WR Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers
|6-1, 212||Born: 12-24-1992||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
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General News (Fri Jan 17): will line up from different locations in the formation in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19, Aaron Rodgers said Friday. "I'm not sure if they (the 49ers) are gonna move (Richard Sherman) around, but we're for sure gonna move Davante around," Rodgers said.
Week 20: at San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Bad matchup. Green Bay's passing attack graded as a perfectly-average unit throughout the regular season, aside from quarterback Aaron Rodgers' incredible ability to avoid turning the ball over. The Packers ranked as the 16th-highest-volume passing attack in the league, posting 26 passing touchdowns, good for 14th in the league, and 6.1 net yards per attempt, which ranked 16th in the league. Rodgers' mark of just four interceptions was the lowest total in the NFL, and it was a driving force behind the team's relative overachievement this year. Through the air, targets are heavily concentrated at the top, with Davante Adams commanding nearly one-third of the total targets in the offense. Down the stretch of the regular season, Allen Lazard was the only other player to tally more than five targets per game, but he was held without a target last week, as his playing time was limited due to an injury he is expected to heal from ahead of this weekend's matchup. Overall, tight end Jimmy Graham and Aaron Jones are the only two other reliable difference-makers for Rodgers through the air, and both have the potential to command about five targets this weekend. Overall, Adams is an elite fantasy option once again this weekend, and every other Green Bay pass-catcher remains an afterthought in this tough matchup. San Francisco's pass defense has a strong case to be regarded as the best unit in the entire NFL this season. While they have defended limited volume, they've allowed just 4.8 net yards per attempt, which is the best mark in the league. This defense is elite at all three levels, but their pass-rush is especially impressive. Arik Armstead (10 sacks) Nick Bosa (9 sacks,) DeForest Buckner (7.5 sacks,) and Dee Ford (6.5 sacks in 11 games) make up one of the league's best defensive lines. The importance of Dee Ford's return to action last weekend cannot be overstated, as the performance of this pass-rush and overall pass-defense is significantly better when he is on the field. Then, at linebacker, Fred Warner and Kwon Alexander grade as two of the league's best pass-defending players at the position. Warner broke up nine passes this season, which is the second-highest total on the team. Lastly, in the defensive backfield, Richard Sherman, K'Waun Williams, Jaquiski Tartt, and Jimmie Ward makeup one of the league's best secondaries. It will take an exceptional performance out of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack if they have any hope of beating the 49ers through the air this weekend in what grades as an extremely difficult matchup.
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
2019 Week 19 vs SEA (11 / 8 / 160 / 2 rec)
Davante Adams rushed eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets in the Packers win over the Seahawks on Sunday. Adams put on a master class of route-running, hitting the Seattle secondary with a bevy of double moves and jukes coming off the line of scrimmage. Adams came up big when it counted most, as the Packers offense was stagnant at times and depended on Adams to make the big play, something he did over and over again. With the Packers looking to close the game out in the fourth quarter, they were facing a third and eight deep in their own territory. Adams was lined up in the inside slot position on the right side of the formation and ran a straight go-route that angled towards the sideline. He was able to get immediate separation on his defender by juking him out at the line of scrimmage with a hard jump cut and fake to the inside. Rodgers was given a small window of daylight, but it was all he needed to execute the throw that only Adams could make a play on, right at the apex of where two Seahawk defenders were converging. Although the angle was right, it was a difficult throw because the ball had to arc over the top of one defender, and then drop in a bucket ahead of the safety who was giving help over the top. Rodgers throw was textbook perfect, but you have to tip your cap to Adams as well. He ran such a crisp route and never gave up the separation he created at the line of scrimmage, which was the difference between it being a completion and the Packers having to punt the ball back to Russell Wilson, up only five points with less than five minutes left in the game. Adams first touchdown catch of the game came with the Packers facing a third and seven from the Seattle 20 yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and was looking to Adams on the left side the entire time. Adams ran a filthy route that was set up by Allison and Adams essentially running the same exact routes from the same side of the field. They both started off the line running immediate slants, Allison to the outside and Adams to the inside. It was the first time I'd ever seen that specific route combination between the X and Z receivers. With Adams and Allison on a course that would see them intersect, they both stuck their foot in the ground and cut hard in the opposite direction. This confused the Seattle secondary and Adams was able to get massive separation from his defender which gave Rodgers plenty of room to lead him into the end zone for the 20 yard touchdown. It was a very impressive route because Adams did not give anything away in terms of where he was going to end up, a tough thing to do when you have to cut back in the opposite direction and get up to top speed very quickly. Adams then outran the Seattle secondary to the end zone, scoring on the 20 yard touchdown catch. Adams second touchdown catch came with the Packers facing a second and six from the 40 yard line. Rodgers took the snap under center and play action faked the handoff to Jones. The Packers overloaded the left side of the field, sending Adams in motion where he settled in right behind the inside left slot position. Adams ran what looked to be a deep post-route to the inside of the field, but after changing direction, Adams ran a double-move and ran on an angle back to the left sideline. Adams absolutely destroyed the Seattle secondary with double move-routes, and they all seemed to be executed in a way where Adams was running away from the coverage on his second move, something that allowed him to generate big plays whenever they caught Seattle in the wrong coverage. This was Adams showing that he can carry the Packers offense on his back, which is exactly what he's going to have to do in order for Green Bay to win next weekend in San Francisco.
