WR Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers
|6-1, 212||Born: 12-24-1992||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
Week 14: vs Atlanta Falcons
FBG says: Good matchup. It's been years since the football world has seen Aaron Rodgers struggle like this - and perhaps he never has. It's true that he's averaging 292 yards per game, second-highest of his Hall of Fame career, and has thrown 21 touchdowns to just a single interception on the year. But his efficiency has taken a hit as the Packers look to retool midstream. The low point came last week, with Rodgers managing just 233 yards on 50 throws against the Cardinals'defense at Lambeau Field. All of the usual quarterback-killing factors are working against him right now. His receivers are mostly young, raw, and mistake-prone, dropping too many passes and rarely being where the timing-based Rodgers needs them. Davante Adams remains a dependable No. 1 - he's posting career highs in catch rate (67%) and yards per game (93) while nabbing 11 of Rodgers' 21 touchdowns. But there's very little help on the horizon, and Rodgers can't depend upon his rookie wideouts winning their deep-ball battles every week. He's still a surefire fantasy QB1, but neither the floor nor the ceiling of this passing game is anywhere near the levels we're used to seeing. On paper, the Falcons pass defense has taken a big step forward from its awful start to the year. Over the past 4 weeks, they've allowed just 185 passing yards a game, holding 2 of those opponents without touchdowns through the air. But looking closer, it's easy to see the cracks. Opponents are controlling game flow and throwing less as the Falcons rushing defense has been a liability and there's still plenty of opportunity for passing offenses against this defense. The last four passes that the Falcons have faced - Baker Mayfield, Dak Prescott, Drew Brees, and Lamar Jackson - completed 69% of their throws at a solid 7.6 yards per attempt. With a pass rush that rarely shows up and a secondary, that's been shredded by injury and poor play, it's always a fair bet to project strong efficiency in this matchup. The 4-8 Falcons may not face much passing volume, but they let opposing passers make it count.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Davante Adams's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 13 vs ARI (13 / 8 / 93 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught eight passes for 93 yards and one touchdown on 13 targets in the Packers loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Adams was the lone bright spot on an otherwise struggling Packers offense, which is really what could be said of his performance all season. Even with Rodgers having trouble completing passes, Adams was able to bail him out several times, making tough catches along the sidelines that were desperate attempts Rodgers made to avoid being sacked. One of those catches came with the Packers facing a 2nd and seven at the Cardinals 27 yard line, down 17-10. Rodgers took the snap out of shotgun and the Cardinals rushed only four men. The Packers offensive line did a fantastic job on this play, as Rodgers danced around the pocket for 10 seconds, yes, 10 seconds! Rodgers was able to keep the play alive by moving side to side and eventually directing Adams to the left sideline. Rodgers threw a dart, and Adams was able to make a toe-tapping catch as he was moving back towards Rodgers and towards the left sideline, and he made the catch wit the ball out of bounds but his feet inside the sideline. It was the type of catch that few receivers in the NFL can make, and it kept the Packers hopes alive as Jones scored the tying touchdown a few moments later. Adams touchdown catch came with the Packers driving at the Cardinals 13 yard line, facing a 4th and four. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun formation and immediately looked to his left at Valdes-Scalding who was running a fade route. The Cardinals had him covered well and safety help to boot, so Rodgers ran through his progressions before ultimately directing Adams across from the right side of the field to the left. Adams had initially run what looked to be a go-route from the inside left slot position, but managed to curl his route along the back line towards the left side of the end zone. Rodgers threw a perfect pass and Adams was able to make a nice snag and get both of his feet down in the back of the end zone.
2018 Week 12 vs MIN (8 / 5 / 69 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in the Packers loss to the Vikings on Sunday night. Adams once again led the Packers in every receiving category, and scored his 10th touchdown of the season. That touchdown marked the third straight season he has recorded double digit receiving touchdowns, making him the only player in the league to record that feat. Adams also went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career in this game, something that had eluded him the past two seasons as a starter. Adams, like much of the Packers receivers, went long stretches in this game without a target, as the Vikings were dominating the time of possession on offense and getting quick stops on defense. Coming into the Packers last possession, Adams had only three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown, but managed to pad his stats with two catches for 45 yards on the final drive. Adams touchdown came with the Packers lined up at the Vikings 15 yard line. Adams was lined up out to the left sideline against Xavier Rhodes and ran a straight go-route that called for him to look for a back shoulder pass at around the five yard line. Rodgers delivered a perfect pass in-stride to Adams, and Adams did a really nice job of catching the ball in that position and then pivoting so that he could get himself across the goal line. Adams is without a doubt the pre-eminent red zone receiver in the NFL today, as he has figured out a way to get pockets of separation and use his athleticism to create space in tight windows.
