Vernon Davis Fantasy News

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:41pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Bears busy Sunday continues with the signing of veteran tight end Logan Paulsen, formerly of the Washington Redskins. Paulsen, 29, was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent back in 2010 and has spent his entire career in Washington.

He missed all of the 2015 season with a toe injury and was released yesterday due to a very deep depth chart at tight end in Washington (Jordan Reed, Niles Paul, Vernon Davis). Prior to the 2015 season Paulsen had been a valuable contributor for the Redskins, appearing in all but 5 games from 2010-2014 with 42 starts.

Paulsen is known primarily for his blocking skills, but has proven to be a solid receiver as well with 79 catches, 801 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

Redskins sign TE Vernon Davis

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 1:47pm - [Full Article]

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Vernon Davis is signing a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, per a source informed of the situation. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported the news.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis won't be much of a fantasy option behind Jordan Reed and Niles Paul.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (knee, knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Daniels was probable last week with a knee injury, so we expect him to play again. If he’s out, it would boost Vernon Davis’s value.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (knee, knee) did not practice Wednesday. Daniels was probable last week with a knee injury, so we expect him to play again. If he’s out, it would boost Vernon Davis’s value.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Broncos TE Vernon Davis (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 14. Owen Daniels would be a Sneaky Start if Davis sits, though it’s a late game, which complicates matters. Brock Osweiler is targeting tight ends on 28% of his pass attempts since Week 11, but Daniels and Davis have been splitting the work. Daniels (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Broncos TE Vernon Davis (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, but returned on Thursday. Owen Daniels (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. So much for Daniels’ budding Sneaky Start status. Brock Osweiler is targeting tight ends on 28% of his pass attempts since Week 11, but Daniels and Davis have been splitting the work.

C.J. Anderson (ankle), Vernon Davis (concussion) injured

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 8:24pm - [Full Article]

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will not return to action against the Chargers with an ankle injury.

Tight end Vernon Davis suffered a concussion at the end of the first half. He will not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

It wasn't clear how severe the injury was at first, but recent reports say Anderson doesn't think it's a big deal. As we always say, it's tough to trust a player when it comes to injuries so stay tuned. Ronnie Hillman became the primary back with Juwan Thompson also getting carries. Anderson was off to a good start with seven carries and 42 yards.

As for Davis, Owen Daniels would become the primary TE if Davis has to miss time.

With Brock Osweiler, Broncos could use TE more

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12:47pm - [Full Article]

Brock Osweiler is under center and Gary Kubiak is running his preferred set of play calls, which means the tight end is more heavily involved in Denver.

In Osweiler's first start last week, tight ends Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis were the Broncos' two leading receivers, combining for 10 caches and 137 yards.

Davis caught a team-high six passes from Osweiler after snagging just two in his previous two games with the Broncos. The tight end said his rapport with the young quarterback was on point from his first practice in Denver.

"Sometimes it takes awhile to get on the same page and develop that chemistry with a quarterback," Davis said, via the Denver Post. "But with this guy, it's like we connected from Day One."

Fantasy Impact:

Denver acquired Davis at the trade deadline to help replace the production lost when Julius Thomas left for Jacksonville. With Osweiler physically able to perform Kubiak's bootleg-action plays, tight ends will have a bigger role in the coming weeks, the story said. We thought it could take some time, but Davis is certainly someone to monitor if you're looking for help at the TE position.

Broncos look to get Vernon Davis more snaps

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:25am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is promising to get new tight end Vernon Davis more involved in the offense.

Which is good, because Davis could hardly be less involved than he was in his first game as a Bronco, when he was limited to half a dozen snaps and no catches. Obviously, that wasn’t what Kubiak had in mind when the Broncos traded for Davis, but Kubiak said Davis’s limited playing time was largely because the Broncos fell behind early and had to play no-huddle most of the game, and Davis doesn’t know the offense well enough yet to know all of Peyton Manning’s calls at the line.

“Yeah, he’s definitely going to play more,” Kubiak said of Davis. “We got down and got into some hurry-up verbiage at the line of scrimmage. Those are the things that he wasn’t up with us on, so that’s why he kind of got the lost [snaps] there at times. He’s much more available this week from the standpoint of what he knows.”

Fantasy Impact:

There is some potential for Davis in Denver but he needed some time to learn the offense. He'll also have to deal with Owen Daniels at the position. For now, a wait-and-see approach is probably the best approach.

