Davante Adams
Davante Adams
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It's good to be Aaron Rodgers' top target. Adams finished second in the NFL with 169 targets and first in red-zone looks with 31. The result: 111 catches (T-5th) and 13 TDs (2nd). Adams wasn't especially efficient - his 12.5 YPC and 8.2 YPT ranked 15th, i.e., slightly below average among the league's 28 100-target wideouts. At 6-1, 215, Adams combines good size with polished route-running and good hands (only five drops). Adams has only average speed - he ran a modest 4.56 40 at the combine in 2014 - but last year he hauled in five passes of 40-plus yards (T-7th). For 2019, Adams will again be Aaron Rodgers' unquestioned top target, but the Packers offense should be more dynamic, and possibly more diverse. Mike McCarthy and his outdated schemes are finally gone, and former Titans and Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur will presumably install a more modern offense. Ordinarily that might mean fewer targets for Adams, both overall and in the red zone, but it's hard to see anyone on the roster (Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown) who could push him for those looks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $58.96 million contract with the Packers in December of 2017.
Targeted once versus Ravens
WRGreen Bay Packers
August 15, 2019
Adams couldn't haul in his lone target in Thursday night's 26-13 preseason loss to the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
Adams played very sparingly, with his lone look coming on an unsuccessful fourth-down attempt to end Green Bay's opening drive. That throw was off the mark from quarterback DeShone Kizer, who started with Aaron Rodgers (back tightness) sitting out as a precaution. It's possible Adams and Rodgers will get some work together in next week's exhibition tilt versus the Raiders.
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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
121.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.92
 
% Team Air Yards
34.7%
 
% Team Targets
27.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.1%
 
Drop Rate
3.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Davante Adams Split Stats
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Davante Adams
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26 days ago
Kevin O'Brien examines the coaching change in Green Bay and its impact on Aaron Rodgers and company.
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44 days ago
D.J. Moore is one of the most hyped wide receivers heading into 2019, but there's a good chance that Curtis Samuel posts the bigger numbers this year.
2019 Football Draft Kit: State of the NFL
48 days ago
Jerry Donabedian analyzes how the NFL has become a league of "seven yards and a cloud of dust" and explains what that means for fantasy owners this season.
Best Ball Journal: Five DRAFT Bargain Targets
54 days ago
There's no meaningful distinction between projections of Davante Adams, Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, and Juju Smith-Schuster, yet the first three often go more than a half round earlier than the Steelers star.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Expected to make preseason debut
WRGreen Bay Packers
August 15, 2019
Adams is expected to play "about a quarter" in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.
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Not suiting up Thursday
WRGreen Bay Packers
August 8, 2019
Adams won't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Texans, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
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Has Rodgers' confidence
WRGreen Bay Packers
June 7, 2019
Aaron Rodgers said he wants to throw to Adams even more this season, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports.
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Returns to field
WRGreen Bay Packers
May 29, 2019
Adams (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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Held out of OTAs
WRGreen Bay Packers
May 22, 2019
Adams was held out of Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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