Davis hauled in his sole target for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts. After leading tight ends in offensive reps Week 1, Davis took a back seat to Jordan Reed against the Colts, logging only 26 reps -- 35 percent of all offensive snaps. Reed has been hot to start the season, and he will likely continue to see the majority of tight end targets as long as he remains healthy. Still, Davis should remain a part of the offense, if only just for blocking purposes.
Davis caught his only target for a nine-yard gain in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Cardinals. Davis actually led Washington tight ends with 47 snaps on offense (59 percent), but Jordan Reed parlayed 41 snaps into a 4-48-1 receiving line on five targets. Davis likely will focus on run blocking once again in a Week 2 matchup with Indianapolis.
Davis, who hauled in two of his three targets for 20 yards in Week 17's loss to the Giants, ended the season with 43 receptions for 648 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games. When he joined the Redskins two years ago, Davis was an afterthought for many. However, the veteran tight end has found resurgence in Washington, posting 87 receptions for 1,231 yards and five touchdowns over the past two seasons. Davis turns 34 later this month, so retirement questions come with the territory, but there's a good chance he returns for another go around in 2018 given the three-year extension he inked with the team back in March. Davis was able to maintain fantasy relevance throughout the season with Jordan Reed sidelined for 10 games -- a trend that could continue next year given Reed's injury history.
Davis caught two of three targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-11 win over the Broncos. Davis has seen his production tail off since registering at least 55 receiving yards seven times in an eight-game stretch earlier this season, but Jordan Reed's (hamstring) presence on injured reserve leaves him as the clear top option at tight end in Washington. At a position with few standout performers, Davis has done enough to maintain a roster spot in most settings and has aided owners with touchdowns in two of the last three weeks. Davis could be an appealing target in both season-long matchups and DFS settings in Week 17 against a Giants team that has been burned by tight ends throughout the campaign and will be missing a key cog in the secondary in Landon Collins (forearm).
Davis recorded two receptions for 18 yards but fumbled once in Sunday's 20-15 win over the Cardinals. Even without Jordan Reed (hamstring) on the field, Davis has struggled to make ends meet the last few weeks, recording six receptions for 59 yards over the past four games. To put that into perspective, Davis managed over 59 receiving yards in all but one contest from Week 4 through Week 11. Given the current slump, the veteran doesn't seem like an ideal fantasy option next Sunday against the Broncos, one of the league's best passing defenses.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||Green Bay Packers||11||5.00|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||8||4.00|
|8||10/28||@New York Giants||1||1.00|
|10||11/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||10.00|
|14||12/09||New York Giants||1||1.00|
|3 Year Avg||62||42||542||2||22||12.90||64|