Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis didn't take too kindly to last Sunday's bagel, reviving for six catches on 12 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in Week 12's 37-34 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis' unpredictable year rages on. The 24-year-old logged two donuts in his last three weeks before returning to the box score with a bang, mightily aiding those who took the leap of faith of deploying him in anticipation of this possible track meet. Davis' evening wasn't completely rosy, which has become a common theme for him. After grabbing a clutch seven-yard go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter, Davis and quarterback Josh Allen were not on the same page for a potential game-ending TD during OT. Every week is an adventure when it comes to Davis, and we'll see what type of story he'll have in store when the Bills return from a Week 13 bye to face the Kansas City Chiefs in what could be another high-scoring affair.
Nov 27, 2023 12:48 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis is someone we can quantify as a player who is virtually impossible to project. Davis has hit paydirt in five games with 75 yards per game in those instances, but he's an averaging a mere 19.2 yards in six other games without a score. You may have heard this one before, but Davis is a boom-or-bust WR3 on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after essentially running sprints in Week 11 with zero targets on 35 routes run and a 90.5% snap share. The talented, yet unpredictable, 24-year-old is always a better bet in standard fantasy leagues and DFS tournaments, but his chances of reaching a ceiling outcome are perhaps amplified by a matchup with an Eagles defense that's being carved up for the most fantasy points per game (46.15) to opposing wideouts. If there was ever a week to deploy Davis with some modicum of confidence, it might just be in Week 12 for a possible shootout with the Eagles.
Nov 26, 2023 1:09 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis might as well have taken the evening off for Week 11's battle with the division-rival New York Jets, as he was not targeted a single time in the team's dominant 32-6 win. It's the second bagel in the last three weeks for Davis, who has now alternated single- and double-digit yardage totals in each of the past six outings on the heels of a four-game touchdown streak. It's par for the course when it comes to the 24-year-old deep threat, who looks as unpredictable in 2023 as he ever has. His scoring spree and nine-catch Week 8 performance looking like sheer anomalies, Davis will at least have decent boom prospects as a WR3 in an enticing Week 12 date with the Philadelphia Eagles and their stumbling secondary.
Nov 20, 2023 2:23 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis' campaign has been all over the map, which is appropriate considering his playstyle. After a season-opening dud, Davis went on a four-game touchdown streak before stumbling for two straight flops to follow up the scoring binge. The volatile 24-year-old then put together a 9/87/1 receiving line on 12 targets in Week 8 before laying a Week 9 goose egg. Davis may have led the Bills in receiving yards (56) amid last Monday's loss to the Denver Broncos but committed a costly drop that led to a pick. There are some weeks where Davis feels more inclined to pop for a big output than others, but Week 11 against the New York Jets is not one of them. New York's defense is restricting WRs to a league-low 22.1 average fantasy points and Davis hasn't eclipsed three catches or 39 yards in any of his last four cracks at Gang Green's defense. He's a boom-or-bust WR3 each and every week.
Nov 18, 2023 12:02 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis managed to post a team-high 56 receiving yards on two receptions (six targets) in Monday's heartbreaking 24-22 defeat to the visiting Denver Broncos. Davis failed to corral a Josh Allen bullet pass with the Bills driving down the field during the first quarter, compounding on an error-filled last two weeks for the fourth-year wideout. Davis at least tried to atone for this mistake with a nice snag in the back of the end zone for a two-point conversion in the second period, before executing a 38-yard catch-and-run during the third. Week 10 was hardly anything new out of the 24-year-old deep threat, who isn't a bankable WR3 in PPR fantasy leagues for Week 11's date with an intimidating New York Jets secondary. Davis caught two balls for 32 yards against Gang Green in the regular-season opener.
Nov 14, 2023 1:42 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis just hasn't been a reliable presence for both his team and fantasy managers alike this year. Davis' Week 9 goose egg on two targets was exacerbated by the fact that he was the intended target on a Josh Allen interception and intentional grounding penalty. The 24-year-old field stretcher's role did a complete one-eighty last Sunday, after Davis commanded 12 targets in Week 8 on an expanded route tree. Despite some teases of growth here and there in a Year 4 contract season, not much has changed regarding Davis' weekly ranking. Fantasy managers can depend on Davis' seventh-most touchdowns (five) and routes run (327) among WRs if playing the volatile wideout in Week 10 versus the Denver Broncos, but he remains nothing more than a boom-or-bust WR3. Davis' setup as an every-down player in a shootout offense with an injury-riddled defense is far more enticing on Monday's single-game DFS showdowns rather than season-long leagues.
Nov 11, 2023 8:30 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis faded away in Sunday's 24-18 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, failing to secure either of his two targets. Davis had a game to forget, serving as the intended receiver on quarterback Josh Allen's interception on his lone first-half target in the box score. Allen turned to Davis once more near the end of the first half, but a miscommunication on an option route resulted in an intentional grounding penalty that pushed the Bills out of field-goal range. An end-zone pass was slightly overthrown during the third quarter, leaving Davis without a catch on the evening. Week 9 represented some troubling regression for the 24-year-old deep threat, who received 12 targets and an expanded route tree in Week 8 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Khalil Shakir reeled in all four of his looks for 57 yards in this one. Without a palatable floor, Davis simply remains impossible to trust as a touchdown-or-bust WR3 in Week 10 versus the Denver Broncos.
