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Davante Adams

Davante Adams

Wide Receiver #17
ADP:Round: 2, Pick: 1
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 212 lb.
College:Fresno State
Age:27
Born:December 24, 1992
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 2 (53)
Draft Team:GB

Davante Adams: Makes six catches in return

Adams caught six of 10 targets for 61 yards during Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Making his first appearance in nearly a month, Adams led the team in all receiving categories, though that wasn't saying much considering Aaron Rodgers managed just 160 yards on the day. He managed three catches on the first two drives but struggled as Rodgers' efficacy faded in the face of a ferocious defensive front and finished with modest numbers by his lofty standards. Adams will draw a favorable matchup against the Texans next Sunday and will look to bounce back in a big way after a rare subpar performance.

October 18, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Davante Adams: Ready to face Tampa

Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed Friday that Adams will return for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Adams thought he was healthy enough to play Week 4, but the Packers medical staff wanted him to rest his hamstring a little longer before the team had its bye in Week 5. He should now be ready for his usual hefty workload, albeit in a tricky road matchup with a Bucs defense that sometimes uses CB Carlton Davis in shadow coverage on the opponent's top receiver. Of course, the matchup really only matters for DFS, as Adams is a locked-in weekly starter for any other fantasy format.

October 16, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Davante Adams: Full practice Wednesday

Adams (hamstring) Matt Schneidman of The Athletic Wednesday.

Analysis: Adams may have been able to return for a Week 4 showdown against the Falcons, but the Packers ultimately kept him on the sideline with the hope he'd be healthy following the team's bye week. Indeed, he handled every practice rep Wednesday, clearing him to rejoin Green Bay's offense. Adams will look to produce Sunday versus a Bucs unit that has allowed 8.1 YPT and a 71.1 percent catch rate to wide receivers this season.

October 14, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Davante Adams: Practicing Monday

Adams (hamstring) is participating in Monday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Adams didn't suit up for Green Bay's win over the Falcons in Week 4 while tending to a lingering hamstring strain, but it looks as though he's avoided any setbacks during the team's subsequent bye. The Packers are hoping to have the star receiver at full health for Sunday's upcoming contest in Tampa Bay, but an official update on his injury may not come until Wednesday's first practice report of the week is released. With Allen Lazard (abdomen) expected to miss multiple games after undergoing core muscle surgery, a return to the lineup by Adams would provide Green Bay's aerial attack with a significant boost.

October 12, 2020 10:09 AM EST

Davante Adams: Not playing Monday

Adams (hamstring) is listed as inactive Monday against the Falcons

Analysis: As expected, Adams won't be out there as he tends to a hamstring strain. The Packers have a bye Week 5, so the team seems to be hoping the extra rest will mean a fully healthy Adams once the team reconvenes for a Week 6 showdown in Tampa Bay. Allen Lazard also is sidelined following core muscle surgery, so Green Bay is down to four healthy wide receivers (Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Darrius Shepherd, Malik Taylor and Reggie Begelton) on the game-day roster.

October 5, 2020 4:39 PM EST

Davante Adams: Says he won't play

Adams (hamstring) said he won't play in Monday's game against the Falcons, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Adam hasn't officially been ruled out by the Packers, but he made an announcement on twitter Monday morning, strongly hinting at disagreement between he and the team. "Sorry fans and friends, I won't be on the field tonight. I've done everything I need to do and proved I'm ready but I guess I don't know my body as well as others. Good luck out there my boys." With Allen Lazard (IR - core muscle) already ruled out, Marquez Valdes-Scantling is left behind as Green Bay's No. 1 receiver, while Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor also figure to get snaps. The Packers may need to call up Reggie Begelton or Robert Foster from the practice squad, as they currently have only three healthy wideouts on the active roster.

October 5, 2020 6:49 AM EST

Davante Adams: Game-time decision

Adams (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Falcons, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Adams missed Week 3 with a hamstring strain, though he returned to practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity. Uncertainty heading into a Monday night game certainly isn't ideal from a fantasy perspective, and there will be plenty of that at the wide receiver position this week, with Julio Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (ankle/calf) also listed as questionable. Marquez Valdes-Scantling could move into a larger role for the Packers if Adams can't play, while Russell Gage on the Falcons could be another option for a late pickup.

October 3, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Davante Adams: Practices again Saturday

Adams (hamstring) practiced Saturday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: A strained hamstring kept Adams out of the Packers' Week 3 game against the Saints, but he's now been able to practice for the third straight day. He was limited in previous practices, but the fact that he's out there at all gives him a chance to be ready for Week 4's Monday night contest against the Falcons. He's yet to be officially cleared, however.

October 3, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Davante Adams: Listed as limited again

Adams (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Listed as limited for a second straight day, Adams was spotted by the media running routes and catching passes. He seems to be on track for a return Monday night against Atlanta, but he did say he wants to be cautious if he has any doubt about his physical condition. It's a tricky position for fantasy managers with the Packers playing in the final game of the week and fellow starting wideout Allen Lazard (core muscle surgery) facing an indefinite absence. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Falcons slot man Russell Gage (concussion) would be the best replacement choices from the MNF game, but both are already rostered in a significant portion of fantasy leagues. Desperation options include Brandon Powell and Olamide Zaccheaus from the Falcons, or Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor from the Packers.

