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Davante Adams injury: What status means for Week 8 fantasy football

Davante Adams is dealing with an illness for Week 8. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

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Game day Update: Adams is officially active for this week vs. the Saints. Darren Waller is inactive, so the Raiders will remain without their starting tight end. Adams had been dealing with an illness most of the week but is good to go for a strong matchup.

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams caught some kind of bug this week, likely of the flu variety. It kept him out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but he was able to participate in Friday’s practice in a limited role. Adams is officially listed as questionable this week with the illness, but he is expected to play. Still, it’ll be good to check in and confirm that before the Raiders kickoff against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Fantasy football implications

Adams is coming off an eight-catch, 95-yard outing last week against the Texans, his third straight game with at least 95 yards. He’s got a great matchup this week since the Saints will be without cornerback Marshon Lattimore, making him a must-start player in fantasy football lineups.

Mack Hollins and Hunter Renfrow would see an increase in targets whenever Adams can’t play, but with Adams in the lineup, the fantasy appeal for both players is limited.