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Vernon Davis | Tight End | #85

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 248
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
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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. Jan 3 - 12:08 PM
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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

Vernon Davis caught 4-of-9 targets for 23 yards in the Redskins' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

Davis will want to burn the tape from this one. He dropped a pair of passes, including a swing pass into the flat that should have been a short touchdown in the fourth quarter. Davis also got manhandled by DE Wes Horton in a one-on-one block on the first series of the third quarter, leading to Horton strip-sacking Kirk Cousins and setting the Panthers up at the one-yard line for an easy touchdown. Davis continued to play more snaps than an injured Jordan Reed before Reed was ejected in the third quarter for punching SS Kurt Coleman.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Vernon Davis caught 1-of-2 targets for one yard in the Redskins' Week 14 win over the Eagles.

Yikes. The dud of a day came with Jordan Reed playing just 10 snaps. The Panthers are an appetizing Week 15 matchup, but Davis is too volatile to trust as a TE1 streamer.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:58:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:43:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:58:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 02:27:00 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.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 05:41:00 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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:33:00 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.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 11:22:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 06:09:00 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.

RotoGrinders.com 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
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 11:51:00 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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:40:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:51:00 PM

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