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The Jaguars and QB Trevor Lawrence agreed to a five-year, $275 million contract extension with $200 million guaranteed, ESPN reports. Lawrence now ranks second in the NFL in average annual salary and fourth in guaranteed money. The extension tacks on to the final two years of his current contract, meaning that Lawrence is now signed with the Jaguars through the 2030 season. He'll be 32 when the deal expires.

The Jaguars released WR Zay Jones, saving $4.18 million against the 2024 salary cap. This move was inevitable after Jacksonville took WR Brian Thomas in the first round of the draft -- after signing WR Gabriel Davis in free agency. Jones missed seven games with knee and hamstring injuries last year but caught 82 balls back in 2022. The 29-year-old can still help an NFL team, although Jones is not a good bet to be a major fantasy asset in 2024 or beyond.

The Jaguars are signing WR Gabe Davis to a three-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That could signal the team doesn't expect to be able to re-sign WR Calvin Ridley, who reached unrestricted free agency today. Jacksonville would have trouble fitting Ridley and Davis contracts under the cap, especially with Edge Josh Allen currently on the franchise tag ($24 million in 2024 salary). It also wouldn't make much sense for the team to pay both guys plus WRs Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, both of whom remain under contract. TE Evan Engram also got a hefty extension just before last season. There's room for Davis to earn at least as much target share as he found in Buffalo. The crowded Jacksonville corps could keep him frustrating as a fantasy option, though. Davis has been a nice best ball value so far this draft season, going 62nd among WRs. We'll see whether his new contract delivers a big boost. But we'll likely keep buying Davis in best ball. Check our best ball rankings to see how his new home affects him.

Bills HC Sean McDermott said Friday that WR Gabe Davis (knee) won't play Sunday against the Chiefs. That should mean a continued role increase for WR Khalil Shakir. But WR Trent Sherfield got an even bigger bump the past two games. He has played his two largest snap shares of the season -- 71% at Miami, 63% vs. Steelers -- in the game Davis left and then the playoff opener he missed. Sherfield didn't see a target against Pittsburgh, so he's only in range as a DFS flyer and for deeper fantasy formats. Shakir racked up 6-105 receiving in the regular-season finale but then drew just 3 targets against the Steelers. He presents intriguing upside but is also no lock for opportunities. The Bills will also go without CB Christian Benford and S Taylor Rapp.

Bills WR Gabriel Davis (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. We're currently projecting him to miss Sunday's Divisional Round game vs. the Chiefs but will continue to track his status over the next few days.

Bills WR Gabriel Davis (knee) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Steelers. He didn't practice all week and could certainly miss more time if Buffalo advances to the Divisional Round. Trent Sherfield replaced Davis as a primary outside WR in Week 18.

Bills WR Gabriel Davis (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. His sprained left PCL is reportedly not a major injury, but Davis seems unlikely to play vs. the Steelers on Sunday. We'll keep you updated on his status over the next few days. Trent Sherfield replaced Davis as Buffalo's primary outside WR in the Week 18 win over Miami.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Bills WR Gabriel Davis sprained the PCL in his left knee in Sunday night's win over the Dolphins. The injury is "not considered major," but Davis' status is reportedly uncertain for Sunday's playoff opener against the Steelers. We'll see how Davis fares through the practice week. He'll be a risky pick for NFL playoffs fantasy football drafts this week. But we also like the chances of the second-seeded Bills to play at least two games -- with a shot at four if they reach the Super Bowl. Watch for the knee concern to push Davis down those draft boards and potentially turn him into a value pick.

Bills WR Gabriel Davis injured his left knee in the second quarter of Sunday night's game vs. the Dolphins. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update Davis' status when we know more.

