Vernon Davis Is Undervalued In Fantasy Drafts

By Josh Sippie
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Vernon Davis is one of the most gifted athletes in the NFL. In 2009 he put up 13 touchdowns. But from there, it’s been all been downhill. He went from 13 touchdowns, to seven, to six, to five. He fell from the No. 1 Fantasy tight end in 2009 to No. 15 just last year. So why does Vernon Davis deserve any attention at all, clearly he’s only getting worse, right?


If Micheal Crabtree was still healthy, Davis may have slightly less value, but he isn’t. Davis is the primary target for Colin Kaepernick‘s potentially high-powered San Francisco 49ers passing attack. Anquan Boldin is inconsistent at best and newly acquired Jon Baldwin has proven that he’ll never be what the Kansas City Chiefs thought he’d be.

Vernon Davis closed out last year’s playoffs with two 100-yard performances in three games. Clearly, Kaepernick is starting to look his way, and he wasn’t disappointed when he did, so why wouldn’t he keep looking back at big #85?

Even with his immense size, he still may be the fastest guy on the field. He slots out as a wide receiver more times than not, so there’s very few wasted plays where Davis will be held back blocking. He’s a wide receiver that can be played on a Fantasy roster as a tight end. What could be better?

Davis could finish as high as the No. 2 tight end in the league. While 2009 numbers may be foolish to hope for, 8-10 touchdowns could be well within the grasp of the 29-year-old phenom.

Grab Vernon Davis as soon as he’s the top tight end left on the board. The guy is a monster and he’s on a monster offense.

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