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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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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Davis had three catches, and hopefully he is getting heathier. The 49ers keep making noise about him coming back strong soon, so if you are having a problem at TE, Davis could be a surprise helper in the fantasy playoffs.

Week 13: vs Seattle Seahawks

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Seattle and San Francisco are knotted up at 7-4 behind divisional leader Arizona (9-2) - this is the first of two scheduled clashes between these divisional rivals (with profound playoff implications for both), which will go down in Levi's Stadium on Thanksgiving night. Colin Kaepernick had a solid (but not spectacular) game passing the football against the Washington defense - 20/29 for 256 yards, one TD and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -10 yards - adding 9/14/0 rushing to the team effort. It was the fifth straight game in which he's thrown one TD and also the fifth straight game in which he's rushed for less than 25 yards. This year, games like this are what we've come to expect out of Kaepernick. Respectable, but not spectacular. He is back to relying on Anquan Boldin (12 targets for 9/137/1 receiving this week; 32 targets for 20/285/2 receiving over the past three games) and Michael Crabtree (seven targets for 5/58/0 receiving last week; 23 for 11/205/1 over the past three contests) as his top receivers - the dalliance with Brandon Lloyd and Steve Johnson fantasy owners saw earlier in the year is mostly a thing of the past. Boldin is the best option for fantasy owners entering Week 13. Vernon Davis has seen 15 targets over the last three games, but has only converted 5/37/0 and has faded from relevance as a fantasy tight end. The Seahawks' pass D ate up the Larry-Fitzgerald-less Cardinals on Sunday, holding Arizona to 14/26 for 140 net yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with three sacks taken for -9 yards. Alex Smith only attempted 16 passes two weeks ago (11/16 for 108 net yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions, with zero sacks taken) - lately, the Seahawks' pass D is back to their shut-down ways of 2013. They rank third in the NFL averaging 208.5 net passing yards allowed per game, with 15 passing scores given up vs. seven interceptions (23rd in the NFL) and 16 sacks (29th) generated this season. Kaepernick and company have some tough customers arriving at Levi's Stadium on Thanksgiving night. Advantage, Seattle.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
9 vs STL 2 19 0 0
10 at NO 1 8 0 0
11 at NYG 1 7 0 0
12 vs WAS 3 21 0 0
13 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
13 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay 3 * * *
13 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs NO (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Davis was once again not very involved and not very effective. He broke one tackle on his reception over the middle but was then swarmed by defenders. He also dropped a short cross.

2014 Week 11 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

The 49ers made an effort to get Davis involved, but it wasn't to be. They even tried handing the ball off to him on a WR sweep, but that play was called back for holding. Davis had two deep targets but he was overthrown by Kaepernick on both plays. His only catch was a 7 yard grab over the middle in tight coverage.

2014 Week 12 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Davis had yet another disappointing day. He had a 20 yard reception wiped away by an illegal man down field and had a bad drop on a deep cross. His two receptions both came underneath the coverage and he had no opportunity to pick up anything after the catch. The one positive for Davis is that the team does still seem to be making an effort to get him involved.

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Latest News

49ers | Vernon Davis quiet again (Mon Nov 24, 01:38 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had three catches for just 21 yards in the team's Week 12 win over the Washington Redskins, and that came after he had two catches or less in four straight games. Davis stopped his routes too soon on two of his catches and also dropped what would have been a 20-yard pass.

Our View: Fantasy owners should have moved on weeks ago. Davis has played in six straight games after missing two games earlier this year with injuries.
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Staff Dynasty Rankings

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Overall Dynasty - 85, 69

Footballguys Articles

Preseason Roundtable #1
  FBG Staff - June 4
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Dynasty State of the Union: NFC West
  Jeff Tefertiller - August 18
The Gut Check No.301: Gut Checks Part II
  Matt Waldman - July 10
The Gut Check No.302: PPR Tiers
  Matt Waldman - July 14
The Gut Check No.307: Upside Down Draft Update
  Matt Waldman - August 11
How to Attack Your Large-League Draft
  Jeff Tefertiller - August 5
NFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
2014 Rookie Primer Part 5: Post-Combine Tight Ends
  Chad Parsons - March 3
2014 Undrafted Tight End Watchlist
  Chad Parsons - May 28

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  Leo Howell - June 25
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  Gary Althiser - June 27
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  Matthew Berry - June 30
Silva's July Rankings, 1-100
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Schedule

13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Oakland Raiders
15@ Seattle Seahawks
16vs San Diego Chargers
17vs Arizona Cardinals