Drew Davis WR ATL 8 Days

Davis (foot) will begin this season on the PUP list, ESPN.com reports.

Davis underwent foot surgery in June and was initially expected to miss six weeks, but his timetable has since changed. The wideout will now miss Atlanta's first six games while continuing his recovery. In light of injuries to the Falcons' wide receivers last season, Davis made three starts and made 12 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Now, his absence opens an opportunity for speedster Bernard Reedy to make the Falcons' roster.

Drew Davis WR ATL 2 Months

Falcons placed WR Drew Davis on the physically unable to perform list.

"Drew felt some discomfort in his foot at the end of minicamp," said coach Mike Smith. "We decided to send him to the doctors for some evaluations and it was determined he had suffered an injury that would require a procedure." The Falcons expect Davis to miss around six weeks.

Drew Davis WR ATL 8 Months

Drew Davis caught three passes for 70 yards in Week 16 against the 49ers.

Davis was elevated to the No. 3 receiver this week with Darius Johnson (ankle) out and ended up reeling in all three of his targets. His biggest play was a 59-yard catch-and-run where he busted out a spin move to set up and eventual Steven Jackson two-yard touchdown. Davis will likely handle No. 3 duties again in the regular season finale against the Panthers next Sunday.

Drew Davis WR ATL 9 Months

Falcons WR Drew Davis caught a 36-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's Week 14 loss to Green Bay.

Davis' lone reception went to the house on a crossing route following a tight-window throw from Matt Ryan. Davis is serving as Atlanta's No. 4 receiver, behind Roddy White, Harry Douglas, and Darius Johnson.

Drew Davis WR ATL 10 Months

Drew Davis did not catch a pass in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Seahawks.

With Roddy White back, Davis barely played. He's safe to drop across the board.

Drew Davis WR ATL 10 Months12 Comments

Drew Davis played on 71-of-83 snaps in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

Over the last two weeks, Davis has played 87.0 percent of the snaps. It led to a breakout Week 8 performance that included five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. The problem, of course, is that Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) could be back as soon as this week. At that point, Davis won't be getting enough playing time to be worth a start.

Drew Davis WR ATL 10 Months

Drew Davis caught five passes for 77 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 8 loss at Arizona.

For the second straight week, Davis played virtually every snap opposite Harry Douglas. This time, he came up with production. The second-year undrafted player out of Oregon boasts strong hands and some separation skills as he plays the Julio Jones role in the Falcons offense. There's some deep-league appeal here as the Falcons are going to have to throw a ton going forward. Their run game is completely inept.

Drew Davis WR ATL 10 Months

Drew Davis played on 43-of-48 snaps in Sunday's win over the Bucs.

Davis is far ahead of Brian Robiskie and Kevin Cone, who combined to play three snaps. Davis had a meager one catch for 24 yards, but he saw a lot of Darrelle Revis and the Falcons only attempted 26 passes. If Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) continues to miss time, there will be better days ahead for Davis.

Drew Davis WR ATL 10 Months

Drew Davis had one catch for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bucs.

It was his only target of the game. Davis started opposite Harry Douglas in two-wide sets, but was shut down by Darrelle Revis outside of an impressive one-handed catch in the third quarter. With Julio Jones out for the season and Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) not a lock to return next week, Davis worth monitoring in deeper re-draft leagues.

Drew Davis WR ATL 10 Months

Falcons WR Drew Davis is expected to start in Week 7 against the Bucs.

Davis will play opposite Harry Douglas in two-wide sets and is best suited to take over the Julio Jones role in Atlanta's offense. He had be limited to special teams the first five games, but will be more involved in the offense this week with the Falcons playing without both Jones and Roddy White (hamstring, ankle).