Vernon Davis | TE | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 2/19/2015 9:18am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis will return to the team next season, according to general manager Trent Baalke. Davis will make $4.95 million in the final year of his deal, but he's coming off a season in which he had just 26 catches for a measly 245 yards and two touchdowns (both in the season opener). Davis is expected to take part in the team's offseason program after skipping the mandatory minicamp last offseason.
Huddle Up: Perhaps playing for a contract will return Davis to his previous level of success; it also won't hurt that Michael Crabtree likely won't be back with the team, freeing up some looks for Davis in the run-heavy San Francisco offense.
Posted: 1/22/2015 10:56pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis had just two touchdowns in 2014, and they both came in Week 1. He also wasn't targeted at all in the red zone after the opening weekend of the regular season after catching 13 TDs in 2013. The Niners and Davis hope that the hiring of Tony Sparano as the new tight ends coach can fix that heading into 2015. San Fran tight ends combined for just 39 catches for 423 yards (10.9 yards per catch) in 2014.
Huddle Up: Davis completely fell off the fantasy map in 2014. Some nagging injuries didn't help, but no red zone targets after Week 1? That's hard to explain on an offense that was searching for points and production for most of the season. Davis will be better in 2015, almost basically by default.
Posted: 1/9/2015 4:30pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis' roster spot for 2015 could be in jeopardy, because he is scheduled to make $4.95 million next season.
Huddle Up: Davis' 2014 decline was one of the true head-scratchers of the season as he basically finished with career-low numbers -- 50 targets, 26 receptions, 245 yards and 2 TDs -- across the board outside of his rookie season of 2006 when he played only 10 games. Definitely a player to keep an eye on as a new locale could reinvigorate the TE, who turns 31 at the end of this month.
Posted: 11/24/2014 3:06pm et
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. Davis has played in six straight games after missing two games earlier this year with injuries.
Huddle Up: Davis has been a disaster this season after a two-touchdown performance in the opener against Dallas. He's not a starting option and barely worth hanging onto in a majority of fantasy leagues. There are plenty of other tight ends that can catch two passes a game.
Posted: 10/17/2014 8:11pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Davis has been practicing all week and is a TE1 this week against the Broncos, despite being a fantasy disappointment so far this season.
Posted: 10/13/2014 8:11pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) is active for the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams Monday, Oct. 13, and he will start.
Huddle Up: Davis, who missed 2 of the last 4 games and has caught only 5 passes for 47 yards since Week 1, will be back for the Niners, which is great news for Colin Kaepernick owners.
Posted: 10/9/2014 10:29pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 9, but he's on pace to play in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Davis has missed 2 of the Niners' past 3 games, but at least he was able to do something Thursday in the team's first practice of the week. If he's going to return to action Monday night, his practice workload should ramp up over the next few days.
Posted: 10/4/2014 1:44pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) is not expected to play in Week 5 unless he shows dramatic improvement over the weekend.
Huddle Up: Vance McDonald is also questionable but expected to play against the Chiefs. He'll split snaps with Derek Carrier. Neither is a very appealing fantasy option.
Posted: 10/3/2014 8:20pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) did not practice Friday, Oct. 3, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 5 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Davis will be a game-time decision and even if he plays it sounds like he'll be limited this week. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere for a tight end in Week 5.
Posted: 10/2/2014 8:28pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) did not practice again Thursday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Friday will be more telling as to his Sunday status, but definitely start formulating a backup plan if the outlook doesn't improve.
Posted: 10/2/2014 2:28pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1. He said he is experiencing some back spasms, and is listed a 'day to day.'
Huddle Up: Davis sat out Week 3 with an ankle injury, and then departed the Week 4 contest after only 2 catches for 8 yards. Plan on going with another option this Sunday unless the prognosis gets markedly better over the next 2 days.
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:17am et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) had X-rays on his lower back, which were negative. He is suffering from back spasms and expects to play in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Davis has been all kinds of banged up this season, though the good news here is that he is expected to go next week. Still, you'll have to monitor his status leading up to game time to make sure he's active.
Posted: 9/26/2014 9:57pm et
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) said his ankle 'feels a lot better,' but he's not ready to say he'll be able to play in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis sat out in Week 3. TE Vance McDonald (knee) said he's 'absolutely' confident that he'll play against the Eagles.
Huddle Up: Davis is shaping up to be another game-time decision this week. McDonald would have a good matchup against Philadelphia but only has nine receptions in his 21 career games. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Posted: 9/26/2014 6:53pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as questionable for Week 4. He will be a game-time decision Sunday.
Huddle Up: There's certainly hope for Sunday as Davis has been able to at least get in some work in each of the last 3 days, but the Niners don't play until the afternoon so the hands of some fantasy owners might be forced before then.
Posted: 9/23/2014 7:27pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) said his ankle is doing much better and he is reportedly looking better with no sign of a limp.
Huddle Up: Davis missed the Niners' Week 3 debacle in the desert, but early signs are pointing toward a return Sunday vs. the Eagles. If so, Davis should be able to get in some practice reps this week.
