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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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San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 9, but has been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the New York Giants.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Davis was unable to practice last week due to his concussion/post-concussion issues, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

General News (Fri Oct 9): is out for this week's game.

Week 5: at New York Giants

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Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. What 49ers' passing offense? Last week was the second scoreless game of the season for Colin Kaepernick, and the third out of four without a passing touchdown from him to... anyone. After subtracting the -41 yards from six Green Bay sacks, Kaepernick had 119 net yards passing and one interception thrown. Right now Kaepernick is on pace to take 56 sacks (he's taken 14 sacks and 22 other hits over four games). There is nothing good going on here, folks, and won't be until Kaepernick either gets benched or gets his game back. The Giants' pass D held Tyrod Taylor to 258 net yards passing last week, with one TD and one interception thrown - two weeks ago, Kirk Cousins bombed them for over 300 yards passing, with 30/49 for 305 net yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown. This is not the best pass D in the NFL entering Week Five, friends. This bad matchup is all about the dysfunction of the 49ers' offense, rather than anything the Giants might do in the course of the game.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs MIN 72 3 47 0 0 4.7
2 at PIT 84 5 62 0 0 6.2
3 at ARI 34 0 0 0 0 0
5 at NYG PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * * *
5 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
5 at NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 3 vs ARI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Both of Davis' targets were intercepted; both were the result of underthrown passes. With the game completely out of reach after the second one, San Francisco decided to give Davis some much-needed rest. (He had played nearly every offensive snap the first two weeks.)

2015 Week 2 vs PIT (7 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)

Once again Davis played nearly every snap of the game and was used primarily as a run blocker until the score became lopsided in Pittsburgh's favor: Six of his seven targets came with San Francisco losing 29-3 or worse. Davis' lone highlight of the game was a 43-yard reception at the end of the third quarter, but it was due to a blown coverage that left him wide open about 20 yards downfield along the right side line. He was so wide open that nearly all of his 24 yards after catch on the play came without a single Steelers defender in the screen with him. One of Davis' targets was on fourth-and-1 inside the red zone, and two more occurred inside Pittsburgh's 30-yard line. Finally, it's worth noting Davis did not drop any passes this week.

2015 Week 1 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)

One one hand, Davis was the most-targeted and highest-yardage receiver for San Francisco. On the other, 6 targets for 3 receptions and 47 yards isn't go to make him the most-targeted or highest-yardage tight end in fantasy leagues. There were a few glimmers of hope, however. Davis' first target of the game came on the 49ers first play inside the red zone. He was open on an out route, but Kaepernick threw the ball just out of his reach. His second target was on a deep post route on the next drive. He beat double-coverage, but again Kaepernick threw the ball just out of his reach. Later on, he was targeted twice on San Francisco's final scoring drive of the night, accounting for about half the drive's yardage. And although Davis has a reputation for dropped passes, and did drop one of his targets, the second reception of that final drive was an over-the-shoulder catch with an intermediate degree of difficulty. One final positive sign worth mentioning is that Davis only missed one snap the entire game. So if the 49ers are going to have any semblance of a viable fantasy passing game this season, he's nearly guaranteed to be involved.


Latest News

49ers | Vernon Davis will not play (Fri Oct 9, 05:14 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 9, but has been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the New York Giants.

Our View: Davis has once again disappointed fantasy owners, and he should have been dropped already.
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49ers | Vernon Davis limited in practice (Thu Oct 8, 09:20 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

Our View: On top of the injury, the San Francisco offense is so dysfunctional that Davis holds little to no value. On top of this, the matchup is bad. If playing he's no more than a TE3 at best.
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49ers | Vernon Davis limited (Wed Oct 7, 08:20 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Our View: If Davis is out, Garrett Celek will get the start, but he shouldn't be in your lineup as more than a TE3, which is to say not in your lineup unless you are tremendously desperate.
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49ers | Vernon Davis to miss game (Sun Oct 4, 03:32 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) has been declared inactive for the Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers.

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49ers | Week 4 Inactives for 49ers (Sun Oct 4, 03:15 PM) - The San Francisco 49ers have declared OT Brandon Thomas, WR DeAndrew White, OL Ian Silberman, RB Mike Davis, DL Mike Purcell, CB Shareece Wright, TE Vernon Davis inactive for Week 4.

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