Davante Adams Week 14 Start/Sit: Fantasy Outlook for Raiders WR vs. the Vikings

Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams is slowly rounding into form -- can fantasy football managers rely on him in their starting lineup in Week 14?

For the majority of October, Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams was a distressed asset for fantasy football managers, but he seems to be trending in the right direction recently.

Should he be viewed as a trustworthy start in Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings?

Should You Start Davante Adams in Week 14?

After averaging 35.2 receiving yards per game for a five-game stretch, Adams has cleared 70 yards in each of his past three games (33 targets in those games, per the Week 14 Cheat Sheet), and that is enough for him to grade as my top Raider receiver.

MORE: PFN’s FREE NFL Playoff Predictor

With only a pair of top-15 fantasy finishes this season, I can’t rank him that highly with just two teams on a bye. That said, he is still a low-end WR2 thanks to his projectable opportunity count when this offense nears paydirt (one or more red-zone targets in 10 of 12 games).

You’re not getting the value you thought you were going to get during your draft this summer, but I think you survived the worst and should be fine with him labeled as a starter in most formats.

Trending Start/Sit Searches for Adams

Did you know that we have a Start/Sit Optimizer here at Pro Football Network?! It’s completely free to use and it allows you to enter up to six players to find the best option to plug into your starting lineup!

It also allows us to see the most popular trending searches, and we’ve jotted some of them down here to help provide some clarity!

Should You Start Adams or DK Metcalf?

I prefer Adams to DK Metcalf this week. Yes, Metcalf is coming off of the big performance in Week 13, but what about the three months before that? Over that stretch, he had only a pair of top-20 finishes and now — after one giant game — I’m supposed to lock him in against arguably the best defense in the NFL?

MORE: PFN Consensus Rankings

Neither Adams nor Metcalf is as safe of an option as we had hoped for in August, but I do think Adams is the better play of these two this week.

Should You Start Adams or Nico Collins?

I’m not sure Nico Collins is getting the respect he deserves. The New York Jets matchup this week is tough, but he’s looked like an alpha target-earner at points this season and that should be the case moving forward with Tank Dell lost for the season.

Any edge that Adams has this week from a target share standpoint — and I’m not even 100% sure he does see one — figures to be more than offset by the quality of target that is coming Collins’ way from C.J. Stroud.

Kyle Soppe’s Week 14 WR Rankings

1) Tyreek Hill | MIA (vs. TEN)
2) CeeDee Lamb | DAL (vs. PHI)
3) Keenan Allen | LAC (vs. DEN)
4) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET (at CHI)
5) Justin Jefferson | MIN (at LV)
6) Stefon Diggs | BUF (at KC)
7) A.J. Brown | PHI (at DAL)
8) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND (at CIN)
9) Jaylen Waddle | MIA (vs. TEN)
10) Mike Evans | TB (at ATL)
11) Deebo Samuel | SF (vs. SEA)
12) Brandon Aiyuk | SF (vs. SEA)
13) Chris Olave | NO (vs. CAR)
14) Nico Collins | HOU (at NYJ)
15) DJ Moore | CHI (vs. DET)
16) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN (vs. IND)
17) DeVonta Smith | PHI (at DAL)
18) Rashee Rice | KC (vs. BUF)
19) Calvin Ridley | JAX (at CLE)
20) Davante Adams | LV (vs. MIN)
21) Courtland Sutton | DEN (at LAC)
22) DK Metcalf | SEA (at SF)
23) Brandin Cooks | DAL (vs. PHI)
24) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN (at MIA)
25) Puka Nacua | LAR (vs. BAL)

26) Jayden Reed | GB (at NYG)
27) Garrett Wilson | NYJ (vs. HOU)
28) Cooper Kupp | LAR (vs. BAL)
29) Jakobi Meyers | LV (vs. MIN)
30) Adam Thielen | CAR (at NO)
31) Zay Flowers | BAL (vs. LAR)
32) Demario Douglas | NE (at PIT)
33) Josh Downs | IND (at CIN)
34) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL (vs. LAR)
35) Noah Brown | HOU (at NYJ)
36) Diontae Johnson | PIT (vs. NE)
37) Gabe Davis | BUF (at KC)
38) George Pickens | PIT (vs. NE)
39) Tee Higgins | CIN (vs. IND)
40) Tyler Lockett | SEA (at SF)
41) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA (at SF)
42) Drake London | ATL (vs. TB)
43) Zay Jones | JAX (at CLE)
44) Chris Godwin | TB (at ATL)
45) Jerry Jeudy | DEN (at LAC)
46) Joshua Palmer | LAC (vs. DEN)
47) Jordan Addison | MIN (at LV)
48) Khalil Shakir | BUF (at KC)
49) Jalin Hyatt | NYG (vs. GB)
50) Christian Watson | GB (at NYG)

Looking to make a trade in your fantasy league? Having trouble deciding who to start and who to sit? Setting DFS lineups? Check out PFN’s Free Fantasy Football Trade Analyzer, Start/Sit Optimizer, and DFS Lineup Optimizer to help you make the right decision!

Listen to the PFN Inside Access Podcast!

Listen to the PFN Inside Access Podcast! Click the embedded player below to listen, or you can find the PFN Fantasy Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and all major podcast platforms.  Be sure to subscribe and leave us a five-star review!

Related Articles