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. We only look at the past three seasons for a player. This is because anyone who is looking at data from 2016 to figure out what to do in 2020 had better be trying to figure out how to make money for charity by dumping ice-water on their friends’ heads. Davante Adams is a slam dunk first-round pick, so instead, Evan did some ayahuasca and channeled a tale as old as time.
Davante Adams ADP and AAV:
STD: WR3, 10 overall
PPR: WR2, 7 overall
Davante Adams Average Auction Value: $49
Davante Adams Overview:
It’s a tale that has been passed down through generations…
Long ago, when Green Bay was just endless crop fields, a boy named Davante Adams worked on his parents’ dairy farm.
Davante was a strong boy, skilled at all of the tools of the trade: hitching the plough to the oxen, clearing the fields of rocks, and squeezing the underside of a goat. But soon the long hours in the Spring sun began to take its toll.
“Father, mother, I have too much to do,” he said, one day, “won’t you hire a farmhand to help me out?”
“‘Tis no money here for a farmhand,” his father retorted.
So back to the fields Davante went. For several more years, he walked ahead of the family’s loyal ox, picking up the stones while it pulled the plough. Finally, he felt he could not take it anymore.
“Father, mother, I have too much to do,” said Davante, “won’t you please have more children, so that we can promote some on-field roles from within?”
“‘Tis no money for a bigger family!” spoke his father.
Rubbing his aching back, Davante asked, “well could we sell our farm and all the animals? I’m sure I could get a job in the city and take care of all three of us.”
His father stared off into the distance, “Selling the animals might work. I’ll think about it.”
The next day, Davante came home from the schoolhouse to see the plough standing bare, its reins lying on the ground. “Could it be?” he hoped, “could they have begun to sell off our oxen and birds and goats for a move to the city?”
Davante’s father joined him by the plough, “father, is it true? Are we selling our animals!”
“Yes,” answered his father.
“Oh, for joy!” exclaimed Davante.
“Not really,” said his father, picking up the plough reins, “put these on.”
Davante Adams Draft Strategy:
It’s a real good-news-is-bad-news scenario for the fantasy value of the Packers’ receiving core. They spent almost zero capital developing another receiver to take some of the pressure off Davante Adams. On the one hand, Davante will probably lead the league in targets. On the other, he will be double covered more than a hotel mattress. Finally, on the other, third hand, he’s Davante Adams and he is a first-round pick for a reason.
Best Case Scenario:
Adams stays healthy. If he plays 16 games, he’s all but a lock to be a top-three WR.
Worst Case Scenario:
Constantly having to press his body to beat two defenders causes Adams to over-extend and spend the season on and off the PUP list. This is why we don’t mind him at the end of the first round or under $50: The value is there, but the risk makes us wary of reaching too far for him
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com and airyards.com]