Davante Adams

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #17
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #17
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Tops century mark Sunday

Adams caught nine of 13 targets for 101 yards in Sunday's 32-23 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: He also added four yards on one carry. Adams continues to enjoy his reunion with Derek Carr, topping 100 receiving yards in two of four games as a Raider so far, and his volume was especially impressive in this one as Carr only managed to throw for 188 yards in total on the afternoon. Adams saw his TD streak end at three games to begin the season, but he'll look to start a new one in Week 5 in an AFC West clash with Kansas City.

Oct 2, 2022 8:10 PM EST


Saved by touchdown

Adams recorded five receptions on 10 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Adams tied for the team lead with 10 targets, but he produced little with the opportunity. His longest gain went for 18 yards, though none of his other four catches went for more than seven yards. Positively, Adams did score a short touchdown and has now found the end zone in all of his games as a Raider. However, since racking up 141 receiving yards in Week 1, Adams has combined to record only seven receptions for 48 yards across his last two contests.

Sep 25, 2022 2:25 PM EST



Quiet in Week 2

Adams caught two passes for 12 yards and one touchdown on seven targets against Arizona on Sunday.

Analysis: Credit is owed to Arizona defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who evidently got the better of Raiders coach Josh McDaniels in the game planning of this contest. Adams is the engine of the Raiders passing game, and the Cardinals managed to deny the Raiders the chance to get the machine up and running. The Raiders need to and likely will get Adams more involved against Tennessee in Week 3.

Sep 18, 2022 5:12 PM EST


Big game with new team

Adams caught 10 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown on 17 targets against the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: The Raiders passing game wasn't very healthy overall in this game as Derek Carr struggled with sacks and turnovers, but Adams himself dominated almost out of the gate. With this game Adams somewhat answers any doubts about whether his usage would keep up with the standards he set previously in Green Bay, even if he's unlikely to maintain the target share he posted in this particular game (17 of 35 team targets). Whatever the other specifics, the Raiders offense primarily runs through Adams.

Sep 11, 2022 4:44 PM EST


Not dressed to play

Adams and other Raiders starters aren't in uniform for Saturday's preseason game against Miami, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Adams and QB Derek Carr aren't dressed, nor are a number of other key players, reportedly. If the former Fresno State teammates do see any action this preseason, it'll have to be in the team's fourth and final game (the Raiders were in the Hall of Fame Game this year, and have held out key starters every week so far).

Aug 20, 2022 3:44 PM EST



Sits out Thursday

Adams didn't play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game win versus the Jaguars, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Raiders' massive offseason trade acquisition, Adams was merely a spectator in his first chance to take the field for the team in an actual game. He'll have up to three more opportunities to do so, starting Sunday, Aug. 14 against the Vikings. Once he does, Adams likely will be on the receiving end of passes from former college teammate Derek Carr.

Aug 4, 2022 8:40 PM EST


Could be rested Thursday

Though Vic Tafurof The Athletic suggests that coach Josh McDaniels seems unlikely to share which of his players will face the Jaguars in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game, he suggests that QB Derek Carr and other key starters (which describes Adams) will end up being spectators.

Analysis: If Adams doesn't see any snaps Thursday or alternatively ends up making a cameo, he'll have three more chances to get a portion of preseason reps. In any case, as long as Adams avoids any injury issues ahead of Week 1, the Raiders' splashy offseason trade acquisition is poised to see plenty of targets in 2022 from QB Derek Carr, his former college quarterback at Fresno State.

Aug 4, 2022 1:59 PM EST


Dealt to Vegas

The Packers traded Adams to the Raiders for two draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A week and a half removed from receiving the franchise tag from the Packers, Adams suddenly finds himself on the move. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Adams will sign a new contract with the Raiders for five years, $141.25 million as he reunites with Derek Carr, his college quarterback at Fresno State. Adams is coming off a six-year stretch in which he surpassed 1,000 yards receiving three times and hit double-digit touchdowns on five occasions. As for the Packers, they'll receive Las Vegas' 2022 first-round pick, at least, as compensation, per Schefter.

Mar 17, 2022 4:40 PM EST


Tells team he won't play under tag

Adams has informed the Packers he won't play on the franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Packers tagged Adams last week, as expected, keeping the star wideout under team control alongside QB Aaron Rodgers. The team has a difficult cap situation and apparently hasn't made much early progress in long-term discussions with Adams, but the two sides still have four months to reach an agreement before the July 15 extension deadline for franchise-tagged players.

Mar 14, 2022 6:38 AM EST


Gets franchise tag, as expected

The Packers placed the franchise tag on Adams on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Green Bay now has clarified two of its biggest question marks of the offseason in the matter of hours, keeping Adams in the fold following Aaron Rodgers' decision to return for an 18th season. Adams has strung together six consecutive campaigns with at least 117 targets, a stretch in which he's averaged a 97-1,199-11.5 line per season. Now, the Packers and his representatives will attempt to work out a long-term extension to avoid being on the hook for the $18.4 million franchise tender in 2022.

Mar 8, 2022 12:22 PM EST


Co-leads team in catches

Adams secured nine of 11 targets for 90 yards during the Packers' 13-10 divisional-round loss to the 49ers on Saturday night.

