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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

General News (Tue Sep 16): Aaron Rodgers has targeted Jordy Nelson 30 times in two games so far this year. Rodgers has never targeted one of his wideouts more than 8.3 times per game in a season.

Week 3: at Detroit Lions

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Aaron Rodgers pulled the Packers' fat out of the fire last week after the team was down 3-21 midway through the second quarter. He bombed the Jets for 25/42 yielding 346 yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions with four sacks taken for -28 yards. He relied on stalwarts Jordy Nelson (16 targets for 9/209/1 receiving) and Randall Cobb (six for 5/39/2), while throwing seven balls to Davante Adams (seven for 5/50/0) - Jarrett Boykin (three for 1/6/0) seems to be falling behind Adams on the depth chart as of Week 3 - Adams is becoming the 'third wheel' to Cobb and Nelson. It's all good for the Packers in this phase of the game entering the third week of regular season. The Lions' pass D ranks ninth in the NFL averaging 197.5 net passing yards per game this year, with two pass TDs and two interceptions generated through two games. The Panthers put up 22/34 for 251 net yards passing last week, with one TD and one interception thrown - Cam Newton was sacked four times for -30 yards. Though the Lions' defensive front gets after opponents, their secondary is suspect when the rushers don't meet at the quarterback. This looks like a neutral matchup for the visiting Packers.

Recent Stats and Projections

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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 PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 7 * * *
3 at DET PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 8 * * *
3 at DET PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 8 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs SEA (14 / 9 / 83 / 0 rec)

With Jarrett Boykin across the field occupying Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, Jordy Nelson was frequently the option on the opposite side of the offense. Nelson was targeted 14 times, often on shorter routes and despite the absence of Sherman, often was well covered. He and quarterback Aaron Rodgers timing seemed to be just a bit off as well--something we saw a lot of in the preseason. Many of Rodgers' passes were just a bit off--too high, too short, too early, behind. One of those resulted in a momentum-changing interception. On the pass, Nelson ran a ten-yard slant route from the left side of the formation. He had good separation on the defender and was really wide open. All Rodgers had to do was deliver the ball cleanly, but led Nelson too much and the ball deflected off the receiver's outstretched hands. Nelson said after the game that he should have caught it as he got his hands on it, but it was a poor pass and one of several by Rodgers. Overall, Nelson made some excellent catches

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.

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Latest News

Packers | Aaron Rodgers keeping Jordy Nelson busy (Tue Sep 16, 06:14 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has targeted WR Jordy Nelson 30 times in two games so far this year. Rodgers has never targeted one of his wideouts more than 8.3 times per game in a season.

Our View: Keep it up Rodgers! That's what Nelson's fantasy owners are saying. The two have a great connection, so the number of targets should not be overly alarming.
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Packers | New career high for Jordy Nelson (Sun Sep 14, 08:04 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson hauled in nine passes for 209 yards and an 80-yard touchdown in the Week 2 win against the New York Jets.

Our View: Nelson burned a Jets secondary that was way undermanned at cornerback and didn't get to Aaron Rodgers enough to hold him and his #1 receiver down. It should be another big week for Nelson at Ford Field against the Lions in Week 3.
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Schedule

3@ Detroit Lions
4@ Chicago Bears
5vs Minnesota Vikings
6@ Miami Dolphins
7vs Carolina Panthers
8@ New Orleans Saints
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Chicago Bears
11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12@ Minnesota Vikings
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Atlanta Falcons
15@ Buffalo Bills
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Detroit Lions