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Packers’ Davante Adams (hamstring) questionable to return vs Lions

Davante Adams, Packers, Lions

In another addition to an ever growing injury-list among some of the biggest stars in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers have updated Davante Adams’ status for the remainder of their game against the Detroit Lions as “questionable.”

Productive in the first-half as the Packers worked to build a lead against their divisional-rival, Adams accrued 36 yards on 3 catches, with a long of 17 yards. Though no injury was reported at halftime, the receiver spent most of the 3rd-quarter on the sideline before the official update was provided to the media by the team’s medical staff.

a 6th-year wideout out of Cal State Fresno, Adams has long been considered to be one of the most underrated receivers in the league, accruing 997 yards, 5 TD’s and 83 catches in 2019, in only 12 games. Overshadowed by his all-time quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, Adams entered the 2020 season consistently ranked as one of the top fantasy receivers available, after being the only wideout to gain 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns over the last four seasons.

While it is unclear the severity of his injury, any lingering effects that limit his ability to contribute will sorely be felt by a Packers’ offense that surprisingly has looked short on weapons in the passing game. Instituting a play-action heavy approach in an attempt to alleviate pressure on the aging Rodgers, Green Bay used a second-round pick to draft running-back AJ Dillon, leaving them little capital to fortify their receiving core. Left with Allen Lazard as second on their depth chart behind the aforementioned Adams, the Packers must now turn to a player who was on their practice squad as recently as last year.

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