Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | TE
Height: 6-4 Weight: 257 | Born: 1/15/1986
2013 Experience: 6th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: It looked like an upgrade at first when the Redskins selected Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL draft. Griffin is by far the most talented quarterback Davis’s has ever played with, but things didn’t start out so good for the talented tight end as Griffin looked towards his receivers.
Before a season-ending Achilles injury, Davis and Griffin we’re starting to get it going and that gives me hope for the future, if Davis continues to be a part of the long-term plans.
Not sure that will happen but the Redskins did bring him back on a one-year contract this off-season. Unfortunately, we may see Davis start the season on the PUP list and that means we won’t see him in action until October.
Obviously this will hurt his redraft value and likely kick him out of consideration for your team on draft day. Still, we’ve seen players like Demaryius Thomas, Terrell Suggs and Mikel Leshoure play well after an injury like this, so Davis’s odds of being productive, when back is possible.
This will be a situation to monitor through training camp and during the season, but we do the upside is there for Davis to be a TE1 talent in this offense.
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August, 2012: Could Davis Struggle In New Offensive Scheme?
Davis has the ability to be a top five receiver in fantasy leagues. Problem is talent takes you only so far, and his drug issues from last year cost him time. More important, Davis has failed to get much done with new quarterback Robert Griffin as the rookie is clearly favoring Pierre Garcon as his top target.
I’m concerned about Davis, and we should look to him as nothing more than a late round TE1 in twelve team leagues at this point. That might not be all that bad if you nabbed him up at that point, but expect someone to draft him as the seventh or eight tight end off the board.
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May, 2012: Fantasy Projections
I know Fred Davis let fantasy owners down with his suspension at the end of the year but let’s face it; you didn’t have to pay much. In fact, in most leagues he went undrafted, but Davis was quickly a TE1 producer as the top possession receiver on the team.
With Robert Griffin in town, he will need Davis to be a dependable middle of the field target, that we know he can be, and will be.
No, Davis won’t support a high touchdown total with a young quarterback, but he should have a chance for over 70 receptions and over 900 yards. Trending as the 9th tight end off the board in recent mocks, Davis holds solid low TE1 value.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
In my recent sleeper article for tight ends, I had Fred Davis on the list, as veteran Chris Cooley’s knee is troubling him so much that he actually went to see Dr. James Andrews. While it looks like Dr. Andrews has suggested an immediate surgery, it’s clearly that Cooley’s knee is giving him trouble when he starts to practice, and that is a bad sign.
Entire backup Fred Davis, a player we watch produce at a starting level for fantasy owners, when Cooley was out with health issues back in the 2009 season. Davis has the tools to be a starter in twelve team fantasy leagues, if Cooley should miss time, and his size makes him a better target around the red-zone that Cooley. If Cooley is having trouble staying on the field by the time you draft, look to Davis as an option to stash in the late part of your draft. In all likelihood, Davis will land on the waiver wire in most leagues, and if you have a problem at tight end, he’s an option to keep your eye on.
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For those of you that were hoping to see Fred Davis build on his 2009 second half, it was a disappointing season, as Chris Cooley stayed healthy the entire season. Davis was learning to play in Kyle Shanahan’s offense and that contributed in lost playing time on the field. While Davis is talented enough to be a starter in ten team leagues, he will continue to stay on the waiver wire until Cooley goes down with an injury.
Fred Davis came on strong after Chris Cooley went down for the season. With his solid production, Davis has more than proven his is ready to start and play effectively in the NFL. Fortunately the Redskins have added Donovan McNabb at quarterback, but unfortunately it looks like they may keep Cooley. Davis may have to wait another year before he’s a solid fantasy option.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Fred Davis made the most of his opportunities to start on the Redskins after Chris Cooley went down week seven for the season. With only ten starts on the season Davis compiled 48 receptions for over 500 yards and six touchdowns.
This is the kind of production the Redskins thought they might get from this talent out of USC. By seasons end it was anticipated that Cooley would go else where as the team would use Davis to be the starter.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Unfortunately, for Davis Mike Shanahan decided to keep Cooley around, and it is expected that Davis will be the backup. While Davis will be on the field a good amount this season, he only worth a late round selection on draft day.
Still the Redskins will lean on both tight ends to produce as they don’t have a well proven receiving core for Donovan McNabb and Santana Moss will probably be suspended at some point for HGH use. This means Davis will continue to be used and that is exactly what this team should be doing with their two talented ends.
Don’t be surprised if it is Davis that ends the season with more touchdowns than Cooley as he proved to be more valuable in this area last year. Cooley only had two touchdowns in his seven starts and only one touchdown for the entire 2008 season.
On the flip side, Cooley should have much more receptions and a larger yardage total than Davis because he’s the teams’ starter, and he’s a more polished player. If Cooley should go down for any length of time, Davis would be an instant great play for any fantasy football squad.
– Solid Quarterback
– Will Probably Backup Chris Cooley
More Fantasy Football Player Info About Fred Davis
Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | No. 86 | TE
Height: 6-4 Weight: 257 | Born: 1/15/1986
2009 games played 16 | games started 10
2010 Experience: 3rd season
Bye Week Conflicts (WK 9): Rams, 49ers, Jaguars, Titans, Broncos
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