Packers: Trade for Davante Adams in fantasy football

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Ahead of the fantasy football playoffs, try to trade for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.

Davante Adams was a first-round pick in fantasy drafts this season, but he hasn’t yet consistently produced the fantasy points many expected.

There are a couple of reasons for that. The first is that Adams missed four games due to injury. The other is that, surprisingly, he’s yet to make a touchdown catch.

In six games, Adams has caught 39 of 57 targets for 537 yards. On average, that works out at 6.5 catches for 89.5 yards per game. In PPR scoring, that’s a solid score of around 15 fantasy points.

Of the six games Adams has played, he’s posted more than 15 PPR points on three occasions, including scores of 28 and 18.8. His worst three fantasy scores are 7.6, 9.6 and 11.1. That shows that in a season where hasn’t caught a TD, he still provides a safe floor for fantasy points.

But as Adams hasn’t lived up to expectations for owners who drafted him early, you might be able to buy low. If your league’s trade deadline hasn’t passed yet, contact the Adams owner about a potential trade.

There’s good reason to believe Adams’ numbers will go up in the final stretch of the season.

Adams is still on pace for over 1,000 yards this season despite missing a month due to injury. The targets and yards are still there. Now he just needs to find the end zone.

He’s unlucky not to score a TD so far, and things should balance out as the season goes on. We’re talking about a player who has caught 35 touchdowns over the past three seasons and is one of the best red zone receivers in the NFL.

And the red zone opportunities are still there. According to Pro Football Reference, only Jimmy Graham and Aaron Jones have more targets than Adams for the Packers in the red zone this season. Adams has also missed four games.

Following next week’s tough road game against the San Francisco 49ers, Adams gets two great matchups against the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. According to Pro Football Reference, the Giants are allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. The Redskins are allowing the 16th-most.

Adams could be set for a strong finish to the fantasy season. If you can get him on your roster, make the move.