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WR Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers

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

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Summary

If there was any question as to Jordy Nelson's value to the Packers offense, they were answered definitively in 2015. His injury (torn ACL) changed the dynamic of the Packers wide receiver core, shifting Randall Cobb and Davante Adams into #1 and #2 options, respectively. That shift turned out to be too much for both players, with Cobb receiving extra attention from opposing secondaries and Adams facing off against starting caliber cornerbacks. Prior to missing the 2015 season, Nelson was coming off a 98 catch, 1,519 yard and 13 touchdown season in 2014. He had proven himself to be a complete receiver capable of taking the top off a defense downfield, while also working the sidelines on short and intermediate routes. He is one of the better red zone threats in the league today, having totaled 36 touchdowns in his last three complete seasons. With Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, Nelson remains a safe fantasy option with upside to boot, the only question is how he will respond to his surgically repaired knee. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 8, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 16
Overall Redraft - 17, 7, 10, 13, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 24, 55
WR Redraft PPR - 8, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 16
Overall Redraft PPR - 15, 8, 10, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 18, 21, 22, 22, 23, 24
WR Dynasty - 24, 17, 20, 28, 33
Overall Dynasty - 38, 22, 31, 42, 72

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 GB 16 0 0 0 127 85 1314 8
2014 GB 16 0 0 0 151 98 1519 13
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 89 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 90 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 94 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 17
WR: 8
Overall-PPR: 14
WR-PPR: 8

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Latest News

Packers | Jordy Nelson is on schedule (Tue May 24, 06:48 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is right on schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. It's still unclear if Nelson will participate in organized team activities.

Our View: Getting Nelson back will be a huge boost for the Packers passing game. They just weren't the same without him in 2015. With Nelson back on the field, things should open up for WR Randall Cobb. He's a top-10 fantasy WR when healthy, and his current ADP (WR8, 2.02) in 12-team PPR leagues backs that up.
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2016 Schedule

1@ Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Minnesota Vikings
3vs Detroit Lions
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs New York Giants
6vs Dallas Cowboys
7vs Chicago Bears
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Tennessee Titans
11@ Washington Redskins
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13vs Houston Texans
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17@ Detroit Lions