1. WR Davante Adams
If there's anybody that the Giants' defense should be concerned about, it is six-time Pro Bowl wideout Davante Adams, who is one of the most dangerous deep threats in the league. If Adams is clicking with his quarterback and on his game, his matchups should be worried.
This week, Adams will match up with Giants first-round pick cornerback Deonte Banks. This season, the rookie has 19 solo tackles and one interception against some of the league's best wide receivers. While the first-year defensive back should continue to trend up, he'll be tested by Adams' elite speed and route running.
While the 30-year-old wideout has played well throughout his career with multiple different quarterbacks, he has been getting increasingly frustrated the last few weeks with the Raiders' usual starting quarterback, Jimmy G. The veteran receiver has seen an average of seven targets per game over the previous four weeks. Last week, Adams had one catch for 11 yards on seven targets and was disappointed following the game.
With a change at QB, we can expect to see an increase in Adams' targets and opportunities this week. The 10th-year wideout has also yet to have a touchdown since Week 3, when he had two against the Steelers. This will be a bounce back from Adams, and we could see success downfield with a favorable matchup and a promising quarterback under center in O'Connell.