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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has been an absolute monster in fantasy football this season. While guys like Tyreek Hill, Adam Thielen and Michael Thomas get all the attention, Adams has quietly kept pace absorbing a ton of targets for an injury-riddled Green Bay Packers offense.

Adams came into the Packers' Week 11 Thursday Night Football game with 163.7 fantasy points, making him the No. 4 ranked fantasy wide receiver in the NFL, putting him ahead of other top WRs including DeAndre Hopkins, Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. After his 10-catch, 166-yard performance against the Seattle Seahawks, he sits at 185.3 points and is, for the moment, the No. 1 receiver in fantasy. 

No one else in the Top 5 has played yet this week and Hill is just 0.6 points behind him with the same amount of games played, but it shows how truly close Adams is to being the No. 1 fantasy receiver in the NFL. His worst output this year was 12.1 points in Week 4 and he has now scored more than 20 points three different times.

Adams will have to outpace Hill and Thomas, who are the top receivers for ​historically-great offenses in Kansas City and New Orleans, but he's kept up with them so far and he does have a QB in Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.

By the time Week 17 rolls around we may very well look back and see that Adams was the top fantasy wide receiver of the 2018 season.


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