Gabriel Davis

Gabriel Davis

Wide Receiver #13
Team: Buffalo Bills
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 216 lb.
College:Central Florida
Age:21
Born:April 1, 1999
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 4 (128)
Draft Team:BUF

Gabriel Davis: Misses another practice

Davis (ankle) did not participate in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Davis has been held out of practice since he sprained his ankle in the divisional-round win over Baltimore. He continued playing after he suffered the injury, finishing the night without any catches on four targets. If Davis isn't available for the AFC Championship Game, the Bills could find more snaps for Isaiah McKenzie and/or one of their tight ends.

January 21, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Absent from Wednesday's practice

Davis (ankle) is listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice report.

Analysis: Davis picked up an ankle injury during last Saturday's AFC divisional-round win over the Ravens, but he was only forced to miss a few snaps before retaking the field. However, the rookie did finish without a catch on four targets, a likely indication that he wasn't playing at full strength. Davis will have two more opportunities to resume practicing ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City.

January 20, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Quickly returns Saturday

Davis (ankle) returned to Saturday's divisional-round game against the Ravens, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: The rookie out of UCF only missed a few plays before returning to action. Davis has been a major asset to the Bills' offense this season, specifically with the deep ball, as he has recorded 10 receptions of longer than 20 yards.

January 16, 2021 5:59 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Injures ankle Saturday

Davis was forced out of Saturday's AFC divisional-round game against the Ravens with an ankle injury.

Analysis: Gabriel failed to catch his lone target, which was in the end zone, before exiting the game. If the rookie receiver doesn't return, Isaiah McKenzie and Andre Roberts could get more work for the remainder of the game.

January 16, 2021 5:54 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Strong playoff debut

Davis secured all four targets for 85 yards in Saturday's wild-card win over the Colts.

Analysis: The rookie's snap count dropped to 54 percent, the lowest it's been since Week 10, but that was expected with John Brown (reserve/COVID-19 list) back in action starting in Week 17 and resuming his starting spot. Davis was the team's second-leading receiver in the win behind superstar Stefon Diggs' 128 yards, while the rookie has now seen at least four targets in each of the last seven games.

January 10, 2021 10:59 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Finishes regular season strong

Davis caught two of five targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: The rookie continues to be worked into the offensive game plan, seeing at least five targets for the fourth straight game. Davis finishes his first regular season with a 35/599/7 line on 62 targets, not bad at all considering his fourth-round status and some of the weapons in front of him. Davis may be counted on with regularity in the postseason, especially if Cole Beasley has trouble regaining full health from a knee injury.

January 4, 2021 10:32 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Modest production in win

Davis secured three of five targets for 33 yards in Buffalo's win over the Patriots on Monday.

Analysis: The Bills attempted to involve Davis more than the stat line would indicate, as quarterback Josh Allen was often looking his way even on plays that didn't up with a throw to Davis or were negated by penalties. He's been mostly a touchdown-dependent deep-league play since John Brown went out with an ankle injury, and Davis' managers will be dealing with some extra variables for Week 17, as Brown could return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, plus the team only has seeding at stake with a playoff spot well secured.

December 29, 2020 5:01 AM EST

Gabriel Davis: Teammate not ready to return

Davis' teammate John Brown was activated from injured reserve Monday but was then moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: That keeps Davis as the No. 3 guy in the wide receiver pecking order behind Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley for at least one more game, Monday at New England. Davis didn't do much of anything on five targets last week with just two catches for 18 yards, but he scored a TD in the three games prior, all of them with Brown out due to an ankle injury. Davis has played at least 83 percent of the defensive snaps in the four most recent games Brown has missed.

December 28, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Posts 18 yards against Broncos

Davis secured two of five targets for 18 yards during Saturday's 48-19 win at Denver.

Analysis: Davis' five targets ranked third on the team, but he finished just fifth in receiving output while seeing his three-game touchdown streak snapped. The fourth-round rookie has produced 65-plus receiving yards on different three occasions since Week 9, however, he's been held under 20 yards over his other three appearances during that span. TDs have boosted Davis' value throughout the 2020 campaign, and especially of late, as he has accumulated four scores over his past six appearances heading into a Week 16 road trip to New England.

December 19, 2020 6:59 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Teammate Brown still out

Davis' teammate John Brown (ankle) will not return from injured reserve this week against the Broncos.

Analysis: That gives the rookie Davis at least one more week of increased playing time, as he's serves as the clear-cut No. 3 receiver since Brown was put on the shelf. While Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley are the top two guys in the Buffalo offense, Davis has a TD catch in three straight games and has seen at least four targets and 83 percent of the offensive snap counts in each contest.

December 18, 2020 5:50 AM EST

Gabriel Davis: Scores in third straight

Davis caught three of eight targets for 19 yards and a score in the Sunday night win over the Steelers.

