Fantasy Football Trade Targets: Top 5 Risers Heading into Week 1

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1. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers

One mans misfortune is another mans opportunity. As mentioned in the first page of this article, Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson went down with a torn ACL early on in the preseason. The second that happed, Davante Adams went from a double-digit round guy to a round four, five guy.

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The injury to Nelson was a major blow for the Packers, but the team was optimistic since they still had Cobb ready to go. But soon after Nelson was injured, Cobb suffered a shoulder sprain in the next preseason game and that gave the team a scare. Luckily, reports that the sprain was “minor” and Cobb reportedly told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he doesn’t “plan on missing a game.”

Adams had a very solid season in 2014 and was already a breakout candidate prior to Nelson’s injury. He played in all 16 games last season and had 38 catches for 446 yards. He also had over 20 touchdowns in his final year in college and he could be a great deep threat alongside Cobb.

I’m predicting a great season for Adams. If you can package a deal to trade for Adams now, before his stock skyrockets after the season starts, you’ve likely landed an eventual top five fantasy football wide receiver.

Nate Williams is an editor/columnist and lead fantasy football writer for of the FanSided Network. For continued fantasy news, rumors, analysis and advice, be sure to follow Nate on twitter at @SLR_Nate.

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