Fantasy Football Week 6 Analysis: It's been all good news for Geno Smith — but are we ignoring something crucial?
In short, the two metrics that we will use each week are:Expected Fantasy Points (or xFP)Fantasy Points Over Expected (or FPOE = Actual Points - Expected Points)Why do these metrics matter? Wide Receivers: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyGabriel Davis - Buffalo BillsGabriel Davis is one of the most polarizing players in the fantasy community. Running Backs: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyNick Chubb - Cleveland BrownsNick Chubb has been one of the most efficient running backs to start the season. And over the last five games, he ranks as the TE11 with 7.5 points per game and the TE10 in Expected Fantasy Points (8.0). Quarterbacks: Fantasy Usage & EfficiencyGeno Smith - Seattle SeahawksOne of the most surprising storylines this year is the resurgence of Geno Smith, ranking as the QB6 in fantasy points (19.6) and QB2 in fantasy points above expected (+4.6 FPOE) on a per-game basis.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Wide receivers being undervalued in rankings and in drafts
ECR stands for "Expert Consensus Ranking," which means the average ranks of the fantasy football industry and is typically similar to ADP (which differs from site-to-site). Pay attention to Stafford's arm health, but assuming the QB is fine considering he dealt with the same issue last summer, Robinson looks like a top-15 fantasy receiver (with legit top fantasy WR upside should Cooper Kupp get injured). The touchdown potential is incredibly high on such an aggressive passing offense, so I rank Davis as a top-15 fantasy receiver. Aiyuk has the better fantasy season than teammate Samuel, who's being drafted many rounds earlier. [Try Yahoo Fantasy Plus for free to get premium football tools]Jalen Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys (ECR = WR86 vs DDD = WR51)Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants (ECR = WR81 vs DDD = WR53)Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers (ECR = WR107 vs DDD = WR62)Three rookie wideouts I’m much higher on compared to ADP/ECR.wftv.com
Bills cut receiver Cole Beasley day after signing Von Miller
Cole Beasley can forget trying to negotiate a trade out of Buffalo now that he’s a free agent after being cut by the Bills on Thursday. The Bills made the move to cut their top slot receiver to free up salary cap space a day after making a huge splash in free agency by signing two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Von Miller to a six-year contract. Beasley’s tenure in Buffalo was already in question with his release coming two weeks after the Bills granted the 10th-year player permission to negotiate a trade.news.yahoo.com
Sanford to honor Buffalo Bills player with key to the city
Gabriel Davis On Monday, Sanford will honor Gabriel Davis with a key to the city in recognition of his efforts both on and off the field. (City of Sanford)SANFORD, Fla. — Years before Gabriel Davis was catching touchdowns in the NFL playoffs as a Buffalo Bill, he forged his career on fields across Central Florida. The professional football player attended Seminole High in Sanford before continuing his education and football career at the University of Central Florida. On Monday, Sanford will honor Davis with a key to the city in recognition of his efforts both on and off the field. City officials said that throughout his career, Davis has continued to show loyalty and dedication to the city of Sanford.wftv.com
Former Knights in the NFL Playoffs: Davis Dominates With Record-Breaking Performance — KnightNews.com
WR Breshad Perriman, DB Mike Hughes, and WR Gabriel Davis, were all granted the opportunity of performing in the second round of the playoffs. This time, it was against former UCF teammate Gabe Davis. Buffalo Bills WR Gabriel DavisIn the most important game of his career, Gabe Davis put up the performance of a lifetime. Doing this, Davis became the first player in NFL history to catch four touchdown passes in a playoff game. Davis finished the season ranking fifth on the team with 549 reception yards and ranking third with six reception touchdowns.knightnews.com
Chiefs rally past Buffalo 42-36 in OT in wild playoff game
Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone from 8 yards early in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to beat the Buffalo Bills 42-36 on Sunday night in a sizzling finish to a wild divisional-round weekend. The lead changed hands three times in the final two minutes of regulation before Harrison Butker, who earlier missed a field goal and extra point, drilled a 49-yarder for Kansas City as time expired to force overtime. The Chiefs won the coin toss, marched swiftly downfield against the NFL's top-ranked but exhausted defense, and right into their fourth straight AFC title game.news.yahoo.com
Allen, Mahomes, Stafford star on wild-card weeknd
Allen, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Matthew Stafford of the Rams all provided big passing days to highlight wild-card weekend. Stafford joined Allen (157.6 rating) and Mahomes (138.2 rating) with big performances. PLAYOFF DROUGHTSThe Bengals snapped the longest active drought without a playoff win when they beat Las Vegas 26-19 at home but some others are still ongoing. The Raiders now have the third longest drought since their last playoff win on Jan. 19, 2003, with only the Lions (Jan. 5, 1992) and Dolphins (Dec. 30, 2000) going longer. The Bengals remain one of two teams never to win a road playoff game, along with the Houston Texans.wftv.com
