The Washington Redskins’ Fred Davis is the 18th ranked tight end in the 2013 fantasy draft standings. With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 170, he’s likely to be taken some time around the beginning of the 14th round.
Davis could end up being a great value pick this late in the draft, as he seems to have developed some chemistry with quarterback Robert Griffin III before the tight end injured his Achilles’ tendon. Davis had 24 catches for 325 yards in seven games before his season-ending injury. But the sixth-year player didn’t have a touchdown in any of those games, which could worry some fantasy owners.
Picking up Davis late in the draft as a flex option or second TE (if you are in a deep league) could prove useful – despite the lack of a strong record. The Redskins offense was fifth in the league with 383.2 yards per game in 2012.
While the running game was the focal point of Washington’s offense last season, many pundits expect RGIII to run less in an effort to preserve himself. Also, tight ends have had a history of success in the play action passing game, which the Redskins utilize in several different formations.
This bodes well for all Redskins receivers, and it should make Davis a low-risk, high-reward flier in the last rounds of most fantasy drafts.