Corey Davis

Corey Davis

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 85%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 11.2%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.4
Durability: question mark 4

High Risk

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Corey Davis Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Davis watched as rookie A.J. Brown broke out in 2019. Davis really only posted 2 fantasy-friendly lines.
  • He averaged a mere 4.6 targets per game on a run-heavy attack.
  • With Brown returning and Jonnu Smith a candidate to emerge, Davis looks like a low-upside, handcuff-type in the later rounds.


No third year breakout

There was reason to believe that Davis would take a step forward in 2019.

He stayed healthy during a 16-game 2018 that brought 65 catches, 891 yards and 4 scores. A 5th overall pick, Davis was just 24 years old entering a critical third season.

But instead of improving last fall, he regressed. Even with only 1 game lost to injury, Davis mustered 43 catches for 601 yards and 2 scores. He was really only a fantasy asset in 2 games: Week 4 at the Falcons (5-91-1) and Week 7 vs. the Chargers (6-80-1). He didn’t top 7 targets until the AFC Championship game.

Davis watched as rookie A.J. Brown erupted for 52-1,051-8 on just 84 targets. There was no built in rapport among QB-WR, as new Titan Ryan Tannehill took over the starting role in Week 7 and didn’t look back.

Ultimately, having a rookie Round 2 pick step in and deliver was an awful look for Davis.


Final year in Tennessee

Unless there’s a DeVante Parker-level turnaround, Davis will play elsewhere in 2021.

That can only mean good news for his dynasty value; Tennessee is a run-heavy offense that’ll struggle to support more than 1 consistent pass catcher.Only 3 teams finished with a higher run rate than the Titans in 2019.

The front office at least passed on adding to the WR corps. Returning with Brown and Davis is Adam Humphries, a strict slot target who missed 4 games due to an ankle injury. Jonnu Smith is a candidate to step forward as a full-time TE whose former position coach is calling the plays.

Even if Davis sticks as the #2 target, that’s not an appealing spot. Current projections have him fo…

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Corey Davis Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 6, 2019 NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Davis missed the Titans' Week 10 game against the Chiefs on account of the hip injury
Sep 17, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Davis re-injured his troublesome hamstring (side not clear) and missed 5 games. He returned after the Week 8 bye.
Aug 5, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Davis missed the entire preseason while dealing with a hamstring strain.
Jan 3, 2017 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Ligament Tear Grade 3 Davis tore 2 ankle ligaments while training in January and needed surgery.