TE Fred Davis, Washington Redskins
HT: 6-4, WT: 248, Born: 1-15-1986, College: USC, Drafted: Round 2
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Average draft position
Current as of June 11th. [Full ADP list]Overall: M Crabtree (174), B LaFell (175), Fred Davis (176), D Thomas (177),
Position: B Pettigrew (147-TE17), H Miller (163-TE18), Fred Davis (176 - TE19), T Eifert (181-TE20), D Keller (187-TE21)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of June 11th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: B Powell (168), Fred Davis (170), M Reece (171), R Randle (172)
Position: J Cameron (162-TE19), T Eifert (167-TE20), Fred Davis (170 - TE21), D Keller (173-TE22), D Allen (182-TE23)
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Fred Davis is held in high regard in spite of modest statistical success. You would think Davis based on his reputation that Davis was in the same stratosphere as Aaron Hernandez and Jimmy Graham, but he’s been far less consistent. Last year Davis played only seven games (24 receptions for 325 yards) after suffering a torn Achilles. The Redskins have maintained Davis’ importance to the team, but a torn Achilles is no small matter. Davis signed a one-year $2.5mm deal in a “prove it” year, and if healthy will be one of Robert Griffin’s top targets. Davis has freakish size and athleticism, but is not yet a precise route runner nor is he explosive with the ball in his hands. The season, and in fact his career, can go in many directions from here, and the onus is on Davis to determine whether he’s the star some believe him to be.
Latest NewsRedskins | Fred Davis won't participate in minicamp (Thu Jun 6, 02:48 PM) - Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (Achilles') will not participate in the team's mandatory minicamp as a precaution. "He might be able to go next week, but I'm going to keep him away even if he wants to go," Shanahan said. "I like what I see on a day-to-day basis. You can see the explosion. I just don't want him to push against anybody right now. I just don't want to take that chance when he has an extra month-and-a-half recovery time. And so we won't push it. But if we were playing next week, I think he might be able to go." Our View: The Redskins are just being safe here. Davis could play in a game if he had to but it's best for his recovery to give him as much time off as possible. Rushing him back right now could only aggravate his injury. We should see Davis in action at the start of training camp.
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2012 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Davis, arguably the number one receiving option in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, had a somewhat quiet afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With the passing game focused on either short gains to build Robert Griffin III’s confidence or home run attempts for touchdowns, Davis was the odd man out in New Orleans on Sunday. Finishing the day with two catches for thirty-eight yards, Davis’s biggest play of the game came on a Griffin play action pass downfield for a twenty-six yard gain.
Week 2 - Tying for the team lead in targets with five, Davis could not do much with his workload, translating it into two catches for fourteen yards. He was the intended receiver on Robert Griffin III’s lone interception of the day, as Griffin did not see St. Louis cornerback Cortland Finnegan slide in front of Davis to pick him off.
Week 3 - Vastly underutilized two weeks into the season, Davis had his best game of the nascent season in his home debut. Leading the Redskins in targets with seven and receiving yards with ninety, Davis acted as a security blanket for quarterback Robert Griffin III while the Redskins played catch-up in the second half. Davis, thought to sustain a concussion the previous week in St. Louis, showed no ill effects, and exploited the middle of the field the Bengals left open all afternoon. Twice Davis snatched passes from Robert Griffin III for catch-and-runs in excess of fifteen yards, including the Redskins’ longest reception of the day at twenty-nine yards. While Davis only had four receptions through the season’s first two weeks, and had many football analysts under the impression that he would not be heavily involved in the Robert Griffin III-led offense. However, Griffin leaned heavily on Davis with Pierre Garcon sitting out his second consecutive game.
Week 4 - Despite being used as a blocker more than in years past, Davis managed to lead all Redskins receivers in receiving yardage for the second week in a row, with seventy. Davis worked the middle of the field for Washington when permitted, and displayed a knack for shaking any and all Tampa Bay defenders.
Week 5 - Davis remains the only sure thing in a questionable passing attack. The steady tight end led the Redskins receivers in catches for the third week in a row. Snagging five balls on six targets for fifty-four yards, Davis is likely to be heavily targeted in the weeks to come as uncertainty clouds the Redskins at the quarterback position. Davis was the intended receiver on Kirk Cousins’ first interception of the day – Cousins threw before Davis turned around to look for the ball. The tight end’s most impressive catch came on a nineteen-yard seam route that negated several penalty yards the Redskins received on a penalty flag.
Week 6 - Davis looked good overall but like much of the receivers, he saw little work with the tough Vikings pass defense. He spent a lot of time blocking for Griffin—as did much of the team—and the Redskins seemed content to let Griffin run in the fourth quarter and not force the pass. Davis should see some more reps going forward but it’s always a danger Griffin will pull the ball down in run, to negative impact on Davis and his numbers.
Week 7 - Fred Davis got a nice strike over the middle of the field from QB Griffin, showing nice hands, but unfortunately injury struck the Redskins passing game again. Davis left with an injury and is out for the season.