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Davante Adams, who has quietly become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, has missed the last game and a half with a hamstring injury. He doesn’t usually make a ton of noise, so it’s a little uncharacteristic of him to send a tweet implying that he wants to play tonight versus the Falcons, a hope that team doctors have apparently nixed:
Sorry fans and friends I wont be on the field tonight. I’ve done everything I need to do and proved Im ready but I guess I don’t know my body as well as others. Good luck out there my boys
— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) October 5, 2020
This is one of those times when you can understand both sides. Football players are warriors and often have to be saved from themselves. The Packers have a bye week in Week 5. They’re 3-0, and while NFL seasons can change fast, right now it looks like they will need to rely on Adams well into January.
The Packers are banged up at wide receiver, with their second option, Allen Lazard, out as well. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is probably Aaron Rodgers’ top receiver now. Rodgers will also likely target tight ends Jace Sternberger and Robert Tonyan for some extra touches tonight. Look for Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams to get the ball out of the backfield. And as I’ve said a number of times, the speedy Tyler Ervin could be a sneaky longshot option for touchdown props.