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Davante Adams

Davante Adams

Wide Receiver #17
ADP:Round: 2, Pick: 3
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: Valiant effort to finish season

Adams secured nine of 10 targets for 138 yards during the Packers' 37-20 loss to the 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: A significant chunk of Adams' production came on a 65-yard grab in the fourth quarter, a play that saw him impressively beat Richard Sherman on a go route. Otherwise, Adams mostly generated his game-high reception total on short completions, averaging just 9.1 yards on his other eight catches. Adams finished with four 100-yard efforts over his last five games, including the postseason, a stretch during which he also recorded four receiving touchdowns. Adams is under contact for two more seasons at base salaries of $12 million per year, and he'll look to get back over the 1,000-yard mark in 2020 after falling three yards short of the mark (over 12 games) this past regular season.

January 19, 2020 7:21 PM EST

Davante Adams: Carries offense win over Seahawks

Adams caught eight of 11 targets for 160 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 28-23 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Adams averaged an impressive 20.0 yards per catch as he accounted for nearly two-thirds of Aaron Rodgers' passing yardage. The duo connected for a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter while adding an electric 40-yard score in the third. Adams also helped put the game away with a beautiful 32-yard over-the-shoulder catch in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The talented wideout is averaging 118 yards per game with four touchdowns over his last four and will look to continue his excellent form in next Sunday's NFC Championship game against the 49ers.

January 12, 2020 8:43 PM EST

Davante Adams: Ends regular season with score

Adams hauled in seven of his 13 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 17 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Adams once again served as Aaron Rodgers' primary receiver, and benefitted by racking up at least 13 targets for the third straight game. Thanks to that tremendous volume, Adams fell just three yards short of his second consecutive 1,000 yard season -- an impressive feat given that he was only active for 12 games. He and the Packers will be in action next in the divisional round, when he should once again be at the forefront of the offensive gameplan. Looking to the future, Adams is under contract for two more seasons, though his deal provides an out for the team that would result in $7.2 million of dead cap. However, given his status as an elite receiver in the league and his proven rapport with Aaron Rodgers, it's almost certain he'll be back in Green Bay for the 2020 campaign.

December 29, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Davante Adams: Stellar showing in critical win

Adams brought in 13 of 16 targets for 116 yards in the Packers' 23-10 win over the Vikings on Monday night. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Adams was in vintage form during the critical victory, posting a season high in catches and his second straight 100-yard effort. It was also Adams' seventh double-digit target game in the last eight, once again validating the considerable extent of his involvement in the air attack. There's little doubt that Adams will once again frequently be the subject of Aaron Rodgers' attention in Week 17 against the vulnerable Lions secondary, a game which Green Bay will need to win to remain alive for the top seed in the NFC.

December 23, 2019 8:43 PM EST

Davante Adams: Finds end zone vs. Bears

Adams caught seven of 13 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-13 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Adams received a whopping 39 percent of the team's targets on the day, topping the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season. He also scored a 29-yard touchdown to get his team on the board in the first quarter, giving him four TDs in his last four games. Adams is thriving after a rough first half of the season and will look to take advantage of a vulnerable Vikings secondary next Monday.

December 15, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Davante Adams: Ready for NFC North battle

Adams (toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Analysis: Adams was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, with the Packers managing his reps to reduce the odds of any complications from the toe injury that cost him four games earlier this year. Adams has been productive - but perhaps a bit less explosive - since his return to the lineup, averaging 6.2 catches for 61.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns on 9.8 targets in five appearances. Sub-freezing temperatures at Lambeau Field won't be optimal for passing/receiving production, but the forecast at least appears mild in terms of both wind and precipitation (or lack thereof).

December 13, 2019 1:18 PM EST

Davante Adams: Listed as limited Thursday

Adams (toe) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: This marks the first time Adams has been anything but a full practice participant in the month of December. Having said that, the Packers may be taking a cautious approach with the wideout in the stretch run of a season in which his toe issue has followed him since his return to action Week 9. Friday's practice report will be telling for his availability Sunday against the Bears.

December 12, 2019 2:27 PM EST

Davante Adams: Quiet in Week 14 win

Adams brought in four of six targets for 41 yards in the Packers' 20-15 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

Analysis: Adams checked in second in receptions and third in receiving yardage for the Packers on the afternoon, but on a day when Aaron Rodgers threw for less than 200 yards, that didn't amount to much. The star wideout has now failed to hit the 100-yard mark in three consecutive contests, but he's partly made up for modest yardage tallies over that span with three touchdown grabs during that span. He'll look to bounce back in a divisional face-off with the Bears in Week 15.

December 8, 2019 2:53 PM EST

Davante Adams: Has two-touchdown day

Adams caught six of 10 targets for 64 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-13 win over the Giants. He fumbled during the game, but the offense maintained possession.

Analysis: Despite snow-covered field, Adams managed to strike twice against the Giants. First, he capped off the Packers' opening drive with an eight-yard touchdown in which he found a hole in the zone and plunged into the end zone. He struck again in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard catch in the back of the end zone on a free play. Adams, when healthy, has been prolific with at least six catches in six of eight games, but scoring has been the issue. He now has three touchdowns in his last two games and faces off Sunday against a Washington defense in the bottom 10 in the league in preventing opponent passing touchdowns.

