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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (36) / GB
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Jordy Nelson caught 8-of-10 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown Week 13 against the Texans.
Nelson was the focal point of the passing game all day. With the offense focusing on short passes early, Nelson racked up five catches for 37 yards in the first half, but he got it going down the field after the break. His first long catch was a 32-yard touchdown where he was left all alone in the end zone. He also hauled in a deep pass down the right sideline in the fourth quarter, and he went over Kareem Jackson for a third-down conversion on the final touchdown drive. Still the No. 1 receiver even with Davante Adams surging, Nelson will remain a WR2 even with the Seahawks and Richard Sherman coming to town next week. Dec 4 - 4:20 PM

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Jordy Nelson caught 8-of-12 targets for 91 yards in the Packers' Week 12 win over the Eagles.

His dozen targets led the team on Monday night, and it was Nelson's fifth game with 10-plus looks. Nelson didn't make many flashy plays or find the end zone. He did get away with a blatant push-off late in the game for his longest catch of the night, going for 22 yards. Davante Adams caught both of the Packers' scores through the air. Nelson will be a WR1 next week against Houston.
Nov 29 - 12:11 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 3-of-5 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against Washington.

Nelson dropped a 13-yard pass in the end-zone that was ruled a touchdown. He was a non-factor outside of that, managing two catches for 15 yards. Nelson will be a back-end WR1 for Week 12 against the Eagles.
Nov 21 - 12:59 AM

Jordy Nelson completed 12-of-18 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 10 loss to the Titans.

The catches, yards and targets were all new season highs for Nelson in a game where the Packers had three quarters of comeback mode. His TD came on a simple slant. He's now found the end zone in three straight contests, and eight times on the year. Nelson has drawn a whopping 31 looks over Green Bay's past two games, and re-established his every-week WR1 status.
Nov 13 - 6:04 PM

Jordy Nelson characterized his performance coming off knee surgery as "all right."

"I'd like to be more consistent with what I'm doing, but I don't know if that's from having a year off and getting back or what," Nelson said. "I'm halfway through. We'll see how it is at the end of the year." Nelson is on pace for a solid 76/1,018/14 line through eight games, and both he and Aaron Rodgers have left a lot of yards on the field. Jordy should only get better, but the Packers have a tough schedule down the stretch and especially in the fantasy playoffs. Even so, Nelson looks like a solid WR1.
Source: ESPN
Nov 10 - 9:18 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 7-of-13 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown Week 9 against the Colts.

It was his second game in a row with 94 yards and a score, but it could have been an even bigger day as Aaron Rodgers missed him for what would have been a massive touchdown. Even so, Nelson led the team in catches and targets, and he found the end zone on a great contested grab in the first half. He is on pace 1,018 yards and 14 touchdowns at the halfway point of the season. Nelson will be a solid WR1 next week against the Titans.
Nov 6 - 8:24 PM

Jordy Nelson (hand) is practicing Wednesday, but in a limited capacity.

Nelson injured his hand very late in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 shootout loss to the Falcons. He'll be fine as a WR1 against the Colts this Sunday.
Nov 2 - 12:28 PM

Jordy Nelson corralled four-of-nine targets for 94 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Packers' Week 8 loss to the Falcons.

It looked like this was going to be a monster game for Jordy. He roasted Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen for a 58-yard catch on his first target of the afternoon and hauled in a five-yard touchdown later in the drive. After that, he caught just two-of-seven targets for 21 yards. Nelson appeared to injure his hand late in the fourth quarter and wasn’t on the field for Green Bay’s last two snaps. With Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Ty Montgomery (kidney) both absent, Nelson saw his most targets since Week 5. Assuming he’s healthy, Nelson should be in for another big workload next week against the Colts.
Oct 30 - 8:56 PM

Jordy Nelson collected one catch for nine yards on four targets Thursday in the Packers' Week 7 win over the Bears.

In a game where the Packers were forced to throw 56 times, Nelson somehow managed just one catch. Go figure. Nelson is tied for the league lead in touchdowns but his volume appears to be shrinking. He’s seen just 11 targets over his last two games compared to 20 in his previous two. Nelson has a good chance to bounce back against Atlanta’s Swiss cheese secondary in Week 8.
Oct 21 - 12:47 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 5-of-7 targets for 68 yards Week 6.

It was perhaps the quietest 68 yards in NFL history, with 46 of those yards coming on a late touchdown drive which did not threaten to affect the outcome of the game. Despite the quiet day, there is not much reason to worry. This was Nelson's first game without a touchdown, and the offense has to improve at some point. Nelson will be a back-end WR1 Thursday night against the Bears.
Oct 16 - 8:14 PM

Jordy Nelson caught 4-of-13 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 5 win over the Giants.

Nelson had a couple of drops, but most of his missed targets were uncatchable. He's scored in every week this season and is locked in as Green Bay's top red-zone option. Nelson is on pace for an 84/976/20 line, but is due for TD regression. He'll remain a top-10 play against Dallas in Week 6.
Oct 10 - 12:38 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 6-of-7 targets for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' Week 3 win over the Lions.

Nelson’s production had been better than his play the first two weeks, but that was not the case against the Lions. He easily got open on a mismatch with a linebacker for a 49-yards before capping the Packers’ second drive with an eight-yard score. He was also pivotal on a successful two-minute drill late in the first half, catching four passes including a 17-yard touchdown in which he easily beat Darius Slay down the right sideline. Nelson did not see a target in the second half as the Packers leaned on the running game to close it out, but he is rounding into form. Even in a tough matchup against the Giants, Nelson will be a WR1 following the Week 4 bye.
Sep 25 - 4:06 PM

Jordy Nelson said he thinks he is getting better each week.

"This Sunday was better than the week before," Nelson said of the Week 2 loss to the Vikings. "As long as that continues, I'll be excited." Nelson has not really established himself as a deep threat yet this year, but he does lead the team in targets (20), catches (11), yards (105), and touchdowns (2). Only getting healthier, the breakout will come sooner than later for Nelson.
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 11:41 AM

Jordy Nelson caught 5-of-11 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Vikings.

Nelson got his touchdown on a play-action pass at the one-yard line. He struggled to get separation from Vikings CB Trae Waynes, and wasn't on the same page with Aaron Rodgers. Nelson hasn't looked the same coming off last year's ACL tear, but is Green Bay's top red-zone threat. He'll remain a WR1 for a matchup with Detroit in Week 3.
Sep 19 - 12:44 AM

Jordy Nelson said he had "heavy legs" against the Jaguars Week 1.

It is not surprising at all considering he did not play a snap in the preseason, but he still managed to find the end zone in his first game back from last year's ACL tear. More importantly, Nelson played 54-of-64 snaps and escaped his first game action without suffering a setback. With Xavier Rhodes set to miss this week, Nelson could be in for a big game Sunday night.
Source: ESPN
Sep 15 - 10:02 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
RB1James Starks
2Christine Michael
3Ty Montgomery
GLB1Christine Michael
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Ty Montgomery
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Geronimo Allison
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby