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Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Date of Birth:  01/31/1984
Age:  38
Height  6'3"
Weight:   248
College:  Maryland
Drafted:  2006 | Round 1 | Pick 6
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Vernon Davis | Retired TE


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Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis has retired from the NFL.

On a pre-game skit with Rob Gronkowski ahead of Super Bowl LIV on FOX, Davis announced that he was retired. Davis’ excellent 14-year career ends with 583 receptions for 7,562 yards and 63 touchdowns. The former first-round pick had exceptional speed and athleticism with great big-play ability at the tight end position, but he was also a very good blocker. Davis was named to two Pro Bowls in his career, which he spent with the 49ers, Broncos, and Redskins, and he was a member of the Super Bowl 50 team with Denver. We wish Davis luck on his retirement.

 

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

The Redskins are placing Vernon Davis on injured reserve.

Davis has been dealing with a concussion for several weeks, and his season is now over. The veteran tight end had ten receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown in four games. We hope Davis is feeling OK and can get back to his usual self soon. Even at 36 this January, Davis certainly has the athleticism to continue playing if he wants.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Week 8.

At least Davis is practicing for the Redskins, but he still remains in concussion protocol. Adrian Peterson and Terry McLaurin are probably the only Washington players that should be trusted in fantasy lineups tomorrow night against the Vikings.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7.

This will be Davis' third consecutive missed game with his concussion. Hopefully the veteran tight end is feeling better soon, but he does not need to be held on fantasy rosters at the moment.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 6.

This will be Davis' second consecutive missed game with a concussion, and Jordan Reed also remains out with his own concussion. We hope they can clear concussion protocol soon. Terry McLaurin is the only Redskins wide receiver or tight end we recommend considering in fantasy lineups this week against the Dolphins.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concision) has officially been ruled out for Week 5.

Jordan Reed also remains out with his concussion, so Jeremy Sprinkle is set to lead the team at tight end this Sunday against the Patriots. Consider Davis and Reed week-to-week, as both have had previous concussions in their careers.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) officially did not practice today.

Davis will have to clear concussion protocol to play on Sunday against the Patriots, and it might be difficult to get cleared considering this isn't the first concussion of the veteran tight end's career. Jordan Reed also remains in concussion protocol for the Redskins. Hopefully Reed and Davis are feeling better soon.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) is inactive for Week 17.

Davis' season ends with 25 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games. The veteran tight end can certainly still run at 34 years old (35 in January), and he should remain a part of the Redskins offense in 2019. It's possible Davis is the Washington's top tight end if the team happens to part ways with Jordan Reed in the offseason.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Davis presumably isn't making the trip to Tennessee for tomorrow's game versus the Titans. With Jordan Reed also out, Jeremy Sprinkle will be Washington's top tight end but isn't a highly-recommended TE1 option.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (concussion) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday.

Davis hadn't been listed on the injury report this week, but he reported concussion symptoms yesterday, putting his Week 16 status in major doubt. Fantasy owners must check in 3:00 PM ET Saturday to ensure Davis is active if they were planning on using him. Hopefully Davis is feeling better soon.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis held in check as Washington improves to 7-7.

Davis caught two passes for 16 yards in a 16-13 victory over the Jaguars. It was a disappointing day for fantasy owners that counted on solid production from Davis with Jordan Reed (foot) out, but Washington's entire offense is a weekly risk on their fourth quarterback. The veteran will be a weak TE2 for next Saturday's matchup against the Titans.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis caught four passes for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Davis brought in all four of his looks, but the Redskins lost, 40-16, and even with Jordan Reed (foot) now injured, the veteran won't be a highly recommended play in Week 15. Washington takes on the Jaguars next Sunday.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis caught two passes for 15 yards in loss to the Eagles.

Davis brought in both of his targets, but the Washington passing attack struggled after Mark Sanchez entered the game for Colt McCoy (leg). The veteran is always a big-play threat in Jay Gruden's offense, but he is better left on the waiver wire for the fantasy playoffs.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches long touchdown on Thanksgiving.

Davis got behind the defense on a similar play to last week when he dropped a likely touchdown, this time catching it for a 53-yard score. Overall, the veteran tight end caught two passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Colt McCoy is comfortable throwing between the numbers, and Davis still has plenty of speed and ability; however, Davis offers a low floor in fantasy lineups as a No. 2 tight end for Washington.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis did not catch a pass in Week 11.

Davis had a tough drop on a would-be touchdown when he got wide-open for a deep ball, so it wasn't a great game for the veteran tight end. Davis will look to bounce back versus the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but he offers a low floor in fantasy lineups.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis did not catch a pass in Week 10.

Davis was open on a deep corner route, but Alex Smith missed him. It was Davis' lone target of the game, and he's a low-floor fantasy option at the moment.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches five passes against the Falcons.

