Gabriel Davis

Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #13
Buffalo Bills
Wide Receiver #13

Gabriel Davis News

Does little with 10 targets Week 18

Davis caught three of 10 targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 35-23 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Davis tied Stefon Diggs for the team lead in targets but didn't make much of the volume. Big things were expected from Davis in his third NFL season after he broke out last postseason, but Buffalo's No. 2 wide receiver struggled to find consistency en route to 48 catches for 836 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 targets. Davis had at least 88 yards and a touchdown on three different occasions, but he also produced fewer than 40 yards in eight of 15 appearances. The Bills will forget about Davis' underwhelming season in a heartbeat if he can return to peak form in the postseason, starting with the wild-card round against the Dolphins.

Jan 8, 2023 1:39 PM EST

Records touchdown in Week 16 win

Davis brought in three of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 35-13 win over the Bears on Saturday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Davis led the Bills in receiving yards on the windy, frigid day at Soldier Field, and he erased an early 7-0 deficit with a 19-yard scoring grab just past the midway point of the first quarter. Davis tied his career high with what was his seventh touchdown catch of the campaign, and he now has at least three grabs in six of the last seven contests. Davis next takes aim at a tough Bengals secondary in a critical Week 17 road matchup on Monday night, Jan. 2.

Dec 24, 2022 6:37 PM EST

Tallies 56 yards

Davis recorded four receptions on six targets for 56 yards in Saturday's 32-29 win over Miami.

Analysis: Davis finished third on the Bills in each of targets, receptions and yards. He did the majority of his damage on a pair of catches that went for 21 and 15 yards but was ultimately overshadowed by a big game from Dawson Knox. Davis has now been held under 60 receiving yards in six of his last eight games, and he has only two touchdowns in that span.

Dec 17, 2022 10:01 PM EST

Three catches in Week 14

Davis caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets.

Analysis: No Bills pass catcher reached 50 yards in this one, so Davis wasn't the only player who struggled to create separation against the sticky Jets secondary. Davis has been held below 40 receiving yards in seven of 12 appearances this season, including Week 3 against the Dolphins, whom the Bills will face again in Week 15.

Dec 11, 2022 3:18 PM EST

Gets into end zone during win

Davis secured two of seven targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 24-10 win over the Patriots on Thursday night.

Analysis: Davis had an inefficient night overall, but he salvaged it from a fantasy perspective by recording an eight-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. The speedster's catch and yardage totals were his second lowest of the season, and the trip to the end zone was only his second since Week 6. Davis will aim to reverse the the troublesome trend of three straight games of declining yardage over that of the previous contest when he faces the tough Jets secondary in a Week 14 home divisional showdown a week from Sunday.

Dec 1, 2022 8:32 PM EST

Four grabs in Thanksgiving win

Davis caught four of five targets for 38 yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over the Lions.

Analysis: The third-year receiver took a back seat to Stefon Diggs and Isaiah McKenzie in this one as he failed to reach 40 receiving yards for the third time in the last five games. Davis' downturn has coincided with Josh Allen's elbow issues, but he remains a big-play threat heading into a Week 13 road clash with the Patriots.

Nov 24, 2022 3:35 PM EST

Solid production in win

Davis brought in five of seven targets for 68 yards in the Bills' 31-23 win over the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: Davis checked in second in receptions and receiving yards on the afternoon for the Bills while sharing the team lead in targets with Dawson Knox. The speedster also had a drop that would have made his day even bigger, but he'll still head into Thursday's return to Ford Field for a Week 12 Thanksgiving showdown against the Lions with an 11-161-1 line over his last two games.

Nov 20, 2022 3:52 PM EST

Finds end zone in OT loss

Davis caught six of nine targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Davis scored from 11 yards out with 28 seconds left in the first half to give the Bills a 24-10 lead, but Minnesota came back in the second half and pulled it out in overtime as Buffalo's offense was bogged down by a trio of Josh Allen turnovers. It has been an up and down season for Davis, who has 352 receiving yards and four touchdowns across his best three games -- including this one -- and only 192 yards with one touchdown over the other five. He'll maintain a high ceiling when the Bills host the Browns in Week 11.

Nov 13, 2022 3:05 PM EST

Only two catches in loss

Davis caught two of five targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Davis was kept in check by the stingy Jets secondary. His big-play ability coupled with Josh Allen's arm strength give Davis an immense ceiling, but his floor is far lower than that of Stefon Diggs, who led the team in targets (10), catches (five) and receiving yards (93). Davis and the Bills will host the Vikings in Week 10.

Nov 6, 2022 3:53 PM EST

Contained on seven targets

Davis had two receptions (seven targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Davis was held in check after exploding for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the two games before returning from the bye week. Green Bay boasts one of the best secondaries in the NFL, so it was going to be a tough matchup for Josh Allen's favorite downfield threat. Top corners Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas each made huge breakups on deep balls to Davis at different points of the contest, one of which would have been a signature long bomb for a score had Davis been able to get his second foot down in the back of the end zone. In the end, it was a disappointing stat line for the breakout fantasy wideout. Davis will get a chance to rebound against the Jets next Sunday.