Former Knights in the NFL Playoffs: How Did Each Alumni Perform? — KnightNews.com
The 2021-22 NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend and Knight Nation had six different reasons to tune in. The University of Central Florida saw six of its football alumni compete in the NFL playoffs this weekend. Let’s break down how each former Knight performed in the opening round of the playoffs. Buffalo Bills WR Gabriel DavisIn Buffalo’s blistering cold battle vs. the New England Patriots on Saturday night, Gabriel and the Bills absolutely dominated the Patriots en rout to a 47-17 victory. Philadelphia Eagles DB Tay GowanGowan was listed as inactive in the Eagles’ 31-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.knightnews.com
Browns activate QB Mayfield, Colts' Nelson on COVID-19 list – WFTV
Also, the Browns activated top wide receiver Jarvis Landry, backup QB Case Keenum, cornerback A.J. The Packers activated Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kenny Clark from the reserve/COVID-19 list after he was unable to play Sunday in a 31-30 victory at Baltimore. Buffalo placed Gabriel Davis on its reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving the Bills without another key receiving threat for Sunday’s big game against the Patriots. The Jaguars (2-12) have had few players land on the COVID-19 list this season, and Allen even addressed Wednesday how he has handled daily testing as an unvaccinated player. Tennessee has placed an offensive lineman on the COVID-19 list three straight days, with left tackle Taylor Lewan joining left guard Rodger Saffold and reserve lineman Kendall Lamm on the list.wftv.com
Beasley among four Bills players in COVID-19 reentry process
Bills Receivers Out COVID Football FILE - Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is shown on the sideline during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, in this Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, file photo. That means Beasley and Davis will miss the Bills’ final preseason game on Saturday, when Buffalo hosts the Green Bay Packers. Only unvaccinated players are subject to what’s referred to as the five-day reentry cadence. Unvaccinated players are tested daily, while fully vaccinated players are required to be tested once every 14 days. In June, he posted a statement on social media threatening to retire after the NFL and NFLPA announced new rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated players.wftv.com
AP source: Bills' Beasley, Davis in COVID-19 reentry process
That means Beasley and Davis will miss the Bills’ final preseason game on Saturday, when Buffalo hosts the Green Bay Packers. Both Beasley and Davis tested negative for COVID-19 but were required to leave the Bills facility and follow the NFL and NFLPA’s five-day reentry protocols before they can rejoin the team, the person said. Only unvaccinated players are subject to what’s referred to as the five-day reentry cadence. Unvaccinated players are tested daily, while fully vaccinated players are required to be tested once every 14 days. In June, he posted a statement on social media threatening to retire after the NFL and NFLPA announced new rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated players.wftv.com
Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses, the top two teams in the conference. Kansas City (15-2) has the confidence of a reigning champion and a charisma few NFL teams can match. That could provide an edge over Bills rookie Tyler Bass — except that Bass has been very reliable all season. Buffalo punter Corey Bojorquez and Kansas City rookie Johnny Townsend were two of the most dependable in the AFC.
Bills eliminate Dolphins with 56-26 rout; set to host Colts
Jomal Wiltz #33 of the Miami Dolphins tackles Antonio Williams #35 of the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills were intent on not easing into the playoffs, while ending the Miami Dolphins' chances. The Dolphins (10-6) didn’t get results they needed earlier in the day after Cleveland beat Pittsburgh and Baltimore routed Cincinnati. And the team unraveled in all three phases in being exposed by a Bills team showing no signs of relenting in racking up the second-most points in team history. “It just shows that this is a different Buffalo Bills football team.
Bills beat Broncos 48-19 for first AFC East crown since 1995
DENVER – Donning gray caps that declared them AFC East champions for the first time since 1995, the Buffalo Bills acted like this was old hat. “To be the team and to be the quarterback on the team that does it, obviously feels really good. “But there’s still a lot on the table.”Buffalo coach Sean McDermott said he received a congratulatory email from Marv Levy, the last Bills coach to win the AFC East. He also missed the 51-yard field goal attempt way to the right on Denver’s opening drive. Broncos: visit the Los Angeles Chargers, who they rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat on Nov. 1 with a touchdown as time ran out.
