Davante Adams
Davante Adams
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Green Bay Packers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jordy Nelson's departure leaves no doubt: Adams is Aaron Rodgers' No. 1 WR now. There actually wasn't much doubt last year, either. Adams had 117 targets in 14 games, increasing his per-game number from 2016 when Nelson was the team's top dog. Once again, Adams was a red-zone and TD machine - his 23 looks tied for second with Cooper Kupp and Jarvis Landry, despite the missed games, and his 10 TDs were bested only by DeAndre Hopkins. Unfortunately, Adams' per-play production dipped - his 7.6 YPT was 18th among the league's 27 100-target WR, though in fairness he played half his games with backup Brett Hundley. At 6-1, 215, and with average speed (4.56 40), Adams is physically unremarkable. He's stout, sure-handed, able to make plays in traffic and capable of an occasional big play - seven catches of 40-plus yards over the last two years. Of some concern is the arrival of 6-7 tight end Jimmy Graham, who could cut into Adams' red-zone work significantly. Keep in mind, however, that Nelson led the NFL in targets inside the 20 in 2016, when Adams was tied for second, i.e., the Packers like to throw from in close and generate plenty of red-zone chances, so there should be enough to go around. Adams missed the last two games of 2017 with a concussion, his second of the year, but cleared the protocol in early January and eventually signed a four-year deal with an $18 million signing bonus. His role for 2018 is secure. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $58.96 million contract with the Packers in December of 2017.
Explodes for 140-yard day in loss
WRGreen Bay Packers
October 7, 2018
Adams (calf) brought in nine of 12 targets for 140 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 31-23 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Adams showed no ill effects from the calf injury that had limited him earlier in the week, pacing all pass catchers in receptions and yardage on an afternoon when the Packers were missing both Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring). The fifth-year receiver brought in a 12-yard scoring dart from Aaron Rodgers with 9:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving him four touchdowns over the season's first five games. With no fewer than eight targets in any contest thus far, Adams retains one of the safest workloads in the fantasy realm heading into a Week 6 Monday night battle against the 49ers.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    349
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
915
8
2017
776
0
2018
349
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 1"
AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.30 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   127 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   14 reps
WEAK
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Left for dead as an NFL prospect after an abysmal 2015, Adams salvaged his career last season, establishing himself as a reliable outside receiver and red-zone option for QB Aaron Rodgers. At 6-1, 215 and with 4.5 speed, Adams is stout and also faster than average for his size. His efficiency was merely average last year with 13.3 YPC (40th) and 8.2 YPT (19th), but his 23 red-zone looks tied him for second in the league, and he scored on seven of them, a big part of why he tied for third in the league with 12 TDs. Adams also made his share of big plays -- 17 catches for 20-plus yards and four from 40-plus. The Packers didn't add any significant pieces at receiver this offseason -- though TEs Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks replace Jared Cook -- so Adams should again have a prominent role in the Packers offense. There's a chance a healthier Randall Cobb re-claims a bigger share of targets from the slot, but the larger question is what happens should Jordy Nelson get hurt or fall off the aging cliff. In 2015, it was a disaster for Adams and the Packers, but Adams should be more prepared now that he has three seasons under his belt and a better rapport with Rodgers. An ankle sprain hampered Adams during the team's playoff run last year, but he's healthy at press time and expected to be ready before the start of training camp.
In the wake of Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury last summer, Adams entered 2015 with astronomical hype projecting as Aaron Rodgers' second option at wide receiver behind the established Randall Cobb. However, Adams endured injuries to his ankle and knee during the year, and coupled with his underwhelming production, produced a disappointing campaign in the eyes of many. He'll now need a strong offseason showing to re-cement himself as the third option behind Cobb and Jordy Nelson, where he'll face stiff competition from Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, and 2016 fifth-round pick Trevor Davis. Fortunately, Adams does have his second-round draft pedigree going for him, so he likely isn't competing for a roster spot. With that said, Adams will still be jockeying for position on the depth chart while desperately trying to regain the chemistry with his quarterback that seemingly evaporated over the course of last season.
Being the No. 2 target in Green Bay guarantees relevance, which is Adams' role, in the wake of Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury. As a rookie, Adams had three games in which he eclipsed 75 yards, and while his overall efficiency numbers (11.7 YPC, 6.8 YPT) were poor, especially in an Aaron Rodgers-led offense, the sample (66 targets) was small, with the wideout seeing erratic work in his first NFL season. At 6-1, 215, and running a 4.51 40, Adams has good size and average speed, but he's an explosive athlete with first-rate ball skills, and of course he's in an ideal situation playing within the context of the Green Bay offense.
Adams is a little smaller and a step slower than ideal, which kept him out of the first round in this year's draft, but his leaping ability, sure hands and fierce will to win every ball he can reach could make him a very dangerous red zone target for Aaron Rodgers down the road. The Packers' depth chart is too crowded for Adams to have immediate value, but if injuries push him into a bigger role as a rookie he could surprise.
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Playing Sunday
WRGreen Bay Packers
October 7, 2018
Adams (calf) is active for Sunday's game at Detroit.
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Expected to play Sunday
WRGreen Bay Packers
Calf
October 6, 2018
Adams (calf), who is listed as questionable on the official injury report, is expected to play Sunday against Detroit, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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Remains questionable
WRGreen Bay Packers
Calf
October 6, 2018
Adams (calf) remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after participating in Saturday's practice, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.
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Deemed questionable for Week 5
WRGreen Bay Packers
Calf
October 5, 2018
Adams (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.
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Will practice Saturday
WRGreen Bay Packers
Calf
October 5, 2018
Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Adams (calf) will practice Saturday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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