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  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
 
 
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ECR# 42# 50-
Best Rank# 18# 14-
Worst Rank# 62# 86-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total84.2103.2-
Avg Game6.07.4-
Avg Projection101.589.6-
    
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  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR at MIA
Week 2 at DEN vs. HOU
Week 3 at MIA at JAC
Week 4 vs. CLE vs. PHI
Week 5 at LAC at BUF
Week 6 vs. SEA vs. BAL
Week 7BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 8 vs. INDBYE WEEK
Week 9 at SF at DAL
Week 10 vs. LAC vs. NE
Week 11 at ARI at IND
Week 12 at BAL at HOU
Week 13 vs. KC vs. NYJ
Week 14 vs. PIT vs. JAC
Week 15 at CIN at NYG
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. WAS
Week 17 at KC vs. IND
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
Receiving
   
Receptions66.746.0
Rec Yards713.9659.0
Rec TDs5.14.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.70.5
Rush Yards3.80.6
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points101.589.6
   
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
2017 Points 
Week 113.97.1
Week 24.3
Week 317.214.7
Week 419.54.9
Week 58.43.1
Week 66.06.9
Week 71.34.0
Week 8
Week 93.513.0
Week 102.05.0
Week 112.417.3
Week 121.1
Week 131.7
Week 143.31.9
Week 152.815.5
Week 161.14.8
Week 170.7
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
2017 Targets 
Week 189
Week 205
Week 3910
Week 478
Week 546
Week 6104
Week 746
Week 8
Week 977
Week 1047
Week 1166
Week 125
Week 138
Week 1455
Week 1568
Week 1654
Week 172
  Jordy Nelson
WR - OAK
Jordy Nelson
Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
Expert 
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.Despite Marcus Mariota getting hurt in 2016 and struggling through much of 2017, Matthews remained consistent in his production, hauling in 61 percent of his passes for 14.5 and 15.0 yards per reception in each year. The area his production dipped, though, was targets and touchdowns. With Corey Davis slated for a bigger role in 2018, you should expect that decline to continue, though Matthews won't go away, as he's been extremely efficient with his targets. He's comparable to the Titans version of DeSean Jackson.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Excitement of offseason add faded a little with the Raiders addition of Martavis BryantNot enough targets for three fantasy relevant receivers in Tennessee and we are siding with Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor
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.Matthews never gets the attention he deserves despite averaging 6.5 targets and 58 yards per game in two seasons with the Titans. He solidified a WR37 season despite missing two games and posting four TDs after 2016's career-high nine. Among the league leaders in average cushion (seven yards), he remains Marcus Mariota's steadiest downfield threat. A mysterious injury sunk his stock, but he has since signed an extension and returned from the PUP list.
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.Matthews will likely going to take a step back this season with the expected emergence of Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and the arrival of DIon Lewis. With that said, he was a top 36 receiver each of the past two seasons so it isn't like he will drop all the way out of fantasy relevance suddenly.
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... 
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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.On our sister site Pitcherlist.com, we have a nickname for a pitcher that comes up to the majors and is wholly unspectacular: A Cup of Schmo. If ever there was such a thing in the NFL, it would be Rishard Matthews. Playing within a run-first Tennessee offense, Matthews is consistently ok, never extraordinary, and my bet is he will continue to do so even with an improved Mariota. Have fun!
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.Matthews is a solid fantasy player who often gets overlooked. He's still the No. 1 receiver and should be able to hold that designation another season even if Corey Davis shows improvement.
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 year