Jamal Adams
Jamal Adams
23-Year-Old SafetyS
New York Jets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Adams followed a mediocre, 83-tackle rookie season with big numbers in 2018, easily surpassing triple-digit tackles while posting encouraging coverage metrics. His snap count in both seasons seem unsustainable - 2,203 snaps between them - but last year's production rates would still put him on track for roughly 100 tackles even if the snap count drops to 1,000. Adams eases the concern of tackle regression with blitzing and fumble production, totaling five sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his first two seasons. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $22.26 million contract with the Jets in July of 2017.
Takes back INT for TD
SNew York Jets
September 22, 2019
Adams had a pick-six in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.
The Jets struggled to contain Tom Brady and the Patriots, but Adams' defensive touchdown was a bright spot. This was Adams' first pick-six of his career, and he also had three solo tackles and a pass breakup in this contest. The Jets will head into their bye week at 0-3.
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Measurables Review
How do Jamal Adams' 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.
6' 1"
213 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
18 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
33.38 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The sixth overall pick in last year's draft, Adams is an IDP whose price tag is based almost entirely on pedigree after a rookie season with puzzlingly low production. It's not necessarily reflective of anything that Adams finished last year with just 83 tackles on 1,103 snaps – it's mostly a positive that he was trusted with such a huge play count, and the low tackle rate otherwise might pick up with experience. Adams doesn't turn 23 until October, and it'd be reasonable to expect a 2018 where he doesn't play quite so much but does more with his snaps.
It's understandable to be skeptical of a rookie, be it due to effectiveness concerns or fears about limited playing time, but Adams is a low risk in both regards. A safety doesn't have to actually be good to post useful IDP production, and a safety drafted sixth overall is not going to spend much time on the bench, even as a rookie. Not just that, but the Jets' offense will likely be atrocious this year, ensuring plenty of snaps for Adams in a defense that should spend a great deal of time on the field. After posting 76 tackles (7.5 for a loss) in 12 games last year, Adams has major upside as a rookie.
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Should be ready Monday
SNew York Jets
September 13, 2019
Adams (hip) was listed as a full participant on Friday's practice estimate and is thus on track to play Monday versus the Browns.
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Sitting out of practice
SNew York Jets
September 11, 2019
Adams (hip) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Six tackles in Week 1
SNew York Jets
September 9, 2019
Adams recorded six tackles (five solo), a pass defensed and a quarterback hit in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bills.
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Racks up 115 tackles as sophomore
SNew York Jets
December 30, 2018
Adams racked up 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Patriots, finishing his season with 115 tackles (86 solo), 3.5 sacks and an interception.
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Team-high 10 tackles in loss
SNew York Jets
December 23, 2018
Adams recorded a team-high 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 44-38 loss to Green Bay.
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