Analysis: Adams drew even with Aaron Jones for the team lead in receptions while pacing the team in targets. The standout receiver was particularly productive early, recording the game's first catch (14 yards), adding 10- and 11-yard receptions on that opening drive, and recording another pair of grabs for 15 yards before halftime. The abrupt and disappointing finish to the Packers' season doesn't take away from Adams' eye-popping accomplishments this past regular season, one that saw produce a franchise-record 1,553 receiving yards on 123 receptions, figures he complemented with 11 touchdowns.

Jan 22, 2022 8:45 PM EST


Secures team record

Adams caught six passes for 55 yards on seven targets against Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Adams could have done much more if he and Aaron Rodgers had played the entire game, but the main reason for Adams playing at all was arguably to get him the Green Bay single-season receiving yardage record, which he successfully secured with this box score. Adams finishes the regular season with 123 receptions for 1,553 yards (beating Jordy Nelson's 1,519 from 2014) and 11 touchdowns in 16 games, and now he'll prepare for Green Bay's playoff run, beginning with a first-round bye.

Jan 9, 2022 2:34 PM EST


Goes off vs. MIN

Adams hauled in 11 of 14 targets for 136 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-10 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: The proven Aaron Rodgers to Adams connection was met with little resistance by the Vikings for the second time this season (7-115-2 back in Week 11). The star wideout accrued most of his stats in just one half of football, as Green Bay blew out its division rival with ease. Lots of fantasy championships took place this weekend, so Adams gave those teams a huge boost in what might end up being his last regular season appearance this season after the Packers locked up the first seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. Look for updates from head coach Matt LaFleur this week on whether Adams will be rested or not heading into a meaningless matchup -- in terms of playoff seeding -- against the Lions next Sunday.

Jan 2, 2022 9:17 PM EST


Trademark performance in win

Adams brought in 10 of 13 targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 24-22 win over the Browns on Saturday.

Analysis: Adams delivered one of his marquee efforts in the narrow victory, with his nine- and one-yard touchdown grabs in the first half the icing on the cake of his fourth 100-yard effort in the last five games. The multi-time Pro Bowler now has four double-digit catch tallies as well for the season and boasts a pair of 13-target games in the last three weeks. Adams next faces a Vikings team in Week 17 that he generated a 7-115-2 line against back in Week 11 on the road.

Dec 25, 2021 5:07 PM EST


Low yardage but scores

Adams caught six of seven targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Adams shook his defender before hauling in a three-yard touchdown during the second quarter, surprisingly giving him a score in consecutive games for just the first time this season. That contribution helped compensate for otherwise underwhelming totals by Adams' lofty standards, as his 44 yards marked his second-lowest tally this term. Coming off three straight 100-yard outings, Adams came back to earth a bit Sunday, but the star nonetheless remains a top receiving option ahead of Week 16's matchup versus the Browns.

Dec 19, 2021 4:58 PM EST


Goes off for two scores

Adams (hamstring) hauled in 10 of 13 targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 45-30 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Adams was dealing with a bum hamstring during practice this week, and he was quiet out of the gates in this one. The superstar wideout could only be held back for so long, as he and Aaron Rodgers dominated the Bears' defense from the second quarter onwards. Adams has now produced three straight 100-plus yard games while scoring four touchdowns over that span. He will attempt to stretch that streak to four games against the Ravens in Week 15.

Dec 12, 2021 9:19 PM EST


Logs another limited practice

Adams (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: Adams has opened Week 14 prep with back-to-back capped sessions, the result of a hamstring issue. With Randall Cobb expected to miss significant time due to a core muscle injury, the Packers' receiving corps again has lost one of its members. Having said that, Adams doesn't seem to be in danger of missing any game action, which may be confirmed on Friday's practice report.

Dec 9, 2021 2:55 PM EST


Dealing with hamstring issue

Adams was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Even with the benefit of the Packers' bye week, Adams made an appearance on the first Week 14 injury report. Fortunately for the wide receiver, he fit in some activity, while Randall Cobb (core) did not and Malik Taylor (abdomen) also was limited among position mates. Adams will look to get back to full Thursday and/or Friday with the aim to enter the weekend with no designation for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Bears.

Dec 8, 2021 2:22 PM EST


Tops 100 yards

Adams recorded eight receptions on nine targets for 104 yards in Sunday's 36-28 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Adams didn't dominate targets in his typical fashion, as Marquez Valdes-Scantling saw nine targets and Alan Lazard six. Even so, Adams topped 100 receiving yards for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive game. Adams did he majority of his damage on a 43-yard reception late in the second quarter, and he came just shy of finding the end zone after being pushing out of bounds at the 11 yard line. With this performance, Adams has now recorded at least six catches in all but one of his 11 contests on the campaign.

Nov 28, 2021 6:36 PM EST


Logs all activity Thursday

Adams (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After dealing with a shoulder issue in practice last week, Adams opened Week 12 with a cap on his reps due to an ankle injury, which clearly wasn't serious after he managed all activity Thursday. When he last faced Sunday's opponent, the Rams, he hauled in nine of 10 targets for 66 yards and one touchdown in the divisional round back in January.

Nov 25, 2021 1:08 PM EST


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