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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, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 15, 16
Overall Redraft - 17, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 20, 24, 24, 31, 54
WR Redraft PPR - 9, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 15, 15
Overall Redraft PPR - 16, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 18, 18, 19, 21, 24, 31, 54
WR Dynasty - 24, 16, 28, 30, 34
Overall Dynasty - 41, 20, 42, 54, 73

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 * * 87 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 90 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 94 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 85 * * *

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Average Draft Position

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

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Latest News

Packers | Jordy Nelson tweaked other knee (Tue Jul 26, 01:28 PM) - Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he tweaked his other knee, and not his knee that required season-ending surgery last year. Nelson added Week 1 is not in jeopardy, but he does not know when he will be ready to practice during training camp.

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Packers | Jordy Nelson on PUP (Tue Jul 26, 11:39 AM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26. Head coach Mike McCarthy said there are no long-term concerns with Nelson, and he's likely to be activated at some point in training camp.

Our View: No hurries, no worries with Nelson. The team is wise to take it easy on Nelson as he returns from this knee injury. Getting him back and healthy should be a huge boost for the Packers passing game. We've got Nelson as a WR1 in 2016. He should be one of the first 10 WRs off the board in your fantasy draft.
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Packers | Some Packers may not practice (Mon Jul 25, 02:19 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) and TE Jared Cook (foot) and others may initially be held out of training camp practices.

Our View: We'll see this around the league, and the Packers are no different. Having Nelson healthy is the key for the passing game. Getting Cook involved looks great on paper, but he's also a player who has never quite lived up to his potential.
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Packers | Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule (Thu Jul 21, 11:41 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation, and Nelson said he would have been able to play in the Super Bowl last year had the Packers qualified.

Our View: There's no reason to hesitate if you are targeting Nelson in the second. He has consistently been a strong WR1 as long as Aaron Rodgers is on the field. The whole Packers offense should be revived with his return.
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Packers | Jordy Nelson unclear for start of camp (Wed Jul 13, 11:21 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said in June that he was ready, but it remains to be seen whether head coach Mike McCarthy and team doctors will give Nelson the green light when training camp opens July 26.

Our View: We're not worried and, frankly, we'd rather the Packers proceed with some caution. After all, we saw what happened to the Packers without him last year and we'd rather the impact be positive this time out. Nelson, if healthy, is a WR1 without any question.
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