October 2, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Davante Adams: Running routes at practice

Adams (hamstring) is practicing Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The video shows Adams running a route and catching a pass from Aaron Rodgers, albeit without any defenders on the field. Meanwhile, Allen Lazard is out indefinitely while he recovers from core muscle surgery, potentially leaving Marquez Valdes-Scantling as the Packers' No. 1 receiver if Adams can't return for Monday's game against Atlanta. Adams said he wants to take a cautious approach, but it appears he's at least on track for a game-time decision. His fantasy managers are left in a bind with the Packers playing in the final game of the week. Valdes-Scantling and Falcons slot man Russell Gage (concussion) would be the best replacement choices from the MNF game, but both are already rostered in a significant portion of fantasy leagues (and Gage isn't certain to play). Desperation options include Brandon Powell and Olamide Zaccheaus from the Falcons, or Darrius Shepherd and Malik Taylor from the Packers.

October 2, 2020 11:24 AM EST

Davante Adams: Logs limited practice

Adams (hamstring) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Adams' activity level is no shock after sitting out most of the last five quarters of game action due to a hamstring injury. Likely thinking about his turf toe injury that resulted in four DNPs in 2019, he told Matt Schneidman of The Athletic on Thursday that he intends to "make sure I'm 100 percent before I'm back out there." On a positive note, Adams' hamstring is "feeling a lot better this week than last week," according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Taking stock of the situation, Adams appears as if he'll enter the weekend as a question mark for Monday's contest against Atlanta.

October 1, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Davante Adams: Returns to practice

Adams (hamstring) participated in Thursday's practice, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Adams didn't play down the stretch of the Packers' Week 2 win against the Lions, which at the time was considered a precautionary measure by coach Matt LaFleur. While Adams didn't practice at all last week, Green Bay still gave him a chance to suit up this past Sunday night at New Orleans. Adams was unable to prove his health to the team's training staff. but his ability to take the field Thursday indicates he's back on track. The Packers will reveal his activity level upon the release of their first Week 4 injury report Thursday.

October 1, 2020 11:45 AM EST

Davante Adams: Sitting out Sunday

Adams (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Packers took the decision on Adams down to the wire, but his hamstring injury was too much to overcome in one week's time. With its No. 1 wide receiver on the pine, Green Bay seems poised to use more 12 personnel than normal with just two viable WR (Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling) available to the offense. That said, Malik Taylor and Darrius Shepherd are active if and when coach Matt LaFleur dials up three-wide sets.

September 27, 2020 3:53 PM EST

Davante Adams: Not yet ruled out

Adams (hamstring) will have until game time Sunday night to illustrate he's healthy enough to play against the Saints, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old is officially considered doubtful for the Week 3 matchup, but the Packers will wait to see how he feels in the lead up to the game before making a decision. Adams was unable to participate at practice throughout the week. Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are poised to handle the bulk of the reps at wide receiver should Adams be unable to play.

September 26, 2020 8:54 PM EST

Davante Adams: Doubtful for Week 3

Adams (hamstring) officially is listed a doubtful for Sunday night's game at New Orleans.

Analysis: After coach Matt LaFleur called Adams "probably doubtful" for Week 3 earlier Friday, the Packers' final injury report of the week confirmed as much. Adams was unable to practice in any capacity this week, but the team will wait a bit longer before making a final call on his availability. If Adams is sidelined this weekend, Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will handle most of the wide receiver reps for Green Bay.

September 25, 2020 1:47 PM EST

Davante Adams: Unlikely to play

Coach Matt LaFleur said Adams (hamstring) is "probably doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Saints, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Adams hasn't practiced at all this week, but the Packers aren't quite ready to rule him out. It sounds like he'll be listed as doubtful on the final injury report, but it is possible the team goes with the 'questionable' designation instead. The Packers and Saints are playing Sunday night.

September 25, 2020 11:36 AM EST

Davante Adams: Not seen at practice

Adams (hamstring) isn't practicing Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A third consecutive absence suggests Adams is in serious danger of missing Sunday night's game in New Orleans. It would be a huge blow to the Green Bay offense, though Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both have played pretty well this year. Another update will be available when the Packers releaes their final injury report Friday afternoon.

September 25, 2020 10:11 AM EST

Davante Adams: Misses another practice

Adams (hamstring) didn't partake in practice Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Instead, Adams spent the session rehabbing his balky hamstring on the side. With two absences under his belt this week, he has just one more chance to prove his health on the field before Sunday night's game at New Orleans. In the end, Adams' Week 3 fate could be known upon the release of Friday's injury report. A DNP on game day would leave the Packers shorthanded at wide receiver, with just three healthy bodies in Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Malik Taylor.

September 24, 2020 11:27 AM EST

Davante Adams: Upcoming availability unknown

Adams, who officially didn't practice Wednesday, said a decision on whether he'll play through a strained hamstring will be made late in the week, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Adams was held out of the fourth quarter of this past Sunday's win against the Lions out of an abundance of caution. The fact the Packers held a huge lead played a part in coach Matt LaFleur's thought process. On Wednesday, Adams also noted "it's too early to tell" where he stands at the moment, so his ability (or lack thereof) to return to the practice field Thursday and/or Friday may be the first tell for his availability for Sunday night's game at New Orleans.

September 23, 2020 2:28 PM EST

Davante Adams: Starts week with absence

Adams (hamstring) won't practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Adams suffered the injury in the second half of Sunday's 42-21 win over the Lions, and while he reportedly wanted to re-enter the game, he was held out for the entire fourth quarter. Reports suggest his hamstring strain is minor, but the absence from practice hints at some degree of concern regarding his availability for Week 3 at New Orleans. An 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff could make this a tricky situation for fantasy managers if the star wideout comes down to a game-day decision.

September 23, 2020 10:36 AM EST

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