Vernon Davis
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By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 9:06pm EDT

Vernon Davis had 2 catches for 21 yards. He could've had a better night, but he had a big drop that would've gone for 25 yards. After the drop, Vernon didn't see much action in the passing game.

Fantasy Impact: Things aren't looking good for Vernon and his role in the 49ers' offense. When they were behind, they went to a 4 WR set and didn't feature Davis at all. With Stevie Johnson emerging in the pass game, I can see Vernon taking a back seat in this offense.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 5:35pm EDT

ESPN's Lisa Salter's reported that Vernon Davis will play in tonight's game against the Rams. (Source: SFGate)

Fantasy Impact: "I don’t feel like I’m where I need to be at the moment, but I’m getting there," is what Vernon said just the other day. He must be where he needs to be, because he's playing tonight. I still wouldn't start him in any league, he may not get the amount of snaps that we're used to. He'll be a must start against high flying Broncos next Sunday night.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 11th 12:27am EDT

Vernon was able to practice again on Friday, but on a limited basis. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is better news for the 49ers than it is for your fantasy team. He is only a mid TE2 this week. Give him a week or two to get back into shape.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 9th 6:00pm EDT

Vernon Davis returned to practice on Thursday. He had a blue (no-contact) jersey in hand, and looks to be on hand for Monday Night's game. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is huge news for the 49ers, but not so much for your fantasy team. If I had another option at TE, I would start them over Vernon. Davis will need some time to get back into rhythm before he earns my trust back.

By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 3:05pm EDT

Vernon Davis has been oficially declared inactive and will not play. Vance McDonald will start in his place. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Your next clicks should be to remove Davis from any lineups he may be in. Davis missed most of practice this week, and the writing was on the wall that he wasn't going to play.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 3:37pm EDT

Vernon Davis is not going to participate in any practices this week, and looks doubtful for Sunday's game. (Source: Steve Corkran on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: What a huge blow to the 49ers offense. Davis is one of the premiere tight ends in the league, the 49ers will miss his blocking and pass catching ability, but we'll miss him on our fantasy teams. The other options on the 49ers are not viable options for your fantasy team. Roll with someone else.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 6:16pm EDT

Vernon Davis remains out of 49ers practice for the second day in a row. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Things aren't looking good for Vernon. He says that the spasms have subsided, so there's that. Hopefully he'll get in a practice tomorrow, and then be probable for Sunday's game. If he does play, he's a must start.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 4:23pm EDT

Davis said that his back spasms have lessened since Sunday's game. The spasms are what knocked him out of the game in the 3rd quarter. He said that he may not be practicing today. (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's been three days since Vernon left Sunday's win with back spasms, and you'd hope that he'd be over it by now. He has missed so much practice the past few weeks, that even if he does play, he may not be at 100 percent. He's a bottom TE1 for me.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 6:46pm EDT

Vernon Davis left in the 3rd quarter, he was grabbing at his lower back. He has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Vernon only had 2 catches for 8 yards. He obviously wasn't himself, even before he left Sunday's game. Hopefully the injury isn't serious, because his team and your fantasy team need him for the rest of the season.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 10:11am EDT

Vernon Davis (ankle) is active Sunday's clash with the Eagles. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Not only is Vernon being active great for the 49ers, but it's great for YOUR fantasy team. This matchup is going to be a high scoring one, Vernon could have multiple scores. He's a legit TE1 this week, start him.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 5:08pm EDT

Vernon Davis is day to day and doesn't sound very confident about his status for Sunday's game. His status is officially questionable. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vernon Davis is going to be a game time decision, at best. It's sounding more and more like he won't be out there for the second week in a row. If that's the case, you can't rely on any other 49er tight end.

By Clinton Ho, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 3:19pm EDT

Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) was back on the practice field as a limited participant on Wednesday. This follows a report on Tuesday of a limp-less Vernon Davis who said his ankle is "way better". (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers could use the boost from their Pro Bowl tight end. Not only is Davis a receiving threat, but he is one of the top run blocking tight ends in the league. With the high scoring Eagles coming to Santa Clara, be aware that the 49ers are built for the run. After a week in Arizona where we saw Kaepernick drop back for 37 pass attempts and only handed the all off 23 times, the 49ers may try and go back to a balanced offense. Davis is a must start as long as he's on the field, but he may not get as much through the air as one might expect.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 17th 5:46pm EDT

Vernon Davis is not practicing and is still on crutches. Luckily, it's not a serious injury, but he is highly questionable for this weeks game. (Source: Cam Inman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis is most likely going to sit out Week 3, which is too bad, because the Cardinals are TERRIBLE against tight ends. Look for the 49ers to run more 3 wide receiver sets and get Stevie Johnson more involved. If you own Vernon, hopefully you have a backup like Travis Kelce or Niles Paul.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:11pm EDT

Vernon Davis was spotted on crutches in the 49ers' locker room after Sunday night's game. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Vernon left the game in the 4th quarter and was unable to come back into the game because of the injury. Hopefully, the crutches are just precautionary and we get good news on the injury this week. If you own Davis and he misses some time, hopefully you have a viable backup because there is not another 49er TE worth owning.

By Aaron Cross, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 11:16pm EDT

Davis turned his 6 targets into 4 receptions for 44 yards and 2 touchdowns to open the Niners' season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Davis once again showed why he's a top 6 TE. It was great to see him get as many targets as he got in only 23 pass attempts. Lots had been made about his decrease in production with Crabtree in the lineup, but he proved how explosive he was on Sunday and should continue to produce well all year.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 3:53pm EDT

This comes straight from the horse's mouth. Coach Harbaugh himself said, "Vernon Davis is quietly having a great camp." This is great news considering that just a few weeks ago Vernon was holding out of voluntary workouts, in search of a new contract. (Source: 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vernon is a top 5 TE, and is someone to target in the mid rounds. He doesn't get the targets like some of the top tier tight ends, but will still put up TE1 numbers, especially in standard leagues.

By Andrew Cantor-Wagner, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 12:57am EDT

Despite missing all of mini-camp, and threats of an extended hold out, Niners TE Vernon Davis reported to practice with the rest of his teammates as scheduled. Said Davis, "It was a very easy decision. All you have to do is think about the team” The star Tight End has 2 years remaining on his current contract. (Source: Yahoo!)

Fantasy Impact: Vernon Davis and Niners QB Colin Kaepernick had excellent chemistry last year, with Davis snagging 57 catches for 850 yards and 12 touchdowns, making him the second best fantasy TE of 2013. With the return of a healthy Michael Crabtree, the additions of Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd, and Anquan Boldin, as well as rookie 4th Round pick Bruce Ellington, Colin Kaepernick should be expected to spread the ball around much more this year. While we expect Davis’ numbers to decrease quite a bit compared to 2013, you should still expect the big red zone target to perform as a top 5 TE in 2014.

By Aaron Cross, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 2:52pm EDT

Eric Branch is reporting that Vernon Davis is at training camp and no longer is holding out for a new contract. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news, Davis needs all the practice time he can get with Kaepernick and the new pieces of the offense acquired in the off season. Davis and Kaepernick still have less than 2 full years together so their rapport can still greatly improve. Hopefully by Davis being at camp we'll also have a much better idea of his role in this year's offense before fantasy drafts.

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