Former UCF WR Gabriel Davis helps make 8-year-old's holiday wish come true — KnightNews.com
At birth, DeLude’s legs never fully developed and needed two prosthetics, also called blades, Disney Parks Blog states. AdvertisementLittle did he know his wish would come true in such a magical fashion thanks to two NFL players. Current Buffalo Bills teammates and Orlando natives Gabriel Davis and Matt Milano became aware of DeLude’s story and wanted to help out. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog. “Great!” Jackson DeLude said over Zoom on Monday.knightnews.com
Bills improve to 10-3 with 26-15 win over sloppy Steelers
His 28 TDs passing rank second most on the team list, and five behind the single-season record set by Kelly in ’91. Acquired in a trade with Minnesota in March, Diggs now has 100 catches to match the Bills’ single-season record set by Eric Moulds in 2002. The Steelers continue to resemble nothing of the team that set a franchise record by winning its first 11 games. The game was decided midway through the fourth quarter after Buffalo’s Tyler Bass hit a 23-yard field goal to put the Bills up 26-15. SACK STREAKThe Steelers extended their sack streak to a 70th consecutive game to break the NFL record set by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1999 to 2003.
Allen throws for 4 TDs, Bills beat 49ers 34-24 in Arizona
The Bills are one game ahead of the Miami Dolphins with four games left for both teams. San Francisco (5-7) lost in its first game at its adopted home in Arizona. “As long as it correlates to team success, it means we’re doing the right thing, making the right decisions and we’re winning football games," Allen said. But San Francisco got the ball back one play later on a fumble by Allen and the 49ers took advantage. The town is about a 3-hour drive from San Francisco, and Allen went to games as a kid with his family.
Former UCF, Bills WR Gabriel Davis gives back to community on Thanksgiving — KnightNews.com
Former UCF and Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis is giving back to his local community this holiday season. AdvertisementThe opportunity to give back is always a blessing 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/mjxZcBxH3o — Gabriel Davis (@DavisGB1) November 26, 2020“The opportunity to give back is always a blessing,” he wrote in a tweet. In the post shared on Davis’ social media, he said the sky’s the limit for the Seminole High School football program. Davis said he teamed up with Sonny’s BBQ to provide a Thanksgiving meal to the Sanford Fire Department and Sanford Police Department. “I’m excited to team up with Sonny’s BBQ to provide you a Thanksgiving meal as a token of our appreciation.”knightnews.com
Allen, Bills torch Seahawks, win 44-34 in balmy Buffalo
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) rushes past Seattle Seahawks' Bruce Irvin (51) and Jayson Stanley (29) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Josh Allen regained his early-season groove by throwing three touchdown passes and scoring one rushing, and the Buffalo Bills beat the Seattle Seahawks 44-34 on Sunday. The Bills offense came alive after Allen combined for just 846 yards passing and five touchdowns — including one rushing — in splitting the previous four games. It was just the eighth time since Week 9 of the 2011 season the Carroll-led Seahawks have lost by 10 points or more. Allen carved up a Seahawks defense that entered allowing 28.5 points per game and had already surrendered 500 yards of offense three times this season. For Buffalo, the entire Bills team continued its season-long decision to stay in the locker room for the anthem.
Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16
Malcolm Butler intercepted two passes, the second he returned 68 yards, and both set up short touchdowns for Tennessee. Kareem Orr’s recovery of a fumbled kickoff set up Tannehill’s fourth TD for 21 points off Buffalo's three turnovers. “Kudos to them, and we have a lot to learn from.”Josh Allen came in second in the NFL in yards passing. Allen's pass went off Andre Roberts' hands right to Butler, and he returned the interception 29 yards to the Bills 16. Tennessee led 21-10 at halftime after Tannehill ran in from 10 yards seconds before the half.
Bills remain undefeated, top Raiders in Las Vegas, 30-23
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson (90) celebrates after recovering a fumble by the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Shaking off a second-quarter stinger, Allen threw two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 30-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Las Vegas (2-2) lost its second straight game and first inside the shiny new $2 billion Allegiant Stadium. Las Vegas gave the ball back to the Bills by way of punt, fumble, downs and another fumble before scoring on its final possession. Las Vegas had allowed scores on nine straight non-kneeldown drives.
Bills remain undefeated, top Raiders in Las Vegas, 30-23
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson (90) celebrates after recovering a fumble by the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS – Shaking off a banged-up left shoulder, Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, leading the Buffalo Bills to a 30-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Las Vegas (2-2) lost its second straight game after falling in New England last week. Las Vegas gave the ball back to the Bills by way of punt, fumble, downs and another fumble before scoring on its final possession. “Bills Mafia travels all over the country, regardless of whether or not we can’t be in the stadium to support the team,” said Taylor Maurer, whose Bills-themed jacket was highlighted with “Bills Mafia” on the back.
