Fantasy Football Davante Adams: 2018 Player Profile

Fantasy Football Davante Adams

If you only want the best wide receivers on your team, then this fantasy football Davante Adams player profile is for you. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions, I think three years is plenty to see what a player does.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best wide receiver value lies.

Fantasy Football Davante Adams

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 6 among wide receivers.  Number 18 overall.

PPR: Number 7 among wide receivers.  Number 18 overall.




Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 8 148.5 5 10.6
2016 9 154.6 11 10.3
2015 82 50.9 84 4.2


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 11 222.5 7 15.9
2016 12 223.6 14 14.9
2015 69 96.9 67 8.1


Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2017 117 8.4 74 5.3 63.2%
2016 121 7.6 75 4.7 62.0%
2015 94 7.2 50 3.8 53.2%


Overview: For the longest time, the narrative on Davante Adams has been about how he doesn’t have the best hands.  I have always looked at him as a guy who has benefited as being a volume play.  His last two seasons tell a different story.  He caught 63.2% of his passes in 2017.  The most interesting part of those stats is his splits with Aaron Rodgers vs. Brett Hundley.  With Rodgers, Adams only had 28 catches for a catch rate of 57.1%.  Without Rodgers, Davante Adams caught 46 passes with a catch rate of 67.6%.  If you can catch almost 70% of the passes that Brett Hundley is throwing your way, you might just be matchup-proof.  On top of all that, he has 22 touchdowns over the past two seasons.

Strategy: Before I started writing this, I thought Adams might be overvalued.  Looking at his production over the last two years, it is hard to argue with his current ADP.  He has been a WR1 the last couple of years and this year, he is the clear number one target for the best quarterback in football.  If you have a top four pick and are able to pair him with one of the elite running backs in the second round, you could have a great foundation for a championship run in your fantasy leagues.

Ceiling:  With Jordy Nelson gone, Davante Adams should easily end the year as a WR1, as he sees the lions share of targets from Aaron Rodgers.

Floor:   What will actually happen is with Jordy Nelson gone, Davante Adams will see the lions share of rolling coverages, limiting his targets, production, and your fantasy teams chances of advancing to the playoffs.