Update: Davis has been ruled out. WR Trent Sherfield has been picking up a lot of his snaps.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs managed just 5 catches for 29 yards in Saturday's win over the Chargers. He made some nice contested catches in this one, but the real story is a multi-week downtrend in production. In fact, Diggs hasn’t cracked 90 yards since Week 6. And he’s gone three straight games without a score. Josh Allen fired off only 21 passes, while the Bills ran a subpar 52 plays on the night. Diggs also watched as Gabe Davis (4-130-1) popped off for a couple of explosive plays. Note: Per Pro Football Focus, Diggs played his second-lowest snap share of the season. (His lowest mark came in Week 15.) We’ll see if there’s any news out of Orchard Park on Diggs this coming week. But it’ll be tough to keep him out of lineups for an upcoming matchup with New England.

Bills WR Gabe Davis tallied 6 receptions for 105 yards and 1 TD in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. That marked his best fantasy line of the season in an upside spot. It also marked just the fourth time all year that Davis caught more than three passes. The matchup made Davis a better option, but his lack of consistent targets and production made him a risky option. Sunday marked just the fifth time in 12 games that Davis drew more than 4 targets. He'll return from the Week 13 bye to face a tough Chiefs D in Week 14 and then a tough Dallas pass D in Week 15. Davis looks potentially usable against a bad Chargers pass D in Week 16 but then closes out the fantasy season (for most leagues) against a Patriots defense that allowed him just 1 reception in their first meeting. If your league plays through Week 17, then Davis will close out against Miami. That matchup's fine, but Davis drew just 3 targets (12% share) in the first round this season.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs posted a team-leading 121 receiving yards with 8 catches on 11 targets and 1 TD in Week 5 vs. the Jaguars. Teammate Gabriel Davis also posted a 100-yard game to go along with 6 catches and a TD in the contest. Though neither player produced much in the box score, it’s worth mentioning that TE Dawson Knox out-targeted rookie Dalton Kincaid 6 to 2 on Sunday. The pair is now tied with 19 targets apiece this year, but the split in work makes it difficult to trust either moving forward. We’ll get another look at the Bills in Week 6 vs. the Giants.

Bills WR Gabe Davis sat out Wednesday's practice, but Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports it's just "general soreness" and that the team considers Davis day-to-day. This doesn't look like anything more than a rest day, but we'll keep watch.

Bills WR Gabe Davis suffered a high ankle sprain in practice ahead of the team's Week 2 game last season. He missed only that contest, but the injury likely impacted much more of his season. The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia reports that Davis "felt like he 'lost a step' ... and that impacted his whole year." The report adds that Davis "feels fully back to normal and healthy now." Even with that issue, Davis finished 35th among PPR WRs last season. That's higher than his WR41 ADP so far this year. We like the fourth-year wideout as a best ball value. Check out his standing in our 2023 WR rankings.

Bills WR Gabe Davis is looking to rebound from an injury-marred 2022. He suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 2, returning after just one absence. According to GM Brandon Beane, Davis struggled to shake the pain. “Not to make excuses, but it definitely bothered him,” Beane said at the NFL Combine. "You can just watch the film when he was coming out of his cuts, he was taking an extra step which allowed that defender to stay attached to him as well." Davis’ boom-or-bust label likely sticks following the addition of rookie TE Dalton Kincaid. We at least saw flashes of the good last year with a pair of top-12 fantasy finishes. Most impressive: Davis’ 3-171-2 line vs. Pittsburgh in Week 5. See where he slots in our PPR WR rankings.

Bills QB Josh Allen wants to get WR Gabriel Davis in more "catch-and-run" situations this season. Davis was used largely as a deep threat last year, with 29.2% of his targets coming 20+ yards downfield -- the 9th highest rate among 74 qualifiers. His 2.7 yards after the catch per reception ranked 70th. That's likely somewhat a function of Davis' skill set -- but at least partly due to how the Bills deployed him. More catch-and-run opportunities certainly wouldn't hurt his fantasy value. Davis is coming cheaper in fantasy drafts this year than last, with an FFPC best-ball ADP currently sitting in Round 9.

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