Fantasy football: Are Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill still first-round picks?

Due to greater depth in the Raiders' receiving corps than there was in Green Bay, Davante Adams will be challenged to approach his 2021 output. AP Photo/John Locher

Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill have been two of fantasy football's most dominating wide receivers in recent memory, having scored the most (1,245.0) and second-most (1,147.7) PPR fantasy points since the beginning of the 2018 season. Using the VBD (Value Based Drafting) scoring method, Adams has been a top-10 overall performer in three of the past four seasons (fifth overall in 2020, sixth in 2021 and 10th in 2018), and Hill has in two of those (seventh in 2020, eighth in 2018) while finishing 16th overall in that scoring method last season.

However, changes to each of their circumstances entering 2022 fuels entirely legitimate questions as to whether either can replicate his past first-round fantasy value. Adams was traded by the Green Bay Packers to the Las Vegas Raiders in mid-March, severing the brilliant quarterback-to-wide receiver connection he had with Aaron Rodgers, while Hill was dealt by the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins six days later, separating him from otherworldly quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

For Adams, these questions mostly center around the receiving depth that now surrounds him.

For Hill, these questions mostly center around his quarterback's passing ability, though the receiving-depth question is also valid with him.

For both players, the question also hinges upon the wealth of talent present at the position's top tier in fantasy, weakening a relative scarcity case for elite wide receivers.

Adams' first-round case in Las Vegas