Nov 6, 2023 2:14 AM EST
Up until Week 8, it had been the type of year we've come to expect out of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis. Davis had found the end zone in four straight games from Weeks 2 through 5 but logged 32 yards or fewer in his three other contests. Last Thursday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 24-year-old deep threat played all of Buffalo's offensive snaps and caught 9-of-12 targets for 87 yards and a touchdowns on 44 routes. It was the most fantasy-friendly Davis' role has perhaps ever looked during his erratic career, and it helped put him on a career-best 16-game pace of 62 catches on 94 targets (66.6% catch rate), 868 yards, and 10 scores. It's a small sample size, but Davis is the owner of a shiny 12/258/3 receiving line in his past two games without Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) since 2022. Perhaps holding a higher floor sans Knox, Davis looks like a high-ceiling WR3 in a Week 9 showdown the Cincinnati Bengals that carries a 50.5-point implied total.
Nov 4, 2023 10:10 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis assembled one of his career's more balanced efforts in Week 8's 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, corralling nine of his 12 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. The Bills seemed to make a concerted effort to get Davis involved early and often after his dismal past two games. The 24-year-old deep threat got wide open in the back of the end zone on his third-quarter touchdown. With alpha target Stefon Diggs drawing so much defensive attention on Thursday, Davis found himself in a featured role in Buffalo's Diggs-centric passing attack. Don't expect that to be a trend going forward, but it can't be denied that this is the best Davis' usage looked all season. It's also worth mentioning that Davis now boasts a combined 12/258/3 receiving line in his last two games without Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) since 2022.
Oct 27, 2023 3:00 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis suggested he was making a jump into weekly WR2 discussions with a four-game touchdown streak from Weeks 2 to 5, but he's hit a brick wall in his latest outings. Davis has a combined four catches for 27 yards and a lost fumble in the subsequent games from his scoring spree. The inconsistent 24-year-old runs plenty of routes (242), but 35 targets on that volume checks out to an unreliable 14.5% target rate. Davis aims to return to form in Week 8 versus a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that is surrendering the sixth-most average passing yards (246.7). Davis hit paydirt in his lone career appearance against the Bucs, netting a 5/43/1 receiving line in 2021. Fantasy managers would probably be satisfied with a similar outcome, and Davis remains a perpetual boom-or-bust, big-play-reliant WR3 with no teams on a Week 8 bye.
Oct 25, 2023 11:33 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis posted his second consecutive dud in Week 7's disconcerting 29-25 loss to the New England Patriots, bringing in one pass for six yards. Davis matched teammate Stefon Diggs' first half with one six-yard reception but out-targeted him 4-3 over this frame. That was the extent of the positives for the 24-year-old deep threat, as New England has served as a Davis kryptonite of sorts. He's now put up 1.8 catches for 20.5 yards per game in six career outings against the Pats. It's also worth noting that first-round rookie Dalton Kincaid could start pushing Davis for looks as quarterback Josh Allen's secondary target, after the tight end racked up eight catches for 75 yards on Sunday. Davis will look for easier sledding in Week 8 versus a notorious pass-funnel Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.
Oct 23, 2023 12:45 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis' four-game scoring streak came to an anticlimactic end, after he caught just three passes for 21 scoreless yards in Week 6's victory. Davis remains a standard-league preference, sitting as the overall WR16 in those modes but the WR24 in full-PPR settings. The 24-year-old's 30 targets on 198 routes run present an unpromising 15.2% target rate. Davis remains a distant, yet clear-cut, No. 2 option for quarterback Josh Allen while tight ends Dalton Kincaid and Dawson Knox wrestle for scraps. Davis has been locked down during his five career games against the New England Patriots, averaging 2.0 catches (5.6 targets) for 23.4 yards and two total touchdowns. Davis hasn't cleared 40 yards in any of these outings. With a dynamic 11.4 yards per target and 16.2 yards per reception, Davis remains a big-play threat but ultimately TD-dependent WR3 in Week 7.
Oct 21, 2023 3:52 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis couldn't recover from a fumble in the first quarter of Week 6's narrow 14-9 win over the New York Giants, corralling three passes for 21 yards. Davis coughed up the football while fighting for extra yardage in the first quarter en route to a quiet two-catch, 18-yard first half before making one more three-yard reception early in the fourth period. Sunday night was a harsh reminder of the 24-year-old deep threat's inconsistent tendencies, as his performance offered a far cry from his four-game touchdown streak that was shattered amid a rough box score. To be fair to Davis, Buffalo's shut-down offense struggled to move the ball until late in the game. Any hope that Davis' hot stretch was pushing him into every-week WR2 conversations may have to be put on hold for now, and he'll be a fairly TD-or-bust WR3 in Week 7 against the New England Patriots.
