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Vernon Davis | Tight End | #85

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 248
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Vernon Davis caught 5-of-6 targets for 47 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Davis was stuck on one catch for five yards deep into the game, but he caught four passes on the final two drives to help salvage his fantasy day. It could have been even better, but Davis was stopped just short of the goal line after breaking a tackle in the second quarter. Ultimately, 47 yards is a decent performance against a defense which has been stingy to tight ends, but Davis faces another tough test next week in Philadelphia. Even if Jordan Reed remains out, Davis will be nothing more than a back-end TE1. Dec 4 - 8:43 PM

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Vernon Davis caught three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in Week 10.

He scored on a wide open 38-yard pass. Davis saw only one fewer target than Jordan Reed, but there's no reason to chase his line. He's a TE2 for Week 11 against the Packers.
Nov 13 - 5:58 PM

Vernon Davis caught all five of his targets for 93 yards Week 8 against the Bengals.

With Jordan Reed back, the Redskins reverted to a base two-TE offense for most of the game, allowing Davis to stay involved. He made a great catch on a wheel route down the sideline for 44 yards in the first half, and he broke a tackle for a 26-yard gain in the fourth quarter. Davis vaulted into the top-12 for career receiving yards among tight ends with the big game. It is clear Davis will remain involved, but his usage will be too up and down to trust in standard-sized fantasy leagues.
Oct 30 - 2:27 PM

Vernon Davis (groin) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Davis had his best game in years while filling in for Jordan Reed last week (six catches for 79 yards). He'll be in the steaming mix again this week if Reed can't make the trip to London for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Reed practiced on Wednesday but still needs to get cleared by a concussion specialist. We should know his status within the next 24 hours.
Oct 26 - 5:41 PM

Vernon Davis caught 6-of-6 targets for 79 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

Davis had a seventh catch wiped out by penalty. Davis did his job for DFS bargain hunters. Davis has shown he still has something left during Jordan Reed's (concussion) absence, and could be in line for another start next week in London. Reed seems 50-50, at best, to make the trip to England.
Oct 23 - 5:33 PM

With Jordan Reed (concussion) out, Vernon Davis is expected to start.

Davis started in a tough matchup against the Eagles last week, managing 50 yards and a touchdown on four targets while playing 97.3 percent of the snaps. He should have a much easier time this week with the Lions, who have given up a league-worst seven touchdowns to tight ends already this season. Davis is a great streaming option and DFS play.
Oct 22 - 11:22 AM

Vernon Davis caught 2-of-4 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Eagles.

Davis started and caught a 13-touchdown with Jordan Reed sidelined. He wasn't a huge factor outside of his score, but Davis will have streaming value if Reed misses more than one game. The Redskins have a matchup with Detroit in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 6:09 PM

Vernon Davis will start in Week 6 against the Eagles.

Davis will pick up Reed's pass-game snaps, with Niles Paul remaining in a blocking role. He'll be behind DeSean Jackson, Jamison Crowder, and Pierre Garcon for targets. Davis is a red-zone threat with Reed out, but can't be trusted as more than a touchdown-dependent TE2. Daily Slant: Davis' low price across the daily industry is enticing, but it’s simply a bad spot for him. Philadelphia is only allowing 2.8 receptions and 11.8 yards per game to opposing tight ends. With cornerback Leodis McKelvin out for the Eagles, there are much better matchups on the outside for Jackson and Garcon. Cousins will also want to pick on Rob Brooks in the slot, where Jackson lines up on 32% of his snaps. Brooks has earned a poor grade of 48.5 from Pro Football Focus, so Jackson will have plus matchups all over the field. DeSean is a boom-or-bust player, but he should light it up today, and be a strong tournament option
Oct 16 - 11:51 AM

Vernon Davis caught 5-of-5 targets for 51 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

He had only one target in Week 1. Davis can be a useful No. 2 tight end in Washington's pass-first offense, but he won't be a fantasy option unless something happens to Jordan Reed.
Sep 18 - 5:40 PM

Vernon Davis snared his only target for 20 yards Monday in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

Davis’ first and only catch came in the fourth quarter when the Redskins were trying to erase a two-touchdown deficit. He broke a couple tackles on the play to give Washington a first-and-goal at the one-yard line. Davis followed that up by providing a nice block on Chris Thompson’s one-yard touchdown. Davis is only a role player in Washington with Jordan Reed getting most of the snaps at tight end and doesn’t need to be owned in fantasy.
Sep 12 - 11:51 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he thinks Vernon Davis still has "a lot of juice left."

Gruden said he's been impressed by his speed and blocking this offseason. Davis has vanished since his 13-touchdown campaign in 2013, logging just 64 catches for 640 yards over his last two seasons. He's not going to see much work this year with Jordan Reed and Niles Paul ahead of him on the depth chart.
Jul 29 - 4:03 PM

Vernon Davis has opened training camp behind Niles Paul on the depth chart.

It's not a surprise. Paul is a favorite of coach Jay Gruden's staff even after missing all of 2015 with an ankle injury, and Davis' play fell off a cliff last season. Were Jordan Reed to get hurt, Paul would probably end up the more prudent add in fantasy leagues.
Jul 28 - 9:18 PM

Redskins agreed to terms with TE Vernon Davis, formerly of the 49ers and Broncos, on a one-year contract.

Davis was drafted by Redskins GM Scot McCloughan in San Francisco. It is an interesting signing for the Redskins, who are more in need of a blocking tight end than one who can help in the passing game. Davis' play has been in sharp decline for the last couple years, and he did nothing after the Broncos traded for him midway through last season. Even if he sticks on the roster, Davis should be nothing more than veteran depth behind Jordan Reed.
Mar 31 - 11:58 AM

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan reiterated the team remains interested in free agent Vernon Davis.

Davis visited the Redskins two weeks ago, and the two sides remain in contact as it's Davis' only known visit of free agency. His play fell off a cliff in San Francisco the past two years, and GM Trent Baalke sent Davis to Denver at the trade deadline last year. Davis went on to struggle picking up the offense and with drops when he was on the field. In D.C., Davis would compete for a job behind Jordan Reed and Niles Paul as long as Paul (ankle) proves he's healthy.
Mar 22 - 1:33 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Vernon Davis is visiting the Redskins on Thursday.

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan drafted Davis in San Francisco, but this is not a great fit. The Redskins already have a primary pass catcher in Jordan Reed, and Davis does not offer much as a blocker. Davis' market has been quiet thus far.
Mar 10 - 11:32 AM

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