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S Sean Davis - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-1, 201Born: 0-0-1994College: MarylandDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

As a rookie Davis opened the 2016 season as the team's nickel back. He moved into the starting strong safety role around mid season and all signs suggest he is there to stay. Davis is the kind of playmaking safety the organization has been searching for since the decline of Troy Polamalu. Davis has the speed and coverage skills of a corner with the physical nature of a strong safety. He has excellent ball skills and a knack for making big things happen. Pittsburgh's strong safety position has produced solid tackle totals in recent years. This is a trend that should continue with Davis roaming the middle of the field. What the position has not provided for either the team or fantasy owners is big play production. That should change in 2016. As a rookie Davis accounted for 55 solo stops with a couple of takeaways, 1.5 sacks and 5 broken up passes. With a full time role it is safe to expect improvement in all those categories. At the worst he should be a quality third starter for fantasy owners, with the upside to squeeze into the top twelve. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 23, 16, 17, 18, 21, 33, 39, 42
S Dynasty - 14, 14, 15, 16, 20
Overall Dynasty - 66, 47

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 PIT 16 56 15 2.5 0 1 1 5 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 72 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 73 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Steelers | Sean Davis had surgery (Tue May 23, 07:16 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers SS Sean Davis (shoulder) underwent surgery on his shoulder this offseason, according to a sources, but he anticipates being fully healthy for training camp.

Our View: A second-round pick out of Maryland in 2016, Davis played over 700 snaps as a rookie -- primarily at strong safety for the Steelers. They'll let his shoulder get healthy before getting Davis back out there.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Cleveland Browns
2vs Minnesota Vikings
3@ Chicago Bears
4@ Baltimore Ravens
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Kansas City Chiefs
7vs Cincinnati Bengals
8@ Detroit Lions
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Indianapolis Colts
11vs Tennessee Titans
12vs Green Bay Packers
13@ Cincinnati Bengals
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15vs New England Patriots
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns