| Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers
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|Draft: 2008 Round 2 (5)
College: Kansas State
Ht: 6’3” Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-05-31 Age: 31
|While itís not exactly fair to say that Nelson burst onto the scene in 2011 since he had showcased some playmaking ability during his first three years in the league, it is fair to say that he shocked those outside of the Packer Nation with his performance last season. Nelson finished as the 2nd ranked fantasy wide receiver courtesy of his 68 reception, 1,263 yard, 15 touchdown season. What is perhaps even more remarkable is that Nelson put up those numbers despite being targeted just 96 times, easily the lowest amount of any top 10 fantasy receiver. Nelson clearly benefited from consistently facing single coverage, hauling in eight touchdowns on passes of 36 yards or more. While Nelson may get more targets in 2012, expecting another 15-touchdown performance isnít very realistic. Itís also worth noting that Nelson also benefitted from the absence of Greg Jennings down the stretch, as he racked up 20 receptions for 387 yards and six touchdowns between Weeks 14 and 17. With so many mouths to feed, Nelson isnít going to get the 140 or more targets that many top wide receivers get but expect another productive season in 2012, one that will likely rank him as a lower tier WR1 or upper tier WR2.
| Jordy Nelson's biggest concern is "conditioning" -- Tue Aug 23 11:30 am --|
A year removed from torn ACL, Packers WR is back at practice
|Jordy Nelson practiced Monday for the first time since tearing his ACL last August 22. ďItís the conditioning more than anything, especially being in Jacksonville Week 1,Ē Nelson said. ďItís going to vary, and Iím sure everyone is going to pick it apart. If we miss a play here and there, itís going to be because we missed all of last year and training camp. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: One year ago today, Nelson tore the ACL in his right knee and it cost him the entire 2015 season. Conditioning is a concern, but fantasy owners need to envision the stud wideout as a top option with oodles of upside.
| Jordy Nelson passes physical, removed from PUP -- Wed Aug 17 7:19 pm --|
Officially returns following ACL tear nearly a year ago
|GREEN BAY, Wis. -- All along, Jordy Nelson said his goal was to be back on the field for the Green Bay Packers' regular-season opener. It appears he has beaten that by a little more than three weeks.
The Pro Bowl receiver passed his physical on Wednesday and was activated off the physically unable to perform list, according to the NFL's daily transaction notice. It came six days shy of the one-year anniversary of the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his right knee.
FF Today's Take: As expected, Jordy Nelson continues to look like he will be at full health when the 2016 season begins. Nelson has ample time to work his way back into the offense. Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to add the Packers' top wide receiver at his current second round ADP.
| Jeff Janis has fracture in right hand -- Sat Aug 13 10:00 am --|
Could miss significant time
|Green Bay Packers receiver Jeff Janis could miss significant time the rest of this preseason because of the hand injury he suffered in practice on Wednesday.
According to a source, Janis sustained a fracture to at least one of the bones in his right hand.
Janis did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and was not seen on the sidelines during the game or in the locker room afterward. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Janis has been tabbed as a potential breakout candidate by some fantasy pundits but this injury will cool his buzz. Outside of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, the next man up in the Packers receiving corps remains a work in progress. Davante Adams will get the first crack at earning the job.
|Nelson's injury limited Packers' playbook -- Wed Aug 10 4:37 pm --|
Rodgers comments on team's struggles to fill void last year
|With one of his favorite targets lost for the year, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was forced to run an attack that never found a suitable replacement for the subtle gifts Nelson brings to the game.
"No, it didn't surprise me," Rodgers said of Green Bay's inability to fill the void, per ESPN's Jason Wilde. "The thing that he does is, we have specific packages for him that just, we didn't have a guy who could fill those packages. And it was a lot of play-action stuff, where we're taking eight-man protection and taking shots down the field. And we didn't have a guy who could take that spot." Said Rodgers: "I thought that collectively we were going to be able to fill some of that void. But again, the stuff that he does is tough to teach, and that's why he's one of the best in the business."
FF Today's Take: Jordy Nelson is currently on the PUP list with knee tendonitis yet the team expects him to be fully healthy at the start of the season. He's a first round talent that will slip to the second round in most drafts. Better still, his return to the lineup will push everyone else down a spot on the depth chart. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams will have more space and of course Aaron Rodgers should "rebound" after seeing his stats dip in 2015.
| Jordy Nelson suffers "hiccup" with other knee -- Tue Jul 26 1:25 pm --|
Not sure when he'll particpate in camp
|Jordy Nelson said he had a "hiccup" with his other knee, not the ACL knee. He said Week 1 is not in jeopardy but doesn't know when he'll practice in camp. (Rob Demovsky on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Nelson was placed on the PUP list yesterday who is recovering from a torn ACL but this new issue should give fantasy owners some pause. It sounds like he's on schedule to be ready for Week 1 but the sooner he can be cleared for camp the better. Expect Nelson's current ADP (WR7, 2.02) to slide a bit on this news.
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