Vernon Davis still watching and learning

Monday, November 9, 2015, 8:24am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis arrived at the Broncos’ training facility Tuesday elated to be on a Peyton Manning-led team — one that two days earlier defeated the Packers and one that also boasted the league’s top overall defense.

The excitement was tempered after his debut with his team, a 27-24 loss to the Colts.

Davis’ snaps were limited, as expected, after only three full days of practice with the Broncos. He was targeted only once and had zero receptions in the loss, while fellow tight end Owen Daniels caught six of nine targets for 102 yards and a game-tying, 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

But the loss, though hardly pleasant, had its value to Davis.

“I was just absorbing it all in, watching some of my teammates, Owen Daniels and Virgil (Green),” Davis said afterward. “Watching those guys and learning from them as I continue to move forward.”

Fantasy Impact:

Davis said he entered the game knowing “a bulk” of the Broncos’ playbook after less than a week with the team. It's going to take some time for Davis to get more involved in the offense but the hope for owners is that comes sooner than later. But with Daniels looking like he's still a big part of the offense, maybe a wait-and-see approach is the best plan for owners.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (shoulder, probable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is probable for Week 9. Daniels should continue to start while Vernon Davis gets up to speed.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Daniels should continue to start while Vernon Davis gets up to speed.

Vernon Davis' impact on the Broncos

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:07pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis won't have Julius Thomas' impact because he's not in the same offense. Thomas found space and mismatches in an aerial circus. Open receivers littered the field under offensive coordinator Adam Gase. It created eye-opening statistics but fell short of a championship.

Davis has regressed the last two seasons, in part, because of quarterback Colin Kaepernick's thud back to earth. That said, Davis provides a tantalizing weapon for an offense that is starting to hum. He frees coach Gary Kubiak to use two and three tight end sets. His offense works best when it runs variations off the same look with tight ends. Owen Daniels and Virgil Green produced their season's best game in the win over the Packers. Davis should only enhance the position.

Fantasy Impact:

The story added Davis brings unique speed, which should open the seam route that Thomas ran so well. And with a fresh start and a veteran quarterback in Peyton Manning, Davis could re-emerge as a red-zone threat. He may need some time to learn the new system, but is worth a pickup if you're looking to upgrade the position and given Manning's success throwing to the position over his career.

Broncos trade for TE Vernon Davis

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:39pm - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis is on the move and Peyton Manning has a new pass-catching tight end at his disposal.

The Broncos have agreed to trade for the 49ers tight end, Denver general manager John Elway announced Monday afternoon. The teams will swap late-round picks in 2016 and San Francisco will receive the Broncos' sixth-round pick in 2017, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

"(Davis will) be a valuable addition to our team with his experience and leadership," Elway wrote on Twitter.

Fantasy Impact:

Manning has long had success with pass-catching tight ends, with players like Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme and Julius Thomas all putting up career-best numbers with Manning. A healthy and motivated Davis could serve as a more capable replacement for Thomas, who left the Broncos for the Jaguars in free agency. Once he learns the offense, expect Davis to effectively replace Owen Daniels, who has looked a step slow this season, the story said. Davis now has the potential to be rated as a low-end TE1 option most weeks (once he gets acclimated), and those struggling at the position should at least consider putting in a waiver claim.

TNF Injury Report: Seahawks vs. 49ers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:45pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks

CB Marcus Burley (hand), RB Derrick Coleman (concussion), DT Jordan Hill (quadricep), C Patrick Lewis (ankle), LB Nick Moody (ankle)

DE Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder)

DE Cliff Avril (ankle), G Justin Britt (hip), S Kam Chancellor (shoulder), DE Frank Clark (hamstring), T Garry Gilliam (ankle), WR Tyler Lockett (hip), RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), CB Richard Sherman (ankle), CB Tye Smith (hip), LB Bobby Wagner (pectoral)

San Francisco 49ers

WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring), RB Carlos Hyde (foot), T Erik Pears (back)

G Alex Boone (shoulder), LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), RB Reggie Bush (calf), TE Vernon Davis (knee), WR Bruce Ellington (calf), TE Vance McDonald (chest), S Eric Reid (chest), T Joe Staley (knee), G Brandon Thomas (ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

Marshawn Lynch is probable, so we expect another big workload. Anquan Boldin and Carlos Hyde are both iffy. Given the matchup against a tough Seattle defense, we recommend shying away from both players if possible. It looks like Reggie Bush will make his return, though he has been unable to stay healthy for very long this year.

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