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Week 4 Outlook
Carolina free safety Mike Adams recorded a season-high in combined tackles in the loss Sunday to Detriot. He recorded nine combined with one for a loss in the last minute heartbreak defeat.
For the rest of the season, IDP owners may want to keep both Adams and strong safety Eric Ried on speed dial. The tandem has favorable matchups to finish out the season for their positions. Those matchups started this past weekend as Eric Reid recorded his own five tackles and a pass defended continuing a productive streak.
Mike Adams collected three solo tackles and three assisted tackles in the Carolina Panthers' Week 7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Adams had another fairly average game, and is the 35th-ranked DB at this point in the season.
S Mike Adams recorded four solo tackles, two assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass defensed in the Carolina Panthers' Week 6 loss against the Washington Redskins.
Adams records four to six combined tackles every week, fairly low numbers for a safety. He's a mediocre option at the position.
Mike Adams emerged versus New Orleans with his best game since returning to the strong safety position in week seven. Prior to this, he had his best games playing the free safety position while Kurt Coleman was nursing a knee injury. In this contest, both Adams and Coleman recorded six combined tackles, with Adams edging out Coleman with one pass defended and the forced fumble. Adams forced fumble came when he popped New Orleans Josh Hill after a catch.
Adams emergence in this contest again was more than likely due to fellow defensive players injuries. Both Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson were nursing their own injuries in this contest setting Adams up for opportunities that might not have been there otherwise. When the team is healthy around Adams he isn't a suggested top IDP play. His owners will want to monitor his fellow player's health this week to see if he has that same situation in Week 14 versus Green Bay.
Mike Adams wasn't lighting up the tackles but did record an interception that he returned for 40 yards and added one tackle with another pass defended. He did leave with a stinger after landing on his shoulder in the fourth quarter. His effort in the win did earn him the game ball for Carolina.
As solid as the game report is it isn't exactly a great result for fantasy purposes. Adams had a string of relevant games for his fantasy owners when Kurt Coleman was sidelined with a knee issue early in the season. But once Coleman returned to the productive free safety position in Carolina's defense he has returned to a lower tier fantasy option. According to reports, Adams will have X-rays to diagnosis the degree of his stinger. Fantasy owners who may still be relying on him will want to monitor his situation. If he is to miss any length of time owners shouldn't have a problem replacing his production for fantasy purposes.