When star wide receiver Davante Adams was acquired by the Las Vegas Raiders, it excited a lot of people. Adams is in the argument as one of the best players in the NFL at his position, cementing himself as a perennial All-Pro candidate.
While some of that success can be attributed to catching passes from Aaron Rodgers in his career, Adams was moving to a team with a familiar quarterback in Derek Carr. Carr and Adams played together collegiately at Fresno State and the two were excited to be teamed up once again.
Adams has certainly not disappointed in his first season in Sin City. While he has not been as efficient this season, already being targeted 171 times for 93 receptions, he has piled up stats. He has 1,443 receiving yards and a league-high 14 receiving touchdowns.
This is the third straight season he has broken the 1,300-yard plateau with double-digit touchdowns and is only five receptions away from his third straight 100-catch season. He will assuredly want to keep that streak alive, but he could have his sights set on an even bigger goal.
The record for receptions in a season by a Raiders player is 107 by tight end Darren Waller in 2020. Adams needs 13 receptions to break that record and given his workload at times this season, that is certainly within reach.
In his career, Davante Adams has caught 13+ passes four times. He has not reached that number this season but has received 13+ targets five times alone this season. Josh McDaniels has made sure to manufacture touches for Adams throughout this season and that shouldn’t change in Week 18 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In their first matchup this season, Adams caught only three of seven targets but went for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The quarterback change to Jarrett Stidham from Carr hasn’t slowed down his production, either.
In Stidham’s first career start last week, Adams caught seven of his 11 targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns. This has already been a record-breaking season for Davante Adams as he became the single-season receiving yards leader in Raiders history last week, surpassing Tim Brown, who had 1,408 receiving yards in 1997.