Adams recorded five receptions on nine targets for 73 yards in Saturday's 31-13 win over the Chiefs.
Analysis: Adams paced the Raiders in targets and yards, though his overall output was modest. He delivered long gains of 22, 18 and 13 yards to highlight his day, but he still produced fewer than 100 yards for the fourth time in his last five games. Adams finished his first season with the Raiders with 100 receptions, 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns. He'll return to Las Vegas for 2023, though it's unclear who his quarterback will be.
Jan 7, 2023 6:05 PM EST
Adams (illness) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
Analysis: The return to a full practice confirms Adams will be ready to go Saturday against the Chiefs, hoping to continue his success with QB Jarrett Stidham, who also upgraded to full participation Saturday. The 30-year-old wideout caught seven of 11 targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the 49ers, benefiting from a shockingly effective performance by Stidham.
Jan 4, 2023 2:47 PM EST
Adams was listed as limited on Tuesday's practice estimate due to an illness, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Adams is coming off a huge performance this past Sunday against the 49ers in which he put up seven catches (on 11 targets) for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Now with an illness in tow, he may operate with a cap on his reps both Wednesday and Thursday to ensure he's as healthy as possible ahead of Saturday's scheduled 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Jan 3, 2023 1:58 PM EST
Adams had seven receptions (11 targets) for 153 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Adams broke out of his recent slump by scoring his league-leading 13th and 14th receiving touchdowns against the No. 1 ranked pass defense. Las Vegas' offense looked more explosive with new quarterback Jarrett Stidham under center, which is a great sign for the star wideout moving forward. The Raiders were unable to keep their playoff hopes alive, but Adams and Stidham will look to build off of this promising showing to close out the regular season against the Chiefs next Sunday.
Jan 1, 2023 5:36 PM EST
Adams reeled in two of nine targets for 15 yards during Saturday's 13-10 loss in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Despite having their full allotment of skill-position talent, the Raiders had all sorts of trouble getting anything going on the ground or through the air Week 16. Mustering just 143 net passing yards didn't do them any favors, and Adams finished with less than 40 receiving yards for the fifth occasion in 15 games this season. Since going off for 120-plus yards four times in five contests between Weeks 9 and 13, he's combined for a 9-114-0 line of 25 targets over the last three. Adams will have a difficult task on his hands Week 17 versus the 49ers' No. 1 ranked defense in terms of yards and points allowed.
Dec 24, 2022 8:59 PM EST
Adams caught four of nine targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: The New England secondary made sure Adams wasn't going to beat them, and he got held to his lowest yardage total since Week 8. He averaged 7.3 catches for 122.5 yards and 1.2 TDs in the six games between those duds however, a level Adams will aim to return to in Week 16 against the Steelers.
Dec 18, 2022 6:15 PM EST
Adams secured three of seven targets for 71 yards in the Raiders' 17-16 loss to the Rams on Thursday night.
Analysis: Adams led the Raiders in receptions, receiving yards and targets as customary, but on a night when Derek Carr threw for only 137 yards, that didn't add up to very meaningful production. The frustrating night for the Raiders' passing attack and Adams in particular was fittingly capped off by a game-sealing interception for the Rams on a 26-yard pass intended for the All-Pro receiver, who posted his lowest reception and yardage totals since Week 8. Adams does have over 70 receiving yards in six straight contests, a streak he'll aim to extend in a Week 15 Monday night home battle versus the Patriots.
Dec 8, 2022 8:44 PM EST
Adams caught eight of 12 targets for 177 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: The 29-year-old's chemistry with Derek Carr, and the lack of other healthy, reliable options in the Raiders passing game, continues to lead to some mind-boggling numbers for Adams. While Sunday's 177 yards set a new personal best in a Las Vegas jersey, he's posted three multi-TD performances in the last five games and topped 120 receiving yards in four of them, a stretch in which he's amassed a staggering 41-664-7 line on 67 targets. Even if the team gets Hunter Renfrow (oblique) or Darren Waller (hamstring) back for Thursday's game against the Rams, Adams doesn't seem likely to slow down against a secondary that just allowed DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to combine for 17 catches, 255 yards and two TDs against it.
Dec 4, 2022 8:43 PM EST
Adams caught seven of 11 targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 40-34 overtime win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: The former Packer led the Raiders in catches and targets while tying Josh Jacobs for the team lead in receiving yards. While his TD streak ended at three games, Adams has double-digit targets and at least seven grabs in four straight contests, and he sits just one yard shy of his fourth career 1,000-yard campaign -- a mark he should reach early in a Week 13 clash with the Chargers.
Nov 27, 2022 6:49 PM EST
Adams recorded seven receptions on 13 targets for 141 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Adams earned double-digit targets for the third consecutive game and shredded the Denver secondary for scores of 31 and 35 yards. The latter was his longest catch of the day and also accounted for the game-winning touchdown, and he also turned in two additional receptions of more than 20 yards. Adams has surpassed 100 receiving yards in each of his last three matchups while also scoring five touchdowns in that span.
