Vernon Davis Fantasy News

49ers sign Anquan Boldin to two-year deal
Monday, March 3, 2014, 4:11pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin, the 49ers MVP in his first season with the club, will be back for a second year with the organization.

Boldin announced via Twitter that he is officially back with the team. The deal is a two-year extension, a source told CSNBayArea.com, and is worth $12 million, according to multiple reports.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a smart move for the 49ers. Early in the season, Boldin carried the passing game at times but he actually increased his production upon Michael Crabtree’s return. Boldin averaged 4.7-66-.45 without Crabtree and 5.7-83-.43 with Crabtree, so the potential is there for another top 20 season. Boldin finished #15 in both standard and PPR formats. Removing Week 1 (his huge game against the Packers), he was #19 and #20 in standard and PPR, respectively. The signing is probably bad news for Vernon Davis, whose targets dropped from 6.1 per game pre-Crabtree to 4.9 T/G after Crabtree's return.

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Vernon Davis, Mario Manningham active for 49ers
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:05pm

49ers Inactives
McLeod Bethel-Thompson QB
Cornellius Carradine DE
Garrett Celek TE
Joe Looney G
Ray McDonald DE
Nick Moody OLB
Quinton Patton WR

Fantasy Impact:

Vernon Davis and Mario Manningham are active as expected.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:52am

ESPN - [Full Article]

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s QBR this season with TE Vernon Davis on the field is 81.7. Without him it’s 13.1. Kaepernick has completed 61.1 percent of his passes while Davis is on the field. His rate dips to 43.1 percent when Davis is off the field.

This disparity has been consistent throughout Kaepernick’s brief NFL tenure. His career QBR with Davis is 77.7; without him it’s 16.1. His completion percentage with Davis is 62.4; without him it drops to 47.1. (Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for the figures.)

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that Davis is on track to play in Week 11.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 8:07pm

Cam Inman on Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers TE Vernon Davis says he is feeling great and just has to wait for the doctor let him know what he can do next.

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds like there's a good chance Davis is able to play Week 11. It's a pretty tough matchup on paper for Davis as the 49ers are 8th in allowing fantasy points to TEs.

Vernon Davis suffers concussion
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 9:06pm

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

Tight end Vernon Davis, the 49ers' second-leading receiver this season, left Sunday's game in the second quarter and was ruled out after being diagnosed with a concussion.

Davis took himself out after dropping a second-quarter pass near the Panthers' 5-yard line and landing hard on his head when tackled by safety Mike Mitchell.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis last sustained a concussion Dec. 23 at Seattle, and although he did not return to that game, he did play the following week. He will, of course, have to pass NFL protocol before returning. The 49ers played the second half with only one healthy tight end, Vance McDonald. Third-stringer Garrett Celek was ruled out with a hamstring injury in the first quarter.

Crabtree, Manningham inching closer to return
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 11:45pm

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

49ers WRs Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree both practiced Wednesday, signaling that reinforcements for what has been a lackluster 49ers wide-receiving corps so far this season are not far away.

Manningham, who is coming back from two torn knee ligaments suffered Dec. 23, is farther along than Crabtree and is likely to play in some capacity Sunday against the Panthers. He was not listed on Wednesday's injury report and practiced in full. "The knee I had surgery on is better than the other one," he said after practice. "So I'm not thinking about that when I'm out there."

Crabtree tore his right Achilles' tendon on May 21. He wore a blue, non-contact jersey in practice and acknowledged he was easing his way back into his first practice. He didn't run routes at full speed and was noticeably cautious about leaping - and landing - for high passes.

The 49ers cleared Crabtree for practice on Tuesday, which triggered a 21-day window for bringing him from the physically-unable-to-perform list to the 53-man roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Manningham may be back this week, but we're not too optimistic about his upside as the #3 receiving option (after Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis) in a run-heavy offense. As for Crabtree, he's expected back in Week 13 (vs. the Rams), but he could return sooner. He has the Seahawks and the Buccaneers in Weeks 14-15 before a date with the Falcons in Week 16.

Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:04pm

Pro Football Talk

The 49ers added some much-needed help in the passing game Monday, activating wide receiver Mario Manningham from the physically unable to perform list.

Manningham was productive for the 49ers last year, catching 42 passes before a Dec. 23 ACL tear. He started practicing three weeks ago, and should give them another reliable target outside.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story points out, the 49ers are last in the league in passing, largely because QB Colin Kaepernick lacks reliable targets other than Anquan Boldin and tight end Vernon Davis. They are tops in running, but the addition of Manningham could help bring more balance to their attack. Fantasy-wise, Manningham would be more useful in deeper leagues but is worth an add if you're hurting at the position.

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:12am

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

The 49ers waived wide receiver Marlon Moore on Wednesday in a move that clears a roster spot for the expected return of starting receiver Mario Manningham.

Manningham still is on the physically unable to perform list. The 49ers have until Wednesday to decide whether to activate Manningham to the 53-man roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve.

All indications are that Manningham will be activated and ready to play against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 10.

Fantasy Impact:

Manningham won't have much value even though he's likely to start once healthy. The 49ers are a run-first team and he'll be behind Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin for targets.

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