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Vernon Davis 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Vernon Davis Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #85
Position: Tight End
Career: 12 Years
Height: 6-3
Weight: 253
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Washington, DC
High School: Dunbar HS [Washington, DC]
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2006 San Francisco 49ers (Round: 1 #6)

Tight End Rankings:
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Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Vernon Davis 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
23.85 2.85 1 12.00 2.94 27 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
5 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vernon Davis Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Redskins1444583200000041.152.94
2015 49ers41819400000009.702.43
2015 Broncos1038395000000019.751.98
2014 49ers1426245200400024.651.76
Vernon Davis 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Vernon Davis has been below his fantasy projection 6 out of 11 years, but he beat his projection last year. His best fantasy TE ranking was #1 in 2009, and he has had a total of 2 seasons with a top 3 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Davis' fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 216th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Davis is entering his 12th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 12th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 1.93 from their 11th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Davis has averaged 1.55 fantasy pts per game more than the league TE average. The average fantasy pts per game by TEs in 2016 was 2.94.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.45) pts per game for Davis. At the Wide Receiver position: Pierre Garcon (2016 Avg: 4.38 Pts/Game) and DeSean Jackson (2016 Avg: 4.95 Pts/Game) have left the team and Ryan Grant (2016 Avg: .63 Pts/Game) is now starting.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Davis plays this year (102 - 88 - 2 0.537%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (101 - 106 - 2 0.488%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,558) compared to this season's teams (4,203) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Davis had a lower fantasy avg (2.35 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (3.38 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Davis will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.08 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 4 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.23 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (242 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (236 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Davis has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (5.30 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (4.40 pts per game), 3rd quarter (3.94 pts per game) and 4th quarter (3.74 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (6.39 pts per game), week 5 (6.26 pts per game) and week 11 (5.72 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 16 (2.80 pts per game), week 2 (2.89 pts per game) and week 9 (2.99 pts per game).
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