Davis gained 62 yards on his five reception in the Redskins' Week 9 loss. It was a solid day for the veteran tight end, but he did have a deep pass intended for him that was deflected and intercepted. Through eight games, Davis is on pace for a 30/464/2 line, but he's averaging an excellent 15.5 yards per reception. Davis is more of a real-life contributor than fantasy option for now, though.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches one pass against the Giants.

Davis gained 21 yards on his lone reception in the Redskins' Week 8 victory. The veteran tight end is an excellent option for the Redskins in real life, but he's not putting up consistent enough numbers to be a reliable option in fantasy lineups.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis doesn't catch a pass in Week 7.

Davis continued to get time at tight end along with Jordan Reed, but he didn't catch a pass against the Cowboys. The veteran tight end will look to get on the board with a reception next week against the Giants.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis scores in win over the Panthers.

Davis caught three passes for a team-high 48 yards, with the highlight coming in the first quarter on a wide-open 22-yard touchdown down the seam on the first play following a Carolina turnover. It was the first score fo the season for the veteran. Davis has been on the field quite a bit for the Redskins, but he's not a recommended fantasy option against Dallas in Week 7.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis (hamstring) is doubtful to return against the Saints.

Davis probably won't be returning in a blowout, so the veteran tight end's night ends with two receptions for 15 yards. Davis received a lot of playing time—perhaps more than Jordan Reed—but he's a volatile fantasy option for Week 6 against the Panthers.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches one pass in Week 2.

Davis was targeted just one time against the Colts, gaining seven yards on his lone reception. Davis has had just one reception in each of the first two games, so it's risky to trust him in fantasy lineups. He's more of a great real-life contributor for the Redskins than a reliable fantasy option as long as Jordan Reed is healthy.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches one pass for nine yards in Week 1.

Davis should have bigger games moving forward, but he’s a volatile tight end option as long as Jordan Reed remains healthy.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Giants.

Davis was held without a reception in the first meeting against New York, and things didn't go much better in the season finale. The 33-year-old tailed off over the second half of the season, but his 43/648/3 line is his best since 2013 with San Francisco, and he could still be a contributor in 2018. That said, he won't be worth considering in fantasy drafts next summer.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis scores in Week 16 win.

Davis caught two passes for 42 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The veteran tight end had been stumbling of late, but he will look to finish strong next week against the Giants. Despite being shutdown in the first meeting, Davis should be a TE1 option in the rematch.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis struggles in win over the Cardinals.

Davis caught two passes for 18 yards, losing a fumble on one of his receptions. The veteran tight end has fallen off in the second half of the season, so he will be difficult to trust in the fantasy championship, even in a good matchup with Denver next Sunday.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis scores in Week 14 loss.

Davis caught two passes for 26 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown in the second quarter. That cut the Chargers' lead to 13-6, but Davis and the Redskins were basically blanked after that. There's been no indication Jordan Reed (hamstring) will return next week against Arizona, and if he doesn't, Davis will be worth considering for fantasy lineups again.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches two passes in Week 13.

Davis was targeted twice against the Cowboys, but he only had 15 yards on his two receptions. Cowboys safety Byron Jones and company have done a nice job on opposing tight ends lately, and tonight was no different. The Chargers are a very difficult matchup next week, and Davis hasn't done much over the last two games, so consider him only a low-end TE1 option if Jordan Reed (hamstring) remains out.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis doesn't catch a pass versus the Giants

This will probably go down as one of the biggest fantasy shockers of the week, as Davis has been excellent this season while the Giants have been terrible against opposing tight ends. Davis' lone target was on a miscommunication where Davis wheeled his route up the field while Cousins threw it as if Davis was just running an out. Despite the disappointing game tonight, Davis will still be a TE1 if Jordan Reed (hamstring) remains out a week from tonight against the Cowboys.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches three passes against the Saints.

Davis was targeted six times in the Week 11 loss, gaining 67 yards as he picked up chunk plays for the Redskins. If Jordan Reed (hamstring) is still out, Davis would be an obvious TE1 on Thanksgiving night against the Giants.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis gets 11 targets against the Vikings.

With Jordan Reed (hamstring) out again, Davis continued to be a very reliable target for the Redskins, catching seven passes for 76 yards in the game. His next opponent, the Saints, have been good against opposing tight ends this season, but Davis would remain a TE1 option if Reed remains sidelined.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis leads the Redskins in Week 9 receiving.

With Jordan Reed (hamstring) out, Davis was the main target for Kirk Cousins against the Seahawks. The veteran tight end was targeted nine times, catching six passes for 72 yards. It's a mystery what happened in Denver after he left the Niners, but it's been clear over the last two years with Washington that Davis has something left. He had at least 58 receiving yards in five of the last six games, and he'll remain a TE1 option in Week 10 if Reed remains out.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Davis basically had the second half to himself when Jordan Reed (hamstring) left the game, but the Cowboys did a good job limiting him. Depending on Reed's status in Week 9 against Seattle, Davis might be worth picking up as a potential streaming option.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis leads Redskins in Week 7 receiving.

