Davante Adams is in the top five of FanSided’s fantasy wide receiver rankings for 2019.
One of the most consistent wide receivers for fantasy football in the 2018 season, Davante Adams should again be among the best at the position this year.
Shaun Evans of FanSided has put together his pre-draft fantasy football wide receiver rankings with the top 30 pass catchers. Adams comes in at number four.
You could argue that Adams — the number two wide receiver in PPR scoring in 2018, according to Fantasy Data — should be slightly higher in the rankings, but it’s a tough call. The three receivers ahead of him are Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, and DeAndre Hopkins, who are also stars in fantasy football.
Adams was Mr. Consistent at wide receiver last season. In 2018, he had at least 81 receiving yards or a touchdown in each game. In every game that he had fewer than 81 yards, he scored at least one touchdown. That’s an incredible statistic and shows just how safe a starter he was in fantasy football. He delivered every single week.
The Green Bay Packers offense struggled, yet Adams continued to perform at an elite level. Now imagine an offense that sustains longer drives and scores more points. That could be the case with new head coach and play-caller Matt LaFleur bringing in a brand new offense.
It also helps when one of the greatest passers of all-time, who is also Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, says he wants to target Adams more this year.
“I’d like to throw to Davante more,” Rodgers said, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
In 2018, Adams finished second in the NFL in targets and sixth in receptions. If Rodgers does throw his way more often, Adams will be the number one receiver for fantasy in 2019, and it might not even be that close.
But Julio Jones is at number one in FanSided’s rankings, and it’s hard to argue with that. One player had more targets than Adams last season — Julio. And Jones was dominant, finishing 2018 with 1,677 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.