X-factors for the Buffalo Bills in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers

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Gabriel Davis

Another starter on the offensive side of the ball the Buffalo Bills are potentially going to be missing is wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. He was listed as doubtful for Week 15 after not practicing all week due to a knee injury suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fortunately, the coaching staff has a player who is ready to step into the starting lineup and has been playing well as of late. Second-year wide receiver Gabriel Davis has seen more playing time as of late and in the past two games has seven receptions, 73 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

While the Panthers are likely to have Stephon Gilmore shadow Stefon Diggs, Davis potentially will draw C.J. Henderson or Keith Taylor with Donte Jackson added to injured reserve a few weeks ago. This is a matchup that Gabriel Davis could win and he could be in line for a big game this week against the Panthers.