Davis caught all four targets against the Eagles, gaining 67 yards on his four receptions, including a long of 31. The ageless tight end still has excellent vertical ability down the field and is an integral part of Washington's offense, but his upside is limited when Jordan Reed is in the lineup.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches three passes against the 49ers.

Davis gained 65 yards on his three receptions, including a long of 51 yards. The veteran tight end also had a fumble that was reviewed, but it was somehow not overturned despite his elbow clearly appearing to be down before the ball started to come out. Davis will be one of the best TE2 options against the Eagles next week, as he continues to outperform starter Jordan Reed.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches two long passes in Week 3.

Davis caught a 20-yard pass, then he caught a 69-yard pass. Obviously, the veteran tight end still has a lot in the tank and is probably the best second string tight end in the NFL. Jordan Reed will likely be healthier out of the bye and more involved, but Davis will contribute to Washington. However, he's not a reliable fantasy option if Reed is on the field.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches all five targets in Week 3.

Those that waited on Jordan Reed (rib, sternum) and opted to insert Davis when Reed was declared inactive are certainly happy. Davis had five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders. He looked very good throughout the entire game, showing off his superb athletic ability and speed. Kirk Cousins targeted Davis on a crossing route on the first drive for Washington, kick starting things for the offense. And the touchdown was a 16-yarder on a dime from Cousins. Davis will be a TE1 option if Jordan Reed misses Week 4 against Kansas City, but they don't play until Monday night.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches two passes for 21 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.

Both of Davis' targets in the exhibition versus the Bengals were caught. He's going to be more involved in Washington's offense than most backup tight ends are in their offenses. Davis will put up some good weeks, but it's tough to trust him in your lineup unless Jordan Reed were to miss time.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches 43-yard pass in second preseason game.

Starting for an injured Jordan Reed, Davis caught two passes for 49 yards. The 33-year-old showed he still has his speed with a catch down the right sideline from Kirk Cousins, and he will have a regular season role behind Reed, though he won't be very consistent with the starter healthy.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

The Redskins re-signed tight end Vernon Davis.

Davis said he wanted to be back with Washington, and his wish is granted. It's a three-year deal for Davis. Tight ends are going off the board quickly, but there is a plethora of options in the draft for teams that are missing out. Davis will be among the best TE2s in fantasy next season, and he would be an immediate TE1 if an injury occurs to Jordan Reed.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis says he loves playing for head coach Jay Gruden and he wants to return to the Redskins.

Davis was on CSN Mid-Atlantic's #RedskinsTalk podcast with JP Finlay and said that Gruden is one of his "favorite coaches, all-time," and that's a big reason he wants to stay with Washington. Davis said he is going to let his agent take care of it, but he is "extremely happy" with the Redskins, so he would like to stay.

Vernon Davis had two catches and 49 yards for the Redskins against the Giants.

Davis proved to be a good signing by the Redskins in the offseason and finished the year with 44 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns. He obviously still has his speed and as a free agent someone should want to sign him, but he could end up returning to Washington.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis doesn't do much for the Redskins.

Davis caught one of his two targets for 13 yards. With Kirk Cousins relying on wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon more in recent weeks, the tight end production has dipped a bit (along with slot receiver Jamison Crowder's). Assuming Jordan Reed (shoulder) is out for Week 17, Davis would still be a backend TE1.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis doesn't do much for second straight week.

Davis had four catches (on nine targets) for 23 yards against the Panthers. He also had a potential touchdown in the flat that was dropped. With Jordan Reed (shoulder) still obviously limited, Davis won't be a bad option on Christmas Eve against the Bears.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis catches only one pass for one yard against the Eagles.

He had only two targets. The Eagles did a good job against the Redskins tight ends. With a much easier matchup this week against Carolina, Davis is a back end TE1, especially with Jordan Reed (shoulder) limited.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis caught five passes for 47 yards in Redskins loss to the Cardinals.

Arizona is defending opposing tight ends better than anyone this season, so it was a solid performance by the veteran. Davis has another tough matchup with Philadelphia next week, but would remain a TE1 if Jordan Reed is out again.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Davis catches five passes against the Cowboys.

After an extremely quiet Week 11, Davis had five catches for 68 yards in Week 12. He's a back-end TE1 with upside, but does have a low-floor has shown in Week 11. If Jordan Reed (shoulder) missed any time, Davis would be a mid to high-end TE1.

Vernon Davis | Retired TE

Vernon Davis produces in Week 10 win over Vikings.

Davis had three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. He has been a steal for the Redskins. Davis still has his best quality—speed—even at age 32. He's averaging 9.75 fantasy points per game in the past four games, and is now a back-end TE1 until he stops producing. Get him in your lineup this week against a Packers team that just gave up 24 fantasy points to the Titans tight ends last week.