An early prediction for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in fantasy football in 2019.
But where should Adams be drafted in fantasy this year?
Here’s an early prediction for 2019.
How Adams finished in 2018
Adams finished the 2018 season with 111 receptions for 1,386 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. According to Fantasy Pros, he finished as the highest-scoring receiver in fantasy in half-point PPR. Adams offered a high floor in each game, making him a player you could trust in your starting lineup every week.
What to expect in 2019
Even with a change at head coach, Adams will continue to be Aaron Rodgers‘ go-to target in the Packers offense. The biggest question is whether he’ll be able to match his career-best 111 receptions from 2018, and that will depend on the new scheme and the wide receiver and tight end depth chart.
If the Packers were to make a trade for Antonio Brown or select one of the draft’s top pass-catching tight ends like Noah Fant, it’s possible his number of receptions could drop slightly.
Even if that is the case, Adams will be a WR1 in fantasy next season. Not only is he the top target in a great offense led by the best quarterback in football, but Adams has also proven why he’s one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in recent years.
With double-digit touchdowns in each of the past three seasons, Adams will again be one of the top receivers in fantasy next season.
A year ago, Adams’ ADP was the WR7, according to Fantasy Football Calculator, making him a second-round pick in many leagues. Currently, he’s the WR2 for 2019, making him a first-rounder. Adams could easily be the first wide receiver off the board in many leagues in 2019.
And how many wide receivers would you select ahead of Adams?
DeAndre Hopkins is one option, but even then it’s a tough decision. Outside of Hopkins, I’m not sure there’s another receiver I’d be willing to draft ahead of Adams.
Antonio Brown will almost certainly be joining a new team this offseason. Odell Beckham Jr. has missed 16 games over the past two seasons. Assuming he’s still with the Giants in 2019, it’s tough to trust that offense.