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WR Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers

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

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Nelson left the preseason game with the Steelers after suffering a non-contact injury. Ian Rapoport of reports the initial diagnosis is a torn ACL.


*UPDATE 8/23: Jordy Nelson suffered a knee injury during Green Bay's preseason game against Pittsburgh today. Initial reports have stated that he has TORN his ACL. We are still waiting on the official report after results from his MRI come in. As soon we know you will know, but proceed with caution if you are drafting today. Nelson had an excellent 2014 season, finishing fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,519), seventh in catches (98), second in touchdowns (13) and scored the second most points among wide receivers. The biggest question heading into this year is how off season hip surgery will affect him, although the Packers have insisted he will be ready long before week 1. Since entering the league in 2009, Nelson has worked to become one of the most complete wide receivers in the league. He is effective as a possession and red zone receiver, using his size (6'3, 215) to out muscle defenders and he excels at catching the ball out in front of his body. Nelson has deceptive speed, which when combined with his size, allows him to consistently beat defenses over the top, resulting in (19) catches of 20 yards or more in 2014. With Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, and another dangerous receiver in Randall Cobb opposite him, all signs point to Nelson having another top 10 fantasy season. UPDATE: Nelson suffered a non-contact injury in the second preseason game that has been diagnosed as a torn ACL. We're waiting for MRI confirmation. (August 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Dynasty - 20, 11, 11, 15, 25, 45
Overall Dynasty - 36, 16, 24, 42

Stats and Projections

2012 GB 12 0 0 0 86 49 745 7
2013 GB 16 0 0 0 127 85 1314 8
2014 GB 16 0 0 0 151 98 1519 13
2015 PROJ-Dodds 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 0 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 0 0 * * 0 * * *

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Latest News

Packers | Aaron Rodgers had great chemistry with Jordy Nelson (Mon Aug 24, 07:12 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' passer rating when targeting WR Jordy Nelson in the last four seasons has been 150.2, 130.3, 111.6 and 128.2, according to Pro Football Focus.

Our View: Numbers aren't necessary to prove the point--just watch Rodgers when he's targeting Nelson and you see a confident and accurate passer taking advantage of defenses. We'll see how Rodgers builds chemistry with Nelson's replacement, second-year pro Davante Adams.
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Packers | More on Jordy Nelson's injury (Mon Aug 24, 06:25 PM) - Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but the MRI revealed all of his other knee ligaments are fine.

Our View: A bit of a silver lining here, but still a disappointing way to end his 2015 season.
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Packers | Jordy Nelson out for year (Mon Aug 24, 05:19 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is officially out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Our View: Now it is confirmed, and fantasy owners are scrambling with this news. The Packers' passing game is one of the best in the league, and there's some value to be found in the players who will be asked to do more now that Nelson is out. Davante Adams takes a big leap up our rankings, and players like Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis will get a shot to play more in three wide sets.
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Packers | Davante Adams next man up (Mon Aug 24, 12:30 AM) - If Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) misses the season, second-year WR Davante Adams will have an expanded role. He was already expected to have a larger role this year. 'I like where I'm at but I want to keep improving every week. I feel like I'm in a good position, and I want to keep working and elevating my game regardless,' Adams said.

Our View: Fantasy owners are rushing to add Adams to their rosters. We should see Adams get a lot of the targets that Nelson did for this team last year (151). This makes him a WR2 with upside. Adams has a nose for the end zone, and he's got the body control to make acrobatic catches seem routine. His current ADP is WR30 (6.10) in 12-team PPR leagues--good luck getting him that low. Expect him to rise somewhere around WR20-WR25.
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Packers | Ty Montgomery could see more work (Sun Aug 23, 10:50 PM) - Green Bay Packers rookie WR Ty Montgomery could play a larger role should the team be without WR Jordy Nelson (knee) this season.

Our View: The rookie from Stanford has an interesting skill set, and he's been a standout during training camp. Expect him to see a larger workload going forward. He had 16 drops over the last three years in college, so his concentration and route-running need to improve. Montgomery is all about making plays in the open field. After the catch, he has RB-like moves and agility to gash defenses.

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2015 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Seattle Seahawks
3vs Kansas City Chiefs
4@ San Francisco 49ers
5vs St. Louis Rams
6vs San Diego Chargers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Denver Broncos
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs Detroit Lions
11@ Minnesota Vikings
12vs Chicago Bears
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15@ Oakland Raiders
16@ Arizona Cardinals
17vs Minnesota Vikings