The Bills “aren’t giving up on Dawson Knox,” per Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. “Dawson, going into Year 3, we have big expectations for him,” GM Brandon Beane said. “It’s a big offseason for him. He’s already told us that he plans to link up with Josh (Allen) out in California, which will be good for those guys to continue to get more reps.” Drops (13 on 94 career targets) have been Knox’s biggest issue thus far. Buffalo has yet to sign an impact free-agent, though, instead adding former Seahawk Jacob Hollister. If the depth chart remains favorable, Knox should have some streaming value in 2021. Just keep in mind that Buffalo ranked 2nd league-wide last year in percentage of 4-WR sets. With Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Emmanuel Sanders and Gabe Davis, the position remains one of strength.
Dan Fetes of 13 WHAM in Rochester reports that WR Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a deal with the Bills. Sanders caught 61 balls for 726 yards and 5 TDs over 14 games with the Saints last season. He heads into his age-34 season with a Bills offense that released John Brown after the season. Sanders figures to battle Gabriel Davis for the 3rd WR spot alongside Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. Whoever wins will carry some late-round, week-to-week upside in fantasy football drafts.
The Bills released WR John Brown, saving $7.9 million against the 2021 salary cap. Brown posted a career-best 72-1,060-6 line in his Buffalo debut in 2019 but missed 7 outings and saw his per-game numbers decline this past season. He turns 31 in April. The Bills have an in-house replacement in 2020 4th-rounder Gabriel Davis, who averaged 17.1 yards per catch and scored 7 times as a rookie. His numbers should take a nice leap forward this coming season. We projected Brown to be cut by the Bills, so there are no changes to the rankings.
The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia expects the Bills to release WR John Brown this offseason. It'd save the team $7.2 million against the 2021 cap. Brown turns 31 in April and missed 7 games this past season with calf, knee and ankle injuries. Buffalo has a ready-made replacement in WR Gabriel Davis, who was impressive on his way to a 35-599-7 line as a rookie. Highlight Davis as a sleeper in 2021 fantasy drafts.
Bills WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's AFC Championship vs. the Chiefs. The rookie only got in a limited practice on Friday and will be at less than 100% if he suits up. Davis' absence would open up more snaps for WR Isaiah McKenzie and/or TE Dawson Knox.
Bills WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. The rookie seems to be in danger of missing this weekend's AFC Championship. Even operating as Buffalo's #4 WR, Davis has seen 8 targets over the past 2 weeks. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
The Bills are not expected to activate WR John Brown (ankle) for tonight's game vs. the Patriots, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Brown reportedly has a chance to return for Week 17. Rookie Gabriel Davis will continue to operate as Buffalo's #3 WR tonight.
Bills WR Stefon Diggs was knocked out of Saturday's game against the Broncos in the 4th quarter with a foot injury. We'll update his status as soon as we know more. Diggs had a huge game before exiting, catching 11 of 13 targets for 147 yards. If he misses time, it'd mean more targets for WRs Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis and John Brown, who seems set to return from his ankle injury next week.
Update: Per NFL Network's Kim Jones, Diggs was back on the sideline late in the game, "smiling and talking with teammates." That suggests that he avoided a serious injury.
Bills WR John Brown (ankle) won't play against the Broncos on Saturday, HC Sean McDermott said. Brown was activated from IR this week and might be ready to return for Week 16. Rookie WR Gabriel Davis will remain an every-down player vs. Denver on Saturday.
Bills WR John Brown (ankle) has been activated from IR. That makes him eligible to return for Saturday's game against the Broncos, although it's still unclear if he'll be ready. We'll keep an eye on his progress over the next few days.
Bills WR John Brown (ankle) has been placed on IR. He'd already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers but will now also miss at least Week 13 vs. the 49ers and Week 14 vs. the Steelers. WRs Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis all project for target boosts with Brown out.
Bills WR John Brown (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He'll be replaced by rookie WR Gabriel Davis, who becomes an intriguing DFS flier. But the real winner is WR Cole Beasley, who's posted 6-100, 6-53 and 11-112 lines on 25 total targets in the 3 games Brown has missed all or most of this season.
Bills WR John Brown (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. He’ll be replaced by rookie WR Gabriel Davis, who’s posted 4-81 and 5-58 lines in 2 games Brown has missed all or most of this season. Davis is in play as a deep-league and DFS flier vs. a bad Jets secondary.
Bills WR John Brown (knee) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's looking unlikely to play against the Jets this week, turning WR Gabriel Davis into an intriguing deep-league and DFS flier.
Bills WR John Brown (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. He was a full-go Thursday and Friday but limited on Saturday. That makes Brown a shaky fantasy play with the late kickoff. Rookie WR Gabriel Davis will step in as Buffalo's #3 WR if Brown is out.
Bills WR John Brown (knee) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Titans. That’ll mean an expanded role for rookie WR Gabriel Davis, who is a nice flier in DFS tournaments.
Bills WR John Brown (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. He never returned to last week's game and is in real danger of missing Sunday's tilt with the Raiders. Brown would be replaced by rookie WR Gabriel Davis, who's hauled in all 7 of his targets for 103 yards and a score through 3 weeks.
The Bills added Central Florida WR Gabriel Davis in the 4th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Davis was a downfield dynamo last year, averaging 17.2 yards per catch and ranking 4th among all draft-eligible WRs in receptions (16) and yards (620) on targets 20+ yards downfield. There’s not much else to Davis’ game right now — but he just turned 21 earlier this month and goes 6’2, 216 pounds. He’s an intriguing project for the Bills and could eventually replace John Brown, who’s 30 and signed through 2021.
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