Packers: Davante Adams early 2021 fantasy football predictions

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Davante Adams was one of the stars of the fantasy football season in 2020. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver caught a league-best 18 touchdowns and put up great fantasy numbers on a weekly basis.

Should we expect Adams to hit the same heights in fantasy again this season, or will his numbers drop?

Does Aaron Rodgers’ status with the Packers also impact Adams’ fantasy value?

How Adams finished in 2020

No matter the format, Adams was the best wide receiver in fantasy last season. According to Fantasy Pros, he ranked first among all receivers, averaging 21.5 points per game in half PPR scoring.

You could start Adams every week and know he’ll put up big numbers.

What to expect in 2021

Adams has consistently produced for fantasy football in recent years. While not always at the level we saw in 2020, Adams has been a WR1 for many years. He’s arguably the most consistent fantasy receiver.

Sure, if Rodgers doesn’t play for the Packers this season, we need to lower expectations for Adams slightly. However, he still put up strong fantasy numbers in 2017 when Brett Hundley was throwing him the football.

But if Rodgers is back, expect this partnership to be as dominant as ever, especially as they enter year three in Matt LaFleur’s system.

Adams might not hit 18 touchdown catches again, but bear in mind he’s caught double-digit touchdowns in four of the past five seasons. Rodgers will search for his top receiver down in the red zone more often than not.

Fantasy draft

As you’d expect, Adams is being drafted high. According to Fantasy Football Calculator, his average draft position currently sees him going 11th overall in drafts, a first-rounder in 12-team leagues. He’s also the first wide receiver off the board.

If you’re picking near the turn in the first round, Adams could be a great choice to build your roster around.