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Jets place WR Corey Davis on IR as he’s set to undergo season-ending core muscle surgery

We break down the news that Corey Davis is done for the season. What it means for Week 14 and beyond.

Corey Davis #84 of the New York Jets makes a catch in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 14, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Update: The Jets have officially placed Davis on injured reserve. Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims will be New York’s primary offensive weapons for the rest of the year.

New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis aggravated his groin injury in Week 13 and will undergo season-ending core muscle surgery, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Davis will end his 2021 season with 34 receptions for 492 yards and four touchdowns through nine games played.

The former fifth overall pick in 2017, Davis was a free agent acquisition last off season after spending four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. Davis never lived up to expectations that his draft spot gave, but he did manage to put together a good contract year together, helping him get a good contract from the Jets. Statistically, he put up decent numbers, but dealt with injuries and was ultimately beaten out by Elijah Moore as the No. 1 receiver.

Fantasy football implications

Davis’ absence should keep Moore as the no-doubt No. 1 target and help keep him consistent and useful going into the fantasy football playoffs.