Davante Adams
Davante Adams
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Green Bay Packers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Adams had a fantasy season for the ages last year, especially when you consider he missed 2.5 games. Prorate his numbers over the full 16, and you get 177-136-1,628-21, which would be the greatest WR PPR season of all time, eclipsing Jerry Rice's 1995. At 6-1, 215, Adams is a stout, physical wideout who runs smooth routes and has great hands. He's particularly effective in the red zone, where Aaron Rodgers targets him like no one else in the league. Despite the missed games, Adams had 28 red-zone targets (1st), 20 targets inside the 10 (1st) and 11 targets inside the five (1st). It also helped that Adams had one of the league's easiest schedules - only twice all year did he face a top-10 fantasy defense against receivers (Bears, 8th), and in those games combined he managed a modest-for-him 15-12-107-2 line. Adams faced the top-ranked Rams defense in the divisional playoffs and had 66 yards and a TD on 10 targets, too. Although he tied a career high with five catches of 40-plus yards, Adams' 11.9 YPC was in line with his career averages, while his per-target efficiency went through the roof (9.2 YPT) thanks to a career-high 77.2 percent catch rate. In other words, he wasn't getting targeted farther downfield - his 8.7-yard average target depth ranked 26th among the league's 35 100-target wideouts - he just caught everything thrown his way. At 28, Adams is still in his late prime, and with Rodgers back for another year, no one has a higher floor. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $58.96 million contract with the Packers in December of 2017.
Monster game Sunday night
WRGreen Bay Packers
September 26, 2021
Adams corralled 12 passes (18 targets) for 132 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-28 win over San Francisco.
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The patented Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams connection carried the Packers' offense all evening, highlighted by a perfect 25-yard strike that put Mason Crosby in range for a game-winning kick as time expired. The superstar wideout exited the game briefly after taking a hard shot to the head that left him on the ground for a couple of moments, but he was able to return in time to play a pivotal role on the final drive. After a forgettable Week 1 for the entire Green Bay offense, Adams has racked up a whopping 20 receptions, 253 yards and a touchdown over the last two contests.
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How do Davante Adams' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
75.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.61
 
% Team Air Yards
27.0%
 
% Team Targets
26.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
38.2%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.2
 
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Sunday, Oct 3rd at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
98.8
 
