This Davante Adams Stat Proves Why He's the Best WR in the NFL

By michael obermuller
Davante Adams has become the NFL's touchdown king at wide receiver.
Davante Adams has become the NFL's touchdown king at wide receiver. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images
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People always talk about Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones as the top three receivers in the NFL. They debate who's number one, and argue different quarterbacks, situations and statistics. It often feels like one NFL wide receiver is being overlooked however, Green Bay Packers star Davante Adams.

This recent statistic gives Adams even more of a case than normal. Eight touchdowns in six games played this season! That's ridiculous, but Davante's red zone efficiency goes back even further than 2020.

That stat was tweeted out before last night's game (Nov. 1), so Adams lead has actually grown since touchdown number 45. It's not just his ability to score that separates the Packers WR1 though, it's his ability to beat top coverage on a weekly basis.

The Packers don't have too many weapons, a common complaint from Aaron Rodgers to his organization in recent years. If anything, that has made things more difficult for Adams, who often faces double teams, or at the very least the opposition's top man-to-man corner.

When looking around the league, Julio has Calvin Ridley, Hopkins plays in a spread offense that thins out the secondary, and even Thomas has had Jared Cook in the past (and now has Emmanuel Sanders). None of these four have had bad quarterbacks either, although one could argue that Hopkins has had the lowest accuracy passers throughout his career.

When it comes to determining the best wide receiver in the NFL, the debate will never end, but Davante Adams has earned his place in the discussion.


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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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