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Davante Adams to Set Career Highs in 2020/21 - Total Receiving Yards Odds

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
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  • Despite missing four games in 2019 due to a turf toe injury, Davante Adams was the Green Bay Packers’ most productive receiver in 2019, with 83 receptions for 997 yards and 5 touchdowns.
  • Last season, running back Aaron Jones caught the second-most passes for the Packers with 49, while the other receivers not named Adams caught less than 40 passes apiece.
  • So far, the Packers have not used free agency or the draft to add starters to their wide receiver room, so expect Adams to be on the receiving end of the majority of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ passes in 2020.

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The Green Bay Packers have arguably one of the top receivers in the league on their roster, Davante Adams, and should he stay healthy in 2020 he is expected to once again be one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets.

The Packers did not do much in the offseason to add more starting receivers for Rogers to target, instead choosing to draft his eventual replacement in Utah State’s quarterback Jordan Love.

Adams has proven that, when healthy, he can be counted on to pull down balls, even in the postseason, with 17 catches for almost 300 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Packers’ two January games in 2019.

The turf toe that kept Adams out of four games is now healed, and the hope is for the 27-year-old to return the form he showed in 2018 when in 15 games he posted 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season.

Odds on Davante Adam’s 2020 Production

Davante Adam’s Total Receiving Yards – Regular Season

Davante Adams Total Receiving Yards
Davante Adam’s Total Receiving Yards Odds DraftKings Sportsbook
Over 1200.5 -110
Under 1200.5 -110

Odds taken May 5 from DraftKings Sportsbook.

It is important to note that Adams has only caught for over 1,000 yards in a season once during his six-year NFL career, and that was in 2018 when his total was 1,386 off 111 receptions.

With tight end, Jimmy Graham gone and zero starting receivers added in the offseason, oddsmakers are obviously expecting Adams to receive the bulk of Rogers’ passes in 2020.

Adams has only played in all 16 games during a regular season twice in his six-year NFL career – his rookie season in 2014 and his third pro year in 2016.

Based on His Recent Postseason Performance, Adams Is Obviously Healthy

The turf toe that Adams suffered in Week 4 of last season was serious enough to keep him on the sidelines for four games as he recovered, but given what he did on the field once he returned, it’s safe to say that the toe has healed.

After a recovered Adams returned for the last eight weeks of the regular 2019 season, he became the leading receiver in five of those games, the Packers winning all but one of those matchups.

In the postseason, Adams proved to be Rogers’ best receiver once again, with a total of 17 catches for 298 yards and 2 touchdowns in two games, helping the Packers get as close to the Big Game as they have been since they just missed out in 2016.

Adams was Ranked 30th at His Position Last Season

With his 2019 season shortened by four games, Adams ended up being ranked 30th at his position, far lower than he was the season prior when his performance had him tied as the sixth most productive receiver in the league.

The hope (obviously) is that a healthy Adams will live up to the hype that has begun to surround him, especially in the fantasy football world, where he is considered to be the fourth-best wideout in current best ball drafts according to Pro Football Focus.

Helping Adams in this endeavor is the Packers’ front office, who, for some mysterious reason, decided to stick with the thing receiver corps behind him, putting all of their faith, apparently, in his potential to be the main man for Rogers in 2020.

Tight End Jimmy Graham Being Gone Helps Adams’ Production Potential

Now that pass-catching tight end Jimmy Graham has been traded to the Chicago Bears, expect Adams to get even more attention from Rogers in 2020.

Adams’ production should benefit from the absence of Graham since the tight end was targeted 60 times last season.

Pick: Take the over – Adams’ turf toe in 2019 was a fluke injury and he has since proven he is healthy, so expect he and Aaron Rodgers to set some career highs together in 2020.

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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

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