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Vernon Davis | Tight End

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Maryland
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GM Trent Baalke believes the addition of Torrey Smith will help Vernon Davis.
Davis is coming off a brutal season in which he averaged 3.57 targets in his 14 games and scored a grand total of two touchdowns. Now he's entering a contract year at age 31. In theory, Smith's raw speed should attract attention from safeties and open things up for Davis. But he's still only a TE2 flier as there's real concern he's fallen off the career cliff. May 14 - 8:07 AM

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Vernon Davis is participating in the 49ers' offseason program.

Davis held out of OTAs last year, leading to a career-worst 26/245/2 line. He also missed two games to injury and struggled as a run blocker. 31-year-old Davis is attempting to reestablish his value in a contract year.
Apr 11 - 9:27 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke confirmed at the NFL Combine that Vernon Davis will be back with the team in 2015.

Davis' performance crumbled amid dysfunction in San Francisco last season. After scoring 13 TDs in 2013, Davis was mind-blowingly targeted once in the red zone in 2014. "It was an off year," Baalke said. "He realizes (that). The great thing about Vernon, he understands." After holding out last spring, Davis is expected to participate fully in the 49ers' offseason program.
Feb 18 - 3:45 PM

Vernon Davis promises he will participate in the 49ers' offseason program.

Davis skipped almost all of the 49ers' offseason last year before turning in a career-worst season. Davis turns 31 years old later this week and it's fair to wonder if he's reached his decline phase. He failed to produce in the passing game last season and even seemed to hit a wall as a run blocker.
Jan 26 - 3:48 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes the 49ers' new head coach would likely be interested in retaining Vernon Davis.

Barrows writes, "At least two of the 49ers' head-coaching candidates expressed bewilderment that the 49ers couldn't get more than 245 yards and two touchdowns from Davis this past season." Davis was certainly misused in 2014, but he also took a big step back on the field. He struggled to get open, dropped passes when he did and missed several games with injuries. San Francisco could save almost $5 million against the 2015 cap by cutting Davis.
Jan 10 - 12:27 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco confirms Vernon Davis' roster spot on the 49ers "could be in jeopardy" entering the offseason.

Davis is owed nearly $5 million in salary and bonuses after a career-worst year. Once an adept blocker, Davis took a huge step back in that area and also had his least productive season as a pass catcher. Turning 31 years old later this month, we're skeptical Davis is still capable of helping a team.
Jan 9 - 2:47 PM

Vernon Davis managed one catch for nine yards in the 49ers' Week 17 win over the Cardinals.

A monumental disappointment in both fantasy and real life this season, Davis managed a 2014 receiving line of 26-245-2 while falling off precipitously as a blocker. When Davis doesn't even have his blocking to fall back on, it's fair to question his value to an NFL team. We'd hate to be Dynasty league owners of Davis, who turns 31 in January. It's entirely possible Davis' time as a fantasy asset is over.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Vernon Davis did not receive a target Week 16 against the Chargers.

The goose egg is misleading, as Davis had a 63-yard touchdown catch negated by penalty in the third quarter. Davis caught a bullet from Kaepernick down the seam and bullied his way into the end zone, but the play was called back by a chop block. Even though it did not count, the long catch showed Davis still has the playmaking ability that made him a fantasy star.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Vernon Davis was held without a catch on two targets in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

Davis' disappearance continues unabated. He'll now head into Week 16 the owner of a hard-to-believe 25/236/2 line as a pass catcher.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Vernon Davis secured 2-of-4 targets for 26 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Davis noticeably had some solid blocks in this game, but continued to play a minimal passing-game role. He hasn't seen a single red-zone target since Week 1. Leave Davis on the waiver wire for a Week 15 date with Seattle.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Vernon Davis caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.

The season of woe continues. The 49ers have suddenly forgotten how to use Davis, and Colin Kaepernick is playing so poorly it would not matter if they were using him perfectly. Davis is not worth starting in any format and is droppable in most leagues.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Vernon Davis secured 3-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the 49ers' Week 12 win over the Redskins.

Davis' most notable play was a unforgivable third-quarter dropped pass that would have gone for a substantial gain. There are whispers Davis has mailed it in after the Niners failed to honor his offseason contract demands. He looks like a player incapable of helping any team at this stage of his career. Davis has also drawn poor blocking grades from Pro Football Focus.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:30:00 PM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh feels like Vernon Davis is "ready to break out."

Harbaugh used a confusing olive jar analogy in his rambling explanation, but the point was clear. Whether or not the breakout is actually coming is less clear. The 49ers have been forcing the ball to Davis over the last several weeks, but he has only managed four catches and 34 yards total over the last three games. Traditionally dominant in the red zone, Davis has not even been targeted inside the 20 since Week 1. Davis is too risky to play in seasonal leagues, but could be worth a punt in daily formats.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Vernon Davis caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Giants.

Davis saw five targets, but most were of the "shot" variety and were not close to getting completed. Seemingly desperate to get him touches, the 49ers actually handed the ball to VD as a running back (it went for a 4-yard gain). Davis now has six catches for 55 yards in his last four games combined. He's not a fantasy option, even against the Redskins at home in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Vernon Davis caught 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in the 49ers' Week 10 win over the Saints.

Yet another ineffective, inefficient for the 49ers' tight end. It's quite possible Davis is playing through an undisclosed injury, as there's simply no reason he should be sitting on just 17 catches. Davis has been relegated to dart throw status in daily-league tournaments.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3Kendall Hunter
4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5Darius Davis
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Chuck Jacobs
5DeAndrew White
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
5Blake Bell
K1Phil Dawson