Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:27pm
Week 7 at Detroit
Vernon Davis had himself a pretty nice game last week despite only catching two balls. He played on 97-percent of the snaps and finished with two catches on four targets for 50 yards and a TD. He was a nice fill-in for Jordan Reed and of course the TD didn't hurt his final fantasy numbers.
Reed is making progress, but hasn't been cleared from a concussion, so it's possible Davis gets another start this week against the Lions. Detroit is 30th in allowing fantasy points to TEs, so it's a great matchup. However, the risk with Davis is he's just not quite involved as much in the offense as Reed would be on any given week. Davis could be TD-dependent, and as a result, is down our list at just 17th. Start him with caution.