Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers
|TE - #6||66.10||SF||Active||9 years||30||6'3||250||@VernonDavis85|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jul-05-2014 by Brad Kruse
GO DEEPER: 2013 was a great year for Vernon Davis. He recorded 52 receptions for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns. 25-percent of his receptions went for touchdowns as he assumed the role of deep threat in San Francisco. He added career-highs in yards, yards per catch and touchdowns. Due to his performance last season, his draft stock should stay very high as a lock in the second tier of tight ends.
Editor's note: At TE, it's important to find value. Davis is going to be the fourth or fifth player drafted at his position. Given the volatility in scoring from year to year, it may be best to only select Davis if he falls a full round from his 64.47 ADP. For example, at that spot you might be able to draft Ben Tate, Torrey Smith or Nick Foles. On the other hand, if you wait a round to draft a TE, Jordan Reed or Jason Witten might be available.
CSN Bay Area reports that Johnson, while the current favorite to win the 49ers WR3 spot, will need to "clearly win" the position in order to make the roster, due to his scheduled $3.925 million salary this year. Also competing for the third wideout spot will be WRs Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, and Brandon Lloyd. The winner of the roster battle will lineup alongside WRs Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree, as well as TE Vernon Davis.Fantasy Analysis:
In case you were thinking of drafting Johnson, don't, except in the deepest of leagues. His days as an elite threat on the Bills are long gone, and it sounds as though he'll struggle to even make the cut for the 49ers this year, because they feel as though they may be paying him too much. Rookie WR Bruce Ellington is a particular threat, after he flashed 4.4 speed and posted the combine's top vertical jump (39.5 inches). In any event, the No. 3 WR for the 49ers isn't likely to be particularly relevant in fantasy, as they'll have to compete against Boldin, Crabtree and Davis for targets.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/22 - 49ers WR Stevie Johnson on roster bubble
7/22 - 49ers TE Vernon Davis not reporting to training camp Wednesday would be 'big surprise'
7/12 - 49ers TE Vernon Davis may hold out on training camp
6/25 - 60 catches for WR Stevie Johnson? 'Under,' says 49ers reporter
Latest References to Vernon Davis on FFToolbox:
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|5.09||FFToolbox - Chris Weeks|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|5.12||KFFSC - Vernon Davis is a great value here. It's obvious he has the ability to be a top 3 TE, but will he receive the touches? At the end of the 5th round it's a great value pick.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|9.03||KFFL - Davis was awful last year with Colin Kaepernick under center, but he is in position to excel with Michael Crabtree out for what should be nearly the entire season.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|6.11||Rotoexperts - Tony|
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