WR Corey Davis
ADP and Positional Ranking: 63rd overall, 27th Wide Receiver
Corey Davis did not live up to his draft billing during his rookie season. A hamstring injury kept him from practicing all offseason and dogged him through the first few weeks of the season. Without the important offseason adjustment period between Western Michigan and the NFL, Corey Davis struggled to get up to speed and build a rapport with Mariota.
Ending the season on a high note with two touchdowns against the Patriots however, Davis displayed the potential to come on in a big way during his sophomore season. By moving into a new role as Mariota’s WR1, Davis is in a position to become a top fantasy performer with higher volume and workload.
Given a lack of past production and his role in a passing attack that struggled last season, it makes sense that Davis is being selected so late in the draft. However, he has extremely high upside as a midround pick, who makes sense for owners that drafted a WR in the first two rounds and then left the position alone in the following rounds.