Count Brett Favre among those who believe Davante Adams won’t be as effective with the Raiders. Green Bay’s system and quarterback, Favre says, accounted for some of his success.
“No disrespect to Davante at all — zero disrespect. I do think that Davante will make Derek Carr better and, in time, they will be a dynamic duo. Now, will it be the duo that Aaron and Davante had? Time will tell,” Favre said to TMZ Sports. “I think Derek Carr is a very good quarterback, but he’s not in Aaron’s league yet. He may never be, and that’s no disrespect either, but I do think that Davante owes a great deal of gratitude to Aaron and the Packers drafting him.”
It’s not what you would call an edgy take. The vast majority of fantasy leaguers, I think, believe Adams’ production will fall off to some degree.
System and supporting cast plays a factor with players, especially those who are relying on somebody else to get them the football.
Since 2000, only seven wide receivers have had top-10 seasons (using PPR scoring) with multiple teams.
|TOP-10 SEASONS WITH TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS|
|2015||Allen Robinson, Jac.||80||1,400||14||304.0||6|
|2019||Allen Robinson, Chi.||98||1,147||7||254.9||8|
|2020||Allen Robinson, Chi.||102||1,250||6||262.9||9|
|2007||Brandon Marshall, Den.||102||1,325||7||282.2||9|
|2008||Brandon Marshall, Den.||104||1,265||6||266.1||5|
|2009||Brandon Marshall, Den.||101||1,120||10||276.9||7|
|2012||Brandon Marshall, Chi.||118||1,508||11||334.6||2|
|2013||Brandon Marshall, Chi.||100||1,295||12||305.5||5|
|2015||Brandon Marshall, NYJ||109||1,502||14||343.2||3|
|2015||DeAndre Hopkins, Hou.||111||1,521||11||331.1||4|
|2017||DeAndre Hopkins, Hou.||96||1,378||13||311.8||1|
|2018||DeAndre Hopkins, Hou.||115||1,572||11||337.5||1|
|2019||DeAndre Hopkins, Hou.||104||1,165||7||270.6||4|
|2020||DeAndre Hopkins, Ariz.||115||1,407||6||291.8||4|
|2000||Randy Moss, Min.||77||1,437||15||313.2||4|
|2001||Randy Moss, Min.||82||1,233||10||270.6||8|
|2002||Randy Moss, Min.||106||1,347||7||292.5||4|
|2003||Randy Moss, Min.||111||1,632||17||378.0||1|
|2007||Randy Moss, N.E.||98||1,493||23||385.3||1|
|2009||Randy Moss, N.E.||83||1,264||13||289.4||2|
|2003||Santana Moss, NYJ||74||1,105||10||251.2||9|
|2005||Santana Moss, Was.||84||1,483||9||286.0||6|
|2018||Stefon Diggs, Min.||102||1,021||9||266.3||10|
|2020||Stefon Diggs, Buff.||127||1,535||8||328.6||3|
|2021||Stefon Diggs, Buff.||103||1,225||10||285.5||7|
|2000||Terrell Owens, S.F.||97||1,451||13||323.2||3|
|2001||Terrell Owens, S.F.||93||1,412||16||332.3||2|
|2002||Terrell Owens, S.F.||100||1,300||14||321.9||3|
|2004||Terrell Owens, Phil.||77||1,200||14||280.5||6|
|2006||Terrell Owens, Dall.||85||1,180||13||283.0||2|
|2007||Terrell Owens, Dall.||81||1,355||15||307.0||3|
Favre doesn’t think Aaron Rodgers will miss Adams as much as Adams misses Rodgers.
“They’ll be OK,” Favre said. “It’s hard to replace a great player like Davante Adams. It’s hard to replace Aaron Rodgers. You don’t replace those players. You plug someone and hope that the others take up the slack until that person finds their own way. Aaron’s too good. Much like Tom Brady has gone into every season and manage to systematically tear teams apart with whoever. It doesn’t matter. And that will be the case with Aaron.”