It didn't always look like this would be the case, but Davante Adams has earned the right to be called a top-flight Fantasy receiver. Not only did Adams begin soaring with Aaron Rodgers in 2016, but he was just as effective with Brett Hundley, catching as many touchdowns for just about the same receiving average with him as he did with Rodgers. Of course, Rodgers is now back under center for the Packers and Adams is set to assume the No. 1 role with Jordy Nelson sent packing to Oakland. This is a big deal because a Packer has finished among the top-12 receivers in Fantasy in four of the past five seasons. Once A.J. Green gets picked, be ready to pounce on Adams as a No. 1 Fantasy stud with a pick between 13th and 18th overall in every league.
Adams caught one pass for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers. Adams played with quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the first time this preseason and made an impression during his brief time on the field. The two connected for the biggest play on Rodgers' lone drive, as Adams caught a short pass over the middle and chewed up many more yards after that. Adams looks ready for regular-season action, considering he's averaging 28.0 yards on three receptions during preseason play.
Adams played just one drive in Thursday's preseason opener against the Titans, but he still managed to catch both of his targets for 57 yards in the 31-17 win. Adams did all of his damage on the opening drive with Brett Hundley under center, as star quarterback Aaron Rodgers got the night off. Green Bay's top receiver started his night with a nine-yard reception, then added a 48-yard bomb down the sideline to get to the three-yard line.
Adams (hamstring) was back on the field for Monday's OTA session, Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com reports. Adams has been working through a hamstring injury over the last few weeks, keeping him sidelined for the majority of OTAs up until this point. He was back in uniform for Monday's practice, however, which suggests the Packers' top wideout should be a full-go by the time training camp arrives. Despite missing two games last season, Adams pulled in 74 receptions for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. With Jordy Nelson also being released this offseason, Adams is the clear No. 1 option and should be in for another big year if he's able to stay healthy.
Adams did not participate in Tuesday's OTA session due to a hamstring injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Adams reportedly made his way to the field halfway through practice, but he never participated in the session. The team will likely take precautions with its top wideout early in the offseason to ensure he's ready when the season rolls around. More concern about his status should begin to surface only if the issue begins holding him out into parts of training camp.
Adams said Tuesday that he's cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and doesn't have any long-term concerns about his health, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. The wideout has sustained three documented concussions in the last 14 months, with the most recent head injury sidelining him for the final two games of the 2017 campaign. Though Adams' concussion history shouldn't be dismissed entirely, the Packers evidently agreed with the 25-year-old's own assessment of his health in their decision to ink him to a four-year, $58.75 million extension Friday. With Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) set to return from injury next season, Adams, who established himself as the team's clear No. 1 receiver in 2017 with 74 catches for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns, will once again warrant an early-round selection in fantasy drafts.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||San Francisco 49ers||23||20.38|
|8||10/28||@Los Angeles Rams||11||18.47|
|9||11/05||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|16||12/23||@New York Jets||19||20.00|
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|3 Year Avg||111||66||788||8||37||11.94||128|