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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 (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is still on crutches. His status for Week 3 is up in the air.

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

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 15): Davis suffered an ankle injury on Sunday night - he was forced out of the game and will be evaluated further on Monday. He was on crutches after the game.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Davis has an ankle injury of unknown severity. He left the stadium on crutches and testing results should be available early in the week. Expect an absence for at least this week against the Cardinals defense that is generous to tight ends.

General News (Fri Sep 19): did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this weekend.

General News (Wed Sep 17): has a deep bone bruise but no structural damage to his ankle, and the team is optimistic he will be able to play in Week 3. Davis did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and is still on crutches.

General News (Tue Sep 16): was on crutches after leaving the Week 2 game Sunday, Sept. 14, due to a sprained left ankle.

Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Colin Kaepernick has thrown 37/57 for 449 yards, three TDs and three interceptions to date, with 14/77/0 rushing so far. Last week, he tossed 21/34 for 248 yards passing, with one TD and three interceptions thrown, while taking four sacks for -16 yards. The turnovers killed the 49ers' chances to win the football game. Michael Crabtree finally looked like a #1 wideout with nine targets for 7/82/1 receiving during the game, which marginalized Vernon Davis (three for 3/39/0) and Anquan Boldin (six for 2/34/0) in terms of production - Davis was also hampered by an ankle injury that knocked him out of the game and led to him leaving the stadium on crutches. He had an MRI on September 15 - stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News later in the week to see if Davis can practice (or not) before inserting him in a lineup this week, folks. Arizona was tied for 14th in the NFL last season averaging 233 passing yards allowed per game, with 20 interceptions (tied for fifth) and 47 sacks (tied for sixth) over 16 games. This is a hard-nose, ball-hawking unit, friends. Philip Rivers managed 21/36 for 238 yards passing, one TD and one interception at Arizona on Monday Night Football's nightcap game during Week 1. Eli Manning managed 26/39 for 260 net passing yards, two TDs and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -17 yards during Week 2. They average 249 net passing yards allowed per game to date this year, in the bottom third of the league (22nd), through two contests. Kaepernick may have to do without Davis this week, but he's still got a nice passing matchup here - advantage, San Francisco.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
1 at DAL 4 44 2 0
2 vs CHI 3 39 0 0
3 at ARI PROJ-Dodds 0 * * *
3 at ARI PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * *
3 at ARI PROJ-Bloom 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 44 / 2 rec)

Both of Davis' touchdowns came as a result of good play calls and bad coverage. He was wide open on the right sideline when Kaepernick found him for a 29 yard score early in the game. Davis bobbled the throw, but ultimately hauled it in. On the team's very next offensive play he again found himself wide open, this time in the back of the end zone off of play action. Davis was pretty quiet for the rest of the game but that had more to do with the game script than anything else.

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.

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Latest News

49ers | Vernon Davis not on the field (Thu Sep 18, 09:13 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

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49ers | No practice for Vernon Davis (Wed Sep 17, 07:38 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he is still on crutches.

Our View: Still on crutches means he's at least questionable for the game in Week 3. Fantasy owners should make different plans in case he can't play.
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49ers | Vernon Davis has ankle bruise (Tue Sep 16, 11:48 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) has a deep bone bruise but no structural damage to his ankle, and the team is optimistic he will be able to play in Week 3.

Our View: No structural damage is a good thing. We'll likely see Davis limited in practice while he deals with this injury. Fantasy owners be ready to make a change at tight end if Davis all of a sudden isn't going to play in Week 3.
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49ers | Vernon Davis receives MRI (Mon Sep 15, 03:25 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) is undergoing an MRI on his injured left ankle, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Our View: We'll know more about the severity of this injury after the MRI results are announced.
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49ers | Vernon Davis on crutches (Mon Sep 15, 11:00 AM) - Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) was on crutches after leaving the Week 2 game Sunday, Sept. 14, due to a sprained left ankle. He's expected to be evaluated Monday, Sept. 15.

Our View: Fantasy owners need to watch this news item closely. We'll see if he can get back to practice at some point later in the week.
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Schedule

3@ Arizona Cardinals
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
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