WR Davante Adams steps up for Packers

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In the Packer's 31-24 comeback win over the New York Jets, rookie receiver Davante Adams made his first appreciable contribution to the Packers' offense. The second-round pick from Fresno State caught five passes for 50 yards, including 24 on a third-down slant during the Packers' 97-yard touchdown drive late in the second quarter.

"It's plays like that that give you a lot of confidence as a young player, and I'm really proud of him," Rodgers said. "He stepped up. He played really well. I think he'll start to settle in, and you'll see even more big plays from him."

In the process, Adams supplanted Jarrett Boykin as the No. 3 receiver, at least for the remainder of the game.

"It was big," said Adams, who did not have any passes thrown his way in Week 1. "I feel like I'm just scratching the surface though. I've just got to continue to grow from here and that type of stuff is only going to make me better."

Fantasy Impact: 

Adams appeared to be pushing for the No. 3 receiver spot early in training camp but never made a serious run at Boykin. At times, but WRs struggled but Adams eventually got hurt in a preseason game. However, after Boykin dropped one pass and couldn't connect with Rodgers on another during the same second-quarter drive, Adams got the call. We'll see if this leads to Adams climbing the depth chart heading into Week 3. We had Boykin as a sleeper this year, but he just can't seem to shake Adams. In an offense like Green Bay's, Adams would certainly have fantasy value if he does take over the job.

Filed Under: 2014, W2

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