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Jordy Nelson | Wide Receiver

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: Kansas State
Contract: view contract details

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Green Bay and Jordy Nelson have had conversations about a contract extension, but there is no timetable to get a deal done.
Nelson is entering the final year of a $13.9 million, four-year extension he signed in the middle of the 2011 season. That deal proved to be a massive bargain for the Packers. Nelson has posted two 1,200-yard seasons and scored 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons. Nelson is one of the top wide receivers in the game, and he should command near $10 million annually. Feb 22 - 1:52 PM

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ESPN Packers blogger Rob Demovsky considers Jordy Nelson a candidate for a contract extension.

Nelson has one year left on his current deal at $2.55 million, which is an absolute bargain. Nelson inked a four-year, $13.9 million contract in the middle of the 2011 season, and the Packers have reaped the benefits. Nelson has posted two 1,000-yard seasons and scored 30 touchdowns the past three years. Expect him to command nears $10 million annually on a new deal. Nelson turns 29 in May.
Feb 1 - 11:01 AM

Jordy Nelson caught seven balls for 62 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Wild Card loss to San Francisco.

Green Bay's offense looked dead in the water before parlaying a second-quarter Tramon Williams interception into Jordy's five-yard touchdown, giving the Packers a 7-6 lead. Nelson made the diving catch in 49ers top corner Tramaine Brock's coverage. Nelson worked both outside and in the slot, the latter area in which he played more than ever this season. With increasing versatility and an already highly polished all-around game, 28-year-old Nelson has earned WR1 recognition in fantasy leagues. He'll enter a contract year in 2014.
Jan 5 - 8:16 PM

Playing with Aaron Rodgers for the first time since Week 9, Jordy Nelson caught 10 passes for 161 yards in the Packers' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Inexplicably, Nelson was left open all afternoon, drawing a season-high 16 targets from his long-lost quarterback. Both the grabs and yards were also new season highs. With the huge afternoon, Nelson closes the book on the regular season with 85 grabs for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns. Both the yards and catches are new career highs. Nelson gets the 49ers in the Wild Card round, whom he stung for 7/130/1 in Week 1.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught three passes for 46 yards in Week 16 against Pittsburgh.

Nelson was targeted just five times on the day. James Jones and Jarret Boykin combined to see 25 passes come their way. Nelson could have had a touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter, but Matt Flynn didn't see him open in the end zone and decided to throw to Boykin instead. Nelson has been more WR2 than WR1 with Aaron Rodgers sidelined. He gets the Bears in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s Week 15 win over the Cowboys.

Nelson flashed strong hands all afternoon, but never more so than on his 13-yard touchdown, where he straight up stole the ball away from Cowboys slot CB Orlando Scandrick. It set the tone for Green Bay’s wild second-half comeback from a 26-3 halftime deficit. With the Packers still somehow alive in the NFC North, Aaron Rodgers might finally be cleared to make his long-awaited return in Week 16. That would immediately send Nelson back to the WR1 ranks.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:21:00 PM

Jordy Nelson hung four catches for 85 yards in the Falcons in Sunday's Week 14 victory.

Nelson's big play came in double coverage down the right sideline, following a boot-action fake by Matt Flynn for a 46-yard hookup. As the Packers won on Sunday and remain alive in the NFC playoff picture, Nelson's fantasy arrow is pointing up with Aaron Rodgers' (collarbone) return a possibility for Week 15 against the Cowboys.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Jordy Nelson was held to two catches for 14 yards in Green Bay's Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Nelson and the Packers' receiver corps were helpless observers as Matt Flynn bumbled about the pocket, taking sacks and struggling to get any mustard on his throws. There's really not much else to say. Thankfully, Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) appears ready to return for Week 14 against the Falcons. Nelson will immediately reassume high-end WR1 status.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught four passes for 58 yards in Week 12 against Minnesota.

Nelson was targeted seven times, finishing third on the team behind James Jones and Jarrett Boykin. His big catch was a 34-yard grab down the right seam early in the game where he stretched to his limits and hauled in the Scott Tolzien pass on third-and-four. Nelson gets a leaky Lions pass defense next. He'll be a borderline WR1/2, but would be a definite WR1 if Aaron Rodgers can play.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 117 yards in Week 11 against the Giants.

Nelson saw a team-high nine targets in Scott Tolzien's first start. Tolzien was picking apart the New York secondary with some good intermediate throws to Nelson and company, but untimely interceptions did the Packers in. Tolzien is a heck of a lot better for Nelson's fantasy prospects than Seneca Wallace was. Nelson will be more WR2 than his usual WR1 self until Aaron Rodgers gets back. That could be next week against the Vikings, but more than likely will be on Thanksgiving Day versus the Lions. Nelson is still the obvious start in the Green Bay receiving corps.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Eagles.

Nelson nearly hauled in a spectacular one-handed catch in the fourth quarter, but officials ruled that the ball was moving on replay. So owners were left with something of a dud despite another strong on-field performance from Nelson. He obviously takes a major hit with Scott Tolzien under center, but he's still among the best natural wideouts in the game while playing both outside and in the slot. The Packers will once again scheme to get him involved against the Giants in Week 10. He's a fine WR2 until Aaron Rodgers gets back.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Jordy Nelson caught four passes for 67 yards in Week 9 against the Bears.

Nelson was targeted nine times. He had a big, easy 27-yard gain on the opening possession on a route out of the slot and would have been on his way to a big night had Aaron Rodgers not suffered a left shoulder injury on that first drive. Seneca Wallace entered and the passing game went into the tank. If Wallace is forced to start another game -- or games -- every Packers pass catcher's value is going to take a major hit. Nelson has a favorable matchup against the Eagles next Sunday, but he'll be more WR2 than WR1 if Wallace starts.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 12:23:00 AM

Both of Jordy Nelson's Week 8 touchdowns came out of the slot.

Nelson is typically an outside receiver, but he's getting some slot reps with Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley sidelined. "We went into the game trying to move Jordy around to get him some more opportunities," OC Tom Clements said. "He's a big target in there. It's beneficial to the offense for us to do that." By lining the truly special and complete Nelson up all over the field, the Packers keep double teams and extra defensive attention off their best receiver. There aren't more than five wideouts we'd rather own right now.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Jordy Nelson caught seven passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Vikings.

Nelson was targeted a team-high eight times and played the slot in the majority of three-wide sets. He scored on an 11-yard strike from Aaron Rodgers on the Packers first drive of the game and later had a 76-yard catch-and-run over the middle of the field for his second touchdown. Nelson has 278 yards and four touchdowns over his last three games and is locked in as an every-week WR1.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 12:11:00 AM

Jordy Nelson caught five balls for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 7 win over the Browns.

Nelson couldn't get past Joe Haden deep, so his catches primarily came on slants and inside-type routes. His two-yard touchdown occurred on a back-shoulder slant that was essentially impossible for Haden to defend. Still, it's a reminder that Nelson is matchup proof when armed with his own talent and Aaron Rodgers. Expect a bigger game in Week 8 at Minnesota.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 07:54:00 PM

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QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Matt Flynn
3Scott Tolzien
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Johnathan Franklin
4DuJuan Harris
5Orwin Smith
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Ina Liaina
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Kevin Dorsey
WR21Randall Cobb
2Myles White
3Chris Harper
4Alex Gillett
WR31Jarrett Boykin
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Brandon Bostick
3Ryan Taylor
4Jake Stoneburner
5Raymond Webber
K1Mason Crosby