Vernon Davis "on a different level" with Colin Kaepernick

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

A day after Moss, now a Fox Sports analyst, knocked Davis' 2012 rapport with Colin Kaepernick, Davis took to the media podium Thursday and described the strides he's made with his quarterback.

"I feel me and Colin are on a different level than where we were last year," Davis said. "You have to think about it: When a quarterback just steps in, it takes time to learn his receivers."

"I don't think you can base everything on what happened last year, because a lot can change in six months," Davis said. "Colin is a different man. Some of the things I learned this training camp, I didn't learn last training camp."

Davis specifically pointed to the route-running expertise he gained by occasionally lining up with wide receivers this offseason and training camp.

"Last year, I didn't really work with the wide receivers as much," said Davis, who's entering his eighth season. "I had a chance to really detail my routes and get an opportunity to learn what they were doing. That helped me out tremendously."

Fantasy Impact: 

Davis was our favorite TE to target in the middle rounds due to his talent level and current opportunity with Michael Crabtree sidelined. We aren't worried about his rapport with his QB. The duo hooked up 11 times for 210 yards and a TD in the 49ers' last two playoff games. He's our #2 ranked tight end in Week 1.

Filed Under: 2013, W1