WR Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers

6-1, 212Born: 12-24-1992College: Fresno StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 2014

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 9): Adams was quiet in Week 14 because the whole Packers pass offense was. If the Bears offensive resurgence continues, Adams should be back to helping fantasy teams win in Week 15.

General News (Fri Dec 13): partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 12): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 11): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 15: vs Chicago Bears

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Production from the Packers passing offense has slowed down over the second half of the season. Aaron Rodgers averaged 8.2 passing yards per attempt, 290.5 passing yards per game, and two passing touchdowns per game to rank as the fourth-best fantasy quarterback through his first eight games. Since Week 9, Rodgers has regressed to the 24th-ranked fantasy quarterback, averaging just 5.9 passing yards per attempt, 187 passing yards per game, and 1.4 touchdowns per game with no notable difference in his level competition between those splits. As with Rodgers goes the rest of this passing offense, as top receiver Davante Adams has inconsistently produced since returning from injury in Week 9. He continues to regularly lead the team in targets, but Adams has exceeded 64 yards just once in five games. He did score twice in the big game against the Giants and remains a focal point for Rodgers, so look for Adams to rebound soon. This Chicago defense limited the Packers to just 203 passing yards and one touchdown back in Week 1, however, the Bears defense is certainly a different animal now than earlier in the year due to a number of key injuries. The most notable injury of late is the season-ending pectoral injury to leading tackler Roquan Smith, which is a big loss to the center of this defense. In addition, cornerback Prince Amukamara missed last week with a hamstring injury and appears unlikely to play in this one. This situation creates a significant advantage for Davante Adams, as he should see snaps against Kevin Toliver, who played quite poorly in his start last week. The pass rush for Chicago is always a threat with Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd coming off the edges, but they have slowed as the season has progressed--notching just 13 sacks in their last nine games after opening the season with 17 sacks in their first four outings. Green Bay does have a strong offensive line, but they have yielded four or more sacks in two of the last three weeks and gave up five sacks to the Bears back in Week 1--so the door is open for this Bears defense to harass Rodgers to further complicate a tricky matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
12 at SF 60 0 0 0 12 7.0 43 1 0 10.3
13 at NYG 52 0 0 0 10 6.0 64 2 0 17.4
14 vs WAS 52 0 0 0 6 4.0 41 0 0 4.1
15 vs CHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 6.2 * * * *
15 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6.3 * * * *
15 vs CHI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 6.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Davante Adams's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 14 vs WAS (6 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Davante Adams caught four passes for 41 yards on six targets in the Packers win over the Redskins on Sunday. In a game where Rodgers only passed for 195 yards, Adams targets took a hit with the Packers leaning on Jones more and more as the game went on. This was the first game where Adams did not see double digit targets since week three (five consecutive games played), with his six targets being the second lowest he's seen all year. Adams is not having the dominant season that many expected, but that also has more to do with the Packers giving Jones more touches, than it does with how Adams is playing. The Packers close the year with three consecutive divisional opponents, so expect Adams to be more involved in the coming weeks.

2019 Week 13 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 64 / 2 rec)

Davante Adams caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns on 10 targets in the Packers win over the Giants on Sunday. Adams saw double digit targets for the fifth straight game and had a big role in the outcome of the game despite the snowy conditions in New York. Adams first touchdown catch came on the Packers initial drive, with the offense facing a second and goal from the eight yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and after looking around was met with a collapsing pocket. Rodgers looked like he might try and split the line and take off running but saw Adams wide open in the middle of the field. Adams ran a crossing route from the left side of the formation and stopped dead in the middle of the field after finding a soft spot in the Giants zone defense. Rodgers hit Adams at the one yard line where Adams was immediately hit in the back by a defender. Adams managed to shake off the defenders hit, stand his ground and extend the ball over the goal line to put the Packers up 7-0. Adams final touchdown catch came with the Packers facing a third and goal from the Giants 17 yard line. Rodgers took the snap quickly under center and didn't take long before throwing to Adams in the end zone. Adams ran a double move post-route from the left side of the formation and faked his defender so hard he turned him around before jumping up to make the catch for the 17 yard touchdown.