Cornerbacks
110.8
 
Safeties
73.6
 
Linebackers
102.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Davante Adams' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.30 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
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Despite missing four games with a toe injury, Adams was more or less himself last year, with numbers that prorate to 111-1,329-7 on 169 targets over a full season. His touchdowns dipped, but over his last eight games, including the playoffs, he scored seven times. Adams has never been especially efficient, and last year was no exception - 12.0 YPC and 7.9 YPT. At 6-1, 215, Adams is stoutly built, runs good routes and has a great rapport with Aaron Rodgers. In fact, Adams is the only target Rodgers has seemed to trust since Jordy Nelson left town three years ago. But Adams uncharacteristically had eight drops last year (in 12 games), and with his modest speed (4.56 40) he's not a major threat to stretch the field - only 12 catches of 20-plus and two for more than 40 yards last year. The Packers lack wideout depth beyond Adams, so he'll be the unquestioned top target again, and at age 27, he's still squarely in his prime and virtually certain to get a large share of the red-zone work. Rodgers isn't what he once was, but he's still well above the threshold for supporting one of the league's top fantasy receivers.
It's good to be Aaron Rodgers' top target. Adams finished second in the NFL with 169 targets and first in red-zone looks with 31. The result: 111 catches (T-5th) and 13 TDs (2nd). Adams wasn't especially efficient - his 12.5 YPC and 8.2 YPT ranked 15th, i.e., slightly below average among the league's 28 100-target wideouts. At 6-1, 215, Adams combines good size with polished route-running and good hands (only five drops). Adams has only average speed - he ran a modest 4.56 40 at the combine in 2014 - but last year he hauled in five passes of 40-plus yards (T-7th). For 2019, Adams will again be Aaron Rodgers' unquestioned top target, but the Packers offense should be more dynamic, and possibly more diverse. Mike McCarthy and his outdated schemes are finally gone, and former Titans and Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur will presumably install a more modern offense. Ordinarily that might mean fewer targets for Adams, both overall and in the red zone, but it's hard to see anyone on the roster (Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown) who could push him for those looks.
Jordy Nelson's departure leaves no doubt: Adams is Aaron Rodgers' No. 1 WR now. There actually wasn't much doubt last year, either. Adams had 117 targets in 14 games, increasing his per-game number from 2016 when Nelson was the team's top dog. Once again, Adams was a red-zone and TD machine - his 23 looks tied for second with Cooper Kupp and Jarvis Landry, despite the missed games, and his 10 TDs were bested only by DeAndre Hopkins. Unfortunately, Adams' per-play production dipped - his 7.6 YPT was 18th among the league's 27 100-target WR, though in fairness he played half his games with backup Brett Hundley. At 6-1, 215, and with average speed (4.56 40), Adams is physically unremarkable. He's stout, sure-handed, able to make plays in traffic and capable of an occasional big play - seven catches of 40-plus yards over the last two years. Of some concern is the arrival of 6-7 tight end Jimmy Graham, who could cut into Adams' red-zone work significantly. Keep in mind, however, that Nelson led the NFL in targets inside the 20 in 2016, when Adams was tied for second, i.e., the Packers like to throw from in close and generate plenty of red-zone chances, so there should be enough to go around. Adams missed the last two games of 2017 with a concussion, his second of the year, but cleared the protocol in early January and eventually signed a four-year deal with an $18 million signing bonus. His role for 2018 is secure.
Left for dead as an NFL prospect after an abysmal 2015, Adams salvaged his career last season, establishing himself as a reliable outside receiver and red-zone option for QB Aaron Rodgers. At 6-1, 215 and with 4.5 speed, Adams is stout and also faster than average for his size. His efficiency was merely average last year with 13.3 YPC (40th) and 8.2 YPT (19th), but his 23 red-zone looks tied him for second in the league, and he scored on seven of them, a big part of why he tied for third in the league with 12 TDs. Adams also made his share of big plays -- 17 catches for 20-plus yards and four from 40-plus. The Packers didn't add any significant pieces at receiver this offseason -- though TEs Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks replace Jared Cook -- so Adams should again have a prominent role in the Packers offense. There's a chance a healthier Randall Cobb re-claims a bigger share of targets from the slot, but the larger question is what happens should Jordy Nelson get hurt or fall off the aging cliff. In 2015, it was a disaster for Adams and the Packers, but Adams should be more prepared now that he has three seasons under his belt and a better rapport with Rodgers. An ankle sprain hampered Adams during the team's playoff run last year, but he's healthy at press time and expected to be ready before the start of training camp.
In the wake of Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury last summer, Adams entered 2015 with astronomical hype projecting as Aaron Rodgers' second option at wide receiver behind the established Randall Cobb. However, Adams endured injuries to his ankle and knee during the year, and coupled with his underwhelming production, produced a disappointing campaign in the eyes of many. He'll now need a strong offseason showing to re-cement himself as the third option behind Cobb and Jordy Nelson, where he'll face stiff competition from Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, and 2016 fifth-round pick Trevor Davis. Fortunately, Adams does have his second-round draft pedigree going for him, so he likely isn't competing for a roster spot. With that said, Adams will still be jockeying for position on the depth chart while desperately trying to regain the chemistry with his quarterback that seemingly evaporated over the course of last season.
Being the No. 2 target in Green Bay guarantees relevance, which is Adams' role, in the wake of Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury. As a rookie, Adams had three games in which he eclipsed 75 yards, and while his overall efficiency numbers (11.7 YPC, 6.8 YPT) were poor, especially in an Aaron Rodgers-led offense, the sample (66 targets) was small, with the wideout seeing erratic work in his first NFL season. At 6-1, 215, and running a 4.51 40, Adams has good size and average speed, but he's an explosive athlete with first-rate ball skills, and of course he's in an ideal situation playing within the context of the Green Bay offense.
Adams is a little smaller and a step slower than ideal, which kept him out of the first round in this year's draft, but his leaping ability, sure hands and fierce will to win every ball he can reach could make him a very dangerous red zone target for Aaron Rodgers down the road. The Packers' depth chart is too crowded for Adams to have immediate value, but if injuries push him into a bigger role as a rookie he could surprise.
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Tops 100 yards in win
WRGreen Bay Packers
September 20, 2021
Adams caught eight of nine targets for 121 yards in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.
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Makes little impact in loss
WRGreen Bay Packers
September 12, 2021
Adams caught five of seven targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Saints.
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Won't play Saturday
WRGreen Bay Packers
August 21, 2021
Adams was among the Packers who did not suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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Out for preseason opener
WRGreen Bay Packers
August 14, 2021
Adams will not play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Seeking to be highest-paid wideout
WRGreen Bay Packers
July 30, 2021
Adams is seeking to become the league's highest-paid wideout, but he and the Packers have differing definitions on the meaning of that term, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
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