Nov 20, 2022 5:05 PM EST
Adams is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Analysis: The Raiders' top pass catcher, who was limited at practice this past week, approached the contest officially listed as questionable, but Adams will be available Sunday. In the absence of any setbacks, the wideout should maintain a high-volume role in Las Vegas' passing game, which will be without the services slot man Hunter Renfrow (hamstring/ribs) and top tight end Darren Waller (hamstring), with both currently on IR.
Nov 20, 2022 11:50 AM EST
Adams (abdomen), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Denver, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Adams was able to practice all week but was limited. Despite this report, fantasy managers will still want to confirm his status when inactives are released about 90 minutes before the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday.
Nov 19, 2022 11:38 PM EST
Adams (abdomen) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Denver, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: After managing three consecutive limited sessions this week as he tends to an abdominal injury, Adams will enter the weekend with a designation for the second time as a member of the Raiders. His Week 11 matchup doesn't kick off until 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, so his status won't be confirmed until about 90 minutes prior. With that knowledge, it may be tough to pivot to another option if Adams is inactive, but if he's available, he'll be looking to replicate the 9-101-0 performance that he put up on the Broncos on 13 targets back in Week 4. Helping his cause is the fact Las Vegas' top tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) and fellow wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (oblique) currently are on injured reserve.
Nov 18, 2022 1:49 PM EST
Adams (abdomen) remained limited at practice Thursday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.
Analysis: Adams was also limited Wednesday, so he'll likely need to practice fully Friday in order to avoid an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos. If available, Adams should retain a high volume role in the Raiders' Week 11 passing game, which will continue to operate without slot man Hunter Renfrow (hamstring/ribs) and tight end Darren Waller (hamstring), who are both on IR.
Nov 17, 2022 3:11 PM EST
Adams (abdomen) was limited in practice Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.
Analysis: In this past Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Colts, Adams was on the field for 65 of a possible 70 snaps on offense, and in the process the Raiders' top wideout caught nine of his 14 targets for 126 yards and TD. While Adams' appearance on Wednesday's injury report makes his status worth monitoring, so far there's been nothing to suggest that his availability for this weekend's game against the Broncos is in danger.
Nov 16, 2022 4:52 PM EST
Adams caught nine of 14 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Colts.
Analysis: For the fifth time this season Adams hauled in over 100 yards, and for the sixth time in nine games he found his way into the end zone, but once again his impressive production didn't help the Raiders pull out a win. The former Packer is on pace for his fourth career season with 100-plus catches and over 1,300 receiving yards, and his sixth campaign with double-digit TDs, heading into a Week 11 clash with an elite Broncos secondary he still beat for a 9-101-0 line on 13 targets in their first meeting this year.
Nov 13, 2022 8:01 PM EST
Adams will be a candidate to see more work out of the slot in the weeks to come with the Raiders placing Hunter Renfrow (oblique) on injured reserve Thursday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Adams has already earned a massive 31 percent of the Raiders' targets this season, but his looks in the passing offense could climb even further while Renfrow and top tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) are sidelined for at least the next four games with both players headed for injured reserve. Foster Moreau will absorb the majority of Waller's snaps and targets, but the Raiders are left with an unimpressive collection of depth wideouts in Mack Hollins, Keelan Cole and DJ Turner to pick up work in place of Renfrow. While all three of those depth options should see their profiles on offense expand to some extent, Adams could also build on his season-long average of 10.6 targets per game, especially if he sees more work in the slot, where the Raiders would be able to more easily manufacture catchable short-yardage passes for him than if he were playing on the perimeter. While monstrous outings like the 10-146-2 receiving line on 17 targets that Adams turned in Week 9 against the Jaguars shouldn't be expected to be the norm, the absences of Renfrow -- and to a lesser extent, Waller -- at least boosts Adams' odds of replicating that level of production.
Nov 10, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Adams recorded 10 receptions on 17 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Adams got to off a fast start by tallying each of the Raiders' first two touchdowns from 25 and 38 yards, respectively. He appeared to be in for an even bigger performance but managed only one reception for zero yards in the second half as Las Vegas' offense completely stalled in the final two quarters. Despite the slow end to the performance, Adams was targeted on 17 of Derek Carr's 36 pass attempts and no other receiver on the team commanded more than five targets. Adams has now topped 100 receiving yards in four of eight contests on the campaign.
Nov 6, 2022 2:06 PM EST
Adams (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Adams' ability to take every rep Thursday confirms that he was likely limited for maintenance purposes in the Raiders' first Week 9 session Wednesday. After managing just one limited practice a week ago while he contended with flu-like symptoms, Adams suited up for Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Saints but struggled mightily, reeling in just one of five targets for three yards. With the illness further in the rear-view mirror, Adams could be in line for a bounce-back performance this weekend in Jacksonville.
Nov 3, 2022 1:36 PM EST
Adams (illness) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The decision to limit his practice reps and list Adams on the injury report for a second straight week can be taken as a sign that he wasn't at full strength in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Saints. He caught only one pass for three yards in the contest, snapping a streak of 81 games with multiple receptions. Adams should bounce back this weekend in Jacksonville, though there will still be a degree of concern if he remains limited in practice (or misses a session) Thursday/Friday.
Nov 2, 2022 1:21 PM EST
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