December 1, 2019 2:43 PM EST

Davante Adams: No designation for Week 13

Adams (toe) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Adams never advanced beyond limited participation in practices this week, but those restrictions were likely just maintenance-related rather than indicative of a setback with the foot injury that previously cost him four games. In his three outings since returning to action, Adams has caught 21 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown across 33 targets.

November 29, 2019 1:14 PM EST

Davante Adams: Limited Thursday

Adams (toe) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.

Analysis: Adams isn't in danger of missing Sunday's road game against the Giants. Instead, the Packers continue to cap his reps in practice to make sure his toe is ready for game day. In three appearances since four consecutive DNPs, he's totaled 21 receptions (on 33 targets) for 202 yards and one touchdown.

November 28, 2019 1:27 PM EST

Davante Adams: Limited in practice Wednesday

Adams (toe) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: "I'm feeling like myself now," Adams told Matt Schneidman of The Athletic on Wednesday. "The lack of numbers has nothing to do with my toe." Adams' listing on the injury report belies his comments, at least in the sense that the toe is to blame for his cap in practice reps. In three appearances since returning from a four-game absence, Adams has received a whopping 33 targets and scored his first TD of the season, but his peripheral numbers (6.1 yards per target and 63.6 percent catch rate) leave much to be desired.

November 27, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Davante Adams: Seven catches plus score

Adams had seven receptions (12 targets) for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-8 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Adams -- like many Green Bay offensive options -- was bottled up by San Francisco's stout defense for the majority of the contest. The 26-year-old was able to salvage a pedestrian day with a short touchdown reception late in the third quarter. It was surprisingly Adams' first touchdown reception of 2019 after he posted double-digit totals in three consecutive seasons. Missed time has certainly cut into the star wideout's scoring production, but a stronger commitment to the run under Matt LaFleur has also come into play. Adams will look to put up stronger numbers in a soft matchup against the Giants' secondary in Week 13.

November 24, 2019 9:16 PM EST

Davante Adams: Clear for Week 12

Adams (toe) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game at San Francisco, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: After the Packers' Week 11 bye, Adams remained limited in practice due to the toe injury that forced DNPs from Weeks 5 through 8. Still, it won't stop him from suiting for a third consecutive contest versus a 49ers defense that has conceded just 6.7 yards per target and nine total touchdowns to wide receivers in 10 games this season.

November 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Davante Adams: Still has cap on practice reps

Adams (toe) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The Packers are taking no chances with Adams' lingering toe, even after their bye week. Still, there's been no indication Adams is in danger of missing the Sunday night showdown at San Francisco. Expect the team to clarify Adams' standing on Friday's practice report.

November 21, 2019 2:57 PM EST

Davante Adams: Limited practice Wednesday

Adams (toe) was listed as limited on the Packers' injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Despite having the benefit of the team's bye, Adams continues to deal with the toe injury that forced four consecutive absences from Weeks 5 through 8. In the two games before the Week 11 respite, he racked up 14 catches (on 21 targets) for 159 yards and no touchdowns. Previously a TD machine, Adams has yet to reach the end zone this season but will attempt to change that Sunday against a 49ers defense that has allowed nine total touchdowns in 10 contests this season. That's assuming he gets past his health concern, as expected.

November 20, 2019 3:56 PM EST

Davante Adams: Ruled out again

Adams (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Speaking to the media after Friday's practice, coach Matt LaFleur acknowledged that Adams won't be able to play but did say the Packers still have 48 hours to evaluate Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) and Geronimo Allison (chest/concussion). It sounds like the other wide receivers could come down to game-time decisions before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff. Adams mentioned Thursday that his sprained toe is feeling much better, so he could be back in the mix as soon as Week 8 in Kansas City.

October 18, 2019 10:32 AM EST

Davante Adams: Absent at practice again

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

Analysis: Adams mentioned Thursday that his sprained toe is feeling much better, but there hasn't been any concrete evidence pointing toward a return for Sunday's game against Oakland. With Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee) and Geronimo Allison (chest/concussion) also missing practice again Friday, the Packers may have to roll with Jake Kumerow, Allen Lazard, Ryan Grant and Darrius Shepherd at wide receiver.

October 18, 2019 9:17 AM EST

Davante Adams: Not practicing, but improving

Adams (toe) wasn't present Thursday for the Packers' practice session, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Though Adams was a spectator for the Packers' second consecutive practice of Week 7, the wideout noted after the session concluded that his sprained right toe feels "a million times better" compared to when he initially got injured Sept. 26 against the Eagles, per Schneidman. That said, Adams wasn't willing to speculate on when he might return to action, suggesting he's likely trending toward a third straight missed game Sunday against the Raiders.

October 17, 2019 1:05 PM EST

Davante Adams: Remains out at practice

Adams (toe) was estimated as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Adams has yet to practice since sustaining what has been termed a turf toe injury in many corners, but not officially touched on by the team itself. No matter, until he suits up and makes an impact on the practice field, he won't be a candidate to return to action. If he ends up missing Sunday's game against the Raiders, Adams will be logging his third absence in a row.

October 16, 2019 4:16 PM EST

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