Davante Adams COVID Update Boosts Allen Lazard Fantasy Outlook as Top Waiver Wire Target in Week 8

Davante Adams fantasy outlook crushed by the latest Week 8 COVID update.
Davante Adams fantasy outlook crushed by the latest Week 8 COVID update. / Stacy Revere/GettyImages

Updated (Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4:10 p.m. EST): Allen Lazard has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He will miss the team's Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals. With Marquez Valdes-Scantling still on IR, Randall Cobb will likely serve as Green Bay's de-facto WR1. He's a boom-or-bust WR3 option this week.

The Green Bay Packers have added Davante Adams to the reserve/COVID-19 list. The wideout is believed to be fully vaccinated, which means he still has an outside shot at suiting up on Thursday night. He'd need to have two negative tests 24 hours apart.

Still, it's probably safe to assume that Adams will miss Thursday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Allen Lazard Fantasy

Honestly, it's tough to know what to do with this news. Adams has absolutely dominated the target share in this Green Bay passing attack, seeing 73 targets thus far. Running back Aaron Jones has the second most on the team, and he's only seen 28.

If we had to pick one primary beneficiary, though, it would probably be Allen Lazard. Lazard has started to come on a little bit, seeing 5-plus targets in back-to-back games now. He has turned those looks into 8 catches for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns.

It seems like he'll be the WR1 on an Aaron Rodgers-led offense. That's always a good recipe for fantasy success, even in a tough matchup against the Cardinals.

Lazard is a low-end WR3 option this week, just know that he's also got a very low floor.

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