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WR Jordy Nelson - Oakland Raiders

6-2, 217Born: 5-31-1985College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 2008

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17 at KC 59 0 0 0 12 9 78 0 0 7.8

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

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Jordy Nelson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 17 vs KC (12 / 9 / 78 / 0 rec)

Nelson again was the clear top target in the Raiders passing offense. His 12 tar-gets were 7 more than any other player for Oakland. Most of the targets were short. Nelson showed his great hands and veteran savvy, finding success on slants and crossing routes in the middle of the field. He doesn't provide much of a deep threat any more, though. The Raiders took a deep shot to him early and the defender was easily able to run stride for stride with him and defend the pass.

2018 Week 16 vs DEN (10 / 7 / 75 / 0 rec)

Nelson was the clear go-to guy in the pass offense, seeing twice as many targets as any other Raiders pass catcher. On his first target, he was unable to make a one-handed grab on a go route down the sideline. Nelson started to get hot in the two-minute drill before halftime. He caught back-to-back deep slants for gains of 16 and 14 yards. Nelson also picked up 12 yards on another slant route to convert a 3rd-and-4 to keep the chains moving on the Raiders lone second-half touchdown drive.

2018 Week 15 vs CIN (8 / 6 / 88 / 0 rec)

Nelson found himself wide open deep down the field due to a blown coverage by the Bengals defense. Carr put too much air under the ball, which forced Nelson to come back for the catch. It went for a 44-yard gain but the poor throw allowed a Bengals defender to recover and tackle Nelson seven yards short of the end zone. Nelson picked up 18 yards on a deep crossing route from the slot.

2018 Week 14 vs PIT (7 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)

Nelson made a key 3rd down grab on a slant route despite having Joe Haden draped all over him. He slid low to make the catch just shy of the goal line. While Nelson hasn't been able to generate much separation, he still shows excellent hands and has been a reliable target on short passes.

2018 Week 13 vs KC (11 / 10 / 97 / 0 rec)

Nelson grabbed a back-shoulder fade for a 24-yard gain. Nelson did a great job twisting through a tackle and extending the ball to barely pick up a first down on a 3rd-and-3. Nelson had a short catch on a pick play called back to due to offensive pass interference. Nelson did most of his damage on quick passes and underneath routes. He was the go-to guy on shorter passes. He did get some looks downfield as well, with a 20-yard catch along the sideline on a fade route.

2018 Week 12 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

Nelson looked slow on an end around that lost yardage. He also gained no separation at all on a deep ball that wasn't close to being completed .

2018 Week 10 vs LAC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Nelson missed some time with a quad injury that he tried to play through. Even when on the field, he is a complete afterthought in the offense right now. Nelson couldn't get any separation and had a quick slant route broken up.

2018 Week 9 vs SF (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Nelson played 75% of the snaps but failed to make any impact. He did a great job keeping his feet in bounds along the sidelines for a 10-yard gain on a broken play with Carr scrambling. Other than that, it was an extremely quiet game for Nelson.

2018 Week 8 vs IND (4 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Nelson slipped on an out route on the opening drive of the game, causing an incompletion on third and short. He went low to grab a 14-yard completion over the middle to move the chains on a later third-and-2.

2018 Week 6 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Nelson had a 5-yard gain on a screen pass but was barely part of the game plan, seeing just three targets on the day. Nelson has done most of his damage this season deep down the seam and the Seahawks defense was dropping the safeties deep into coverage and the pass rush was getting home quickly.

2018 Week 5 vs LAC (4 / 4 / 43 / 1 rec)

Nelson caught a short pass over the middle and broke a tackle to get loose for a big gain of 29 yards. Nelson caught a 1-yard touchdown pass on one of the weirder plays of the season. After Jalen Richard picked up a first down but was ruled down just shy of the end zone, Carr hurried to the line when he saw nobody was out wide to cover Nelson. He quick-snapped it and tossed it out to Nelson who was able to walk into the end zone. The Raiders had multiple receivers on the other side of the field still trying to get lined up, so the play should have been blown dead.

2018 Week 4 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 48 / 1 rec)

After hitting a couple big plays right out of the gate last week, Nelson almost did the same this week. He ran a rub route with Jared Cook that confused Browns defenders and left Nelson all alone behind the defense for what should have been a 72-yard touchdown but Carr badly underthrew it. Nelson was quiet for most of the game but made a pair of key plays in the 4th quarter. He caught a 19-yard touchdown on a post route to put the Raiders ahead late. Then won a jump ball on a two-point conversion attempt in the final seconds to send the game to overtime

2018 Week 3 vs MIA (8 / 6 / 173 / 1 rec)

Nelson did almost all of his considerable damage on the day in the first six minutes, with three catches for 139 yards and a touchdown by the 9-minute mark of the first quarter. The second play of the game, he caught a slant over the middle and broke free for a 61-yard catch and run, showing nice speed down the sideline. Two plays later, he caught a 12-yard touchdown pass on a broken coverage that left him uncovered in the middle of the end zone. A few minutes later, he ran a seam route from the slot and snagged a 66-yard reception, getting dragged down inside the Miami 10-yard line. Nelson was then a non-factor for three quarters before getting hot again in the final six minutes. He drew a pass interference on a key 3rd down. A few plays later, he caught a 16-yard pass over the middle in heavy traffic.

2018 Week 2 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

It was a second-straight quiet game for Nelson. He is playing plenty of snaps and remains entrenched as the #2 wide receiver but hasn't been a big part of the game plans yet. Nelson went low near the sideline to grab a 23-yard reception on the Raiders first pass of the game. He made a leaping catch on a poorly thrown screen pass from Carr that went for a short gain. Nelson was targeted in the end zone but the play was well covered and Carr played it safe by throwing it high and out of everyone's reach.

2018 Week 1 vs LAR (4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

While Amari Cooper's quiet game will get most of the attention, Nelson was also a non-factor with just four targets. All of them came on short passes. While Nelson looked fairly spry, it was clear that the Raiders were mostly content to ignore the wide receivers and avoid the coverage of Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

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