The national media sure had a field day during Week One. The Green Bay Packers offense struggled mightily while Davante Adams put up monster numbers. In the Las Vegas Raiders first game, Adams had 10 receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. The Packers wide receivers combined for 12 receptions and 120 yards with no touchdowns. The narrative, of course, was that the Packers offense was nothing without Adams. The only thing that the Packers and Adams had in common in Week One was that they lost. Since then, however, the Packers wide receivers, particularly Romeo Doubs, have improved a great deal. Adams has regressed. Green Bay is now 2-1. Meanwhile Adams and Las Vegas are 0-3.
Romeo Doubs Is Outproducing Davante Adams
The Green Bay Packers and their fans were pleased to see Romeo Doubs have his breakout game in the Packers’ 14-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Doubs hauled in all eight of the passes thrown his way for 73 yards and a touchdown. Since Week One, he has 10 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.
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Davante Adams has not had nearly as much success. The two-time All-Pro has seven receptions for 48 yards and two touchdowns. While he may have one more touchdown, he also has six more targets than Doubs. In fact, Doubs has caught 10 of the 11 passes thrown his way in the past two weeks. In fact, including Week One, Doubs has caught 14 of the 16 passes thrown his way.
In other words, Davante Adams has a catch percentage of 50% (17 receptions on 34 targets) this season. Romeo Doubs has an 87.5% catch rate.
While this is not to say that Davante Adams is not missed by the Packers, it does mean that the Green Bay offense is in good hands.