28-Year-Old Linebacker – New York Jets
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Davis' first season with Cleveland did not disappoint, as the 28-year-old linebacker recorded 99 tackles, two sacks, two pass defensed and one forced fumble in 16 games (15 starts). The 28-year-old ha...
Demario Davis Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Browns worth $8 million in March of 2016.
Davis will take a $2.7 million pay cut for the upcoming season, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Davis is an athletic linebacker still looking to make his mark on the league, but in Cleveland he'll have a chance to take ownership of the inside linebacker position after playing in David Harris' shadow with the Jets. Davis' 90-tackle total from last year is disappointing, but a deflated snap count (851) likely is to blame, and his productivity his whole career was likely dragged down by his heavy special teams workload. Even while playing 291 special teams snaps between 2013 and 2014, he managed to post 222 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He should take a step forward in Cleveland.
In his third season last year, Davis finished with a career-high 116 tackles and 3.5 sacks, while he also recovered two fumbles. Those totals followed figures of 107 tackles and one sack in 2013, highlighting Davisí steady development into a high-quality linebacker. Heading into the upcoming campaign, Davis should continue to benefit from playing behind the Jetsí disruptive defensive line, and the presence of new defensive-minded coach Todd Bowles is another reason to consider Davisí upside in fantasy leagues.
Considering the Jets allowed just 3.4 yards per carry last year, Davis' first year as a starter appears to have been quite a success. He finished with 106 tackles, one sack and one interception, and there's reason to believe he'll be even better in 2014. With a full year of experience on his side, Davis should be more able to capitalize on his rare athleticism. With 4.5 speed and excellent lower-body explosiveness, Davis has clear upside as a potential sack source on the inside of Rex Ryan's defense, especially with the best three-man defensive line in football occupying blockers.
Davis is expected to start at inside linebacker for the Jets in 2013.