Oct 30, 2022 11:44 PM EST

Finds end zone Sunday

Davis caught three of six targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-20 win over Kansas City.

Analysis: While he didn't see anywhere near the volume Stefon Diggs did, Davis still made a big impact on the game, scoring Buffalo's first TD of the afternoon on a 34-yard rocket down the sideline from Josh Allen. The third-year wideout continues his breakout campaign, and Davis will head into Buffalo's Week 7 bye on pace for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Oct 16, 2022 6:54 PM EST

Flashes elite wheels in win

Davis secured three of six targets for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 38-3 win over the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Davis comfortably led the Bills in receiving yards thanks to 98- and 62-yard touchdown grabs in the first and second quarters, respectively, a pair of plays where his elite speed was on display. The two splash scores should put any doubts as to the health of Davis' previously ailing ankle to rest, and he'll next take aim at the Chiefs' defense in a Week 6 road showdown that should feature plenty of aggressive offense.

Oct 9, 2022 1:47 PM EST

Full practice participant

Davis (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: It was his first full practice since Week 1 and sets the stage for Davis to enter Sunday's game against the Steelers without an injury designation. He's averaging only 4.7 targets through three appearances, but there's rebound potential now that Davis is healthier and fellow Bills wide receivers Jamison Crowder (IR - ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) are injured. The matchup also looks good, especially for a downfield-oriented receiver, as each of Pittsburgh's top five defensive backs is listed on the injury report this week. Cornerback Akhello Witherspoon (hamstring) and safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) and Terrell Edmunds (concussion) were absent from practice to start the week, while CBs Cameron Sutton (groin) and Levi Wallace (foot) were limited.

Oct 5, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Limited to one catch Sunday

Davis secured one of three targets for 13 yards in the Bills' 23-20 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: The speedster was once again questionable with an ankle issue coming into the day, but he was able to play through it without any obvious issue. However, the Ravens' defense made life more difficult than usual on Josh Allen, leading to Davis' meager showing. He'll look to bounce back from his season-low totals at the expense of the Steelers defense in a Week 5 home matchup.

Oct 2, 2022 2:43 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Davis (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Analysis: After being inactive in Week 2, Davis suited up for last weekend's loss to the Dolphins, logging 88 of a possible 92 snaps on offense en route to catching three of his six targets for 37 yards. However, after aggravating his ankle injury since then, perJoe Buscaglia of The Athletic, the wideout missed practice Thursday, before returning to a limited session, after which Davis relayed that his ankle felt good and that he intended to play Sunday. With that outcome now confirmed, Davis is slated to work opposite top wideout Stefon Diggs and barring any in-game setbacks should see his share of snaps and targets from QB Josh Allen versus a Baltimore defense that has allowed a league-high average of 353.3 passing yards through the first three games of the 2022 season.

Oct 2, 2022 8:35 AM EST

Likely available Sunday

Davis (ankle), officially listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Davis logged a pair of limited practices throughout the week, which came on Wednesday and Friday. He played through the same ankle issue in Week 3 and hauled in three of six targets for 37 yards in a relatively disappointing performance. However, if he's able to play, Davis could be in line for a bounceback effort against a Baltimore secondary that has allowed strong stat lines to opposing receivers early on in the campaign.

Oct 1, 2022 8:56 PM EST

Questionable for Week 4

Davis (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's 1:00 ET game in Baltimore.

Analysis: Davis has two limited showings this week sandwiched around a DNP-Thursday, and his comments this week seem to indicate he plans on playing Sunday. He was out there for 96 percent of the plays in the Week 3 loss to Miami, but between his 3-37-0 line, his Week 2 absence and his limited practice availability this week, it's clear he's not operating at anywhere near 100 percent just yet.

Sep 30, 2022 11:19 AM EST

Spotted at practice

Davis (ankle) was present for Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen how the Bills list his participation level and subsequent Week 4 injury status, but Davis' presence on the field Friday is nonetheless encouraging after he was listed as a non-participant Thursday.

Sep 30, 2022 9:22 AM EST

Logs DNP on Thursday

Davis (ankle) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: After being a limited practice participant Wednesday, Davis was listed as a non-participant Thursday. It remains to be seen whether that's the result of a setback or simply for maintenance purposes, but more context on that front should arrive no later than Friday afternoon, when the Bills post their final injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Sep 29, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Not practicing Thursday

Davis (ankle) didn't participate in the media-access portion of Thursday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if the Bills officially list Davis as a non-participant Thursday, but if they do, what the wideout is able to do during Friday's session will be offer added context regarding his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Davis approached Week 3 action listed as questionable, but managed to play 88 of a possible 92 snaps on offense in Buffalo's 21-19 loss to the Dolphins.

Sep 29, 2022 10:32 AM EST

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