Jordy Nelson
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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.

Breaking Football | Oct 2nd
Matchup isn't insanely great but it's not bad and he's at home, plus he's on fire right now.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 2nd
The Packers passing game came to life last week, Nelson should flourish against the Vikings 18th ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.
FFLockerRoom | Oct 2nd
Nelson had 10 catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns. In Rodgers' only other big game Week 2 against the Jets, Nelson had nine catches for 209 yards and a touchdown. The correlation is impossible to miss. As Rodgers goes, so goes Nelson. Just like Rodgers' struggles Week 3 at Detroit were excusable given how the Lions have performed against the pass this season, so were Nelson's. And their struggles Week 1 at Seattle (more Rodgers' than Nelson's in that case) were a given. The Packers offense has done as it's supposed to this season, and Nelson is as big a part of that offense as ever.
Dynasty League Football | Sep 30th
Jordy Nelson is an easy must start every week, but all our decisions aren't quite that simple.
RotoGrinders | Sep 19th
Hopefully you took my advice and paid for a discounted Jordy Nelson last week. If you had him you probably won your h2h’s and 50-50’s. On the other hand, if you didn’t have him and your opponent did, you probably lost. Let's take a look ahead at Week 3.