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Julian Edelman or Jordy Nelson

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  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
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  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR vs. HOU
Week 2 at DEN at JAC
Week 3 at MIA at DET
Week 4 vs. CLE vs. MIA
Week 5 at LAC vs. IND
Week 6 vs. SEA vs. KC
Week 7BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 8 vs. IND at BUF
Week 9 at SF vs. GB
Week 10 vs. LAC at TEN
Week 11 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 12 at BAL at NYJ
Week 13 vs. KC vs. MIN
Week 14 vs. PIT at MIA
Week 15 at CIN at PIT
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. BUF
Week 17 at KC vs. NYJ
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Receiving
   
Receptions66.760.9
Rec Yards713.9701.9
Rec TDs5.14.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.74.3
Rush Yards3.822.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points101.595.7
   
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Points 
Week 113.9
Week 2
Week 317.2
Week 419.5
Week 58.4
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Week 71.3
Week 8
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Week 102.0
Week 112.4
Week 121.1
Week 131.7
Week 143.3
Week 152.8
Week 161.1
Week 17
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Targets 
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Week 610
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  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
 Suspended for the first four weeks but Edelman is a target hog who has weekly WR1/2 value in PPR leagues.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Let's be clear - when you go from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr, there's going to be a massive efficiency decline. One positive from the move to the Raiders is that it appears they'll be using him in the slot, similarly to the way that the Cardinals use Larry Fitzgerald. Nelson isn't as physically imposing as Fitzgerald, and he's also got to compete with Amari Cooper for targets. While Nelson will be usable as a safe WR4 play most weeks, he doesn't offer you much upside.Don't just automatically assume that just because Edelman is returning to the field, that he's going to be the same player. He's now 32 years old and coming off a torn ACL last preseason. It's not to say he can't return and produce, but he finished as the WR22 while playing all 16 games in his age-30 season. A lot of the targets have evaporated in the Patriots offense and you have to figure that Edelman will still get every opportunity to succeed, so you don't want to write him off completely. He's obviously someone who would benefit in a PPR format. He's now been suspended for the first four games, so it's going to be difficult to hang on to him because the first month is the most important time to acquire waiver wire players. He shouldn't be drafted as a top-50 wide receiver at this point.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Nelson tallied 164 yards in eight games without Aaron Rodgers. He now plays for the Raiders, who do not employ Rodgers. Buying low on the WR2 from both 2014 and 2016 is nevertheless tempting, but he didn't produce a single TD or 40-yard performance without his elite teammate. Don't reach for the 33-year-old in his first year away from Green Bay. If he falls outside the top 100, the TD potential is tougher to ignore.If missing all of 2017 with a torn ACL wasn't enough to curtail his stock, Edelman's return must wait until he serves a four-game suspension for a PED violation. Extend 2016's 14.4 PPR PPG to a dozen bouts, and his 172.8 points would have made him last year's WR30. That matches his current ADP, so the price barely bakes in any risk of a 32-year-old possession receiver returning from a major knee injury.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Nelson could be a massive steal if the Packers got his release wrong. Still, there are a ton of mouths to feed in OAK and he sure looked slow last yearThe suspension hurts, but he's going to play 13 games still and a healthy Edelman carries value - esp in PPR formats
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
After being a top-three fantasy receiver two straight years, Nelson disappeared last year, posting more than 100 fewer points than the previous year and finishing as a WR5. Now that he is in a new offense and playing in the slot, we might see him split the difference in half making him a useful flex play many weeks.Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the season, so his draft stock has fallen, but when he is on the field, he tends to give WR2 numbers. If you can afford to play without him for the first four weeks then you might want to make him a target around round 10.
Christopher Ventra
RotoExperts
 *Suspended First 4 Games*
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
"Jordy is washed up." "Jordy is too old." "Jordy has lost a step." @friscojosh calls bupkis and names Nelson one of his Three Wide Receivers Primed to Break Out. (4for4) I obviously disagree...NE moved on from Welker at age 32. Edelman will be 32, off knee surgery/suspension. I like the odds JMatt takes the slot and doesn't give it back. @ClutchFantasy
Staff Rankings
QB List
I know many are incredibly hyped to see Jordy rocking the black and silver in Oakland (for now), but unfortunately Jordy appears to be a lesser version of the receiver we've known and loved in fantasyland for the past 8 seasons +. He appears slower, more worn down by his career injuries at a ripe 33 years old, and he enters a WR situation where for the first time (not counting the end of last year) he is not the primary option. For the past 3 seasons, Jordy has averaged a MASSIVE 140+ targets per season, well above the average targets per season of consistent fantasy stud Michael Thomas. In addition, he likely won't be the primary target in the red zone either, making the 11 TD's per season he's averaged over the past 3 a lost fantasy. He could always be great within the Raiders passing attack, but his share of targets will make sure that great isn't all that great.Consistently a security blanket for Brady and without a clear challenger for his role upon his return, Edelman could be the prime stash to win you your league this year if you have the luxury to do so. However, be warned: he is still coming off of an ACL injury and Belichick is known for being wildly inconsistent with his players' target share and time. All in all, just another lotto ticket for y'all.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
The Packers released Nelson, and the Raiders signed him to be their No. 2 receiver after releasing Michael Crabtree. I don't like the move, but it's done and Nelson will have some value in Oakland as the No. 2 receiver.Edelman will miss the first four games, which is a big chunk of the fantasy season.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Excitement of offseason add faded a little with the Raiders addition of Martavis BryantShould remain rock solid PPR asset when back from PED suspension