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Week 1 vs. PHI
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 2 targets
Jordy Nelson saw the field in Week 1 mostly as a kick returner, returning five kickoffs in Week 1 as compared to his one catch for just seven yards.
Week 2 vs. BUF
Receiving: 2 / 26 / 0 on 2 targets
Nelson only got a few targets, but they were productive targets, including one catch inside the 10 and another wide open catch on a perfectly executed play action fake by Rodgers.
Week 3 vs. CHI
Receiving: 3 / 20 / 0 on 4 targets
Nelson only comes out when the Packers want to run 4 or 5 wide sets. He tends to get short routes to run and certainly has the jets to break them and take them to the house but last night most of his receptions were short and he was on the ground quickly. All of his receptions came in the 2nd half of the football game.
Week 5 vs. WAS
Receiving: 3 / 42 / 0 on 5 targets
The Packers wanted to rotate more folks in on offense, and Nelson saw a few targets come his way as a result of this. He had a nice swing pass reception near the end of the first quarter that he almost broke for a big gain but stepped out of bounds. Early in the second, he caught a nice pass and dove for the end zone but narrowly missed a TD and stepped out of bounds again. Early in the third, he had another shot at an end zone reception, but the ball was underthrown and fell incomplete. His biggest reception came in the 4th when Rodgers faked to Brandon Jackson and threw deep to a wide open Nelson down the middle of the field for a 25 yard gain. Initially he was not returning kicks due to the fumbles that he had last week, but eventually he got back into the lineup as a returner where had had two nice kick returns. He still remains the #4 or #5 receiving option for the team.
Week 6 vs. MIA
Receiving: 4 / 64 / 0 on 7 targets
Nelson may be the biggest beneficiary of the Jermichael Finley injury. Running out of the slot, he was a frequent underneath target for Rodgers. Nelson made a bad drop on his first target, but as he got more looks, became a little more relaxed.
Week 7 vs. MIN
Receiving: 4 / 25 / 0 on 7 targets
With Donald Driver on the sidelines for the game, It was Jones and Nelson who were called upon to make plays and they did just fine, each catching 4 passes and allowing Rodgers to spread the ball around the field. As far as 4th WR's go, you won't find many as talented as the unheralded Nelson.
Week 8 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 5 / 55 / 0 on 7 targets
Nelson also managed to have a respectable game in-between the twenties against the Jets on Sunday (at least in terms of PPR leagues) thanks primarily to his five receptions. With Donald Driver out, it appears Jordy Nelson can only help to benefit as he has what it takes to quickly become another one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite go-to targets.
Week 9 vs. DAL
Receiving: 4 / 42 / 0 on 6 targets
Nelson turned in another respectable game, doing the majority of his damage in the middle of the field. Nelson showed great concentration and hands on a back-shoulder catch in the 3rd quarter. He will continue to be productive as long as Donald Driver is out of action.
Week 11 vs. MIN
Receiving: 3 / 20 / 0 on 3 targets
Nelson's first catch came in garbage time, once Rodgers had left the game for good. Now that Donald Driver is back, James Jones clearly has the inside track on the 3rd receiver job.
Week 12 vs. ATL
Receiving: 5 / 61 / 1 on 5 targets
Jordy Nelson is a receiver with an uncanny feel for his position and the intricacies that come with it. His hands are his greatest asset as he showed on a great catch on a low pass from Rodgers. He had two big plays in the game, the first of which was a beautiful catch along the left sideline as he reeled in a perfect pass and tapped his feet in, using every inch of his frame to make the play. He also scored the touchdown on 4th and goal to tie the game, showing his athleticism, savvy to make himself available for his quarterback and his receiving prowess all in one play.
Week 13 vs. SF
Receiving: 2 / 15 / 0 on 2 targets
Was not targeted a lot but he made good on his 2 catches setting up a 2nd and 1 on his first catch and then making a 1st down for the Packers on his 2nd.
Week 14 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 26 / 0 on 2 targets
Nelson made both of his catches on the same drive, late in the 3rd quarter. First, a short reception with nowhere to run, followed by another in which he made a nice move and gained 18 yards on the play. The Packers often went to a 4 WR set, but outside of those two plays, Nelson wasn't even targeted.
Week 15 vs. NE
Receiving: 1 / 16 / 0 on 2 targets
Nelson is really an afterthought now in this offense, but he caught one out in the flat and turned it up field for 16 yards on his lone target.
Week 16 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 124 / 1 on 7 targets
Nelson had 4 catches but he almost had a day's work done after the first drive. Nelson was able to get behind a defense that bit on a hard fake by Packers QB and ran easily downfield for a long touchdown. Nelson disappeared for most of the game after this as Jennings and Kuhn somewhat took over from the targets but Nelson showed he has the speed to play the slot very well and is a big play waiting to happen on seam routes.
Week 17 vs. CHI
Receiving: 2 / 39 / 0 on 2 targets
Jordy Nelson made two nice catches in this game, one coming on a beautiful in-route that went for 25 yards in the 1st quarter as Rodgers bought time before firing it to Nelson. Nelson showed good awareness and great hands on the play as he appeared to adjust his route when he saw his quarterback in trouble.
Week 19 vs. ATL
Receiving: 8 / 79 / 1 on 8 targets
Nelson had a short touchdown early in the game, and caught 7 other passes as Rodgers spread it around to his 4 WR's. Nelson runs great routes, and possesses very good athleticism. If the Falcons couldn't guard Jennings and Driver, they definitely didn't have anyone to guard Nelson and Jones.
Week 20 vs. CHI
Receiving: 4 / 67 / 0 on 5 targets
Nelson was very effective on his timing-based play action routes, Twice, catching passes inside the five to set up Packer touchdowns, and also catching a 20-yard pass on the would-be scoring drive in the third quarter that ended with the Rodgers interception to Brian Urlacher. With James Jones set to enter free agency, Nelson could play a much larger role in the Packers offense next year.
Week 21 vs. PIT
Nelson torched William Gay and Anthony Madison all game, but he could have easily had an all-time Super Bowl performance if he hadn't dropped multiple passes. Still his long TD to open the game's scoring and 38-yard catch-and-run down to the two-yard line on the drive following the Mendenhall fumble were crucial plays and the Steelers generally had no answer for him.