Oct 16, 2023 1:04 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis is running on one of the hottest stretches of his career following 2023's season opener. Davis has found the end zone in four straight games en route to a WR12 position in standard-league scoring (52.6) since Week 2. Even so, the 24-year-old deep threat's 15.1% target rate renders his floor a worrisome one in a Week 6 tilt with a depleted New York Giants squad, which may not offer much resistance while missing their starting quarterback, left tackle, and center in a hostile environment. Davis poses plenty of chemistry with QB Josh Allen, as evidenced by PlayerProfiler's fourth-ranked target quality rating (8.3), but the volatile wideout remarkably has more scores than red-zone targets (three) this season. He's certainly on a highly effective run, but Davis likely needs touchdown variance to stay in his favor in order to return a satisfying fantasy outcome. Treat him as a WR2 in non-PPR and a WR3 in PPR formats.
Oct 14, 2023 6:30 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis caught 6-of-8 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 5's 25-20 defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars. You won't find it in the box score, but Davis committed a costly drop to stall out a third-quarter drive near midfield after Stefon Diggs came down with a 48-yard bomb. Davis then had a nine-yard touchdown reception called back on an offensive pass interference, only for quarterback Josh Allen to go right back to him for a 19-yard score on the ensuing play. With Buffalo in catch-up mode, the 24-year-old deep threat made a nifty 29-yard catch along the sideline to get them in a goal-to-go. We continue deeming Davis an eternal boom-or-bust WR3, but he is certainly making plays when granted chances and possesses a clear nose for the end zone. He'll be on the higher end of the FLEX spectrum, at worst, next Sunday night versus the floundering New York Giants.
Oct 9, 2023 1:17 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis has made the most of his opportunities in the season's first quarter, generating a robust 2.88 fantasy points per target, 12.2 yards per target, and 18.3 yards per reception. The 24-year-old deep threat dwells as fantasy's overall WR12 in standard leagues since Week 2 with 36.6 points across a three-game touchdown streak. Davis looks poised in Week 5 to primarily square off with 30-year-old Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Darious Williams, who has been burned for 2.09 fantasy points allowed per target, 11.8 yards per target, and 18.5 yards per catch. But Davis' 13.4% target rate (18 targets on 134 routes run) leaves much to be desired, so he still can't be trusted as anything more than volatile WR3. Davis should be boosted to top-24 range in non-PPR lineups, while being docked to top-32 territory otherwise on Sunday.
Oct 7, 2023 12:56 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis caught each of his three targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 4's 48-20 win over the Miami Dolphins. It looked like Davis was in for one of his signature blow-up games after he got behind the defense for an 18-yard touchdown on the game's opening possession. However, he wasn't targeted again until late in the third quarter while Stefon Diggs tormented Miami's defenders all afternoon for 120 yards and three scores. Davis brought in a 34-yard pass to close the period and pad a fine fantasy day, which was his third straight with a TD catch. The 24-year-old deep threat will try to carry the scoring prowess into next Sunday's London matchup against a beatable Jacksonville Jaguars secondary.
Oct 2, 2023 12:32 AM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis left his mark with a 35-yard touchdown catch on four targets in Week 3's 37-3 flattening of the Washington Commanders. The 24-year-old's receiving line last Sunday delineated why he's widely regarded as one of fantasy's most inconsistent assets. Week 4's hosting of the Miami Dolphins could be a high-scoring setting where Davis' boom-or-bust prospects are more inclined to offer fantasy explosiveness. With that said, the erratic deep threat has lived up to the moniker in six career games against the Fins, totaling three touchdowns with a 100-yard and targetless outing mixed in during this bumpy span. Though his play style offers a wide range of potential weekly outcomes, consider Davis a WR3 with WR2 upside who remains more enticing in DFS tournaments in this attractive game environment.
Sep 29, 2023 9:29 PM EST
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis caught 1-of-4 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Week 3's 37-3 rout of the Washington Commanders. The 24-year-old reeled in a 35-yard strike courtesy of Josh Allen to score the game's first touchdown, but disappeared in the box score the rest of the way. Davis' volatile tendencies saw him commit a rough third-quarter drop, but it didn't ultimately swing momentum in Washington's favor. Davis' field-stretching aptitude really wasn't needed for the majority of Sunday's outing with the Commanders unable to put up much of a fight offensively. Fantasy managers will be satisfied with the score, but Davis remains a perpetual boom-or-bust WR3/FLEX ahead of a highly-anticipated Week 4 duel with the division-rival Miami Dolphins.
Sep 25, 2023 12:33 AM EST
Wide receiver Gabe Davis asserted himself as a legitimate No. 2 option alongside Stefon Diggs by leading the Buffalo Bills with 92 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 2's vanquishing of the Las Vegas Raiders. The 24-year-old is likely to square off frequently with top Washington defensive back Kendall Fuller, who helped lock down the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener, but gave way a bit for a 3/69/1 receiving line against him in Week 2 versus the Denver Broncos. There's not much else to be said about Davis on a weekly basis; his every-down role in a pass-heavy offense keeps him in the WR3 conversation. But the deep threat is of the boom-or-bust variety in Week 3, and Davis may not find breathing room as easily against the Commanders as it came last time out versus the inferior Raiders secondary.
Sep 22, 2023 1:54 PM EST