Jordy Nelson
Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Green Bay Packers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Fri, Jul 1st 2:19pm EDT
We have seen so many great athletes come storming back from a torn ACL that we seem to take for granted how difficult this recovery process is. Reports suggest Nelson is back to full form, but at 31 years old, it is even more of a task. Nelson has been an exceptional asset whenever he has been healthy, but considering the risk, there are better ways to utilize your early third round pick this season.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is officially inactive Friday night versus the San Fransico 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Even after being cleared earlier in the week to participate in individual drills, the Packers have started the process of easing Jordy Nelson back into action. In a meaningless game versus the 49ers, the Packers are thinking big picture as they don't want to risk any injury or setback for Jordy Nelson after he missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. With many drafts going on this weekend fantasy owners would've preferred seeing Jordy in action this week. If the Packers are going to be the #1 offense in the NFL this season, Jordy Nelson will be a focal point early and often. Going into the weekend, Jordy's current ADP is #17 overall and the #8 Wide Reciever off the board.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ACL) participated in individual drills during Monday's practice. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Nelson appears to be being eased back into football activities by the Packers since coming off of the PUP list last week. The veteran wideout will likely see minimal, if any, action in preseason games, but is expected to be a full-go for Week 1. Nelson's #17 overall ADP (WR8) makes him a tremendous value in fantasy drafts if he can return to his 2014 form where he was one of the top statistical producers at the wide receiver position in the league.

Category: Injury Updates


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Nelson has some question marks coming off ACL surgery at the age of 32, but we saw how badly Aaron Rodgers needed him last season, so his volume should be secure. Nelson's upside is much higher than this, but there is some risk involved. Thankfully, Rodgers can help him along, even if Nelson happens to have lost a step
Breaking Football | Aug 22nd
I still love Jordy, but expecting anything more than fringe top 15 in first season back from a torn ACL might be a little too ambitious
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
In 2015, Jordy Nelson was set to have a big fantasy year, but a torn ACL caused him to miss the entire season. In 2016 OTAs, Nelson is doing everything possible, but not at 100%. The goal is for Nelson to be ready to go full speed during the pre-season and ready for the first game of the regular season. There is nothing at this point that should stop fantasy football league managers from drafting Nelson in rounds 2 or 3 this season. If we look at his 2 year averages from 2013-14: 16 games played, 139 targets, 91.5 receptions, 1,416.5 receiving yards, and 10.5 TDs. Nelson recently injured his non-ACL torn knee, but is still on track for a week 1 start.
Rotoworld | Aug 18th
Graham Barfield checks in on Jordy Nelson, Steve Smith and Matt Forte in Thursday's Dose.
The NY Times | Aug 11th
Could return from the pup as soon as next week (Aug 14-21)
FanSided | Aug 10th
The Green Bay Packers have two great receivers, but who'd you rather have in Fantasy Football 2016? Its risk versus reward as Randall Cobb tops Jordy Nelson this season. Dan Salem and Todd Salem debate in today’s NFL Sports Debate. Two brothers from New York yell, scream, and debate sp...
FanSided | Aug 10th
We continueour “Packers 100” countdown looking at the best fantasy football options in the NFC North. Green Bay Packers football is just 33 days away. You can find the full countdown here. In many ways the fate of the Packers’ offense very much rests in the hands of Jordy Nelson e...
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 1st
It’s not easy, coverin’ Green (AP)Wide receivers have crashed the Fantasy Football draft party with a vengeance in recent seasons — they now run the room for the first few rounds. Ten of the Top 18 picks in current Yahoo ADP are wide receivers, and with that in mind, we need to spend extra time considering them — and extra time examining where we do and don’t agree. T...
EDSFootball | Jul 26th
When the Green Bay Packers placed receiver Jordy Nelson on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to open training camp, it seemed that they were just being cautious following his torn ACL from last preseason. Instead, it appears that he suffered a "hiccup" in his other knee. Jordy Nelson said he's on PUP because he tweaked his other knee while working out. "It&...
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 20th
When last we saw him ('14) he was second to only Antonio Brown at WR in fantasy - has had ample time to rehab ACL injury and has already declared himself ready to go
Breaking Football | Jul 14th
After coming off a season ending ACL tear in his right knee, a major disappointment to Green Bay Packers fans and fantasy owners alike last…
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Nelson missed the entire 2015 season with an ACL injury, but his rehab is reportedly going well and he should be ready to roll as a high-end fantasy WR2 in 2016. The big concern for Nelson is age, he turns 31-years old this year.