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Davante Adams | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/24/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (53) / GB
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Davante Adams hauled in both of his targets for 23 yards and a touchdown Week 3 against the Lions.
It was the rare efficient day for Adams, although Aaron Rodgers did not give him many chances to make a mistake. Adams easily got open with a quick outside-in move off the line and lowered his shoulder for a 14-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Despite the score, Adams will be nothing more than a WR5 coming out of the Week 4 bye. Sep 25 - 4:26 PM

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Davante Adams caught 3-of-7 targets for 26 yards in Week 2 against the Vikings.

Adams lost a fumble on the first drive of the game. He drew a 40-yard interference call that led to a touchdown, but that was his only impact. Adams isn't more than a WR5.
Sep 19 - 12:54 AM

Davante Adams caught 3-of-7 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

Adams wasn't on the same page with Aaron Rodgers on an early third down, and failed to catch a perfectly thrown first half deep ball. Then he got free to make a ridiculously good, diving 29-yard grab for a touchdown. It was what we got used to in 2015, except this time Adams actually managed to make at least one play. Adams is the Packers' clear No. 3 receiver, but won't be on the WR4 radar any time soon.
Sep 11 - 5:43 PM

Davante Adams secured 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in the Packers' third preseason game.

Adams' most notable play was a play he didn't make, letting a well-placed bomb from Joe Callahan bounce off his hands. Adams apparently teases in practice, but he doesn't show much in the actual games. He still worked as the Packers' starter opposite Randall Cobb with Jordy Nelson (knees) resting in this game. Adams is ahead of Jared Abbrederis, at least for now.
Aug 27 - 12:58 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said WR Davante Adams is "having a very good camp."

Adams finished Thursday night's preseason game with two catches for 37 yards including a nifty 31-yard back-shoulder grab from Brett Hundley. "He’s healthy and he’s taken a step," said McCarthy. Reports on Adams have been all over the map. Despite the mixed reviews, Adams figures to open 2016 as the No. 3 wideout behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 19 - 1:39 PM

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, third-year WR Davante Adams "has had some good moments and some bad ones in camp."

This would've been our guess based on beat writers' Twitter feeds; Adams seems to mix bad days with good days and follow up impressive plays with mistakes. "For every great play he's made, it seems he's had a drop," wrote the Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein. Silverstein says Adams "has to make a statement" in the Packers' second preseason game. He'll be doing so with Brett Hundley.
Aug 17 - 8:51 PM

Packers OC Edgar Bennett said third-year WR Davante Adams "continues to improve."

Adams reportedly shined at practice Monday night, but he has had an up-and-down offseason. "Just like all the members of our offense, we want to be more consistent," Bennett said. Adams has shown he can make plays, but he has also been maddeningly inconsistent. Still, it looks like he is the favorite for the No. 3 job.
Source: ESPN
Aug 2 - 11:39 AM

According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Davante Adams has had a "rough camp so far."

Wood tweeted this minutes after Packer Report's Bill Huber observed Adams had "caught everything this summer." It's a reminder that beat writers watching practices can have totally different takeaways viewing the same set of workouts. By most accounts, Adams began camp in solid form but had a number of miscues during Sunday night's session. We will continue to monitor the Packers' third receiver battle closely. Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, and rookie Trevor Davis are still in the mix. Ty Montgomery (ankle surgery) remains on the shelf.
Aug 1 - 10:17 AM

According to Packer Report's Bill Huber, third-year WR Davante Adams has "caught everything this summer."

After Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 35-yard catch in Sunday's practice, Huber opined that Adams is "showing signs of being the guy they thought he'd be last year." Only 23 years old, Adams can't be given up on despite a disappointing sophomore campaign. He remains the favorite for Green Bay's third receiver job.
Jul 31 - 9:25 PM

Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius XM Fantasy Show, ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky predicted Davante Adams will open the season as Green Bay's No. 3 receiver.

Demovsky did acknowledge Adams will "feel the heat" from Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, rookie Trevor Davis, and perhaps eventually injured Ty Montgomery. Per Demovsky, Janis is "still a raw guy," and it "seems he's just not there yet." Adams ranked dead last in the NFL in yards per target last season, dropped far too many balls, and generated nothing after the catch. The Packers are still hoping the light flips on for their 2014 second-round investment.
Jul 29 - 10:50 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky considers Davante Adams a "lock" to make the roster.

Reports on Adams have been all over the place this offseason, with coach Mike McCarthy heaping praise on the third-year receiver and some who cover the team saying Adams needs a "big summer" to crack the roster. Green Bay has about seven quality receivers on the roster and typically only keep five on the 53-man. Adams can't afford to flop and tumble down the chart this summer.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 12:49 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes Davante Adams needs a "big summer" to keep his 53-man roster spot.

Beat writer Rob Reischel notes GM Ted Thompson has been willing to cut ties with early draft picks if they aren't producing, most recently doing so with 2012 second-rounder Jerel Worthy. Adams averaged 9.7 yards per catch as the Packers' third receiver in 2015, dropping 12-of-96 targets (12.5 percent), and ranking dead last in touchdowns (1) among pass catchers with at least 50 receptions. A true wild card entering training camp, Adams could end up as high as the Packers' No. 3 receiver, or as low as the NFL waiver wire.
Jul 13 - 8:22 PM

Packer Report's Bill Huber anticipates Davante Adams getting the "first crack" at hanging on to Green Bay's third receiver job.

Adams was an abject disaster in an expanded role last season, failing to separate and dropping far too many balls on the rare occasions he got open. Jeff Janis shined in his 2015 opportunities -- albeit limited -- but Huber noticed him "drop a couple of routine passes during an individual drill at minicamp." Huber mentioned sophomore Ty Montgomery and rookie Trevor Davis as also being in the mix. The Packers run three-receiver sets on over 70 percent of their offensive snaps. This battle will be worth monitoring closely into the fall.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 6 - 11:06 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy praised Davante Adams' offseason work.

"He looks stronger this year than in the past and he's healthy," McCarthy said. "He can go up and high-point the football." Adams was rehabbing a knee injury right after the season, so he got in the weight room and bulked up before leaning back out. Much has been made about Adams' roster spot not being secure after a disappointing 2015, but by most accounts, he's been the best receiver at Packers OTAs thus far. The No. 3 job is up for grabs.
Source: packers.com
Jun 1 - 12:41 PM

Davante Adams said he is moving on from his disappointing sophomore campaign.

Injuries played a role in Adams' poor play last year, but he was still ineffective when healthy. "Obviously, the season I had last year, I wasn’t proud of it," Adams said. "You can’t control some things. I hurt my ankle, I hurt my knee; I can’t do anything about that. What I can do is bounce back from it." Once the clear No. 3 behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Adams could be fighting for a roster spot this offseason.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 10:52 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Eddie Lacy
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
4Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Jared Abbrederis
3Ty Montgomery
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby