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Vernon Davis | Tight End | #85

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 244
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
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Vernon Davis caught 2-of-7 targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 14 loss to the Chargers.
Davis led the team in targets with seven but was horribly inefficient with them. Kirk Cousins barely missed Davis on multiple deep passes that would have given Davis a huge fantasy day. His touchdown came on a play where Cousins rolled out of the pocket and lofted the ball over the corner to him. He will continue to deserve streaming consideration in Week 15 if TE Jordan Reed remains sidelined. Dec 10 - 8:42 PM

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Vernon Davis caught 2-of-2 targets for 15 yards in the Redskins' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys.

Davis was actually out-caught and out-targeted by Niles Paul. It was the second straight week Paul garnered more looks from Kirk Cousins. Davis now has just two grabs for 15 yards over the past two weeks. It's unclear what's prompted the change in usage, though Pro Football Focus has graded Davis as an abysmal blocker. Even if Jordan Reed remains sidelined, Davis will have to be downgraded to the TE1/2 borderline for Week 14 against the Chargers.
Dec 1 - 12:01 AM

Vernon Davis failed to absorb his lone target Thursday in the Redskins’ Week 12 win over the Giants.

Davis entered Week 12 as the Redskins’ lead receiver but was nowhere to be found on Thursday night. The sweet potato yams connoisseur was invisible versus the Giants, drawing a mere one target compared to five for Niles Paul. New York has been among the worst teams in the league at defending tight ends, making Davis’ goose egg all the more puzzling. Davis has played well for the most part this year, but hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 3. He’ll look to bounce back next Thursday at Dallas.
Nov 24 - 12:07 AM

Vernon Davis caught 3-of-6 targets for 67 yards in the Redskins' Week 11 loss to the Saints.

One of Davis' missed connections was a drop. He was briefly shaken up in the second half, but was never announced with an injury. Davis has proven to be a veritable lock for 60 yards when Jordan Reed sits. Reed (ankle) didn't seem particularly close to playing in Week 11, and the Redskins will be on a short week for Week 12. If Reed sits, Davis will be a mouthwatering play against the Giants' league-worst tight end defense on Thanksgiving.
Nov 19 - 6:42 PM

Vernon Davis caught 7-of-11 targets for 76 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Vikings.

Davis continues to maximize his opportunity with Jordan Reed sidelined and limited this season, and is now tied for the team lead with 11 targets. His seven catches were the most he's had in a game since Week 14 of 2015. Davis has 58 or more receiving yards in six of his past seven games regardless if Reed has played or not and has been a top-10 option when Reed has been inactive. Monitor Reed's status this week to see if Davis will be a locked in starter versus the Saints.
Nov 12 - 6:02 PM

Vernon Davis caught 6-of-9 targets for 72 yards in the Redskins' Week 9 win over the Seahawks.

With Davis being one of the few healthy pass-catchers remaining on the Redskins he led the team in targets, receptions, and yards. Davis acted as Cousins' security blanket but still caught a couple of difficult passes in the seam. Davis' fantasy relies heavily on the availability of TE Jordan Reed but is a good bet to produce in his absence.
Nov 5 - 8:03 PM

Vernon Davis caught 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Redskins' Week 8 loss to the Cowboys.

It was a disappointing box score on an afternoon where Jordan Reed (hamstring) went down in the first half, but offensive line injuries and rainy conditions hamstrung the Redskins' offense. With Reed looking shaky, at best, for Week 9 against the Seahawks, Davis will be on the streamer radar.
Oct 29 - 8:08 PM

Vernon Davis caught all four of his targets for 67 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Eagles.

Davis has gone for at least 58 yards receiving in four consecutive games. Even as the No. 2 tight end in this Redskins offense, he's on the fantasy radar because Washington loves to use its tight ends in the pass game. Davis picked up back-to-back 31-yard catches in the first half and remains one of the fastest players at the position. He'll be a TE2 next week against Dallas.
Oct 24 - 12:28 AM

Vernon Davis caught five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Raiders.

Davis started with Jordan Reed sidelined. He had a 26-yard catch on the first drive and beat CB Sean Smith on an 18-yard post for a touchdown. Davis caught all five of his targets and ran good routes. He'll be a high-end streamer if Reed doesn't return for Week 4.
Sep 24 - 11:57 PM

Vernon Davis caught 2-of-2 targets for 21 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.

Davis ends the summer with four catches for 70 yards (17.5 YPC). He'll offer TE1 upside if Jordan Reed misses time in 2017, as he's been known to do.
Aug 27 - 7:26 PM

Redskins re-signed TE Vernon Davis to a three-year, $15 million contract.

Davis gets a nice raise and some security after playing last season on a one-year, $2.4 million deal. Now 33, Davis' career looked like it was near-dead following a trade deadline deal from San Francisco to Denver in 2015. He barely saw the field for the Broncos' Super Bowl team. But Davis appeared in all 16 games for Washington last season, starting 14 and posting a 44-583-2 receiving line. He provides solid insurance for oft-injured Jordan Reed.
Mar 8 - 8:10 AM

Free agent Vernon Davis said he wants to re-sign with the Redskins.

"You know I'm letting my agent deal with that at the moment with hopes that I'll be back with the Washington Redskins," Davis said. "I'll just be optimistic about it. I would love to stay here because it's such a great organization. The locker room's amazing. I'm extremely happy here, and it would only make sense to stay here." Davis, 33, resurrected his career in D.C. in 2016.
Mar 3 - 12:00 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins have already discussed a new deal with impending free agent Vernon Davis.

Signed to a one-year contract last offseason, Davis showed well both in limited work behind Jordan Reed and as a fill-in for the injury-prone starter. The Redskins would be smart to keep quality insurance like Davis around behind Reed, but he might be looking for one last payday. Davis will turn 33 later this month.
Source: ESPN
Jan 3 - 12:08 PM

Vernon Davis caught 2-of-3 targets for 49 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Giants.

Davis finishes with 44 grabs for 583 yards and two touchdowns, a nice career revival for a player who looked shockingly inept in 2015. The yards were Davis' most since 2013. Headed back to free agency, Davis was pretty much a plug-and-play TE1 whenever Jordan Reed was sidelined. Davis' age (33 this month) and history of inconsistency will work against him as he looks to get paid, but he should be able to bring home a nice guarantee for 2017.
Jan 1 - 8:14 PM

Vernon Davis caught 1-of-2 targets for 13 yards in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Bears.

With Jordan Reed (shoulder) out, Davis was the No. 1 tight end. It didn't translate to stats. The target Davis wasn't able to catch was a 4th-and-1 shot into the end zone where Davis was wide open. But Kirk Cousins was under heavy pressure on the pass and just missed Davis. Davis is a TE2.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
RB1Samaje Perine
2Byron Marshall
3LeShun Daniels Jr.
GLB1Samaje Perine
2Byron Marshall
3RB1Samaje Perine
2Byron Marshall
WR11Jamison Crowder
2Ryan Grant
3Brian Quick
WR21Josh Doctson
2Maurice Harris
3Robert Davis
WR31Ryan Grant
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Jeremy Sprinkle
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Arie Kouandjio
2Kyle Kalis
C1Chase Roullier
2Tony Bergstrom
3Demetrius Rhaney
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Tyler Catalina
RT1Morgan Moses
K1Dustin Hopkins
2Nick Rose