Even though he's missed two games, Corey Davis is well on his way to putting together his best season yet
I was going to mirror what I did with my Week 13 fantasy wide receiver rankings as I did with my running back rankings this week and review my "under-the-radar" preseason picks at WR. But with half the list spending extended time on injured reserve, I'd give myself an "incomplete". However, I would like to highlight one WR I mentioned in that article, who I also have four spots higher this week than the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR).
That player is Corey Davis.
Davis was very much under the radar this preseason, often going in the neighborhood of Round 20 of most drafts. It is very safe to say that he was typically being drafted outside of the top 50 WRs, maybe even beyond 70. Care to guess where Davis ranks this year in a PPR league? He's 38th and should continue to rise.
That's even more impressive when we recall that Davis missed a few games earlier this season when he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Davis has double-digit PPR points in eight of the nine games he has played this year. It's been a few weeks since he scored, but he has more than 200 receiving yards the last two weeks combined. And with A.J. Brown likely to draw the bulk of Cleveland's attention in coverage, I expect the Browns will have a hard time containing Davis this week. He's easily a WR3 for me this week.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Tampa Bay
NFL WR Rankings: Week 13
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.
(Top photo by Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles, courtesy of philadelphiaeagles.com)