Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #15 163.55 SF Active 9 years 31 6'3 250 @VernonDavis85

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-30-2015 by Shawn Childs

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It was just amazing to see Davis come up empty week after week in 2014 after a handful of very successful seasons. He finished with only 26 catches on 59 targets for 245 yards and two TDs. Vernon averaged only 9.4 yards per catch, which was 3.5 yards below his career average. After Week 1, Vernon didn't score and gained fewer than 40 yards in each of his next 13 games. Davis suffered an ankle injury in mid-September and a back issue in early October. In his career, Vernon has 55 TDs in 131 games and has wrapped up two seasons with 13 touchdowns. He'll never see a ton of targets (averaging 5.2 per game in his career). His upside is created by his big-play ability; he averaged 16.3 yards per catch in 2010 and 2013). He has five 50-catch seasons on his resume and four years with more than 750 yards. Last season was a throwaway year due to injuries and poor play from San Fran's offense. Davis should be line for at least 55 catches, 700 yards and 5-7 scores. He is a complete steal in the early draft season; his ADP of 181 makes him the the 24th TE off the board. I expect Davis to finish 2015 as a top-12 tight end.

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis

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Jul-31-15 49ers TE Vernon Davis feels renewed both physically and mentally

49ers tight end Vernon Davis had a disastrous 2014 campaign. This year he says he is in a much better place both physically and mentally. "Right now, I feel like a rookie," Davis said. "Feel faster, more explosive...been taking care of myself … Last year I had a lot of people in my ear. Particularly, I had an adviser, who kept telling me, 'Hey, you should try and get another contact, blah blah blah.' As my fiduciary, he was right about a lot of things, so I listened to him, I took his advice. But during the course of that season, I had a chance to really think about it, like 'What am I doing? I don't play this game for money. That's not why I play.

Fantasy Analysis:

Now 31 years old, Davis's best days are most likely behind him. However, that doesn't mean he can't be productive. He has a ton of value and upside being drafted as the TE24. Davis is a steal as a TE3 in a crop of tight ends that are mostly unproven upside guys or aging veterans. He's only one year removed from catching 13 TD passes. He's worth a late-round flier as a TE2 and allows you to wait on a backup tight end.

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7/31 - 49ers TE Vernon Davis feels renewed both physically and mentally

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
8.03 Draft Sharks - I'm relatively down on Davis this year and didn't think I'd end up with him on any of my teams. But as the 9th TE off the board? Sure, I'll take him.
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