2018 Week 11 vs SEA (12 / 10 / 166 / 0 rec)
Davante Adams caught 10 passes for 166 yards on 12 targets against the Seahawks on Thursday night. Along with Jones, Adams was the entire Packers offense against the Seahawks, mixing in his usual compliment of short passes with several big plays down the field, including catches of 57 and 41 yards. On the 41 yard catch, Adams was lined up on the outside left hash mark with Rodgers taking the snap out of the shotgun formation. Adams completely dusted his man off the line with an inside-out fake, and then further tripped up his defender with a stutter step fake 15 yards down the field. Rodgers dropped the ball into Adams, although Adams did have to slow down momentarily, or the play would have most likely gone for a 75+ yard touchdown. On the 57 yard catch, with Rodgers in the shotgun, Adams was lined up on the right outside hash mark. This time, Adam used an outside-in fake and got inside position on his man while running a straight go-route down the field. Adams had a step on his man the entire way, and Rodgers threw a perfect ball to him in stride for a 57 yard gain. Adams was barely tripped up after catching the ball, and this play could have also easily gone for a long touchdown.
2018 Week 10 vs MIA (7 / 4 / 57 / 2 rec)
Davante Adams caught four passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers win against the Dolphins on Sunday. Even on a day when he didn't see his normal allotment of targets, Adams found a way to reward his fantasy managers, scoring two touchdowns to increase his total to nine on the season. Adams first touchdown pass came on a first and goal from the seven yard line. Rodgers took the snap under center with Adams lined up out wide on the left side. Adams took a couple steps before giving his defender a quick in-out-in fake, which set up a shallow slant route. Adams is so good in the red zone because he under stands how to get immediate separation in his routes. This play was no different as Adams quickly faded inside to convert the easy pass and catch from Rodgers for a touchdown. Adams second touchdown pass nearly just as easy, as the Dolphins were playing a loose zone, and he managed to find a soft spot as he sat down at the Miami four yard line. Rodgers then hit with him the pass and Adams made the catch, and then cut backside before crossing the goal line untouched for a 25 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 9 vs NE (9 / 6 / 40 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught six passes for 40 yards and a touchdown on nine targets against the Patriots on Sunday. Adams had a tough time breaking through the Patriots secondary, as all of his catches went for 10 yards or less. Stephen Gilmore did a good job of containing Adams on the odd occasion when he was targeted deep, but for the most part Adams was given underneath routes and then the Patriots would swarm to the ball once the catch was made. Adams touchdown catch came on a third and goal from the Patriots two yard line. Adams was lined up out wide on the left side of the formation and initially ran a quick slant underneath Valdes-Scantling. With Rodgers rolling out, the play became a scramble route for Adams who faked back to the middle of the field before flashing to Rodgers in the front part of the left side of the endzone. Rodgers threw a perfect ball into tight coverage and Adams made the catch with Patriots draped all over him for the two yard touchdown.
2018 Week 8 vs LAR (7 / 5 / 133 / 0 rec)
Adams was a force despite Marcus Peters covering him. His two long gains in the first half were a big part of the team's production early, and he got open easily to key a fourth quarter drive and jump start the first drive of the first half. He's the clear #1 and in for career numbers this year.
2018 Week 6 vs SF (16 / 10 / 132 / 2 rec)
Davante Adams caught 10 of 16 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Simply put, Adams was the difference maker in this game along with Marquise Goodwin for the 49ers. Adams got his big day started with a touchdown catch in the first quarter where Rodgers found him open in the back of the end zone on a crossing route. Adams made a key catch with the Packers driving late in the fourth quarter, down 30-23. Adams ran a deep post route from the right side of the formation all the way across the field and Rodgers was able to find him behind the 49ers defense for a 38 yard gain that put the Packers in scoring position. Three plays later, Adams ran a stutter-step go-route to the left side of the end zone, where Rodgers threw a perfect ball that took advantage of Adams impressive leaping ability. Rodgers put the ball in a great spot where only Adams could get it, and Adams secured the catch for a tying touchdown.
