Sean Davis
Sean Davis
25-Year-Old SafetyS
Pittsburgh Steelers
IR
Injury Shoulder - Labrum
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The former Maryland cornerback has settled in as a three-down safety for Pittsburgh, and with his big workload comes mainstream IDP utility even though Davis hasn't stood out in any regard. There's a chance he makes strides in both real life and IDP terms this year, though, as he's only 25 and heads into his third year as a full-time starter. A 90-tackle pace over 16 games makes sense, and as a former cornerback with elite athleticism there's reason for optimism regarding his interception upside, particularly with Pittsburgh's pass rush emerging as one of the league's best. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.09 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2016.
Lands on IR
SPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder - Labrum
September 17, 2019
Davis (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn labrum, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
A day after Davis said he expected to play in Week 3 versus the 49ers, the Steelers sent him to IR. His injury will need extensive recovery, but the fourth-year pro is a solid candidate to return in Week 11. To help lessen the effect on defense, the Steelers traded a 2020 first-round pick to the Dolphins in exchange for Minkah Fitzpatrick, who is talented enough to possibly retain the starting job even when Davis returns.
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Measurables Review
How do Sean Davis' measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.97 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.64 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sean Davis
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44 days ago
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82 days ago
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292 days ago
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IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
346 days ago
Eagles pass rushers Fletcher Cox, et al. should have a big game against a Cowboys offensive unit that will probably have to throw more often than they’d like.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Davis has done his very best to make Steelers fans forget Troy Polamalu, following up an impressive rookie campaign with 92 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack last season. The signing of Morgan Burnett has raised questions about who will play strong safety and who will play free safety, but Davis will still have fantasy value as part of a revamped defensive unit that finished among the leaders in passing yards allowed, total yards allowed, and points allowed in 2017.
Davis probably has more upside than most of the other defensive backs in this range. A corner/safety tweener out of Maryland last year, Davis fell to the second round due to an uneven skill set relative to his top-shelf athleticism. The Steelers gave him a shot at safety, and the results were generally encouraging. Playing 740 defensive snaps, Davis finished his rookie year with 70 tackles despite the position switch, giving reason to hope for 90-plus tackles if he holds on to a three-down role for the duration of 2017. An offseason shoulder surgery for Davis means his health should be monitored.
The Steelers have been searching for an every down strong safety since Troy Polamalu retired, and will give their second round draft pick an opportunity to compete with underachieving Shamarko Thomas for the starting job. Even if Davis wins the job, there are safer IDP options available, but fantasy owners should keep a watchful eye on the rookie to see how he performs.
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Hopes to face Niners
SPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
September 16, 2019
Davis (shoulder) said Monday that he expects to play in Sunday's game against San Francisco, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.
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Hurts shoulder
SPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
September 15, 2019
Davis (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.
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Practices fully Thursday
SPittsburgh Steelers
September 12, 2019
Davis (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Limited showing Wednesday
SPittsburgh Steelers
Ankle
September 11, 2019
Davis (ankle) was officially listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice.
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Inactive for Sunday's contest
SPittsburgh Steelers
Ankle
September 8, 2019
Davis (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Patriots.
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