WR Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers
|6-1, 212||Born: 12-24-1992||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 2|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): Adams has clearly emerged as the #1 receiver with Brett Hundley. He is getting enough targets and converting enough into big gains to be an everyweek starter no matter who is at quarterback for the Packers.
Week 12: at Pittsburgh Steelers
FBG says: Bad matchup. It's sad to have to be this blunt, but through 4+ games in relief of future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley has shown little sign that he belongs starting NFL games. He's always impressed in preseason play, as the team has routinely showcased him for trade value, but looks to be in woefully over his head now that the games count. Struggling to make quick reads and holding the ball far too long on a Tom Savage level, Hundley has completed just 60.8% of his throws, with a truly pitiful 3.12 adjusted net yards per attempt (factors in sacks and interceptions). Even after he looked set to turn some kind of corner in Weeks 9 and 10, Hundley regressed badly last Sunday, taking 6 sacks and coughing up 4 turnovers in a shutout loss. There is a little fantasy utility to be mined from here: Davante Adams has emerged as his go-to target, averaging 6.7 receptions for 89.7 yards over the last 3 weeks. But it seems foolhardy to expect any kind of stability, even in that connection. This passing game looks unlikely to produce much of note until/if Rodgers returns in Week 15, and there's major implosion potential against this fierce Steelers defense. Like their run unit, the Steelers pass defense has been elite for most of the season, more so than any unit aside from that of the Jaguars. Pittsburgh is allowing the league's fourth-fewest net yards per attempt and third-fewest yards per game, and only Jacksonville has given up fewer touchdowns. Granted, the Steelers have faced an absurdly soft schedule of quarterbacks, and the last 2 good ones they've faced (Matthew Stafford and Marcus Mariota) have produced 423 and 306 yards. But it needs to be pointed out that Stafford and the Lions were shut out of the end zone, and that much of Mariota's production came on 2 long completions and in garbage time during a 40-17 game. The Steelers intercepted Mariota four times - the first game in his career with more than two picks - and allowed virtually nothing of consequence aside from those two long balls. This remains a suffocating unit, one that's iffy in coverage but stymies quarterbacks and severely disrupts their connections with receivers, even without cornerback Joe Haden. Haden's Week 11 replacement, Coty Sensabaugh, was dominant aside from the long score he allowed to Rishard Matthews. He'll have more pressure on him against Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams, but it's hard to imagine underwater Packers quarterback Brett Hundley making much real noise against this unit.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs BAL (10 / 8 / 126 / 0 rec)
At least Brett Hundley still has a good rapport with at least one receiver. Davante Adams seems to find himself on the same page as Hundley more often than not, even if he failed to get in the end zone against Baltimore. Hundley did manage to miss Adams on a deep pass in the fourth quarter when Adams could have made a reception with a better thrown ball, but overall Adams was able to get open and Hundley was able to find him.
2017 Week 10 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 90 / 1 rec)
Brett Hundley has targeted Adams a lot, and it finally paid off. Adams was able to find separation for a couple of catches, most critically his 19-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the win. On the play, Adams lined up inside, and ran a corner route. He got behind cornerback Kyle Fuller, and then Brett Hundley threw one of his better passes to Adams, a throw to the outside shoulder only Adams would catch. The two are on the same page, and Adams is starting to reap the benefits.
2017 Week 9 vs DET (10 / 7 / 53 / 0 rec)
Adams saw pretty good bracket of targets and was able to haul most of them in, but given the short-yardage nature of the gameplan, it amounted to very little. Adams can break free on longer routes, but Mike McCarthy doesn't seem to trust Brett Hundley to make those throws, which means Adams is generally in the neighborhood of a defender or two when he makes a catch, which keeps him from adding yards afterwards.
2017 Week 7 vs NO (5 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Adams couldn't do much on Sunday. While he had one nice route which allowed him to get open downfield, he was underthrown by Brett Hundley, who was completely overwhelmed under center. There wasn't much that Adams could do to help that on Sunday, and one can only hope the two develop some chemistry, and fast, during the bye week.
2017 Week 6 vs MIN (10 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)
The only receiver able to find the end zone, Davante Adams found himself wide open in the second quarter as he ran a short slant route in the red zone of the Minnesota Vikings. Initially covered by a linebacker, Adams was able to wriggle free when the defender stepped up to help contain a scrambling Brett Hundley, and the second linebacker never picked up coverage. Hundley saw his receiver break open and quickly threw a pass to Adams, who easily scored.
2017 Week 5 vs DAL (11 / 7 / 66 / 2 rec)
Adams was recently in the concussion protocol but you wouldn't have known it by the game he played. Leading the team in both targets and catches, Adams was a key figure in both keeping pace with a Dallas team which was putting points on the board as well as winning the game. On the final offensive play of the game for Green Bay, Adams ran a short route into the end zone as Aaron Rodgers dropped back to pass. Rodgers saw Adams was covered but trusted his receiver and aimed a throw at Adams' backside shoulder. Adams went up and made the catch, making sure his feet landed in the end zone for what would be the game winning score. Adams continues to be the second weapon behind Jordy Nelson in this offense, occasionally outproducing Nelson when the latter is blanketed in coverage. He's proving that if a team chooses to do that, Adams will make them pay.
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (5 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec)
Adams took a nasty hit from the Bears' Danny Trevathan, who has been suspended because of it. The blow was helmet to helmet, and Adams' teammates thought the worst, calling for the trainer. His neck MRI came back clean and he is 'only' dealing with a concussion and he could be week to week as he moves through concussion protocol.
2017 Week 3 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Adams didn't get much done against the Bengals, though he did get brought down just shy of the goal line in the first quarter. With most of the targets in the second half going to Jordy Nelson and Ty Montgomery, Adams simply got lost in the shuffle.
2017 Week 2 vs ATL (10 / 8 / 99 / 1 rec)
With Jordy Nelson out the Packers needed someone to step up and in the second half, Adams did just that. Like everyone else, he was mostly shut down in the first two quarters but added five catches on six targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the third and fourth quarter when the Falcons were comfortably in the lead and looser on defense. Adam's biggest play was a diving catch on a 33-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the play, he gained separation on the cornerback a with a nice cut, then streaked downfield. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a deep ball which was just a tad long and Adams dove to catch it as he crossed into the end zone.
2017 Week 1 vs SEA (7 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Adams was third in the pecking order among Packers wide receivers and struggled at times to reel in his targets. Overall he looked as good as he normally does--his routes are fine and he has speed--but he has to do better than miss half his targets especially with the amount of choices Aaron Rodgers has to throw to.
Latest NewsPackers | Davante Adams surpasses 100-yard mark (Sun Nov 19, 04:54 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams caught eight passes for 128 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. Our View: Adams has emerged as the clear #1 for Brett Hundley. He was making terrific plays on the ball in the air and should be plugged in as an everyweek WR2 despite Hundley's struggles. He'll face the Steelers next week.
link to story Packers | Davante Adams totals 90 yards, TD (Sun Nov 12, 10:00 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams finished with five receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted a team high eight times. Our View: Adams had eight targets, by far the most on the team, and Brett Hundley seems to like him even if the young quarterback has problems hitting him (or anyone) with consistency. Adams tore apart Kyle Fuller, and Hundley actually uncorked some long passes to take advantage of the separation Adams was getting. The receiver is unlikely to be consistent due to his quarterback, but the constant targets give him upside.
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