2018 Week 5 vs DET (12 / 9 / 140 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets. With Cobb and Allison out with injuries, Adams took on an even bigger role in the passing game, although I would have thought he'd see more than 12 targets on a day when Rodgers threw the ball 52 times. Despite working against Darius Slay for most of the afternoon, Adams was consistently getting open and creating plays after the catch. This was especially true when plays broke down and Adams was free to get to an open spot so Rodgers could find him. He did this really well on a passing play where Rodgers was flushed out of the pocket and running to his left. Adams broke off his shallow route and took off to the left sideline, peeling his way up the field slightly as he did so. Rodgers found him and Adams was able to gain another 10 yards after the catch for a 22 yard gain. Additionally, Adams was able to create plays of 22, 23, 30, 17 and 19 yards, while also having a 32 yard catch overturned. Adams touchdown catch came on a double move from the Lions 12 yard line. Adams set up the route as though he was going to run a shallow in-route, but at the apex, he put his foot in the ground, changed direction and took off the for the left sideline. The fake worked perfectly and Adams was wide open as Rodgers hit him for a 12 yard touchdown. Adams now has touchdown in four of the Packers five games this season.
2018 Week 4 vs BUF (14 / 8 / 81 / 0 rec)
Allison caught six passes for 80 yards on 11 targets in the Packers win on Sunday. The 11 targets set a career high for the third year wideout, and it comes as Allison is continuing to gain Rodgers trust in the passing game. With Randall Cobb on the sideline for this game, it was interesting to see the types of routes that Allison would be running, as it would serve as a good indication of what the Packers think Allison can do, as opposed to just being the third option behind Adams and Cobb. Allison did not disappoint, running more deep routes than we had seen in the first three games while coming up with a big catch deep in the third quarter. With Allison lined up out wide on the left side of the formation, Rodgers took a deep drop out of the shotgun. Allison ran a deep crossing route, and seeing how much room was out in front of him in the middle of the field, Allison kept running his route which gave Rodgers the perfect window to throw it to him in stride. The catch went for a 27 yard gain, and although it was the only deep ball he was able to come down with, it was encouraging to see Allison get targeted on four of his 11 targets down the field.
2018 Week 3 vs WAS (9 / 7 / 52 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught seven passes for 52 yards and a touchdown on nine targets against the Redskins on Sunday. Adams had a hard time finding room on intermediate and deep routes, as the Redskins were blanketing him and forcing Randall Cobb to beat them deep. Adams did secure catches when the passes were thrown his way, but it seemed as soon as he caught the ball, he was set upon by several Redskins defenders. Even when he could shake the first guy, there was always another one waiting. Adams does most of his damage after the catch and in the red zone, and he managed to score a touchdown in his third straight game to start the season. Adams ran a shallow crossing route at the four yard line and was able to shake his defender and carry him across the goal line. There weren't many highlights for Adams in this game, as the entire Packers offense was forced into playing with the Redskins gave them.
2018 Week 2 vs MIN (12 / 8 / 64 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught eight passes for 64 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in the Packers tie against the Vikings on Sunday. Adams led the team in receptions, although he averaged only eight yards a catch on the day, a small number even by Adams standards. Adams came up with the only score on the day for the Packers, as well as the catch that set up the touchdown as well. With the Vikings blitzing both linebackers, the Packers were able to give Rodgers time in the pocket, which he took full advantage of by dancing around and never making himself an easy target. Adams ran a shallow in-route from the right side of the field and instead of cutting off his route, he just kept on running across the field while creating enough separation to allow Rodgers to deliver the ball in front of him. With the ball now at the nine yard line, Adams ran an out-route from the left sideline. Rodgers delivered the pass as Adams was turning which gave him enough time to catch the ball and turn on his defender in space. Adams then juked his defender and another Vikings defender towards the middle of the field before scoring nearly untouched.
2018 Week 1 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 88 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught five passes on eight targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Packers thrilling win against the Bears in week one. Adams looked the part of a #1 receiver, making contested plays and gaining yards after the catch. Adams long gain of the night came on a 51 yard reception where he came down with a catch on the left sideline, and while staying in bounds, he pushed his defender away and turned the ball up field, gaining another 40 yards after the catch. Adams was not done bullying the Bears defense yet though, as his touchdown catch showed why he is so hard to bring down. Adams caught a short pass in the left flat and turned to find three Bears defenders between himself and the end zone. Adams planted his right foot and faked to the inside of the field before cutting back to the sideline and taking a Bears defender head on. Adams managed to push his defender backward and score on a play that looked like it should have been a two yard gain.
Latest NewsPackers | Davante Adams has nice afternoon (Sun Dec 9, 07:11 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams posted seven receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons, scoring for a third straight week. Our View: Adams had an early score, but the Falcons didn't keep the game close and force the Packers to keep the offense opened up. He had a solid Week 14, but if Matt Ryan was better there was more there for him in this good matchup.
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