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WR Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): It might not make you feel better if you lost, but Nelson cold dropped a 94-yard touchdown. He'll be fine against the Bucs this week.

Week 16: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Aaron Rodgers went to Buffalo and laid an egg, with 17/42 for 185 yards passing, zero TDs and two interceptions thrown (one sack taken for -10 yards). It was an atypical outing for Rodgers, Jordy Nelson (12 targets for 5/55/0 receiving) and Randall Cobb (13 for 7/96/0), and disappointed fantasy owners during a key week. However, things are looking up this week. Tampa Bay averages 250.4 net passing yards allowed per game (24th in the NFL) with a whopping 26 passing scores given up, vs. 11 interceptions (tied-19th in the NFL) and 33 sacks (tied-16th). Most recently, Derek Anderson hit this group for 25/40 yielding 269 net passing yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown. This is a great week to look for a big bounce back from Rodgers and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 at MIN 0 0 0 12 8 68 0 0
13 vs NE 0 0 0 6 2 53 1 0
14 vs ATL 0 0 0 10 8 146 2 0
15 at BUF 0 0 0 12 5 55 0 0
16 at TB PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
16 at TB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
16 at TB PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs NE (6 / 2 / 53 / 1 rec)

It was a long day on Revis Island for Nelson, as that's who was covering him most of the afternoon--and did so effectively. The one big play for Nelson was a 45-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the second quarter. On the play, Revis was playing in tight coverage near the line of scrimmage. Nelson got inside Revis on a slant route and shielded him from the ball with his body, giving Rodgers a good target. For some reason when Nelson caught it, Revis was a little behind the route, so when the receiver had the ball, the cornerback had to try and catch up. Revis was then blocked by Randall Cobb, giving Nelson plenty of room to run. Safety Devin McCourty almost made a nice tackle, but Nelson was able to hit the pylon as he fell and the play was ruled a touchdown.

2014 Week 14 vs ATL (10 / 8 / 146 / 2 rec)

For a little while, it looked like it might be a quiet day for Jordy Nelson, despite catching four balls ion the first quarter. Then, with 24 seconds left in the half, quarterback Aaron Rodgers found him in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. On the play, Nelson lined up on the left side of the formation and ran a straightforward route into the end zone. When he saw Rodgers scrambling to the right, Nelson drifted along the back of the end zone and was seemingly released by his defender. It could be that the defender assumed someone on the other side would pick Nelson up (or a safety would help) or it could be he thought Rodgers was going to run and started to creep. Either way, Nelson was wide open for the touchdown pass. He was pretty open again early in the fourth quarter when Rodgers hit him for a 60-yard touchdown. On the play, Nelson split the defenders up the middle and found himself with a good five or so yards ahead of them. Rodgers delivered a perfect ball, which Nelson took to the end zone. Nelson had no trouble on the outside with the coverage and once he and Rodgers got their groove on, they produced a big game.

2014 Week 15 vs BUF (12 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)

Jordy Nelson had what might have been his worst day as a pro football player. He was responsible for numerous dropped passes, was never on the same page as his quarterback and generally was unable to find any way to separate from coverage on a consistent basis. Right away, you could see Nelson and Aaron Rodgers were not on the same page. That's not unusual early in a game but they never course-corrected and Rodgers would overthrow Nelson or Nelson would be unable to reel in a catch. The worst drop was one which would have changed the face of the game. Down 16-10 in the third quarter, the Packers were backed up onto their own six yard line. Rodgers dropped back and had plenty of time to make his throw, while Nelson broke open down the right sideline. He had made a very nice double-move to clear himself and the safety looked like he would be unable to get across to make a play. Nelson was wide open and would have had a 94-yard touchdown--if he had been able to bring the ball in, which he didn't. It was the sort of catch he had made a thousand times before but the ball went right through his hands and fell incomplete. It was that kind of day for Nelson.


Latest News

Packers | GB struggled with physical play (Mon Dec 15, 05:54 PM) - The Green Bay Packers were beaten by the Buffalo Bills in Week 15, and the Bills excelled by playing physical with the Packers receivers and disrupting the routes of WRs Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. The Bills had just one sack on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and three hits, but the lack of blitzing allowed Buffalo's corners to play more aggressively on the outside. 'They were physical outside with our receivers and were able to get away with it all day,' Rodgers said. 'We had some chances, missed on them.'

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