Analysis: While Davis wasn't very efficient and probably could have held on to an extra ball or two, that does give him scores in three straight games as he continues to thrive with starter John Brown on IR. Brown is expected to return at some point, but with the Buffalo offense clicking on all cylinders these days, Davis makes for a good play as long as his teammate remains on the shelf. Davis surprisingly leads the team in receiving touchdowns this season with six.

December 13, 2020 10:52 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Finds end zone in win

Davis brought in three of four targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 34-24 win over the 49ers on Monday night.

Analysis: Davis didn't come close to enjoying the volume of position mates Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley, but he still made his mark with a 28-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter in which he got behind multiple 49ers defenders down the right sideline. The rookie speedster now has a touchdown grab in three of the past four contests, and he figures to continue enjoying a low-volume, high-upside role as long as John Brown (ankle) remains on injured reserve.

December 7, 2020 9:09 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Scores on trick play

Davis caught three of four targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Davis caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Cole Beasley on a trick play in the second quarter and also hauled in a 44-yard pass from quarterback Josh Allen. The rookie third-round pick easily led all Bills receivers in yardage with Stefon Diggs limited to a season-low 39 yards. Davis now has four touchdowns and should continue to start on the outside opposite Diggs against the 49ers in Week 13 with John Brown (ankle) on IR.

November 29, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Extra action in store

Davis' teammate John Brown was placed on injured reserve Saturday due to a knee injury.

Analysis: Davis was already lined up for a main role in Sunday's game against the Chargers, but he'll now get at least two more games in a top-three role due to his veteran teammate being moved to IR. Perhaps that extra bit of responsibility is enough to break a tie for those managers choosing between deeper WR options.

November 28, 2020 10:35 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Replacing John Brown on Sunday

Davis' teammate John Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Brown previously missed Weeks 5 and 7, allowing Davis to play 100 and 95 percent of snaps on offense. The rookie caught five of nine targets for 58 yards in the first of those games, but the Jets limited him to one catch on three targets a couple weeks later. While production is far from guaranteed, Davis figures to play a lot of snaps and run a lot of routes this week.

November 27, 2020 11:18 AM EST

Gabriel Davis: No catches against Cardinals

Davis did not haul in any of his three targets during Sunday's 32-30 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: This marks the second time in three weeks that the fourth-round rookie has been held without a reception, though he did deliver four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown last Sunday against the Seahawks. Dating back to when the Bills took on Kansas City in Week 6, Davis has been held to fewer than 12 receiving yards in four of his five most recent outings. That's a stark drop off from the 2.6 catches and 37.4 receiving yards per game he produced Weeks 1 through 5. Heading into Buffalo's Week 11 bye, Gabriel remains the clear No. 4 wide receiver behind Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley.

November 17, 2020 6:08 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Finds end zone, third time in 2020

Davis caught four of five targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: This is about the most production we'll see out of the promising rookie when all of Buffalo's skill players are healthy, which finally came to roost in Week 9. We like the Central Florida product's long-term promise, but before you go rushing to nab him off the waiver wire, remember there are several options in front of him and that Davis caught just two balls for 18 yards and no scores combined over the previous three games, and that was with John Brown unhealthy and tight end Dawson Knox out of the lineup. Still, a 19-275-3 option as mostly a fourth receiver shows Davis' time may be coming quicker more than most fourth-round rookies.

November 9, 2020 4:06 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: No catches in win over Pats

Davis did not haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 24-21 win against the Patriots.

Analysis: Davis was a considerable producer within the Bills' offensive attack Weeks 3 through 5, registering a combined 10 catches for 165 yards and one touchdown during that span. As Josh Allen's passing has regressed in recent outings, however, Davis' production has correspondingly dipped. The rookie fourth-round draft choice has managed just two total catches for 18 yards the past three weeks, though a Week 9 matchup against Seattle's 32nd-ranked pass defense provides opportunity for a bounceback.

November 3, 2020 6:19 PM EST

Gabriel Davis: Disappointing Week 7

Davis caught just one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's win at at the Jets.

Analysis: Davis certainly had an opportunity for a big game, as he saw 95 percent of the offensive snaps on a day where John Brown was out with a knee injury and Josh Allen threw for 307 yards. But the passing game ended up going through Cole Beasley, as the Jets were content to give up the underneath stuff, allowing Davis' teammate to end up with 11 catches for 112 yards. Davis is a nice long-term play, but like anyone not named Stefon Diggs, he remains a hit-or-miss option in this offense.

October 26, 2020 11:23 AM EST

Gabriel Davis: Likely to start Week 7

Davis is expected to claim a regular spot in three-wide sets in Sunday's game against the Jets with the Bills ruling out John Brown (knee) for the contest.

Analysis: When Brown sat out the Bills' Week 5 loss to the Titans, it was Davis who stepped up his stead. The rookie played all 72 of the Bills' offensive snaps in that contest, parlaying nine targets into five receptions for 58 yards. Davis should see elevated usage again Sunday sans Brown, though with the Bills being one of the heaviest favorites on the Week 7 slate, the run game may become more of a priority if Buffalo establishes an early lead.

October 23, 2020 2:18 PM EST

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