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If you owned Vernon Davis last season, then you probably vowed never to draft him again. He was projected to be a top-five tight end, but instead he finished with 41 receptions and 548 yards. Even that doesn’t tell the whole story.
After Week 5, Davis only had one game above 40 yards in the regular season. It was also the only game after Week 5 where he scored a touchdown. From Week 12 to Week 17, Davis had a combined six receptions for 61 yards. Those are numbers fantasy owners expect in a single game, not in a six-game stretch.
Despite all of the negatives, there’s reason for hope in 2013. In the playoffs, Davis and Colin Kaepernick started to connect more often. He finished the postseason with back-to-back 100-yard games and finally showed us he was the player we expected him to be.
With Michael Crabtree out for a while, Davis is a familiar target for Kaepernick this season. Davis has great upside and he can usually be selected at a cheap price in fantasy drafts.