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.
Finds end zone in win
WRGreen Bay Packers
December 9, 2018
Adams caught seven of 11 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-20 win over Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Adams did most of his damage in the first half with six receptions for 61 yards and his 12th touchdown of the season as the Packers built a 24-point lead early in the second half. The 25-year-old has been a model of consistency regardless of any of the Packers' offensive struggles, and has exceeded 80 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in every game this season. Adams has 93 catches for 1,196 yards through 13 games, though a more difficult matchup awaits against the stingy Bears defense next week.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Davante Adams' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
125.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.01
 
% Team Air Yards
39.2%
 
% Team Targets
28.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.4%
 
Drop Rate
3.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.6
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Falcons pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Falcons
Sunday, Dec 9th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
98.1
 
Cornerbacks
102.4
 
Safeties
76.1
 
Linebackers
105.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Davante Adams' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.30 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
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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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Putting together finest season
WRGreen Bay Packers
December 2, 2018
Adams caught eight of 13 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cardinals.
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Hits paydirt in loss
WRGreen Bay Packers
November 25, 2018
Adams had five catches (eight targets) for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Minnesota.
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Explodes in Week 11 loss
WRGreen Bay Packers
November 15, 2018
Adams brought in 10 of 12 targets for 166 yards in the Packers' 27-24 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.
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Scores two touchdowns
WRGreen Bay Packers
November 11, 2018
Adams caught four of seven targets for 57 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-12 win over the Dolphins.
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Finds end zone in loss
WRGreen Bay Packers
November 4, 2018
Adams caught six passes (nine targets) for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Patriots.
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