News: 10 hours agoAdams (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Spin: The Packers took the decision on Adams down to the wire, but his hamstring injury was too much to overcome in one week's time. With its No. 1 wide receiver on the pine, Green Bay seems poised to use more 12 personnel than normal with just two viable WR (Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling) available to the offense. That said, Malik Taylor and Darrius Shepherd are active if and when coach Matt LaFleur dials up three-wide sets.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Adams is back as Aaron Rodgers' unquestioned No. 1 target -- a role that has allowed him to post four consecutive seasons as a top-10 WR in fantasy points per game. Adams handled a career-high 31% target share and was fantasy's No. 2-scoring WR during the 12 weeks in which he was active last season. He finished as a top-five WR in 42% of those outings, which trailed only Michael Thomas. The only concern here is durability as Adams has missed at least one regular-season game due to injury in each of the past three seasons, including four 2019 absences. We'll need to dock him slightly for that, but the 27-year-old's massive usage locks him into the top-end WR1 mix.