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What to do with Davante Adams, Packers WRs in Week 9 fantasy football

We go over Davante Adams, Packers WRs’ fantasy football outlook ahead of the Packers Week 9 matchup against the 49ers on Thursday Night Football.

Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers is pursued by Cameron Dantzler #27 of the Minnesota Vikings during a game at Lambeau Field on November 01, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings defeated the Packers 28-22. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Davante Adams currently has the highest average points per game of all wide receivers, with an average of 27.0 PPR points per game. This is a whopping 5.8 points per game higher than the next closest scoring average, which is Tyler Lockett at 21.2 PPR points per game. The Adams/Rodgers connection is fantasy gold. Adams is a no brainer fantasy start each week, but are Marqez Valdes-Scantling or Equanimeous St. Brown worth consideration for your lineups as well? We break down the fantasy analysis below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Green Bay Wide Receivers

As was mentioned above, Davante Adams is a fantasy starter every week. Any receiver who is averaging 11.6 targets per game from Aaron Rodgers is bound to have success. You are starting him no matter the match-up. The Packers may look to Adams even more this week, as their backfield has been hit with both injury and a COVID outbreak, leaving the 4th and 5th string running backs to take the field this week. Start Adams as a WR1 with confidence.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s target volume hit an all new low in Week 8, as he had one target for one reception for 19 yards. He added one carry for 4 yards. The Packers are tough against wide receivers and things likely won’t get easier for Valdes-Scantling in Week 9. Valdes-Scantling never seems to be more than an afterthought, as Adams is always the first option in this offense. He has yet to prove himself as a reliable fantasy asset and can be left on the bench once again this week.

Equanimeous St. Brown saw three targets and managed one reception for 12 yards against Minnesota in Week 8. He is currently dealing with a knee injury and has only logged limited practices thus far this week. Look for the Wednesday practice report to get a better idea of his Week 9 availability, however his low target share and injury designation seem to be a too risky of a combination to put him your lineups.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Davante Adams as a WR1

Sit Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Sit Equanimeous St. Brown