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Davante Adams | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/24/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Fresno State
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The Packers are expected to rest their starters in Saturday's preseason game against the Eagles.
It means we probably won't get a look at new starting receiver Davante Adams. The Pack are packing it in after last Sunday's game from hell, where Jordy Nelson (ACL) was lost for the season. Several linemen are at less than 100 percent, which would have exposed Aaron Rodgers to unnecessary risk. If Adams indeed isn't playing, he finishes his preseason with three catches for 17 yards. That presupposes he sits out the finale, of course. Aug 27 - 5:34 PM

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Randall Cobb said new No. 2 receiver Davante Adams is "poised for a breakout year."

"He's poised for a big year," Cobb continued. "I look forward to helping him accomplish that." The Packers continue to talk up their second-year wideout, and Cobb is just the latest in a long line that has also included coach Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers. Cobb's role isn't expected to change much; he'll remain in the slot in three-wide sets, leaving Adams to assume Jordy Nelson's (torn ACL) old role on the perimeter. Adams is a high-upside WR2.
Aug 26 - 11:46 AM

Davante Adams was held without a catch in the Packers' second preseason game.

Adams was targeted once, but the big story of the game was Jordy Nelson's likely season-ending ACL injury. Adams is poised to soak up the majority of the 151 targets Nelson saw last season, making him a solid WR2 with big touchdown upside. Adams scored 24 touchdowns his final season at Fresno State.
Aug 23 - 4:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said WR Davante Adams has "had a heck of a camp."

"Looking for big things from him," McCarthy added. Adams has been the recipient of constant praise in camp and was peppered with seven targets in the preseason opener. Adams will struggle to find consistent production as long as Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are healthy, but he could explode if either goes down.
Aug 20 - 12:21 PM

Aaron Rodgers assured that Davante Adams is "going to get more opportunities."

After being dubbed the "MVP of OTAs" by coach Mike McCarthy, Adams had a quiet start to training camp before making a leaping touchdown grab in team drills Thursday. "It's just giving him opportunities," Rodgers said. "You watch the film last year and he was open a lot on the backside of stuff and it just depended on matchups whether the ball went his way a couple times in a game or 10 times. We had two guys who caught more than 90 balls and as teams start to tilt even more to them, Davante's going to get more opportunities." If either Randall Cobb or Jordy Nelson goes down, Adams will be on the WR2 map.

Aug 7 - 9:31 AM

Speaking at minicamp on Tuesday, coach Mike McCarthy declared second-year WR Davante Adams the "MVP" of Packers OTAs.

The 53rd pick in last year's draft, Adams has a firm grip on third receiver duties in an Aaron Rodgers offense, and has gobbled up first-team spring reps with Jordy Nelson (hip) sidelined. "He’s been tremendous throughout the OTAs," McCarthy said of Adams. "And he’s got more in front of him, too, so I think that’s what’s exciting. I think Davante has done a great job in the strength and conditioning. He’s been really, really good in practice throughout this deal. Davante, if you wanted me to pick an MVP or an all-star, he would definitely be atop the list."
Jun 16 - 7:19 PM

Aaron Rodgers said WR Davante Adams "has star potential -- for sure."

Rodgers, who previously went on the record saying Adams is "starting to reach" his "humongous upside," is talking up his second-year wideout every chance he gets. "Davante is a very polished player, and he has an excellent demeanor for a guy who’s going to be a star," Rodgers said. "I mean, he carries himself like a star – which is a very high compliment. There’s only been a few guys around here who’ve had that charisma: Charles (Woodson), Julius (Peppers), Greg (Jennings) always had it as a young player. But there’s very few guys that really ‘get it." Adams is going to erupt if anything happens to Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb.
Jun 16 - 12:15 PM

Aaron Rodgers said Davante Adams is "starting to reach" his "humongous upside."

Adams gained Rodgers' trust quickly as a rookie, easily icing Jarrett Boykin for the No. 3 wideout gig and earning 11 targets in the Wild Card win over Dallas. If Randall Cobb had walked in free agency, Adams would be set up for a huge season. Instead, Adams will have to settle for an inconsistent role behind Cobb and Jordy Nelson. He's still a quality fantasy-bench piece and handcuff to the aforementioned starters. There's a lot of talent here and a league-best passing game.
Jun 11 - 8:55 AM

Davante Adams caught 1-of-3 targets for seven yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss.

Adams drew three looks on the Packers' opening drive, but wasn't targeted again after the third resulted in a Richard Sherman interception in the end zone. It was an inglorious end to a highly-promising rookie campaign. Adams is a beast after the catch, and has shown an ability to high point the ball with regularity. With Randall Cobb's Green Bay future in doubt, Adams could enter 2015 as Aaron Rodgers' No. 2 receiver. It's a role that would put him on the WR2 map in all formats of fantasy. Adams could be a Michael Crabtree or Keenan Allen-type talent.
Jan 18 - 7:24 PM

Davante Adams is expected to see a lot of Richard Sherman in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Seattle.

When these teams met in Week 1, the Packers sacrificed No. 3 WR Jarrett Boykin to Sherman's right side. Boykin played 49 snaps and produced zero catches on one target. Now the more talented Adams is the No. 3 WR, but leaving Jordy Nelson on the left side for the majority of the game makes a ton of sense. He can feast on Byron Maxwell (questionable, illness) or Tharold Simon.
Jan 13 - 10:15 AM

Davante Adams secured 7-of-11 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

Adams saw a first-drive red-zone target, but wasn't on the same page with Aaron Rodgers for the back-shoulder throw. Adams was targeted again in the end zone early in the second quarter, but Rodgers overshot him. Adams had two first-half catches on screens, gaining 2 and 4 yards. Adams got hot on a late-third-quarter drive, dusting Cowboys CB Sterling Moore for a 16-yard gain and a 46-yard touchdown. Adams was particularly impressive after the catch, juking Cowboys SS J.J. Wilcox out of his cleats on the long score and repeatedly adding yards onto the back end of catches. Adams' 26-yard gain late in the fourth quarter helped ice the game for Green Bay. A big-time talent with an inconsistent role, Adams will get a much tougher test against Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell in the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 11 - 4:17 PM

Davante Adams wasn't targeted in the Packers' Week 17 win over the Lions.

Adams heads into the playoffs with just four catches over his past four games. He'll be a low-cost, but high-risk, WR3 in daily leagues during the postseason tournament.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Davante Adams caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 16 against the Bucs.

Adams had a bad drop in the first quarter and secured just two of his four targets. He's been a non-factor the last three weeks behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Adams has a matchup with Detroit in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Davante Adams secured 1-of-4 targets for six yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Bills.

He also had a second-quarter drop, although Aaron Rodgers' pass was a bit behind him. The second-round pick has flashed at times this season, but Adams will be a mere WR4 when the Packers take on the Buccaneers in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Davante Adams caught one pass for six yards in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

Adams was targeted four times, but took a far back seat to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. The rookie also appeared to have a miscommunication on a critical third-down play in the fourth quarter of a close game. Adams remains a boom-or-bust WR4 for the Packers' Week 15 date with the Bills.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:19:00 AM

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WR21Davante Adams
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