Packers: Three bold predictions for the rest of the 2020 season

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams - Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams
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1. Adams leads NFL in yards and TDs

No wide receiver has been as impressive as Davante Adams this season.

Despite missing two-and-a-half games to injury, Adams still has 847 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s averaging an incredible 105.9 receiving yards per game. This leads the NFL and isn’t all that close.

Due to the hamstring injury that kept him out of two full games, Adams is eighth in the league for receiving yards. Assuming he plays every game the rest of the way, he’ll finish the regular season with the most receiving yards and touchdowns of any player.

Adams has some ground to make up. League-leader DeAndre Hopkins has 912 yards this year. However, Hopkins is on pace for 1,459 receiving yards in 16 games. Adams is on pace for 1,482 yards in only 14 games. So even when we factor in the games he’s missed, Adams’ current pace would be good enough to put up more yards than Hopkins.

Adams’ 10 touchdown catches is tied for second-most in the league with Tyreek Hill. Adam Thielen has one more. Both Hill and Thielen have played 10 games compared to Adams’ eight.

Adams has been simply unstoppable and Aaron Rodgers has no hesitation to fire his way early and often, especially down in the red zone. Adams is averaging over 11 targets and eight receptions per game.

By the end of Week 17, he’ll be the league-leader in both receiving yards and touchdowns.