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By Steve Painter, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Jun 10th 7:45pm EDT

Today was his first practice since having offseason hip surgery. He still has not been cleared for 11-on-11 drills, but he did take part in individual drills. He should be a full-go for training camp. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: No reason to doubt his effectiveness this season, but fantasy drafters should watch how he performs just to make sure everything checks out.


By Steve Painter, Packers Correspondent, Thu, May 28th 7:50pm EDT

There is currently no timetable for his return but the team is confident he'll be ready for camp. (Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear when he had a 'clean-up' procedure, but he'll be fine for the 2015 campaign.


By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Jan 12th 9:37am EST

Nelson caught two balls on five targets for 22 yards. Dallas emphasized slowing him down with bracketed coverage. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Nelson made two tough catches that helped the Packers continue drives at pivotal points in the game, but for the most part he was held in check by a Dallas defense that focused in on him and wasn't helped by the struggles of QB Aaron Rodgers in the first half. However, as we've seen throughout this year when teams try to take one of the Packers weapons out of the game someone else steps up. This week it was Davante Adams, who turned in one of his best performances (117 yards on seven receptions with a touchdown) of the year in the Packer's most important game of the year.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 9:57am EST

Jordy Nelson secured 5-of-12 targets for 55 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss in Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact: Jordy Nelson still got loose and should have been able to salvage his fantasy day as he got wide open on a double move late in the third quarter and looked to have had a 94-yard touchdown but straight dropped it. Aside from that play, he dealt with tight coverage all game and was unable to do much. Look for Jordy to rebound at Tampa in Week 16.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 9:30am EST

On 10 targets, Jordy Nelson hauled in 8 receptions for 146 yards to go with 2 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: In a game that looked more like Aaron Rodgers/Jordy Nelson vs. Matt Ryan/Julio Jones than Green Bay vs. Atlanta in the second half, Jordy Nelson exploded looking virtually uncoverable. He continues to find ways to get open even though everybody knows he is getting the ball. Against a tough run defense in Week 15, the Packers may be forced to lean a little heavier on the pass than usual. Nelson will be a WR1 again and should stay in all lineups during fantasy playoffs.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 11:54am EST

Jordy Nelson caught just 2 of 6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 13 win over the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: The gameplan clearly was to use Nelson as a decoy, as both the catches and yards were Nelson's second fewest of the season. The Packers looked to move around Cobb and target Davante Adams while sacrificing Nelson to double-coverage. He salvaged his day, on one of the few plays he got single-coverage, by escaping Revis-Island for a 45-yard score near the end of the first half. Look for Nelson to make a larger impact against the Falcons in Week 14.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 9:59am EST

Although Jordy Nelson led the team in targets, receptions, and yards, catching 8 of 12 balls, he finished with just 68 yards

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Rodgers only threw for 209 yards as Lacy did most of the damage on the day with 25 carries for 125 yards. Nelson didn't get anything going down the field all day and will likely see a matchup against Darrelle Revis next week. Regardless of the matchup, Jordy remains a top-5 play, if for no other reason than that he has Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball at home in Green Bay.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 6:04pm EST

Jordy Nelson caught 4 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: It was actually not one of his best days, as he dropped two balls, but Nelson's dominance was still clearly evident. He also was interfered with in the endzone for a likely touchdown, and was tackled by the laces on another would-be touchdown. Although his day could have been much better, it was still an excellent fantasy output and proves that he is still a must-start. Fire him up against rival Minnesota in Week 12.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 12:55pm EST

Jordy Nelson had 6 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' Week 10 win over Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Jordy Nelson turned on the jets to beat the Bears' secondary for a 73-yard touchdown against a blown coverage on the first play of the second quarter. He later drifted into a soft spot in the coverage in the endzone on an Aaron Rodgers' scramble for his 2nd touchdown. Nelson has been incredibly productive this season and will be a top-3 WR next week versus the Eagles. Start him with confidence.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 1:11pm EDT

Jordy Nelson caught 3 of the 5 passes targeted to him for 25 yards, the longest being a 9-yard reception.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson had a safety over the top of him at all times, effectively forcing Aaron Rodgers to look elsewhere. Although Rodgers surely could have threaded a few more balls Nelson's way, he had no reason to force it as he was still able to be successful, throwing for more than 400 yards. This proves that defenses can not sell-out to stop one part of Green Bay's offense. And if the defense doesn't step up, the offense is going to have to pick up the slack. Jordy Nelson will likely bounce back in Week 10, and should be started in all formats, per usual.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 12:43pm EDT

