April 13, 2024

2 Fantasy Impacts: Gabe Davis Signs With Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have come to a three-year, $39 Million agreement with wide receiver, Gabe Davis, including an additional $11 Million in incentives. The Jags previous WR1, Calvin Ridley hits free agency after his best season since 2020. Prior to the 2023 season, Ridley had been dealing with mental health issues and a gambling suspension. These factors, coupled with his veteran status at age 29, likely led Jacksonville to bring in the younger Gabe Davis, who turns 25 on April 1st.

 

Davis Isn’t Guaranteed More Volume

Davis was a fourth-round draft pick for the Buffalo Bills in 2020. During his time in Buffalo, he’s had 163 catches for 2,730 yards and 27 touchdowns in four regular seasons. While these career stats are pretty great, he’s remained a frustrating player for fantasy football managers due to his inconsistent play. With the Jaguars ready to move on from Ridley, Davis will battle it out with Christian Kirk as the WR1, and likely won’t pick up any more volume. He’ll have plenty of complimentary teammates surrounding him, including tight end, Evan Engram and running back, Travis Etienne.

 

Stefon Diggs is Still in High Demand

With Gabe Davis leaving Buffalo and Stefon Diggs trade rumors swirling, the Bills look to be in a tough spot regarding receiver talent. Stefon Diggs finished the 2023 season with a career-high in touchdowns and second-most in yards. While targets from quarterback Josh Allen, did diminish, plenty of teams have been targeting Diggs in the offseason, including the Baltimore Ravens. DraftKings Sportsbook, however, has the Bills as the favorite to retain Diggs at -300. No matter where he lands, it’s clear that the veteran receiver still has some juice left. If you’re in a “win now” situation, Diggs should still be on your radar. That being said, it’s all speculation that Diggs would leave Buffalo. Trading him would leave them cap-strapped.

 

Proceed With Caution

Ultimately, Gabe Davis remains a boom-or-bust type of player. despite his inconsistency, I still see him as a viable flex player. This could change depending on several variables, namely the success of Trevor Lawrence. If Lawrence can improve his accuracy a bit and learn to avoid the blitz, Gabe Davis could be in for a big season.

What are your thoughts on Gabe Davis making the move to Jacksonville? Let me know @KellyInPhoenix on Twitter/X. I’d love to hear from you! Also – we’ve got more fantasy impact articles for you to catch up on! Take a look.

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