Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams put up his best line of the season with 13 receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns on 20 targets against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Adams follows up his massive performance with a matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers defense has given up the most passing yards, third-most passing touchdowns, and third-highest yards per attempt. Through three games, Adams has the second-highest targets per route run percentage among wide receivers, with at least 50 routes per Jacob Gibbs. Adams is primed for another big performance on Sunday. Fantasy managers should watch Jimmy Garoppolo's status for the game since the Raiders quarterback is still in the concussion protocol. Garoppolo targeted Adams on 20 of his 44 pass attempts, and the game plan should be the same in a game where the Raiders may need to pass to keep pace with the Chargers offense. If Garoppolo cannot suit up, Adams will have to rely on veteran Brian Hoyer or rookie Aidan O'Connell to throw passes to him. Without Garoppolo, Adams could have a lower ceiling, but he is a locked-and-loaded WR1 regardless of who is behind center.
Sep 29, 2023 5:05 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams caught 13 of 19 targets for 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the team's 23-18 loss to the Steelers on Sunday night. Adams routinely found holes in the Pittsburgh defense leading to a 43% target share on the night, including an athletic first-quarter 32-yard touchdown reception in double coverage. The 30-year-old has now tallied 36 targets in three games and continues to be a locked and loaded WR1. Adams faces off with the Chargers and their porous pass defense next week.
Sep 25, 2023 12:08 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams practiced in full this week and is expected to suit up against the Steelers on Sunday after leaving last week's game late with concussion symptoms. Adams ranks as the WR17 in half-PPR so far this season, with 17 targets, 12 catches, 150 yards, and one touchdown. The 30-year-old will look to build on that in a promising matchup against the Steelers on Sunday. Adams projects to match up primarily against Pittsburgh CB Levi Wallace who has a below-average 42.0 coverage grade according to PFF. Adams is a safe WR1 for fantasy again this week.
Sep 23, 2023 11:45 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said that wide receiver Davante Adams (head) is "good" after taking a huge hit in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Adams left the game and was being evaluated for a concussion in the 38-10 blowout loss on the road, but he apparently passed the concussion protocol and should be able to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if the 30-year-old misses some practice time this week. The six-time Pro Bowler caught six of eight targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss and now has 12 receptions for 150 yards and one TD through the first two games in 2023. Adams is a must-start WR1 as long as he's healthy.
Sep 18, 2023 6:15 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (head) was being evaluated for a concussion in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The good news for fantasy managers is that Adams was productive before his injury, catching six of his eight targets for 84 yards and his first touchdown of the year in the 38-10 loss in Buffalo. However, he'll now enter the league's concussion protocol this week and could be questionable to play in Week 3 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's especially concerning for the Raiders, as fellow wideout Jakobi Meyers missed Sunday's game due to a concussion of his own. If Adams cannot play next week, Hunter Renfrow could be the team's top target. We'll monitor Adams' status closely all of next week.
Sep 17, 2023 4:21 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (foot) was taken off the team's final injury report on Friday, meaning he will be active in Week 2 in Buffalo against the Bills this Sunday. Adams missed Wednesday's practice but returned to a full practice on Thursday, easing any concerns that fantasy managers may have had that he might be in danger of missing the game against the Bills. The 30-year-old All-Pro pass-catcher caught six of nine targets for 66 yards in the Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos, and he could see even more looks this weekend with Jakobi Meyers (concussion) ruled out. Even in a tough matchup in a hostile environment on the road, Adams is a must-start WR1.
Sep 15, 2023 5:28 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (foot) was a full participant in practice on Thursday after he didn't take part in Wednesday's practice. This should ease any concerns that fantasy managers might have had that Adams could potentially miss a Week 2 date with the Buffalo Bills on the road. The matchup on the road in a hostile environment against one of the league's better defenses isn't great, but the 30-year-old Adams is matchup-proof and should remain in all starting fantasy lineups as a must-start WR1 as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's No. 1 targets. Adams caught six of his nine targets for 66 yards in the Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos and could be in line for even more looks if Jakobi Meyers isn't cleared from a concussion he suffered last Sunday.
Sep 14, 2023 4:20 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (foot) was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury. Adams played the entire game in the Week 1 victory over the division-rival Denver Broncos on Sunday and finished with six catches (nine targets) for 66 yards in his first regular season game working with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The Raiders are probably just taking it easy on their star wideout early in the year, and we'll have a better idea of whether he's truly in danger of missing Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills on the road. The 30-year-old is a must-start in all fantasy lineups if he's active, but he'll have another tough draw against Buffalo's secondary this week if he plays. Fellow wideout Jakobi Meyers remains in the concussion protocol, so the Raiders receiving corps is a bit beat up early on.
Sep 13, 2023 5:21 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams caught six of nine targets for 66 receiving yards during the team's 17-16 win against the Broncos on Sunday. This was the 30-year-old's first game with new Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo and while the output was lower than what fantasy managers have come to expect from Adams, his 34.6% target share in Week 1 was promising as a sign of things to come. Adams will look to build on this performance in Week 2 on the road against the Buffalo Bills. He continues to be a low-end WR1 in fantasy.
Sep 10, 2023 8:22 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams will look to build on an impressive first season last year after pacing all receivers in target share (32%) and air yards (2,137) in 2022. The 30-year-old will be playing with his third different opening-week quarterback in three years on Sunday with new Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo under center. Garoppolo is historically more conservative than last year's starter Derek Carr. As a result, expect Adams to receive fewer downfield targets albeit with a higher catch rate this season. Adams is a mid-range WR1 in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.
Sep 8, 2023 10:58 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo isn't known for going deep, but The Athletic's Vic Tafur thinks he should target wide receiver Davante Adams often and all over the field in 2023. Jakobi Meyers is in the mix now, but Adams will still get the majority of the targets, as head coach Josh McDaniel wants to keep him happy after Adams said he doesn't always see eye to eye with the new regime in Vegas. Adams' 180 targets were second in the league in 2022 in his first year with the Raiders, and he also had a league-high 14 receiving touchdowns. Given the QB change alone, the 30-year-old's numbers are expected to take a dip, but he's still no worse than a low-end WR1 with the target volume expected to remain high.
Sep 5, 2023 7:42 PM EST
ESPN's Dan Graziano writes that we shouldn't be surprised if Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams' name is thrown around as the trade deadline approaches in October. It's unknown if the Raiders would even consider moving Adams, but they unlikely to be in contention in 2023, and Adams initially went to Las Vegas to play with quarterback Derek Carr, who is now in New Orleans. If the Raiders season goes south quickly, Adams could want out, and head coach Josh McDaniels hasn't been shy about trading players he doesn't think fit in his system. Adams turns 31 in December and has $16.89 million in guaranteed salary on the books for next year, so it certainly won't be easy to move him. Trade rumors aside, the six-time Pro Bowler had 100 catches, 1,516 yards and a league-high 14 TDs in 2022 and remains a top-10 fantasy wideout.
Sep 1, 2023 11:38 AM EST
Heading into the 2023 season, Adams is in line to continue to lead a Raiders' wide receiver corps that also features newcomer Jakobi Meyers and slot man Hunter Renfrow, Carter Landis of SI.com reports.
Jul 14, 2023 2:10 PM EST
Adams recorded five receptions on nine targets for 73 yards in Saturday's 31-13 win over the Chiefs.
Jan 7, 2023 6:05 PM EST
Adams (illness) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 8, 2022 8:44 PM EST