3 fantasy football stars to avoid after free agency sent them to new homes

Fantasy football players should avoid any crazy talk about how good these players will be with their new teams.
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With free agency, the NFL landscape can change quickly. Players can find a new home and go from average to terrific, especially in the world of fantasy football. But that can often be fool's gold.

Fantasy football players, especially those who play in dynasty leagues, wait with anticipation during the offseason to see where the free agents on their roster are going to end up. Those players can then be seen as a much bigger piece of their team or an enticing trade piece based on their new landing spot.

But some players just aren't going to be any better for their new teams and in many cases, might take a step backwards. It's often exciting for players to get the change of scenery and a chance to rejuvenate their career or become an even bigger star than they already were, but these three players should be off of your radar heading into the 2024 season.

3 fantasy football stars to avoid in 2024

Gabriel Davis, Jacksonville Jaguars
Oct 9, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace (29) gets his hands on a pass intended for Gabriel Davis in the end zone. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Gabriel Davis, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost Calvin Ridley to free agency this offseason, but the team's three-year, $39 million deal given to former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis was still a curious one.

Davis joins a wide receiving corps that also features Christian Kirk and Zay Jones and none of those players seems like a No. 1 guy, including Davis.

Davis is not a high-volume receiver and though he has had some nice games in his career, he is one of the biggest boom-or-bust wide receivers in all of fantasy football. If you have rostered him in recent years, you know how much more often that is a bust, as well.

Davis has never caught more than 48 passes in a season or had more than 836 yards receiving. One thing that he does do is score touchdowns as he has 27 career touchdown receptions, but he wals also able to put up those numbers in the high-octane offense in Buffalo, which was led by Josh Allen.

In Jacksonville, it seems like he will be a role player at best and one who may even have a hard time of hitting the kind of numbers he posted in Buffalo. Don't get too excited because of all the money that Jacksonville threw at him, Davis is not a player to be going out of your way to grab in fantasy this coming season.