Bills rally to beat Rams 35-32 after blowing 25-point lead
Buffalo Bills' Tyler Kroft, left, celebrates with teammates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 35-32. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Josh Allen completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight Tyler Kroft with 15 seconds remaining, and the Buffalo Bills survived to beat the Los Angeles Rams 35-32 after squandering a 25-point lead on Sunday. One play later, Allen rolled to his left and lobbed a pass over a Rams defender. The third-year starter, however, contributed to the Rams' comeback bid, with an interception and a lost fumble leading to Los Angeles touchdown drives.
Allen reaches career high in passing, Bills beat Dolphins
Allen reached a career high in yards passing for the second week in a row, and became the first Buffalo quarterback to have back-to-back 300-yard games since Drew Bledsoe in 2002. The Bills totaled 524 yards, with 342 in the first half, the most by the team since 2000. The Dolphins closed to 31-28 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Mike Gesicki and a successful 2-point conversion with 49 seconds left. Allen threw touchdown passes to four receivers and Stefon Diggs led the Bills with eight catches for 153 yards. The Bills had scoring drives of 97 yards, 84 yards, and 73 yards in the first half.
Pair of Knights get Nod to NFL Combine KnightNews.com
In his three seasons at UCF, Davis caught 152 passes for 2,447 yards and 23 touchdowns. According to Pro Football Network, Davis is considered a third or fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, with an NFL Combine invite, Clarke will have the chance to improve his draft stock and increase his chances of being taken when the draft rolls around. The NFL Scouting Draft Combine will commence on Feb. 23 and run through March 2 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2020 NFL Draft follows under eight weeks behind it from April 23 to April 25 in Paradise, Nevada.knightnews.com
Will UCF star receiver Gabriel Davis get selected in the first round of NFL draft?
ORLANDO, Fla. – This past December, UCF receiver Gabriel Davis announced he was declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft. 🙏🏾 #RocFam pic.twitter.com/wLjPsFOlgO — Gabriel Davis (@DavisGB1) December 23, 2019Most project Alabama receiver Jerry Jeudy will be the first receiver to be taken off the board in the draft. Wimbush threading the needle for his 2nd TD to Gabriel Davis. Davis caught 152 passes for 2,447 yards and 23 touchdowns in three seasons at UCF. 13 had 1,241 receiving yards this year, this broke a school record.
UCF vs. South Florida: How to watch, listen, stream
ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Central Florida Knights will finish the season against the South Florida Bulls in the War-On-I4 game in Orlando on Friday night. UCF is out of the running to represent the East Division in the American Athletic Conference Championship. The Knights are 8-3 on the year and South Florida is 4-7 on the season. Davis has 64 catches, 1,135 receiving yards and ten receiving touchdowns on the season. Boyles has made 68 tackles and 12.5 tackles for a loss this year.
UCF vs. Houston: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida Knights return to Orlando for a game at noon Saturday against the Houston Cougars. The game against Houston will not be the only contest the Knights will pay attention to Saturday. UCF will be following the Cincinnati Bearcats vs. East Carolina Pirates. The Knights have the second best offense in the country averaging 561 yards a game. Marquez Stevenson leads the way on offense for Houston.
Gabriel leads UCF past East Carolina 41-28
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dillon Gabriel threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as UCF beat East Carolina 41-28 on Saturday night. Gabriel had a career-high 365 yards passing for the Knights (5-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) who scored 35 points in the first half. Gabriel Davis caught two touchdown passes and had 164 yards receiving. The Knights scored three touchdowns in the first quarter beginning with Gabriel's keeper to cap a 92-yard drive. The Knights allowed 17-unanswered ECU points in the third quarter before Gabriel found Tre Nixon for a 53-yard score to lead 41-22.
Trick play helps Pitt upset No. 15 UCF 35-34
Pitt trailed by six when Pickett drove the Panthers to the UCF 3. Pickett completed 25 of 47 for 224 yards with a touchdown despite leaving briefly with a right arm injury. UCF quarterback Gabriel Dillon passed for 338 yards and two touchdowns but also threw his first two interceptions of the season. POLL IMPLICATIONSExpect UCF to take a drop after losing in the regular season for the first time since 2016. Pitt: Finishes up nonconference play by hosting Football Championship Subdivision opponent Delaware next Saturday.