Demario Davis
Demario Davis
31-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Known for his standout athleticism and ability to switch between inside linebacker and edge rusher as a third-round pick in 2012, Davis has reached his full form in the last two years, emerging as a sideline-to-sideline pursuer capable of finding the quarterback often. Davis enjoyed a strong 2018 season, hitting 110 tackles and five sacks, but his production was even better with the Jets the year prior (135 tackles and five sacks). It might be too much to expect another five sacks in 2019, but there's room for tackle growth, particularly given his 2018 total of 877 snaps. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Saints in March of 2018.
Leads team in tackles in 2019
LBNew Orleans Saints
January 6, 2020
Davis recorded 111 tackles (87 solo), 4.0 sacks and an interception in 2019.
ANALYSIS
Davis comfortably led the Saints' defense in tackles in his second year with the team, and he ended the year with his third straight season of at least 110 stops, a streak which dates back to his final year with the Jets. Davis is a high-volume tackler, typically providing him a safe floor as an IDP option. He's under contract with the Saints for one more season, and he'll look to build on a strong 2019 campaign when he returns for a ninth season in 2020.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Demario Davis' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
248 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
32 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Davis has always been known as a versatile and highly athletic linebacker, yet he struggled to put it all together before his enormous 2017 season, when he bested the prior year's tackle total by 36 while posting a career-high five sacks. With an ability to switch between edge and off-ball defense, Davis should continue to see opportunities for tackles and sacks both. Expect tackle regression here – Davis' 1,118 snaps from last year is an improbably high total – but the sack production could be repeatable given how many leads the Saints are likely to play with.
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 has recorded at least 90 tackles the past four seasons, a trend that will likely continue, especially considering the fact that Christian Kirksey will be moving to outside linebacker this season. All this considered, Davis could garner some IDP value in deeper leagues this year.
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 Davis’ steady development into a high-quality linebacker. Heading into the upcoming campaign, Davis should continue to benefit from playing behind the Jets’ disruptive defensive line, and the presence of new defensive-minded coach Todd Bowles is another reason to consider Davis’ 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.
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Strong showing in win
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 22, 2019
Davis finished with 11 tackles (nine solo), two tackles for a loss and a sack in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday.
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Three tackles in blowout win
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 17, 2019
Davis recorded three solo tackles in Monday's 34-7 win over the Colts.
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Records third sack
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 10, 2019
Davis had seven tackles (six solo) and one sack during Sunday's 48-46 loss to the 49ers.
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Records sack in close loss
LBNew Orleans Saints
December 8, 2019
Davis finished with seven tackles (six solo), one sack and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 48-46 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.
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Another strong showing
LBNew Orleans Saints
November 24, 2019
Davis produced 11 tackles (nine solo), one sack and a tackle for loss in the Saints' 34-31 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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