2019 Week 17 vs DET (13 / 7 / 93 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in the Packers win over the Lions. Once again, Adams saw double digit targets and was Rodgers most trusted target when it counted. With the Packers facing a fourth and one from the Detroit 31 yard line, Rodgers looked to Adams on a short quick pass that went for a first down and set up the tying touchdown for the Packers. Adams long gain of the night came with the Packers facing a second and five from the Packers 37 yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and after a quick three step drop, fired a pass down the sideline to Adams who was running a straight go-route. The pass was pin-point, landing just to the outside of Adams right shoulder. Adams made a savvy play on the ball, waiting for the pass to get almost to his body before sticking his hands up and catching the pass, which allowed him to avoid his defender from breaking up the play. Adams touchdown catch was a thing of beauty, displaying his knack for route-running and showcasing why he has become one of the best receivers in the game. Adams lined up in the inside-right slot position and initially stutter-stepped and broke to the inside like he was running a slant route. Adams then threw a quick faked and broke back to the outside, running through two Lions defenders, leaving them in the dust before Adams dropped a pass in=stride for the 20 yard touchdown. Adams did lost a fumble in the first half, but other than that, he played a fantastic game and played a big part in the Packers gutting out the win. He finished with 997 yards on 83 catches with five touchdowns in 12 games.
2019 Week 16 vs MIN (16 / 13 / 116 / 0 rec)
Davante Adams caught 13 passes for 116 yards on 16 targets in the Packers win over the Vikings on Monday night. Adams and Jones were the entirety of the Packers offense against the Vikings, and if not for Adams, Minnesota would have stacked the box completely and forced Rodgers to beat them through the air. This was the seventh time in the last eight games where Adams has seen double digit targets, and he has amassed a whopping 93 targets over that span. Adams had a marquee matchup against Pro-Bowl cornerback Xavier Rhodes, but it was as one sided as it could have been, with Adams routinely getting open in the short and intermediate passing game. It was not a perfect game for Adams though, as he was the intended target on Rodgers only interception, and he lost a fumble for the first time this season. Adams was used as almost a part of the running game, as the Packers chose to go to him on first and second down on 11 of his 13 catches. He played a big part in the Packers moving the ball and putting Jones in advantageous running situations on second and third down, which effectively kept the Packers offense moving the chains throughout this game. With the Packers playing for seeding next week against the Lions, expect another monster game from Adams, who has hit his stride over the second half of the season and looks to be in peak form.
2019 Week 15 vs CHI (13 / 7 / 103 / 1 rec)
Davante Adams caught seven passes for 103 yards and one touchdown on 13 targets in the Packers win over the Bears on Sunday. Adams was a big part of the Packers moving the ball, as he accounted for roughly 40% of Rodgers targets and over 50% of his passing yards. Adams came up big at various points in this game, including a fourth and four from the Bears 29 yard line that went for a touchdown. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and was looking to Adams the whole time. Adams was lined up in the inside left-slot position and made a stutter-step off the line that got his defender to be flat footed trying to guess where Adams was going. Once Adams saw this he accelerated down the field on a straight go-route and Rodgers was able to loft the ball over Adams defender on a rope. The ball was a little behind Adams, but not in a bad way as he was able to adjust to the ball while still keeping his body moving towards the end zone before crossing the goal line for a 29 yard touchdown. Adams also came up big on the Packers first possession of the second half, turning a crossing route into a 34 yard gain that took the Packers down to the Bears 38 yard line. This play went a long way in setting up Jones first rushing touchdown. Adams then had three catches on the Packers next touchdown drive, which along with Jake Kumerow's 49 yard catch, set up the Packers deep in Chicago territory.
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.
Latest NewsPackers | Davante Adams will be on move (Fri Jan 17, 01:59 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams will line up from different locations in the formation in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19, QB Aaron Rodgers said Friday. 'I'm not sure if they (the 49ers) are gonna move (CB Richard Sherman) around, but we're for sure gonna move Davante around,' Rodgers said. Our View: The 49ers could also bracket Adams and force Aaron Rodgers to throw to someone else to beat them. He was a major factor last week in the win over Seattle, especially on third down.
link to story Packers | Green Bay moves on to NFC Championship (Sun Jan 12, 10:02 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers finished 16-of-27 for 243 yards and two touchdowns as the team raced out to a 21-3 lead before holding on for a 28-23 victory in Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game. RB Aaron Jones ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, while Rodgers added 14 more yards on the ground. WR Davante Adams hauled in eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, while TE Jimmy Graham was the only other Packer with more than one catch, tallying three receptions for 49 yards. LBs Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith each recorded two of Green Bay's five sacks, while LB Blake Martinez led all tacklers with 10 stops (seven solo). Our View: Rodgers made a few unreal throws when he needed to and the Packers made a 21-3 hold up. They'll face a San Francisco team that thumped them 37-8 during the regular season.
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