Vernon Davis, TE San Francisco 49ers

Rankings

Notes: Davis is a talent, but the team didn't do a good job of using him last season. His 50 targets were his fewest since 2008, and his usage was way too low considering he has finished in the top 8 at his position in four of the last six seasons. He was targeted just once in the red zone after seeing 20 red zone targets in 2013. It's up to new OC Geep Chryst (formerly the team's QB coach) to get Davis more involved in the offense. Davis has reportedly looked fast in offseason activities.
SF Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - SF
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
10
MIN
24
@PIT
30
@ARI
11
GB
28
@NYG
12
BAL
18
SEA
6
@STL
8
ATL
BYE18
@SEA
30
ARI
32
@CHI
9
@CLE
13
CIN
19
@DET
6
STL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1DAL4442611.000000-57/5898%
2CHI3390313.000000-52/6778%
3ARI------------
4PHI28034.000000-45/8354%
5KC------------
6STL3300610.000000-64/6697%
7DEN2210510.500000-50/7468%
8BYE------------
9STL219039.500000-66/6799%
10NO18048.000000-68/6999%
11NYG17057.0014004.0060/6888%
12WAS321057.000000-59/6197%
13SEA213036.500000-58/58100%
14OAK2260413.000000-60/60100%
15SEA0002-0000-58/58100%
16SD0000-0000-70/7297%
17ARI19019.000000-63/63100%
Totals262452509.4214004.00830/92490%

Most Recent News

Cosell: 49ers will 'try very hard' to get TE Vernon Davis more involved

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:11am

49ers - [Full Article]

Greg Cosell of NFL Films discussed the 49ers' offseason:

People tend to forget with Colin Kaepernick, because he had such great success early, that he's only been a full-time starter for two years. He's still a young quarterback, he's still learning the craftsmanship of the position and the subtleties of the position. With a new coordinator, I think Geep Chryst, my sense is, I think he'll try and be a little more expansive and explosive with the pass game. So I'm anxious to see that. I think they'll try very hard to get Vernon Davis back into it. So I think it's important for people to remember that Colin Kaepernick is still a young quarterback learning.

Fantasy Impact:

He was the #14 QB in 2014 after finishing #9 the season before, though his overall production only dipped by 11 fantasy points. He's a bounce-back candidate provided new OC Geep Chryst can design an offense that can move the ball. Chryst previously served as the OC for the Chargers in 1999 and 2000, but his offenses ranked 26th and 28th overall in that span. Any gains that Kaepernick can make as a thrower (due to his offseason work with QB coach Dennis Gile and former Rams/Cardinals QB Kurt Warner) will only help his overall value.

As for Davis, he's quite a bit better than the numbers he posted last year. His 50 targets were his fewest since 2008, and his usage was way too low considering he has finished in the top 8 at his position in four of the last six seasons. He was targeted just once in the red zone after seeing 20 red zone targets in 2013.

Scouting Report

Vernon Davis Week 17 vs. Cardinals
Not only did Vernon Davis not catch a pass last week despite playing every offensive snap, he didn't get a single target! You can't catch passes that aren't thrown to you and Davis isn't getting anything. Look elsewhere for help.

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