Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
7 hours ago

Davis will be in line for a third straight start Sunday against the Saints with top tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) ruled out for the contest, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even in the six games that Reed has played this season, Davis has seen ample snaps with the Redskins relying heavily on two-tight end sets, but the veteran's fantasy ceiling is always higher when a proven pass catcher like Reed is sidelined. Over Reed's three absences to date, Davis has hauled in 18 of 25 targets for 206 yards and a score. That prior track record of productivity should make Davis a must-play option in most season-long formats this week, despite drawing a tough matchup against a stout Saints passing defense.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
4 days ago

Davis hauled in seven of 11 targets for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

It was the second game in a row Davis had over 70 yards receiving filling in for an injured Jordan Reed (hamstring). So far this season the veteran tight end has managed 30 receptions for 460 yards and a touchdown, as he continues to prove age is just a number. His fantasy value against the Saints will be entirely dependent on Reed's status, who is nearing a return. If Davis is the top tight end option, look for him to see a fair number of targets from Kirk Cousins.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
6 days ago

Davis will start for Jordan Reed (hamstring) on Sunday versus the Vikings, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis emerged from last Sunday's victory at Seattle with injuries to both hands. In particular, the right one was swollen, but he managed to log full practices both Thursday and Friday, clearing up any doubt about his ability to play. He'll be needed with Reed and reserve tight end Niles Paul (concussion) out of commission. On the season, Davis is averaging a spectacular 12.4 YPT, but his touchdown count (three in 24 games) as a Redskin leaves much to be desired.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
1 week ago

Davis (hand) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed Friday's practice and is listed as questionable on the final injury reports. With his hand injuries confirmed to be minor, Davis seems to be on track for another week serving as Washington's top pass catcher at tight end, though it may not be confirmed until inactive lists are released approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Reed likely will have a limited role if he ends up playing.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
1 week ago1 Comment

Davis (hand) turned in a full practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Davis' inclusion on the Redskins' first injury report of the week Wednesday was a mild surprise, with head coach Jay Gruden indicating the tight end was dealing with some swelling on his right hand, according to John Keim of ESPN.com. The veteran was still able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, and his increased involvement Thursday suggests he's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Vikings. With Jordan Reed (hamstring) limited in practice for the second straight day and uncertain to play in Week 10, Davis could be in line for another start.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
1 week ago

Davis (hand) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

While neither issue is considered serious, Redskins coach Jay Gruden did mention that Reed is dealing with injuries to both hands. Meanwhile, Jordan Reed (hamstring) managed a limited practice Wednesday, which suggests he's shooting to return for Sunday's game against the Vikings. The Redskins have managed to keep both tight ends involved in the offense at times, but Reed's return would obviously be a huge hinderance to Davis' Week 10 outlook, assuming the 33-year-old is able to play through his own injuries.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
2 weeks ago

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Davis "should be OK" after bruising his hand in Sunday's win over the Seahawks, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Redskins were already down their top tight end (Jordan Reed, hamstring) and their No. 3 option at the position (Niles Paul, concussion) for Sunday's game, so it's fortunate that the injury Davis suffered doesn't look to be anything serious. Washington could opt to limit Davis' practice time Wednesday through Friday for precautionary purposes, but he should step back into a starting role for the Week 10 matchup with the Vikings if Reed is unable to suit up for that contest. Davis was among the top-producing fantasy tight ends for the Sunday slate, corralling six of nine targets for 72 yards.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
2 weeks ago

Davis hurt his hand during Sunday's 17-14 win at Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Davis acted as the No. 1 receiver in an offense devoid of Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Jamison Crowder (hamstring), turning a team-high nine targets into six receptions for 72 yards. Because the injury occurred so late in the game, the Redskins may have been exercising caution with their most-experienced pass catcher. Once the severity of the injury is known, a prognosis may become clear.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
2 weeks ago

Davis is poised to start at tight end Sunday against the Seahawks with Jordan Reed (hamstring) ruled out for the contest, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was already on the radar in most mid-sized or deeper fantasy settings due to the Redskins' liberal usage of two-tight end sets, but he makes for an even more appealing option than usual with Reed out of the mix, and potentially slot receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) as well. Much of Davis' success this season has been fueled by an unsustainable 18.4 yards per reception, but the veteran's expected uptick in targets in Week 9 should be enough to compensate for a likely downturn in efficiency.

Vernon Davis
TE WAS (5)
2 weeks ago

Davis hauled in two of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Davis had a rather quiet performance Sunday considering Jordan Reed's (hamstring) exit from the contest in the second quarter. However, the veteran could be streamed across plenty of leagues this week given John Keim's report that Reed is unlikely to play Sunday against the Seahawks. Look for more updates on Washington's tight end situation to come throughout the week.