Fred Davis Fantasy News

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10:53am

PFT - [Full Article]

Fred Davis’s tenure in New England didn’t last long.

Davis, the tight end who signed with the Patriots last month, was released by the team today. The Patriots apparently decided after this week’s minicamp that Davis simply didn’t fit on a tight end depth chart featuring star Rob Gronkowski and veterans Michael Hoomanawanui and Scott Chandler.

Fantasy Impact:

The Patriots cut Tim Wright earlier in the offseason. Scott Chandler is a solid tight end and is shaping up to be a sleeper at the position since the team utilizes a lot of two-TE sets.

Patriots release TE Tim Wright

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:16pm

Mike Garafolo, Twitter - [Full Article]

Patriots have released TE Tim Wright, source says.

Fantasy Impact:

The writing was on the wall after the team signed Scott Chandler and Fred Davis.

With the signing of Scott Chandler, Rob Gronkowski could see more snaps at receiver

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:16pm

Mass Live - [Full Article]

The tight end position is one of great intrigue as the Patriots enter 2015. Ever since Aaron Hernandez was cut, the Pats have been looking for that No. 2 tight end to pair with Rob Gronkowski.

Scott Chandler isn't a "move" tight end, though. At 6-foot-7, 260 pounds, he's similar to Gronk. He's a massive in-line tight end and a matchup problem for all safeties.

The addition of Chandler could mean more snaps at wide receiver for Gronk. The Pats offense was particularly effective a year ago when both Gronk and Julian Edelman were split together on one side.

Keep an eye on Fred Davis here, too. In the midst of the Deflategate madness, the Pats signed the troubled tight end to a one-year deal. It's a flier, for sure, but Davis is a "move" tight end with plenty of talent and plenty of past off-the-field issues.

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler is no slouch. He produced in spots for the Bills and while he doesn't fit the profile of a typical "move" TE, the Pats could elect to use Gronk in that role while leaving Chandler inside.

Patriots take a flier on TE Fred Davis

Monday, May 11, 2015, 9:14am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Redskins franchise TE Fred Davis and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year deal, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis was suspended in 2014 following multiple off-the-field incidents. The Patriots have been aggressive at the tight end position this offseason by signing Scott Chandler and now Davis. It appears the team would like to get back to more of those two-TE sets they ran with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The 29-year-old Davis has receiving chops -- he caught 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games in 2011, and had a 48-509-6 season in 2009.

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:17pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Former Washington tight end Fred Davis, suspended indefinitely by the NFL in February 2014 under the substance-abuse policy, has been reinstated, PFT’s Mike Florio reports.

Fred Davis suspended again

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:19pm

Mark Maske, Twitter - [Full Article]

NFL announces that Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely for violating the substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is a free agent but it doesn't look like he has much of a future in the NFL.

Fred Davis facing six-game suspension

Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:44am

Jason LaCanfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins TE Fred Davis, a pending free agent with a history of failed drug tests, now faces a 6-game suspension according to a league source.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is entering free agency so, if true, this suspension couldn't come at a worse time.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, out) has been ruled out for Week 16. Reed is done for the season. Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis will continue to fill in.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:43pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) was ruled out for Week 16. Reed is done for the season. Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis will continue to fill in.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 6:32pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Reed is not expected to play in Week 16. Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis will continue to fill in.

Jordan Reed still experiencing headaches

Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:22pm

Chris Russell on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins HC Mike Shanahan: TE Jordan Reed still has a headache today. Still not cleared.

Fantasy Impact:

That certainly doesn't sound good for Reed's chances of playing this week, and perhaps even the rest of the season. Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen will continue to see action with Reed out but aren't really safe options.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 8:37pm

Washington Inactives
Stephen Bowen DE
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs S
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Jordan Reed TE
Darrel Young FB

Fantasy Impact:

Logan Paulsen & Fred Davis will fill in at TE with Jordan Reed out.

MNF Injury Report - Reed OUT

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:44pm


CB Tarell Brown (ribs), G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Quinton Patton (foot)

TE Garrett Celek (hamstring), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DT Ray McDonald (ankle)

DT Quinton Dial (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ankle), QB Colin Kaepernick (back), LB Dan Skuta (foot), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)


TE Jordan Reed (concussion)

DE Stephen Bowen (knee), S Jose Gumbs (ankle), RB Darrel Young (hamstring)

CB E.J. Biggers (knee), CB Josh Wilson (toe)

Fantasy Impact:

Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis will try to fill in for Reed in a not-so-favorable matchup against the 49ers. Paulsen had a TD in Week 10 vs. the Vikings but only finished with three yards, so neither is really a safe play. For the 49ers, WR Mario Manningham is questionable while QB Colin Kaepernick and RB Frank Gore are probable.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm

Washington Inactives
Fred Davis TE
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs SS
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Chris Neild NT
Chris Thompson RB

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Griffin III will start at QB with Rex Grossman inactive again.

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:10am

USA Today - [Full Article]

Demoted Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, inactive the past two games, gave new meaning to the term "sleeper player'' when he admitted Wednesday he nods off during team meetings.

"I've never slept through a whole meeting, but I've nodded off,'' Davis said after practice. "I mean everyone nods off. It's dark in there. You nod off. You wake up — go get something to drink and go back.

"I've done that.''

Davis was asked if he had been hoping the team would trade him before the deadline Tuesday. "Definitely," he said. "If I was on another team, you'd see what I can do."

Fantasy Impact:

We're guessing, but if you're looking for a trade, telling a national newspaper that you fall asleep in team meetings is not the best way to go about boosting your stock.

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