After being suspended from the entire 2014 season due to violations with substance abuse and a domestic violence issue, tight end Fred Davis has inked a reported one-year deal with the New England Patriots.
Former Redskins franchise TE Fred Davis and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 11, 2015
Any time tight end signs with the Patriots, Fantasy Football players tend to go a little wacky. Because of Rob Gronkowski‘s involvement in the passing attack, some players think you can just plug and play any tight end on New England onto a Fantasy roster and see success.
For Davis, there are two big barriers that he will most likely not be able to overcome for Fantasy Football relevance in 2015. The first issue is that the depth chart for the tight end position in New England is deep. Scott Chandler, Tim Wright, Michael Hoomanawanui and rookie tight end AJ Derby are all vying to fill in behind Gronkowski.
Secondly, the football world is still waiting to hear what will happen with Tom Brady and his potential suspension. If Brady faces a multiple-game suspension, it’s difficult to predict how the Patriots’ offense will operate. Will running backs James White, Jonas Gray and LeGarrette Blount have a more prominent role? Will the Patriots rely on second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, or will the team bring in a veteran like Jason Campbell or Matt Flynn?
While this news is interesting, Davis will not have an impact in 2015 Fantasy Football leagues.
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