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 (Thu Dec 5): practiced fully on Thursday.
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Week 14: vs Washington Redskins
FBG says: Good matchup. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers passing offense statistically have been a unit that has fallen off a cliff over the last four weeks. Over the last four weeks, Rodgers is averaging just 185 yards passing. While last week we can give the offense a pass as they controlled the entire game against the Giants, the other three games seem to have been a little rocky. The Packers are trying to figure out their personnel heading into the playoffs as we have seen Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, and Jimmy Graham's playing time diminish over the last two weeks while Allen Lazard, Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger's playing time increase over the last two weeks. Outside of Davante Adams, the Packers have not had a consistent playmaker all season as they do not have a player who has more than 40 receptions and just one player over 400 yards which is Valdez-Scantling who did so on just 23 receptions. Lazard is the guy that they are hoping develops into the player that could be a consistent option moving forward for this team that is good enough to beat up the bad defenses such as Washington this week but has struggled when facing stiffer competition as they were dominated by San Francisco and the Chargers. The Redskins passing defense is the opposite of their run defense as while their stats say that they are a fairly solid passing defense as they have allowed the 18th most passing yards per game, the reality is that this defense is a below-average defense as they are allowing the 9th-most yards-per-attempt at 7.6 on the year. The leader of the Redskins defense is Quinton Dunbar who might be the best cornerback in football in 2019, but outside of Dunbar the Redskins are fairly thin as Fabien Moreau has been forced to move to the outside after playing the last two seasons in the slot, and Jimmy Moreland has been forced into playing time with Josh Norman being benched. It remains to be seen if the benching of Norman has any positive impact as in the two games that they have played they have played Jeff Driskel and Kyle Allen, so they will be in for a real test this week against Aaron Rodgers.
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 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 fully practices (Thu Dec 5, 06:36 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. link to story Packers | Full practice for Davante Adams (Wed Dec 4, 05:54 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. link to story Packers | Davante Adams catches two TDs (Sun Dec 1, 04:48 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 13. He was targeted 10 times during the game. link to story Packers | Davante Adams expected to play (Fri Nov 29, 05:35 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 29, but is not on the injury report for Week 13. link to story Packers | Green Bay's Week 13 injury report (Fri Nov 29, 04:34 PM) - Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and CB Tony M. Brown (heel) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and are listed as questionable for Week 13 against the New York Giants. S Will Redmond (foot) was upgraded to a full practice Friday but is also listed as questionable. WR Davante Adams (toe), TE Jimmy Graham (calf) and TE Marcedes Lewis (rest) were limited Friday but have been removed from the injury report. LB Blake Martinez (hand), TE Robert Tonyan (hip), FB Dan Vitale (knee), CB Tramon Williams (rest) and S Darnell Savage (back) fully practiced Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report. link to story More News
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