By Adam Roberts – 11/6/2020
It’s safe to say without the play of wide receiver Davante Adams, the Packers would not be currently sitting at 6-2 following a 34-17 win over the 49ers last night. The kind of play Adams has had this season put him up there with the best in the NFL; last night he recorded 10 catches for 173 yards and a first quarter score. He also became the first player in NFL history to have 3 games with 10 catches for 150 receiving yards in his team’s first eight games of a season. The fact he accomplished the feat while just playing in six of those eight games is even more impressive.
Now the conversation is being had about whether or not Adams might be the best wideout in football.While many would modestly shoot down that kind of talk, Adams is confident that his play of late puts him in the conversation. “I think that’s fair to say.” Adams said after the game last night. “I think that’s not being conceited. That’s just being confident. I think, obviously, what I’ve done and what I’m going to continue to do is going to prove that to anybody who isn’t on board with that.”
Statistically speaking, Adams ranks fifth on the ESPN.com list of receivers in the league for receiving yards, sixth in receptions, and leads the league in touchdown catches. Keep in mind, this is with just six games under his belt; most of the top statistical receivers in the league have at least an extra game played.
With no trades made for another deep threat receiver, Adams will likely keep getting fed by Aaron Rodgers in the second half of the season barring injury. Green Bay has five games remaining this season against teams in the bottom half of the league in passing yards allowed (Jacksonville, Bears twice, Carolina, and Tennessee), meaning another few 100+ yard games aren’t out of the question.
To those who passed on Adams in fantasy this year, shame!