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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver | #82

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (36) / GB
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Jordy Nelson (foot) is active for Week 14 against the Steelers.
Dec 9 - 2:56 PM

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Jordy Nelson caught 10-of-11 targets for 97 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Chiefs.

Taking advantage of a mouthwatering matchup, Nelson set a new season high for catches. The yards were his second most. It was just the second time all year Nelson cleared 50 yards. It's encouraging, and proved that Nelson is back to full health, but he will find the sledding tougher in Week 14 against the Steelers.
Dec 2 - 8:04 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Nelson returned from his one-game absence last week but came up empty on his only target. Even with a matchup against the Chiefs, Nelson should be avoided as the No. 3 option behind Jared Cook and Marcell Ateman.
Nov 28 - 6:57 PM

Jordy Nelson came up empty on his lone target Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Nelson returned from a one-week absence but didn't do anything. Derek Carr seemed to favor Marcell Ateman, targeting him a team-high 10 times while only looking Nelson's way on one occasion. Oakland's offense is in shambles and the aging Nelson has done very little to help the cause. Even against a Chiefs defense that gave up 54 points and over 400 yards of offense last week, Nelson won't be of much use to fantasy owners in Week 13.
Nov 25 - 5:29 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Ravens.

He's back after sitting out last week's game with a bruised knee. Nelson should see a substantial workload given all of Oakland's injuries at wide receiver, though he draws a tough assignment playing on the road at Baltimore. DE Fadol Brown, WR Martavis Bryant, CB Leon Hall, OG Denver Kirkland, LB Emmanuel Lamur, OT Justin Murray, OT Ian Silberman round out the Raiders' inactives for Week 12.
Nov 25 - 11:40 AM

Jordy Nelson (questionable, knee) is expected to play Week 12 against the Ravens.

His knee injury required only a one-game absence. Nelson has a chance for big volume as the last man standing in Oakland's injury-ruined receiver corps, though the declining 33-year-old hasn't exactly lit it up this year, averaging a mere 39.2 yards in his nine games. In a tough matchup, he can probably be avoided for fantasy purposes.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Nelson’s return to action is good news for a team that's running thin when it comes to pass-catchers, following the trading of Amari Cooper, the loss of Brandon LaFell to IR, and Martavis Bryant out another week. Nelson, Seth Roberts, and Jared Cook appear to be in line for the most passing-game targets this week. That said, the Raiders offense as a whole is best to be avoided this week for DFS purposes in a difficult road matchup against a stout Ravens defense.
Nov 25 - 8:18 AM

Jordy Nelson (knee) is questionable for Week 12 against the Ravens.

He's expected to return after getting in a limited week of practice. Nelson has cleared 50 yards receiving just once this year and won't be an appealing fantasy option in a tough road matchup.
Nov 23 - 3:24 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

He's hoping to return for Sunday's game in Baltimore after missing Week 11 with knee and quad injuries. There's opportunity for Nelson to carve out a meaningful role in Oakland's injury-ravaged pass-catching corps, though fantasy owners shouldn't want any part of the Raiders' offense right now.
Source: raiders.com
Nov 21 - 7:15 PM

Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that Jordy Nelson (knee, quad) could return in Week 12 against the Ravens.

Specifically, Gruden said Nelson "has a chance" to resume practicing, which would indicate a chance to play. With Brandon LaFell (Achilles') done for the year and Martavis Bryant (PCL) out indefinitely, Jordy has an opportunity to emerge as the Raiders' No. 1 wide receiver down the stretch.
Nov 19 - 4:27 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) is out for Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Martavis Bryant (knee) was officially ruled out, too. That leaves Brandon LaFell, Seth Roberts, Dwayne Harris, Marcell Ateman, and practice squad call-up Saeed Blacknall as the only available receiving options for Derek Carr Sunday. Fire up the Cardinals' defense everywhere.
Nov 16 - 3:35 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) is questionable for Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Nelson is questionable, but note that he failed to practice at any point throughout the week. Martavis Bryant (knee) was ruled out, too, potentially leaving Brandon LaFell, Seth Roberts, and Dwayne Harris as Oakland's three primary receivers. None are worth rolling out against the Cardinals' No. 5 pass defense DVOA.
Nov 16 - 3:12 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday.

With Martavis Bryant (knee), Nelson's absence would leave the Raiders laughably thin at wideout. His status will be updated on Friday.
Nov 15 - 6:36 PM

Jordy Nelson (knee) could miss Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Coach Jon Gruden said Nelson will be listed as questionable. Nelson is dealing with a knee bruise he suffered in Week 10 against the Chargers. With Nelson banged up and Martavis Bryant (MCL) out, the Raiders promoted Saeed Blacknall from the practice squad.
Nov 14 - 2:37 PM

Jordy Nelson did not catch his only target in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Nelson briefly left the game with a quad injury, but he returned. Nelson now has a total of 36 yards in the last four games. He can safely be dropped in all formats.
Nov 11 - 7:41 PM

Jordy Nelson exited Week 10 against the Chargers with a quad injury, but he later returned

Nelson limped to the sidelines in the second quarter, but he was able to work out what was described as a cramp. He returned to the game in the third quarter.
Nov 11 - 5:16 PM

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QB1Derek Carr
2A.J. McCarron
RB1Doug Martin
2C.J. Anderson
3Jalen Richard
4DeAndre Washington
5Marshawn Lynch
GLB1Doug Martin
2C.J. Anderson
3DeAndre Washington
4Marshawn Lynch
3RB1Jalen Richard
2C.J. Anderson
3DeAndre Washington
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Dwayne Harris
3Keon Hatcher
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Martavis Bryant
3Marcell Ateman
4ArDarius Stewart
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Lee Smith
3Derek Carrier
LT1Kolton Miller
2T.J. Clemmings
3Chaz Green
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Denver Kirkland
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
RT1Denzelle Good
2Brandon Parker
3Justin Murray
K1Daniel Carlson