2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Corey Davis Goes to the Tennessee Titans
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Corey Davis was drafted fifth overall by the Tennessee Titans to be their true No. 1 wide receiver across from Rishard Matthews. From a fantasy perspective, this hurts Matthews a lot, as it removes him from a target role that netted him a top-12 PPR finish. This also was not an ideal spot for Davis based on Kevin Cole’s opportunity scores. We’ll get to more of that in a minute. First, let’s take a look at your new Tennessee Titans WR in Davis.
From 2017 NFL Draft: Advanced Stats for the Senior Wide Receivers.
Corey Davis, Western Michigan, 6-3, 209
Final Age: 21.9 Vert: N/A Cone: N/A
Raw and Market Share College Production
Nothing screams consistently elite like a career yardage share of 40 percent and a TD share over 50. To do it on the back of 5,278 yards and 52 TDs is ungodly. These are Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and Dez Bryant numbers.Let’s look at his production comps using the Box Score Scout. Davis is an elite prospect from the lower ranks of college football. Many of his comps have consistently reached the WR1 level in the NFL, and the top three comps have all been elite dynasty assets. Now let’s consider Davis’ short and long-term fantasy value, and discuss how his presence will affect the rest of the Titans skill players.