To say it was a huge fantasy football day for both Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers, it would be a gross understatement. Week 1 saw the Packers stroll into Minnesota and completely dismantle the Vikings, who are ‘rebuilding’ their defense at the moment. Rodgers turned back the clock, targeting Adams 17 times to the tune of a 14-156-2 stat line, making him the highest-scoring receiver of the week. While there was no doubt Adams would be Rodgers’ 2020 target-hog, the two showcased incredible timing and their elite fantasy ceilings.
It was an interesting offseason for the Packers, opted to draft two backups, including Rodgers’ eventual replacement, Jordan Love, instead of adding more weaponry to wedge open their rapidly closing window. While the quarterback said publically he was fine with the decision, we all know Rodgers isn’t exactly the easiest guy to work with, which may have resulted in a chip on his shoulder and a proverbial middle finger up to his organization. The future Hall of Famer responded with 364 yards and 4 touchdowns to open up the season.
Although Rodgers was overlooked in 2020 fantasy drafts, Adams’ owners should be ecstatic to see a fired-up quarterback. On top of Rodgers’ play, Green Bay did nothing to improve their pass-catching situation, leaving Adams as the lone elite option on the perimeter. He nearly tripled the second-highest targeted receiver, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who saw six targets. MVS and Allen Lazard have both shown they can be inconsistent complementary pieces, but neither will be a consistent double-digit target or reception guy on a week-to-week basis.
Overall, Adams will continue to thrive in this rejuvenated offense, and if Rodgers can keep up this kind of play for the entire 2020 season, Adams will have a VERY good shot at the overall WR1 crown and Rodgers could revert to his fantasy league-winning ways.