With only 5 targets, Jordy Nelson hauled in 4 catches for 80 yards and a score in a blowout victory over Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: Jordy took a 59-yard reception to pay-dirt on the opening drive of the game, juking safety Roman Harper along the way. Due to the huge lead Green Bay built in the first quarter, the Packer's offense did not have to go full tilt for much of the game, putting a cap on Nelson's production. Jordy will be a high upside WR1 on Sunday night against the Saints, leave him in your lineup as usual.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 4:29pm EDT

Jordy Nelson recorded 9 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown in today's victory over the Dolphins. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Nelson led the Packers in targets with 16, which comes as no surprise. He has established himself as Rodgers' favorite target, with no disrespect to Randall Cobb. Jordy Nelson just cannot be stopped. Period.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 12:07pm EDT

Jordy Nelson hauled in 1 reception for 66 yards and a touchdown on just 3 targets Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Packers offense didn't need to operate heavily through the air Thursday night, as no receiver had more than 4 targets. Although this is a disappointing outing compared to what Nelson has been having as of late, its not a terrible fantasy line. Even with this performance, Nelson is still on pace for over 100 receptions this season, continue to start him with confidence.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 11:14am EDT

Jordy Nelson had one reception for 66 yards that went for a touchdown in Thursday night's blowout of Minnesota. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: A week after racking up 12 targets against Chicago, Nelson was targeted only three times against Minnesota. No reason to worry here as no player received over four targets on Thursday. Could you say that Randall Cobb's rise is eating into Nelsons value? Yes, you could. However, we already knew that going into the season. Nelson will still continue to get his fix. Not much history against Miami for Nelson, he has faced them once. Good news for Nelson owners, per, over the course of his career, Nelson has compiled more receptions and receiving yards on the road versus at home. He plays his best football in October, with 12 total TD's throughout his career.


By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 4:18pm EDT

In a press conference yesterday afternoon, Coach Mike McCarthy said, "Would think they'll tilt the coverage to Jordy this week more than we've seen, so I would think Davante would get more chances." (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This wouldn't be terribly surprising considering how dominant WR Jordy Nelson has been through 4 games this year. But, the Packers, sporting a stable of talented WRs, can adjust and create opportunities for other receivers. As McCarthy states, look for Davante Adams to get more opportunities. However, this does not mean fantasy owners should lose faith in Jordy Nelson, he will remain a strong WR1 play each and every week.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 9:18am EDT

Jordy Nelson had 10 catches totaling 108 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 4 win at Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Jordy Nelson is on-pace to flirt with the 2,000-yard-receiving-mark. And against 1-on-1 coverage in Chicago, he erupted for the second time this season. He is currently the number 2 and 3 receiver in Standard and PPR leagues respectably. Leave him in your lineup and forget about him except for his Week 9 bye, because he is an elite WR1. He currently leads the NFL in receiving yards.


By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 5:06pm EDT

Jordy Nelson finishes with 59 yards on 7 targets with 5 receptions. Nelson was held out of the end zone.

Fantasy Impact: In Nelson's defense QB Aaron Rodgers wasn't sharp for most of the day as the Packers offense never really got going. Rodgers missed Nelson on one red zone target. While this performance isn't what owners have come to expect from Nelson, he's an every week starter and the most reliable receiver for fantasy production in Green Bay.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:52pm EDT

Jordy Nelson racked up a career-high 209 receiving yards on 9 receptions, scored 1 touchdown in crunch time, and was targeted 16 times. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Nelson was targeted more than twice as much as any other Green Bay receiver is music to the ears of Nelson owners. Like the case with Eddie Lacy, Nelson was unproductive last year against Detroit, Green Bay's week 3 opponent. However, Aaron Rodgers was still injured at that time, which changes everything. Jordy Nelson is a must-start for next week.


By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 9:45am EDT

Jordy Nelson brought in 9 receptions for 83 yards and no touchdowns against a tough Seahawks secondary. Nelson was able to produce solid numbers despite QB Aaron Rodgers struggles throughout the game.

Fantasy Impact: This is the sort of "bad" game you want to see from a WR that was probably drafted as your WR1. In a matchup that quickly got out of hand in the second half, Nelson was targeted 14 times, including a few in the red zone where he wasn't able to convert. Look for Rodgers to continue to keep Nelson heavily involved moving forward.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 12:48pm EDT

Jordy Nelson will face a tough matchup to start the season as he is projected for 5.1 receptions for 73.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: If you drafted Jordy Nelson you are playing him no matter the matchup. If Aaron Rodgers is upright, Jordy will see the ball. Play him with confidence but temper expectations for Thursday night. He is not likely to get 30 fantasy points, but he will be above average at worst.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 30th 11:54pm EDT

Matthew Berry predicts Jordy Nelson finishes the year as the top fantasy receiver. (Source: Matthew Berry)

Fantasy Impact: Unlike the case with Lacy, this could very well happen. I wouldn't be surprised, at all. Jordy Nelson is one of the most undervalued players in the NFL and is going to put up huge numbers this year.


