Fred Davis Injury: Updates on Redskins TE's Week 3 Status and Fantasy Value
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 23, at 12:07 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke
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
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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.
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