As with any trade that occurs in the league, those looking from the outside-in were thrown into a mass hysteria once it was announced that former San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis would be packing his bags and playing for the Denver Broncos.
Though hardly used in San Francisco -- he ranked third on the team in both targets and receiving yards -- Davis brings a much-needed presence in the seams to a team lacking just that. Owen Daniels has recorded a 53 percent catch rate this season.
Despite accumulating 32 targets, Daniels has accomplished little, averaging a nearly identical yards per catch as C.J. Anderson. Normally I would worry about a new addition and advise you to shy away. But once he learns the new offense, Davis could easily carry out the rest of the year as a Top 10 option.
Would I trade for him (if he is actually on any rosters at the moment)? Nope. He's not worth that. But for those struggling at tight end or streaming to get by every week, Davis has become a solid option worth stashing. As for this week, I'm all-in on Jordan Reed (if he's available to have, that is).
The New England Patriots are a top-six team against opposing tight ends in terms of fantasy points allowed, but Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense will likely be playing from behind quite a bit. As the highest-scoring projected game in Vegas this week, Reed should receive numerous opportunities to record another two-touchdown day.
Or what's considered for him as just another day.
Tight ends, Week 9
(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; AM: Andrew Miller; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska. Detroit, Kansas City, Arizona, Seattle, Baltimore, Houston are on bye)
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