2019 Week 12 vs SF (12 / 7 / 43 / 1 rec)

Davante Adams caught seven passes on 12 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Packers loss on Sunday night. Adams was mainly held in check as the 49ers put so much pressure on Rodgers, it was impossible for Adams to get down-field in the passing game. Adams matched up with Richard Sherman for most of the night, and although his total production was not elite, he did manage to put up respectable fantasy points on a night where the Packers offense only scored once in 10 possessions. Adams touchdown pass was more of a run, as he caught a shovel pass from Rodgers at the two yard line and then beat the 49ers defense to the edge for an easy touchdown. Adams then caught the ensuing two point conversion, running a fade route from the inside left slot position. The 49ers defense lost track of him and Adams made an easy catch in the back of the end zone. Adams is seeing a massive target share from Rodgers, so look for him to have a big game in week 12 against a weak Giants secondary.

2019 Week 10 vs CAR (10 / 7 / 118 / 0 rec)

Davante Adams caught seven passes for 118 yards on 10 targets in the Packers win over the Panthers on Sunday. This was a get-right game for Adams, who looked a step slow in last week's return to action after missing four games with an injury. While the Panthers were without James Bradberry, I'm not sure it would have mattered as Adams came out of the gates strong in this game, forcing a deep pass interference penalty before setting up Jones' first touchdown run with a 15 yard catch. Rodgers went right back to Adams on the Packers next drive, hitting him on a 37 yard completion where Adams made a ridiculous catch. The ball was placed perfectly by Rodgers, but perhaps too well, as the ball's trajectory literally went through Adams' defenders arms forcing Adams to look it in the entire time before snagging the reception. Adams was far from done though, as he and Rodgers hooked up again for a 38 yard reception that came with Rodgers backed up into his own end zone. Adams ran a double-move that looked like an inside post, before he broke back outside and Rodgers hit him perfectly in stride along the left sideline.

2019 Week 9 vs LAC (11 / 7 / 41 / 0 rec)

Davante Adams made his return from injury this week, catching seven of 11 targets for 41 yards. Adams looked a bit rusty in his first game back, dropping a pass from Rodgers that is usually an easy catch for the star receiver. The Chargers defense kept constant pressure on Rodgers, ensuring that Adams was going to be confined to short and intermediate routes. When he did make a catch, the Chargers secondary was all over him, and you could see the frustration building as Adams just could not shake his defenders when Rodgers had such little time to throw. The Packers face off against the Carolina Panthers and their talented secondary next week, so it won't get any easier for Adams in week 10. We will see whether another full week of practice can get Adams and the Packers passing offense back in their groove of weeks past.

2019 Week 4 vs PHI (15 / 10 / 180 / 0 rec)

Davante Adams caught 10 passes for 180 yards on 15 targets in the Packers loss to the Eagles. From the catches to the yards to the targets, this was the type of production that we expected from Adams when he was touted as a first round pick this year, and a player many expected to be the #1 wide receiver comes years end. Adams really could have put an exclamation point on this performance with a touchdown, but he was caught on the back of the leg on a desperation tackle during a 58 yard catch and run. The play was a simple go-route where Rodgers threw the ball out in front of Adams and he was able to run right by his defender and not be touched until he went down at the Eagle seven yard line. Adams also had a 40 yard catch, and was able to draw three pass interference penalties against the Eagles secondary. The majority of Adams catches were in the short and intermediate passing game, where he excels by creating separation through his strength and route-running chops. While Adams had a monster game and that is what we should be talking about, I find myself talking more about the final play of the game where Adams should have been targeted instead of the tall but slight Valdes-Scalding. We are talking about the only wide receiver in the NFL with 10+ touchdowns in the last three seasons (37 total). Adams has yet to have a touchdown catch this season and was only targeted twice in the red zone over the first three weeks. He did have four red zone targets against the Eagles and did not score, however I would rather play the numbers and think Adams would be successful than point to that as a reason not to target him on the most important play of the game. The play call was a slant to the outside receiver where you know the Eagles are going to be crowded across the goal line in the short field. Essentially, that is why you have Adams, and he has more than proven himself capable of making big plays when it matters most, especially on a night where he was feasting on the Eagles banged up secondary. The Packers have been committed to the running game but now find themselves with some real depth problems, so Adams could see even more targets as a possession receiver moving forward.

