2015 Undervalued & Underrated Wide Receivers
First-year wideouts were a hot topic heading into the 2014 regular season as the new draft class was exploding with receiving talent. Both Donte Moncrief and Davante Adams conjured some buzz and made it on to the redraft radar at different points throughout the season, but their lack of consistency prevented them from attaining much fantasy relevance.
WR Davante Adams, GB
After threatening for the first quarter of the regular season, Adams finally overtook third-year man Jarrett Boykin and solidified his place as the Packers’ No. 3 wideout in Week 6 at Miami. Flashing spine-tingling after-the-catch ability as he posted six receptions for 77 yards, the rookie illustrated why Green Bay selected him with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 draft. Adams closed out the regular season with a 38-446-3 stat line. He was third in team targets with a total of 66, which was 61 fewer than Randall Cobb and 85 fewer than Jordy Nelson. He did see more action during the postseason, having his best game of the year in the Divisional round against Dallas. His production fell back down to earth this past Sunday, however, when he struggled against Seattle’s shutdown cornerback, Richard Sherman, catching just one ball for 7 yards. This up-and-down output was the story of Adams’ season…