1. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
It’s no surprise that at number one is Davante Adams, who is not only the NFC North’s best wide receiver but also a top-five receiver in the NFL. Adams has the best release off the line of scrimmage of any wide receiver in the league, and he’s also one of the toughest players to defend in the red zone, with 35 touchdowns over the past three seasons to prove it.
Adams stepped up when Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone two years ago, but with Rodgers back in 2018, Adams set career-highs in just about every category. He also put up double-digit touchdowns for the third season in a row and went past 1,000 yards for the first time.
Aaron Rodgers said he wants to throw to Adams even more often this season, which shows the trust he has in the Packers‘ number one receiver. Adams finished second in the league for targets last season with 169, just one behind Julio Jones.
An injury in the final game of the season cost Adams the chance to set multiple franchise single-season records, but if Rodgers is throwing his way more often in 2019, he’ll have another opportunity to do just that.
Adams has improved each year, and in Matt LaFleur’s offense, he could once again put up career-best numbers in 2019.