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Davante Adams Injury Update Crushes Week 3 Fantasy Outlook for Sunday Night Football

By michael obermuller
Davante Adams has a doubtful tag before a Sunday night game, something that's always frustrating for fantasy managers.
Davante Adams has a doubtful tag before a Sunday night game, something that's always frustrating for fantasy managers. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images
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Davante Adams has a ton of talent, we saw that on display in 2018 when he topped the wide receiver charts in fantasy football. He also consistently receives one of the highest target shares in the NFL, as Aaron Rodgers' main weapon in the passing game.

Adams' problem has always been health. Last season he had a nagging bout with turf toe, and now in 2020 it's his hamstring that could sideline him for Sunday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.

Davante Adams Week 3 Fantasy Outlook

For fantasy managers, these Sunday or Monday night game-time decisions are always the toughest calls to make. If you leave Adams in your lineup and he doesn't play (or plays but re-injures himself early), you'll probably have little to no options left to replace him. If you bench him and he does play, you risk losing one of your biggest stars for Week 3.

It's already tricky, and there's more to this situation than a simple doubtful injury tag. Adams is also going to go up against Marshon Lattimore of the Saints, one of the top shadow corners in all of football. The combination of those two factors are certainly enough to pass on Davante in Week 3.

If you are one of the wise ones that has a backup like Allen Lazard or Marquise Valdes-Scantling on your bench behind Adams, maybe you can wait this one out up until game-time. If your replacement options are in action earlier on Sunday afternoon however, the smart move is to play it safe this time and hope the Green Bay Packers star is good for Week 4.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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