In fantasy football terms, San Francisco 49ers has failed to live up to expectations in recent years. A freakish athlete, Davis has scored just six and five touchdowns in the last two seasons respectively. Davis recorded just 41 receptions (2.5 per game) last year, but that number could be on the rise in 2013 while the Niners are experimenting with Davis at different positions on the field, playing wide receiver.
The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with the loss of Michael Crabtree who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon this offseason. Sfgate.com reports that San Francisco is currently dealing with injuries to three of their wide receivers on the roster. It’s possible that the Niners are lining Davis up at wide receiver right now in order to make up for the injuries at the position, but the Niners also experimented with him at wide receiver in offseason OTA’s as well. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has not addressed the movement of Davis so far this offseason.
Davis told reporters this weekend that he’s ready to do anything he’s asked to do in order to help the Niners have repeated success on the field. “I’m willing to step up and do whatever they ask me to do. They’ve been having me line up at wide receiver, pretty much all over the place. It’s a good thing that I get the opportunity to work with those guys because it not only helps me at the wide receiver position, it helps me at the tight end position. My feet get better, my route running is better.”
Increasing Davis’ role with not only benefit fantasy owners, but he could present serious mismatch possibilities for opposing defenses. Given the injury to Baltimore Ravens Dennis Pitta and Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski along with the release of Aaron Hernandez, Davis’ value could increase significantly this year.