2019 Week 3 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)

Davante Adams caught four passes for 56 yards in the Packers win over the Broncos on Sunday. Adams was not targeted at his usual volume, but he did catch all four passes thrown his way. The Broncos shaded coverage his way and made the other Packers receivers beat them, which would have worked aside from an offside penalty that came back to bite them on a deep Valdes-Scalding touchdown catch. Adams was routinely targeted in the short passing game, and in that respect, he did well gaining yards after the catch. He was targeted once deeper down the field which resulted in a 22 yard reception, but the play was called back after Denver challenged the play due to offensive pass interference.

2019 Week 2 vs MIN (9 / 7 / 106 / 0 rec)

Adams is in midseason form, moving around the field and making plays on the ball in the air with ease. He got open downfield on the first pass of the game and was Aaron Rodgers preferred target on third down. He came up with multiple key conversions in the game and Adams last catch iced the game for the Packers. He also drew a long pass interference and another long pass took a great defensive play to break up. He's fine after a quiet Week 1.

2019 Week 1 vs CHI (8 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)

Davante Adams caught four passes for 36 yards on eight targets in the Packers win over the Bears on Thursday night. Dating back to last year, Adams has been immune to the Packers offensive struggles, consistently putting up big numbers regardless of whether Green Bay is able to move the ball on their opponent. This was not the case against the Bears though, as Adams finished with his lowest yardage total in his past 20 regular season games. Rodgers targeted Adams a team high eight times, but even the passes that fell incomplete were contained to within 12 yards of the line of scrimmage. There were some growing pains to be expected with the Packers installing a new offense under first year head coach Matt LaFleur, so Adams inability to match the output many were expecting of him this year should be taken with a grain of salt, especially against an elite defense and division rival in the Bears.

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Latest News

Packers | Davante Adams limited Friday (Fri Dec 13, 05:55 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 13, but is not on the injury report for Week 15.

Our View: Adams toe issue might have flared up a bit this week, but not being on the injury report heading into the matchup with the Bears is reassuring.
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Packers | Week 15 injury report for Green Bay (Fri Dec 13, 04:33 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (wrist, groin) and CB Kevin King (shoulder) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Chicago Bears. WR Davante Adams (toe) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 13, but no longer appears on the injury report. WR Geronimo Allison (knee), CB Tony Brown (heel), OT Bryan Bulaga (rest), TE Marcedes Lewis (rest), LB Blake Martinez (hand), OL Billy Turner (knee), FB Dan Vitale (calf), CB Tramon Williams (rest) and CB Josh Jackson (personal) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

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Packers | Davante Adams downgraded Thursday (Thu Dec 12, 05:33 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) was downgraded from full to limited at practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

Our View: The dreaded midweek downgrade might not threaten Adams availability, but it casts a shadow over the idea of how much his toe issue will affect him against the Bears. Toe issues don't completely go away so it's possible that Adams aggravated it to some extent.
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Packers | Davante Adams takes part in practice (Wed Dec 11, 07:26 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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Packers | Davante Adams catches four passes (Sun Dec 8, 05:09 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams caught four passes for 41 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 14. He was targeted six times during the game.

Our View: Adams was a big disappointment as Aaron Jones and Robert Tonyan accounted for the two Packers scores. He'll face the Bears next week and should still be in lineups.
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