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TE Vernon Davis - San Francisco 49ers

6-3, 253Born: 1-31-1984College: MarylandDrafted: Round 1, pick 6

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Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) had X-rays on his lower back, which were negative. He is suffering from back spasms and expects to play in Week 5.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 29): Davis said after the game on Sunday that he's experiencing back spasms. X-Rays for a more serious injury were negative, but he'll be evaluated further on Monday. Initial indications are that this isn't a huge deal, but back injuries are notorious for becoming nagging complaints. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News for the latest on Davis' practice status as we approach the weekend. He was also battling an ankle injury prior to the Week 4 game, but was healthy enough to start.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Davis has a back injury to add to his ankle issue. He was already inconsistent from week to week, now a banged up Davis isn't much use for us until he is healthy.

General News (Wed Oct 1): did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. He said he is experiencing some back spasms, and is listed a "day to day."

General News (Tue Sep 30): had X-rays on his lower back, which were negative. He is suffering from back spasms and expects to play in Week 5.

Week 5: vs Kansas City Chiefs

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
1 at DAL 4 44 2 0
2 vs CHI 3 39 0 0
4 vs PHI 2 8 0 0
5 vs KC PROJ-Dodds 4 * * *
5 vs KC PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * *
5 vs KC PROJ-Bloom 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

Davis had a solid game going when he hurt his ankle in 4th quarter and had to leave the game. On the play he caught a cross over the middle and had a defender pull him down from behind and roll over his ankle. Davis also made a nice catch in between three defenders for a first down early in the game and had an 11 yard reception nullified by a defensive penalty.

2014 Week 4 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Davis had two short catches in the flats and a drop deep downfield before leaving the game with a back injury. He struggled to walk off the field after the play, as it looked like his lower left back had completely locked up.

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Latest News

49ers | Vernon Davis does not practice (Wed Oct 1, 08:45 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. He said he is experiencing some back spasms, and is listed a 'day to day.'

Our View: Plan on not having Davis this week and dip into the deep pool of waiver wire options at tight end.
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49ers | Vernon Davis may not practice (Wed Oct 1, 03:41 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) doubts he will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, as he continues to deal with back spasms.

Our View: Davis owners should expect to not have his services for Week 5 against the Chiefs. There are a ton of good one-week (or longer) options on the waiver wire at tight end, so they shouldn't have trouble finding a replacement for the time being.
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49ers | Vernon Davis still having tests (Mon Sep 29, 09:20 PM) - Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) had a 'positive mindset' Monday, Sept. 29, but general manager Trent Baalke said the extent of his injury is 'not fully known.'

Our View: This injury seems minor, but it's too soon to tell. We'll see if Davis can practice later in the week.
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49ers | Vernon Davis has back spasms (Mon Sep 29, 08:49 AM) - Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) had X-rays on his lower back, which were negative. He is suffering from back spasms and expects to play in Week 5.

Our View: Good news for Davis here. Watch his practice status during the week to see if he's going to play in Week 5. Fantasy owners need to have a backup plan just in case there's a setback suffered during the week.
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49ers | Vernon Davis helped to locker room (Sun Sep 28, 06:10 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) left the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter due to a lower back injury. He was helped to the locker room, and appeared to be in obvious pain.

Our View: Davis has already been ruled out, and with him coming into this game banged up, it seems unlikely that we'll see him next week against the Chiefs.

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Schedule

5vs Kansas City Chiefs
6@ St. Louis Rams
7@ Denver Broncos
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs St. Louis Rams
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ New York Giants
12vs Washington Redskins
13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Oakland Raiders
15@ Seattle Seahawks
16vs San Diego Chargers
17vs Arizona Cardinals