Gabriel Davis Fantasy Football Outlook 2022

Gabriel Davis will enter his third season in the NFL looking to break out as one of the up-and-coming wide receivers in the league. He spent last season mainly stuck behind a group of veterans on the depth chart. Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders departed the Buffalo Bills this off-season and now Davis looks to take over as the number two option behind All-pro teammate Stefon Diggs. The Bills run one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league with quarterback Josh Allen running the show. A record-breaking playoff game in 2021 is why many are excited about the fantasy outlook of Gabriel Davis this season.

2022 Fantasy Football Outlook: Gabriel Davis

2021 Recap

Davis finished the 2021 season with 35 catches for 549 yards and six touchdowns. He finished as WR58 and the fourth option at his position on the Bills. He started last season off slow only getting 17 targets in his first seven games. But in the second half of the season, his targets increased. At the end of the season, Sanders missed three games due to injury. In those games, Davis averaged eight targets and over 54 yards per contest. In games with at least five targets, he averaged 14 PPR points per game. That would have been good for WR13 in 2021. The departures of Beasley and Sanders could lead to an increase in targets for Davis in 2022. Beasley and Sanders combined for 184 targets and over 1,300 yards last season. In the playoffs versus the Kansas City Chiefs Davis went for over 200 yards and tied a playoff record with four touchdowns. Stefon Diggs was bracketed for most of the game and this led to Davis having a career day.

2022 Outlook

The Buffalo Bills should have one of the best offenses in the league in 2020. All-pro teammates Josh Allen (here is his fantasy outlook for 2022) and Stefon Diggs are the headliners but Davis will try to put himself in that class this season. The Bills are one of the most pass-happy offenses in the league and there is no reason why that should change.

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The Bills added rookie running back James Cook but he is more of a passing down back than a true foundation back. The departures of Beasley and Sanders leave a lot of open targets and snaps available. The Bills also added former Washington Commander Jamison Crowder but he is mainly a slot player and should not impact Davis seeing extra snaps and targets. The additional snaps will help Davis as he has gotten better results the more snaps he has played over his career.

Average Draft Position

Gabriel Davis should be seen as a league-winning player this year due to him being the second option on the Bills. Buffalo was fourth in the league in pass attempts in 2021. Davis is currently being taken as WR31 in the seventh round of 12-team leagues. Based on his career, getting Davis in the seventh round is good value. Amari Cooper (here is Cooper’s fantasy outlook heading into the 2022 season) and Jerry Jeudy are some receivers currently being drafted ahead of Davis. Cooper comes with injury concerns and also the possibility of playing a lot of games without Deshaun Watson. Based on their quarterback situations, drafting Gabriel Davis over Amari Cooper in fantasy football leagues is the better risk to take in the seventh round.

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