Packers WR Davante Adams is likely set to receive the franchise tag this upcoming offseason.
For as great as Adams has been on the field, the Packers have been reluctant to give Adams a huge contract and likely make him the highest-paid wide receiver in football. As Rapoport notes, the Packers and Adams have not had contract talks since July and he is set to be a free agent in March. The franchise tag would at least give Green Bay more time to extend Adams. The tag is projected to be around $20 million for wide receivers.
GB WR Davante Adams - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Minnesota Vikings
"How many reasons are there to love Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in Week 17? Let me count the ways." – Sonnet 43, William Shakespeare probably.
I don't need to tell you that Adams is a fantasy star in the making this week; he has been one at basically every turn in 2021. Of the 14 games he has played, only three have seen Adams fall short of double-digit half-PPR fantasy points. He has topped 20 fantasy points almost two times as often as he has fallen short of 10. Since Green Bay's bye, Adams has averaged 93 receiving yards and 1.7 touchdowns on 8.7 catches (11 targets). In short: he is good, so play him.
If you want more details, our models project Adams as an elite fantasy football WR1 for the fantasy championships. The opposing Minnesota Vikings allow the second-most schedule-adjusted fantasy points (aFPA) to wide receivers, so there is little-to-no limit to Adams' fantasy upside.