Vernon Davis TE SF 6 months ago5 Comments

49ers' GM Trent Baalke confirmed that Davis would "absolutely" be back with the team in 2015, CSN Bay Area reports.Davis is coming off his worst season as a pro (26 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns), and is owed $4.95 million going into the final year of his contract. He dealt with minor injuries throughout the season, but under-performed even when he was back at full strength. Baalke believes that Davis simply had a down year, and he will be able to bounce back next season. He isn't a spring chicken at the age of 31, but the drop off in production from 2013 to 2014 came out of nowhere. A weak offensive line is partly to blame, as Davis was asked to block more than usual. Either way, Davis has a lot to prove in 2015 as he tries to restore faith in fantasy owners.

Vernon Davis TE SF 8 months ago

Davis had just one catch on one target for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Arizona has not defended the TE well the last few seasons, but Davis has been an afterthought in San Francisco's offense in 2014. In fact, he finishes the season with an ugly 26/245/2 line in 14 games.

Vernon Davis TE SF 8 months ago4 Comments

Davis was not targeted in Saturday's overtime loss to the Chargers.

Colin Kaepernick through for just 114 yards, but the fact that he didn't look Davis' way even once is the final nail in the coffin on Davis' 2014 fantasy season. He has not caught a pass in back-to-back games.

Vernon Davis TE SF 8 months ago2 Comments

Davis had no catches on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Sunday's zero-catch performance signifies rock-bottom for the once prominent tight end. If you were hanging on to Davis for any reason, let this game be the final straw.

Vernon Davis TE SF 9 months ago

Davis has another quiet game Sunday, catching just two passes (four targets) for 25 yards in the loss to the Raiders.

Despite the quiet day, one of his catches did go for 23 yards, which was a season-high for Davis. The production has really fallen off this season for the once prominent tight end. He was obviously slowed by the slew of minor injuries he sustained earlier in the season, but Davis has now played in six consecutive games, so health can no longer be an excuse. A more likely reason for the dip in production this season is the 49ers' depleted offensive line, as Davis has been asked to stay back in protection more than usual. Those who were still waiting for an eventual bounce back from Davis can move on after another disappointing fantasy performance.

Vernon Davis TE SF 9 months ago

Davis caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Seahawks.

Davis doesn't appear to be bothered by the injuries he dealt with earlier this season, making it rather odd that he's such a minimal part of the passing game. He hasn't scored or reached 40 receiving yards since Week 1, and he hasn't drawn more than six targets in any game this season. While perhaps worth holding on to, Davis is only a viable starter in the very deepest of leagues, if that.

Vernon Davis TE SF 9 months ago2 Comments

Davis gained 21 yards on three catches (five targets) in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

While this was an improvement over his one-catch performance last week, it was still sub-par for the once elite tight end. Davis also had an ugly drop on a catchable ball that would have netted a large gain. He may still be bothered by the various injuries he sustained this season, and he would have to show signs of improvement before he can be trusted in standard leagues.

Vernon Davis TE SF 9 months ago

Davis only caught one of the five balls thrown his way Sunday, gaining seven yards and adding four yards on his first carry of the season.

Davis still doesn't seem like himself on the field, being unable to create space like he did prior to missing time with injuries. The thought that Davis may not be giving a full effort this season was thrown around last week, but the more logical conclusion to come to is that he is still dealing with some combination of the ankle, knee, or back injuries that have plagued him this year. When healthy, he is one of the most talented tight ends in football, but until he shows something on the field, it is hard to recommend Davis in any format right now.

Vernon Davis TE SF 10 months ago10 Comments

Davis has one catch on four targets for eight yards Sunday against the Saints.

Davis' dreadful year continues, as he has now failed to reach even 45 yards in a game this season, with no touchdowns since his four-catch, 44-yard, two-touchdown effort in Week 1. He has dealt with knee, ankle and back injuries, though some are now questioning whether he is giving a full effort. While the Week 11 matchup against the Giants is a good one on paper, Davis just hasn't shown anything this season to warrant much fantasy consideration.

Vernon Davis TE SF 10 months ago11 Comments

Davis had just two catches on three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Davis was once again a non-factor, as Colin Kaepernick spread things around, completing at least one pass to 10 different players. Davis scored a pair of touchdowns in a Week 1 win at Dallas, but has done almost nothing since, while dealing with nagging injuries. He'll look to score for the first time in over two months next week at New Orleans.