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WR Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers

6-2, 217Born: 5-31-1985College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 2

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Aaron Rodgers is just fine, which means Jordy Nelson is going to push to be the #1 overall fantasy receiver this year.

Week 5: vs Minnesota Vikings

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at SEA 0 0 0 14 9 83 0 0
2 vs NYJ 0 0 0 16 9 209 1 0
3 at DET 0 0 0 7 5 59 0 0
4 at CHI 0 0 0 12 10 108 2 0
5 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 7 * * *
5 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 8 * * *
5 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 8 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs NYJ (16 / 9 / 209 / 1 rec)

Nelson was peppered with targets and led the team in them, as well as catches. While he had some problems early on in creating separation, even that didn't always stop him, such as on a tremendous leaping catch over cornerback Darrin Walls in the first quarter. Walls was in perfect position between Nelson and Aaron Rodgers, but Rodgers just put the ball up and let his receiver go up and get it. Walls never even got his head around and appeared to have no real clue the pass was coming. Nelson overpowered the Jets corners as well, such as in the second quarter when he caught the ball and then shook off the defender then ran for another ten yards for a first. The physical play drew some pass interference penalties as well, extending at least one drive. Nelson and the coaching staff did an excellent job adjusting his routes and speed to what the defense gave him. When the defenders gave him room, he ran short, crisp routes and when they pressed him, he blew past them for a long route. The biggest play was undoubtedly his 80-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. On the play he put a double move on Dee Milliner (and you could tell Milliner was still a bit hurt) and safety Calvin Pryor was too slow coming over to assist. Nelson made the catch, dodged Pryor's sloppy tackle and ran for an "easy" touchdown.

2014 Week 3 vs DET (7 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)

While he didn't get a ton of chances, Jordy Nelson came up with his usual amazingly acrobatic catches. His second reception was one such catch, as Nelson lined up on the left side of the formation and then ran an "in" route, which took him all the way across the field to the opposite sideline. As he was doing that, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was scrambling, looking for someone to get open. Rodgers saw Nelson with just a hairsbreadth of separation and fired the ball off. Nelson made a tremendous catch along the sideline, tapping both feet in before he fell out of bounds. Overall the Lions defense did a great job of blanketing Nelson with coverage, especially on longer route. Nelson was able to get into good position on many of his underneath routes, but the Lions were fine with him doing that since they were quickly able to tackle him and limit his yards after the catch.

2014 Week 4 vs CHI (12 / 10 / 108 / 2 rec)

One constant through the early part of the season has been the play of Jordy Nelson who, while much of the rest of the offense struggled, has been productive. While he struggled a bit against a tough Detroit Lions gameplan, he has been incredible during all three of the other games. Against Chicago, Nelson saw a fair amount of rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller who, while having a tremendous rookie season was not quite up to the task of holding down Nelson. Fuller was covering Nelson during his first touchdown, which came on a fade route. Fuller tried to get a bit physical with Nelson coming off the line and lost that battle, as Nelson got past him easily and made the catch. The second touchdown came on a post route where it seemed the Bears mixed up coverage. Tim Jennings thought the safety was taking over and stopped pursuing Nelson, only realizing that wasn't the case when Nelson was in the end zone. Tillman was able to recover in time to try and jar the ball loose with a tackle but it didn't work and Nelson easily came down with the touchdown. Nelson saw a lot of one-on-one coverage during the game but none of it was terribly effective and with he and Rodgers in such great sync, the Bears couldn't find a way to slow him down, much less stop him.


Latest News

Packers | Jordy Nelson piling up targets (Sat Sep 27, 11:56 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson's 12.3 targets per game are the most in the NFL after three weeks, and WR Randall Cobb ranks second on the team with 7.0 targets per game.

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Packers | Jordy Nelson looks to stay hot (Fri Sep 26, 09:09 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson will be facing the Chicago Bears in Week 4. In last season's regular season finale against Chicago, Nelson went for 10 receptions and 161 yards, and he has at least four receptions and 67 yards in the past four meetings with the Bears.

Our View: Nelson has been the lone bright spot on the Packers offense this year. He's Aaron Rodgers favorite receiver, and we think Nelson finishes this game against the Bears with a strong stat line. Both he and Randall Cobb are top-10 fantasy WRs in Week 4.
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