By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 8:36am EDT

Jordy Nelson was able to play against the Rams on Saturday night, but did not have a target in the game. He did have a touchdown from Aaron Rodgers called back on the second drive of the game due to a penalty. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The fact the Nelson was able to suit up and play is good news, considering he sat out of practice earlier in the week because of a hamstring injury. Nelson is having a great camp and is one of Aaron Rodgers favorite targets in an offense that should put up a ton of points.


By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 8:42am EDT

Jordy Nelson returned to practice on Tuesday after missing Monday's practice with a hamstring injury. Nelson also did not play in the 20-16 loss to the Titans in the preseason opener. His status for the next preseason game against the Rams is uncertain. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like Mike McCarthy is playing it safe with Nelson. It would not surprise me if he sat out this weekend’s preseason game against the Rams as a precautionary measure. If you have a draft this weekend, you should have zero reservations with taking Nelson as a number 1 wide receiver. In games in which Aaron Rodgers played last season, Nelson averaged just under 100 yards per game and caught 7 touchdowns.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 4:03pm EDT

Nelson misses practice with hamstring injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Mike McCarthy went on to say Nelson won't be out long, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Packers' essentially shut down Nelson for most of preseason as a precaution. With more 1st team reps available this should be the perfect stage for a younger player to jump out and really secure that coveted 3rd WR spot. Boykin is the incumbent, but nothing is secured. Keep an eye on Adams and Janis as the front runners to steal 1st team reps.


By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 7:54am EDT

Packers wide receiver, Jordy Nelson, received a 4-year, $39 million contract extension over the weekend. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Packers fans. Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers have been one of the most productive duos in football. And according to Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel, Nelson has been great in his first few practices. "Nelson made tough catch after tough catch, including a 40-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Rodgers during a no-huddle drill." Nelson is currently being drafted as the 7th wide receiver according to his ADP.


By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 8:15am EDT

According to ESPN’s Rob Demoovsky, Jordy Nelson wants more money than the $30 million contract extension that Roddy White just received. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Jordy Nelson is coming into the final year of his contract. In most cases a player entering the final year of a contract is a good thing for fantasy owners. Over the last 3 seasons, Nelson has put up numbers worthy of a number one wide receiver, hauling in 15 touchdowns in the 2011 season which was good enough for third in the NFL, only behind Rob Gronkowski and Calvin Johnson. Last season he set career highs in both receptions and yards while hauling in 8 touchdowns.

Yahoo! Sports | Aug 2nd
16-game averages over the past 4 seasons: 80 catches, 1,291 yards, 11.5 TDs
Breaking Football | Aug 2nd
Hip surgery clouds his 2015 a bit and a dip could be coming, but that won't knock him out of the top-10.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 2nd
Nelson had a career season in 2014 with 98 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. He should continue to dominate in fantasy playing with QB Aaron Rodgers.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 1st
He is an absolute stud if healthy, but the off season hip clean up has me really watching his performance heading into the pre-season. Continually one of the more underrated pass catchers considering his skill level and the offense he plays in.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 1st
With Cobb staying in GB, Nelson will share targets but his value is still to be seen as a WR1.
The NY Times | Jul 31st
Off-season hip surgery said to be minor for last season's 2nd best fantasy wideout.
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
Nelson had a career year in 2014 with 1,519 yards 13 touchdowns and 98 receptions on 151 targets. The question, of course, is if he'll be able to repeat those numbers now that he's turned 30 and had a minor hip operation in the offseason. As you can tell from where I ranked him, I think he'll be able to. The main part of this equation isn't Nelson though; it is Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and Nelson is his No. 1 receiver. The hip surgery doesn't sound like a problem, and we should know if it will be by the time most of us draft. And if you are worried about his age, there have been 171 wide receivers who topped 1,000 yards receiving and 61 with 10 or more touchdowns after they hit the ripe old age of 30.
FFLockerRoom | Jun 11th
View the original article at FFLockerRoom.comCategories: NFL NFL Injury ReportTags: Fantasy FootballFFLR MedicalGreen Bay PackersJordy NelsonNFLNFL NewsPlayer: Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson,  Injury: hip “clean-up” procedure; specific injury unknown Prognosis: Nelson underwent off-season surgery to clean up the hip joint, which typically means some sort of arthrosco...