Posted: 9/20/2014 1:43pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) could be a game-time decision for Week 3. Davis said he was encouraged with how he felt after some light running and catching drills Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: The 49ers play Arizona in the late game Sunday, so fantasy owners will need to have another option ready if Davis can't play. Derek Carrier would get the start in his place with Vance McDonald unlikely to suit up against Arizona.
Posted: 9/18/2014 11:01pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Davis has been unable to give it a go in either of the team's practices this week, and is looking doubtful for Sunday unless he can turn things around in a hurry Friday.
Posted: 9/17/2014 12:58am et
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.
Huddle Up: Rare good injury news in a week filled with carnage. Davis will likely have to show something in practice this week, but plan on having him available Sunday for now.
Posted: 9/15/2014 10:22am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the second half of the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears and did not return. He finished with three receptions and 39 yards.
Huddle Up: No word on the severity of the injury, but the Niners could have used him late in the game as they attempted to rally so it must be relatively significant. We'll await word from the Niners as Davis gets checked out.
Posted: 7/23/2014 2:25pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has reported to camp Wednesday, July 23, according to an Instagram post from 49ers S C.J. Spillman.
Huddle Up: So much for talk of Davis holding out. Maybe he and the 49ers are close enough on contract talks that Vernon is comfortable showing up, or maybe he just felt compelled to honor his contract and let the finances sort themselves out later. Either way, it's one less headache for the Niners and for those looking for an elite fantasy tight end.
Posted: 7/14/2014 6:13pm et
It is believed that San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is leaning toward not reporting for training camp on time because of his contract situation, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Nothing to get too worked up about yet, though if you're trying to buy low on Davis in a dynasty league you could start planting seeds of worry in the Davis owner. If and when Davis doesn't show up for workouts in August... then you can start to worry. But after paying Colin Kaepernick this offseason it would be shocking if the Niners don't come correct for his most reliable receiver as well.
Posted: 7/3/2014 4:31pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis' holdout for a new contract should not be impacted by Jimmy Graham being ruled as a tight end, according to a source. Davis lined up as a tight end more than a wide receiver in 2013 and has freely admitted that he is a tight end. The 49ers don't appear inclined to give Davis a new deal. He is currently the third-highest paid tight end. San Francisco veterans report to training camp July 24.
Huddle Up: There's been a lot of smoke so far, but don't expect any sort of lengthy or impactful holdout this preseason from fantasy's No. 2- ranked TE of 2013.
Posted: 6/17/2014 2:07pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is indeed absent for the first day of the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 17, according to a league source. Davis is holding out for a new contract. Davis also skipped the team's voluntary organized team activities earlier this month.
Huddle Up: Now that Davis is missing mandatory workouts, we'll see if this causes any noticeable change in the Niners' stance. The guess here is that it doesn't -- for the time being.
Posted: 6/16/2014 10:35am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis admitted he's holding out for a new contract because he believes he is outplaying his current deal. 'It's all about getting paid what you deserve,' Davis said. 'It's not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first.'
Huddle Up: The Niners just extended the contract of Davis' quarterback; let's see how quick they are to extend Davis' deal. Maybe they want to wait until Jimmy Graham sets the bar--or maybe they want to get a deal done before that happens.
Posted: 6/12/2014 11:04pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he plans to report for the team's mandatory minicamp next week. Davis has skipped the organized team activities because it is believed he is not happy with his contract.
Huddle Up: Davis still has 2 years remaining on his current deal so this situation could prove to be much ado about nothing.
Posted: 6/5/2014 10:15pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis will not fully commit to attend the team's mandatory minicamp that will run from June 17-19. 'If it's mandatory, I think I should be there,' Davis said. 'My foot could get stuck in the grass, and I may not be able to get out ... but if it's mandatory, I think I should be there.' Davis is seeking a new contract.
Huddle Up: Davis still has 2 years remaining on his 5-year, $36.75 million deal, and the Niners haven't appeared too concerned about the missed voluntary workouts. That could change though if the TE is MIA in minicamp.
Posted: 6/1/2014 12:43am et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has forfeited a $200,000 workout bonus by not participating in organized team activities. Davis would also lose $69,455 if he decides not to attend the team's minicamp in June.
Huddle Up: The endgame for Davis is a new contract, so maybe forgoing $200K now leads to an extra million or three down the road. Seems like an odd approach, however.
Posted: 5/30/2014 6:25pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he may attend mandatory minicamp next month. "I might be there," he said, smiling. "I might not. It's mandatory. I probably should be there. We'll see."
Huddle Up: Sounds like someone is hinting that they'd like their contract redone, and if it doesn't happen in a timely fashion they're going to take their ball and go home... or at least not show up at minicamp. This will only become a concern if any sort of contract/holdout situation extends into training camp.
Posted: 5/29/2014 8:10pm et
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis is not participating in the team's offseason program due to dissatisfaction over his contract, according to a league source. David is sacrificing his $200,000 workout bonus by not participating.
Huddle Up: There's still tons of time to get things ironed out, but definitely keep an eye on this unhappy camper, who finished second among all fantasy TEs last season with his 52-850-13 performance.