Vernon Davis TE SF 3 Days2 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Davis (back) caught 2-of-5 targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Davis once again couldn't get anything going, even though the 49ers were forced into a pass-heavy approach. Colin Kaepernick mostly honed in on his deep group of wide receivers, as Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd combined for 30 targets. Davis may still be a bit hobbled by the back and ankle injuries he's dealt with this season, as he has just 10 receptions for 98 yards and no touchdowns over the last four games, after posting a 4-44-2 receiving line in the season opener. He's averaging just 4.6 targets per game in an offense that throws nearly half of its passes to either Crabtree or Boldin. While Davis should eventually get more involved, volume has often been an issue with him.

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Davis (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Davis was able to practice fully all week, a sign that he should healthy enough to see a full complement of snaps Sunday, barring any in-game setbacks.

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Davis (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Denver.

Davis practiced fully all week, so he's turned a corner in his recovery. The 49ers will probably need to throw more aggressively than they're accustomed to if they're to keep pace with Peyton Manning, so this week seems to be one of Davis' more favorable matchups on paper so long as the 49ers don't need him to help pass block against Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

Vernon Davis TE SF 1 Month1 Comment

Davis (back) practiced in full Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Davis is as healthy as he has been since the start of the season and seems to be headed for a "probable" designation when the official injury designations are released Friday.

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Davis (back) practiced in full Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Davis was unhindered in practice for the first time since sustaining a bruised left ankle in Week 2. Along the way, back spasms started to afflict him, and he appeared in just two of four games during that stretch. As long as a setback is avoided, he should be active for a second consecutive outing Sunday in Denver, who have surrendered 10.5 YPC and two touchdowns to opposing tight ends through five contests.

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Davis (back) caught 3-of-6 targets for 30 yards in Monday's 31-17 win over the Rams.

Davis made it through the game healthy, but he also missed some excellent opportunities. He dropped a pair of easy catches, including one in the flats that would have left him with just one defender to beat for a long gain. He also collided with Vance McDonald in the end zone on a play that saw both tight ends converge on the ball without any defender to break up the pass. After turning in just his second full game of the season, Davis will likely be ready for a tough road matchup with the Broncos next week.