How high should Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams be selected in fantasy drafts this summer?
Officially the Green Bay Packers’ number one receiver, Davante Adams is a popular name in the world of fantasy football this season.
But where should you consider drafting him?
First, we need to determine where Adams ranks at the wide receiver position.
To me, he is in the top-10 at the position, making him a WR1. While the likes of Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins deserve first-round consideration, Adams is in the tier just below, featuring the likes of A.J. Green, Keenan Allen and even Julio Jones.
His average draft position (ADP) by Fantasy Football Calculator matches up with that. His current ADP is the second round, sixth among wide receivers. He is currently being selected ahead of Green, Allen and Mike Evans.
No matter how you rank this tier of receivers, Adams always seems to make sense in the second round.
A recent 10-team, PPR mock draft by NFL.com also has Adams going in the second. In the mock, Adams was selected 18th overall, and was the seventh receiver off the board.
The only two wideouts to make it into the first round were, as expected, the trio of Brown, Beckham and Hopkins. No surprises there.
So why should Adams be selected so high? After all, he finished 14th among wide receivers in PPR scoring last season, according to Fantasy Pros.
The first reason is that the Packers have moved on from Jordy Nelson, which means Adams is in line for more targets. Yes, they signed pass-catching tight end Jimmy Graham, but he will have a different role. Adams will be Aaron Rodgers‘ go-to target on the outside.
Opportunity is key in fantasy football.
Then there is talent. Adams has 22 touchdown catches over the past two seasons, and he continued to find the end zone when Rodgers broke his collarbone.
Adams played well, but his numbers undoubtedly dropped somewhat with Brett Hundley playing instead of Rodgers at quarterback.
With the two-time MVP back on the field, and Green Bay’s offense back to its dominant best, Adams is in line for his first 1,000-yard season.
Adams could be one of the top receivers in fantasy this season. While Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins remain the only three pass catchers you should consider in the opening round, Adams is a great option in the second.