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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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Week 16: vs San Diego Chargers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Colin Kaepernick has posted 11/19 for 141 yards passing, zero TDs and zero interceptions with six sacks taken for -36 yards (and 9/46/0 rushing) at Seattle, after 18/33 for 174 yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with five sacks taken for -23 yards (with 3/26/0 rushing) at Oakland two weeks ago. With such anemic passing numbers, none of the receivers have been high-impact fantasy options, though Michael Crabtree (17 targets for 12/75/0 receiving) and Anquan Boldin (13 for 6/77/0) are at least drawing a satisfactory number of targets of late. The Chargers' pass D averages 228.2 net passing yards allowed per game (ninth in the NFL), with 23 passing scores given out vs. seven interceptions (27th in hte NFL) and just 20 sacks (29th) generated to date. An ailing Peyton Manning posted 14/22 for 226 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown last week (one sack taken for -7 yards); Tom Brady ripped this group for 28/44 yielding 310 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown two weeks ago (also with one sack taken for -7 yards). This looks like a neutral matchup for the faltering 49ers. With very little in the way of running backs likely healthy for this contest, Kaepernick will have to throw it fairly often, but the results of this are questionable given the current state of affairs in San Francisco.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 vs WAS 3 21 0 0
13 vs SEA 2 13 0 0
14 at OAK 2 26 0 0
15 at SEA 0 0 0 0
16 vs SD PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
16 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay 3 * * *
16 vs SD PROJ-Bloom 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Davis once again saw his involvement in the offense limited. His 10 yard reception was a short pass that saw Davis beat one defender up the field for a first down, but other than that he had virtually no involvement in the offense.

2014 Week 14 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Davis showed some promise early but ultimately his performance was limited by Kaepernick's inaccuracy. His 23 yard reception came on a bullet over the middle. Davis made the catch then shed a tackler and sprinted up the field for a first down and much more. Like Crabtree, he also saw some deeper targets that were well off the mark.

2014 Week 15 vs SEA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Davis was shut out after saying he wanted to be more involved in the offense. He did get open on one play, but was missed badly by Kaepernick in the open field.


Latest News

49ers | Vernon Davis a non-factor in red zone (Thu Dec 11, 09:13 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has not been targeted in the red zone since Week 1 of the season.

Our View: Davis has been a fantasy disaster this year. It's doubtful that he's even on any rosters in redraft leagues at this point.
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49ers | Vernon Davis wants to be involved (Thu Dec 11, 04:05 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has been frustrated with his role in the team's offense this year. For me, its all about coming here, showing up and doing what I have to do to contribute, Davis said. As far as not getting the ball, (I) leave it up to the offensive coordinator. Its his call. Davis is only averaging 4.1 targets per game after averaging 5.5 targets per game last season. He's also dropped 6 of 31 catchable passes this year, and his 19.4 percent drop rate is the second highest among tight ends in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. Davis' blocking skills have also declined.

Our View: Everything seems to be coming apart at the seams in San Francisco, and everyone is unhappy. What this team will look like in a year is anyone's guess, but there might be some significant changes in the offing. Davis' owners share his frustration given his lack of production, which will probably continue this week. Don't put him in your lineup as he is no better than a TE3. Most of you moved on a long time ago.
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