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WR Gabriel Davis, BUF (4 Viewers)

Gabe Davis plans to test free agency, but is open to staying in Buffalo​


What's the market for a WR that disappears for 75% of games?
He'll get handsomely paid by some team that is enamored with his occasional explosiveness - that's just the way it is for the WR market. If MVS and Lazard can get a boat load of money, I'm sure Davis will too.
 

Gabe Davis plans to test free agency, but is open to staying in Buffalo​


What's the market for a WR that disappears for 75% of games?
Suspect NFL teams will be smart enough to run tape and see disappearing is not entirely on the WR. He can't throw himself the ball when he's open. Will be thrilled if he leaves Buffalo. I'm not sure I'd even want Diggs at this point.
 
He just needs more targets. If he lands on the right team, a team in need of WRs, there's a few out there that could use a pop even it come and goes but I really feel that's the job of the QB, to keep him involved more often.

Good luck to him, anxious to see who would be willing to sign him and what role.
 
He just needs more targets. If he lands on the right team, a team in need of WRs, there's a few out there that could use a pop even it come and goes but I really feel that's the job of the QB, to keep him involved more often.

Good luck to him, anxious to see who would be willing to sign him and what role.
It's Davis' job to get separation and get open, something he's had trouble doing. Might explain the lack of targets. He excels as a blocker and stretching the field as a deep threat, but doesn't profile as a high volume receiver. He'd be a good fit for a team like Miami as their 3rd wideout.
 
He just needs more targets. If he lands on the right team, a team in need of WRs, there's a few out there that could use a pop even it come and goes but I really feel that's the job of the QB, to keep him involved more often.

Good luck to him, anxious to see who would be willing to sign him and what role.
When I'm guessing a FA fit I mainly look at need, available money and connections between the player and coaching staff/front office.

Cleveland checks 2 of those 3 boxes, the financials could be an issue.
 
He just needs more targets. If he lands on the right team, a team in need of WRs, there's a few out there that could use a pop even it come and goes but I really feel that's the job of the QB, to keep him involved more often.

Good luck to him, anxious to see who would be willing to sign him and what role.
It's Davis' job to get separation and get open, something he's had trouble doing. Might explain the lack of targets. He excels as a blocker and stretching the field as a deep threat, but doesn't profile as a high volume receiver. He'd be a good fit for a team like Miami as their 3rd wideout.
They could also be a little more creative with him. It would be nice to see him run some crossing routes, hitch routes, or get a little work in the run game on sweeps.

From what I’ve seen it’s usually go-routes, 9-routes, 15-20 yard out routes, post routes, the occasional fade.

Not saying he’d excel at those other things, - just saying I’d like to see if he’s more productive when used with a wider variety of plays.

He’s certainly had bouts of extreme productivity when targeted more heavily. He’s also had games with 3 or fewer targets where he does nothing but block all game.

And he’s had some bad drops here and there along the way. It’s a mixed bag.

It’s hard to put a finger on what’s really going on there. The Bills changed their entire offense mid-stream last year so it’s not like they were a well-oiled machine with Davis gumming up the works.

A change of scenery would probably benefit Davis. It’ll be interesting to see where he ends up, and how that changes his production, or lack thereof
 
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Cleveland checks 2 of those 3 boxes, the financials could be an issue.
That would be a potentially nice fit behind AC. Bell started coming on a little & you can see there’s talent there, but Davis would be an immediate upgrade over the Goodwin/Tillman/Grant/etc group.
 
Who is going to pay him and what would the contract look like? I cannot imagine anyone backing up the truck for his unproven consistency. He would be a great replacement for MVS in KC but I doubt they would invest as much as what would be needed. Nobody should be paying him as a number one that is for sure. It will be interesting to see where he lands and what that contract ultimately looks like.
 
Who is going to pay him and what would the contract look like? I cannot imagine anyone backing up the truck for his unproven consistency. He would be a great replacement for MVS in KC but I doubt they would invest as much as what would be needed. Nobody should be paying him as a number one that is for sure. It will be interesting to see where he lands and what that contract ultimately looks like.
There’s zero chance he commands WR1 money, and I seriously doubt any team or his own agent will be considering him for that.

But he could be a solid WR2. His blocking, while the ire of the FF community, is a significant asset to a team that likes to run like CLE.

Compared to some of the other names out there this year he’s likely pretty affordable.

One interesting landing spot could be SF, in the event that Aiyuk is moved. He’d certainly fit with the run heavy offense, and they’ve been trying to find a true deep threat to take the top off a defense for years.
 
One year prove it deal in KC?
I mentioned that as a potential landing spot in the FA topic.

It really seems like a nice fit. They did it with Toney. Davis, for all his warts is a smarter player, good team guy, and can be a legit vertical threat they lack.

And if that happens I’m likely selling everywhere on what should be a big value boost similar to what Toney experienced
 
The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia believes multiple factors “may just push (impending free agent Gabe Davis) out of Buffalo this offseason.”

Those factors are Davis’ “on-field inconsistency” and a contract Buscaglia believes could better the $11 million per season Jakobi Meyers landed last spring. Buscaglia emphasizes the Bills still love Davis’ “ability on the field, the role he played over the last two years and how hard he works every offseason.” It’s just going to be difficult to make him a priority considering their salary cap and internal free agent situations. For his part, Davis recently posted something of a Bills farewell on social media. Buscaglia believes Davis could return if his market is colder than expected, but that it’s not the most likely outcome.
 
If you don’t want to watch the full goodbye video, watch the last minute or so where he runs through his stats.

The video is both a goodbye AND a tool for his agent to get him a better deal 😂

Interesting to see the massive productivity he had versus number of targets over the last four years.
 
My new nickname for Davis is Skittles. I reserve the right to say that because he's been on my bench the last couple of years. Skittles because that's what you could get for him in a trade.
 

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