Sean Davis
Sean Davis
26-Year-Old SafetyS
Washington Football Team
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Davis heads to Washington for his fifth NFL season, after starting 41 of 48 games in four seasons with the Steelers. Shoulder surgery ended his 2019 campaign after a lone appearance, but he should be healthy this summer in plenty of time to compete for a starting job with his new team. If he does win the job, Davis likely will handle a lot of the deep coverage responsibilities, considering Washington already has a stud box safety in Landon Collins. The free safety role isn't likely to provide a ton of tackle opportunities, but Davis could find himself picking off some passes if the Washington pass rush plays up to its potential. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2020.
Leaves Pittsburgh for Washington
SWashington Football Team
Shoulder - Labrum
March 18, 2020
Davis (shoulder) agreed Wednesday with Washington on a one-year, $5 million contract, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
ANALYSIS
A 2016 second-round pick, Davis started 41 games over his first three seasons with the Steelers but spent most of 2019 on injured reserve when he suffered a torn labrum in Week 2. The Steelers traded for Minkah Fitzpatrick shortly thereafter, ensuring that Davis would need to sign elsewhere to find a starting job. It isn't entirely clear he'll be a starter in Washington, but he should at least get a chance to compete for the spot next to Landon Collins. Other options for the role include Montae Nicholson (neck) and Troy Apke (knee).
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Plays just one game all season
SPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder - Labrum
December 31, 2019
Davis finished the 2019 season on injured reserve with a torn labrum.
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Not near return
SPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder - Labrum
November 5, 2019
Davis (shoulder) has no official timetable for his recovery, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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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.
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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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