A Costly Preseason
It was a good sign, we figured, despite the noticeable limp. Those of us that had stockpiled MFL10 shares and those of us with early drafts had at least some hope. Maybe it was just a twisted ankle like they said on the broadcast. Or perhaps a pulled muscle.
But about a day later news out of Green Bay laid out the painful truth: Jordy Nelson was lost for the 2015 season. It was more painful than this. For the Packers, it blew a hole in their offense, which sputtered down the stretch as teams figured out Randall Cobb isn’t good enough to handle WR1 duties, and there was little talent behind him on the depth chart. For fantasy owners, it meant losing 2014’s No. 3 overall wide receiver and a weekly safety valve with touchdown upside in DFS.