Vernon Davis

#85 TE / Washington Redskins / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 244 lb Age: 33 College: Maryland Bye 5

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  • Davis caught three of six targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to New Orleans. Davis once again contributed a solid performance while seeing an expanded role with Jordan Reed (hamstring) sidelined. The veteran tight end still hasn't found paydirt since Week 3, though.

  • Davis will be in line for a third straight start Sunday against the Saints with top tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) ruled out for the contest, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports. Even in the six games that Reed has played this season, Davis has seen ample snaps with the Redskins relying heavily on two-tight end sets, but the veteran's fantasy ceiling is always higher when a proven pass catcher like Reed is sidelined. Over Reed's three absences to date, Davis has hauled in 18 of 25 targets for 206 yards and a score. That prior track record of productivity should make Davis a must-play option in most season-long formats this week, despite drawing a tough matchup against a stout Saints passing defense.

  • Davis hauled in seven of 11 passes for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. It was the second game in a row Davis had over 70 yards receiving filling in for an injured Jordan Reed (hamstring). So far this season, the veteran tight end has managed 30 receptions for 460 yards and a touchdown, as he continues to prove age is just a number. His fantasy value against the Saints will be entirely dependent on Reed's status, who is nearing a return. If Davis is the top tight end option, look for him to see a fair number of targets from Kirk Cousins.

  • Redskins' Vernon Davis: Starting Week 10
    By RotoWire Staff

    Davis will start for Jordan Reed (hamstring) on Sunday versus the Vikings, John Keim of reports. Davis emerged from last Sunday's victory at Seattle with injuries to both hands. In particular, the right one was swollen, but he managed to log full practices both Thursday and Friday, clearing up any doubt about his ability to play. He'll be needed with Reed and reserve tight end Niles Paul (concussion) out of commission. On the season, Davis is averaging a spectacular 12.4 YPT, but his touchdown count (three in 24 games) as a Redskin leaves much to be desired.

  • Davis (hand) turned in a full practice Thursday. Davis' inclusion on the Redskins' first injury report of the week Wednesday was a mild surprise, with head coach Jay Gruden indicating the tight end was dealing with some swelling on his right hand, according to John Keim of The veteran was still able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, and his increased involvement Thursday suggests he's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Vikings. With Jordan Reed (hamstring) limited in practice for the second straight day and uncertain to play in Week 10, Davis could be in line for another start.

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