2019 Fantasy Football Davante Adams Player Profile

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 players 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 most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  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.

Davante Adams ADP and AAV

Standard: 2nd among WRs, 9th overall

PPR: 2nd among WRs, 7th overall

Davante Adams Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $51

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 3rd 218.6 2nd 14.6
2017 13th 148.5 6th 10.6
2016 7th 171.7 10th 10.7

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 2nd 329.6 1st 22.0
2017 14th 222.5 8th 15.9
2016 9th 246.7 11th 15.4

FANTASY USAGE

Receptions Receptions Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 111 7.4 169 11.9
2017 74 5.3 117 8.3
2016 75 4.7 121 7.5

Overview: Adams has been a solid WR1 for three years. With Aaron Rodgers back under center, there aren’t a lot of changes between this year and his 2018 top-3 season.

Strategy: Our Davante Adams Auction Value ($200 Budget): $57

We can see an argument for Adams being the first WR off the board. His floor is the highest among the first-round WRs, with Rodgers getting injured less than Hopkins’ QB, Deshaun Watson. Feel free to grab him in the middle of the first, it would take a miracle or a serious injury for him not to give you a top 5 return. In auction, he’s probably worth about $50, but he won’t go for that: Someone else is going to want him, too, so if you’re all in on Adams be willing to pay up to mid-$50s.

Best Case Scenario: Adams becomes the #1 overall WR.

Worst Case Scenario: Barring injury, Adams won’t sink lower than, say WR7. He’s been too consistent and his quarterback is amazing.