the Bills' last four games.
Davis is a candidate to start and see a high snap share Sunday against Atlanta with Emmanuel Sanders (knee) inactive for the contest, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports. Davis had been catching fire prior to missing Week 16 due to being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, as he had caught a total of four touchdowns in three games leading up to that designation. Amended NFL protocol will allow the second-year wideout to re-take the field against the Falcons, who are a bottom-three team in terms of fantasy points allowed to wide receivers in PPR formats. Not only is the matchup favorable, but Davis will presumably get to work as a WR3 behind Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. With Buffalo often using three-wide-receiver sets, the opportunity will at least be there to recapture the momentum he had been building in Weeks 13-15.
The Bills activated Davis (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. After being placed on the list last Friday, Davis was initially expected to miss Weeks 16 and 17 since he was subject to a 10-day quarantine as an unvaccinated player who tested positive for COVID-19. However, he'll be eligible to return to practice Wednesday and suit up Sunday against Atlanta after the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed Tuesday to set isolation time at five days for all players who test positive for COVID-19, per Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. Davis will thus rejoin the Bills after he was apparently asymptomatic while in quarantine, and with Cole Beasley (illness) also coming off the same list Wednesday, Buffalo's receiving corps will be at full strength for Week 17.
Davis, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday after testing positive for the virus, won't be available for games Sunday against the Patriots or Week 17 against the Falcons due to his status as an unvaccinated player, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Davis and Cole Beasley are both following the protocols for unvaccinated players and must quarantine for 10 days after their positive tests Friday and Tuesday, respectively. Because Beasley tested positive earlier in the week, his 10-day period will conclude prior to the Jan. 2 game against the Falcons, while Davis won't be cleared until a day after that. Though Buffalo received good news with Emmanuel Sanders (knee) practicing fully and thus looking likely to play this weekend, the team's depth beyond Sanders and No. 1 wideout Stefon Diggs is now being tested. Look for Isaiah McKenzie to pick up snaps out of the slot in place of Beasley, while Jake Kumerow and potentially Marquez Stevenson pick up more reps on the perimeter.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Rams||22||22.05|
|6||10/16||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
|9||11/06||@New York Jets||13||20.65|
|13||12/01||@New England Patriots||5||18.56|
|14||12/11||New York Jets||13||20.65|
|18||01/08||New England Patriots||5||18.56|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||62||35||574||6||28||16.40||93|