Gabe Davis Fantasy Start/Sit: Should the Bills WR Be in Fantasy Lineups Against the Raiders?

After one week of NFL action, we now have a greater understanding of our fantasy teams -- does Bills WR Gabe Davis deserve to be starting?

After an eventful first week of NFL action, many fantasy football managers are having to rethink their starting rosters after witnessing how teams utilized their skill position players.

One of those players that fantasy managers would consider starting is Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis.

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Should I Start or Sit Gabe Davis in Fantasy This Week?

Gabe Davis and the Bills started their 2023 NFL season under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, where he could showcase his talents for the world to see. Unfortunately, Davis and the entire Buffalo offense struggled mightily as Josh Allen had four turnovers, and they could only muster 16 points.

Davis’ numbers from that game were particularly concerning, as he finished the game with only two receptions for 32 yards. Now he gets the opportunity to bounce back with a home game in Buffalo against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders are fresh off a win after outlasting divisional rival Denver by 1 point.

The defensive secondary of the Raiders did hold Russell Wilson and Co. to 16 total points, but the passing game of the Broncos was incredibly efficient, throwing 34 passes and finishing the game with only seven incompletions. Now the Raiders get a much more difficult task: containing Allen, Davis, and the Bills offense.

Stefon Diggs will garner most of the attention from the Raiders secondary as he is the primary target in the Bills offense, but there is room for a second receiver to flourish in this offense.

Davis did finish as a top-20 fantasy receiver four times last season, and I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t mention his playoff performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, where he had 201 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

When Davis is in rhythm with his quarterback, there aren’t many defenses that can stop the tandem from scoring. While his fantasy point production in 2022 was somewhat disappointing, he did prove that he is a deep threat, as he had an average depth of target over 16 yards, leading the team.

Fantasy Outlook for Davis vs. the Raiders

There’s a wide range of outcomes when attempting to predict Davis’s fantasy production this upcoming Sunday. While he likely won’t command the high number of targets that Diggs will get, he does have one tantalizing talent that can give your fantasy squad a big-time boost: his ability to run past defenders on deep routes.

He’s got the juice, and with his cannon-armed quarterback, a big play can happen at any time during the game. With so many options at receiver, should you lock him into your starting lineup?

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He is a fine starter for fantasy rosters, specifically for teams that are projected underdogs going into matchups this week.

Davis would project as a wide receiver three or flex for fantasy rosters, and if he can connect with one of those deep passes from Allen, then your team can be set up for a massive fantasy upset. Davis’ combination of deep speed, having a quarterback willing to throw it deep often, and an unproven Raiders defense make him a great third receiver or flex to plug into fantasy lineups.

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