Fred Davis Injury: Updates on Redskins TE's Week 3 Status and Fantasy Value

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent ISeptember 17, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 04:   Fred Davis #83 of the Washington Redskins watches a play during a game against the New York Jets at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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It looks like Washington Redskin TE Fred Davis is going to have to go through the NFL's concussion protocol before he returns to game action. 


UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 23, at 12:07 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Redskins tight end Fred Davis is active for Sunday's home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Davis was not on Washington's inactive list for Week 3.

Davis has been targeted just nine times this season and has only four catches for 52 yards coming into Sunday. Fantasy owners may want to sit him this weekend. 

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This is according to Redskins' head coach Mike Shanahan and was passed along Twitter style by The Washington Times' Rich Campbell.

Shanahan: Fred Davis should be subjected to NFL concussion protocol after receiving an illegal helmet to helmet hit vs. the Rams.

— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) September 17, 2012

This means that Davis will have to pass tests set up to determine whether he has sufficiently recovered from his head injury.

Recoveries from concussions vary greatly, but there is certainly a good chance that Davis will miss the upcoming Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

UPDATE: Wednesday, September 19 at 12:02 p.m. EST

Fred Davis appears to be just fine following his helmet to helmet hit, according to CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir.

Fred Davis had a baseline test. No concussion. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikElBashir) September 19, 2012


Fantasy Value

While obviously the real-life ramifications are what is important here, there is no doubt that concussions are a pain to deal with in the fantasy realm. This injury typically leaves game status up in the air late into the week. 

However, Davis has been kind enough to make this decision easier on fantasy owners by wildly under performing early in this season. 

Davis has just four catches for 52 yards in two games. He is not without potential this season, as his nine targets is tied for the team lead, but don't hesitate to cut Davis and go with someone else.

Rookie QB Robert Griffin III has been spreading the ball around, and it seems that Davis' ceiling for this season is as a mediocre starting fantasy tight end.