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WR Jordy Nelson - Oakland Raiders

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

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Summary

When the Green Bay Packers cut Jordy Nelson, the Raiders pounced, signing him to a two-year, $14.2M deal. Nelson is coming off of a major down year in which he averaged just 32 receiving yards per game and looked to have lost a couple steps. He will be 33-years old this season and there are major questions as to how much left he has in the tank. A move inside to the slot on a nearly full-time basis may rejuvenate his career, however. The move inside worked to rejuvenate the career of Larry Fitzgerald, another big-bodied outside receiver, and Nelson has the potential to re-create that success on a lesser scale. However, the more likely scenario is that Nelson continues his fade from fantasy relevance as he moves to a lesser role in a worse offense. Jon Gruden has emphatically stated that the passing offense will flow through Amari Cooper and Martavis Bryant will also command plenty of targets across from Cooper. Plus, nobody is going to be mistaking Derek Carr for Aaron Rodgers anytime soon. As such, it is hard to be optimistic about Nelson's fantasy prospects. (May 28)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 41, 25, 31, 32, 38, 38, 38, 41, 42, 45, 46, 46, 47, 54, 68
Overall Redraft - 81, 51
WR Redraft PPR - 42, 21, 33, 34, 35, 35, 36, 37, 42, 43, 45, 45, 46, 49, 67, 73
Overall Redraft PPR - 72, 36
WR Dynasty - 55, 35, 39, 41, 51, 60, 60, 67, 67, 72, 79

Stats and Projections

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2016 GB 16 0 0 0 152 97 1257 14 1
2017 GB 15 0 0 0 88 53 482 6
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.1 0.0 * * 59.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 15.0 0.0 * * 69.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 53.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 58.5 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 83
WR: 33
Overall-PPR: 98
WR-PPR: 41

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Latest News

Raiders | Derek Carr talks up Jordy Nelson (Sat Jun 9, 12:10 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr praised WR Jordy Nelson's attention to detail and said he understands why Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers loved throwing to Nelson.

Our View: Nelson may not be what he used to be, but the veteran receiver should become a favorite target of Carr in the Raiders passing game. He's got a current ADP of WR37 (8.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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