Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

WR - OAK
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 217 lbsAge: 33College: Kansas StateDrafted: #36 (2nd Rd. by Green Bay)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
31st easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #95
Best / Worst #43 / #215
ADP #69

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Jordy Nelson signs 2-year deal with Raiders

Former Packers and Raiders wide receiver James Jones has announced that his former teammate Jordy Nelson will sign a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders worth $15 million with $13 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact

Here's the news we kind of knew was coming after Derek Carr went to pick up Nelson at the airport and spending all day with the team. After hearing about the Michael Crabtree release, it was certain. Nelson's play dipped down the stretch in 2017, and while some say it's due to Aaron Rodgers going down with an injury, there's likely more to it. Even going back to 2016, when Nelson was returning from his torn ACL, his yards per reception dipped to 13.0 after being at least 15.2 yards per reception every year since becoming a starter. That number dipped again in 2017 to just 9.1 yards per reception. Nelson was once known as an incredible route runner who could get open deep, but that's not the player the Raiders are getting. At 33 years old, Nelson's age has caught up with him. He's going to be the No. 2 receiver behind Amari Cooper and not one that we'd recommend drafting in fantasy football. His chemistry with Aaron Rodgers was something special that won't be duplicated.

Mike Tagliere9 weeks ago
Jordy Nelson close to a deal with Raiders

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders and former Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson are close to reaching an agreement for him to join the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

It appears Nelson is poised to join the Raiders, which could spell the end for Michael Crabtree in Oakland. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Raiders will move on from Crabtree if the Raiders finalize a deal with Nelson. While Nelson has shown that he has some gas left in the tank, he has clearly lost a step -- he will be 33 in May. Plus, throughout his career, he's struggled when anyone not named Aaron Rodgers was throwing him the football. Although this may appear like an attractive move from a fantasy football perspective, I'm not fully buying in, especially since Derek Carr is coming off of a horrendous year despite a questionable appearance in the Pro Bowl. This whole scenario scares me. I'm treading lightly. For Crabtree, it wouldn't surprise me if he's courted by the 49ers, Cowboys or Ravens.

Jordy Nelson being released by Green Bay

Jordy Nelson's time with Green Bay has come to an end as the Packers will release the wide receiver.

Fantasy Impact

The 32-year-old had his worst season last year since 2009, although that was with Aaron Rodgers missing significant time. Nelson has consistently been one of the best fantasy receivers in the game and could still be productive given the right quarterback and situation. At his age, his landing spot will largely impact his fantasy value more so than most.

Jordy Nelson catches three passes before leaving with shoulder injury

Jordy Nelson caught three of five targets for 11 yards on Saturday versus the Vikings. He was removed from the game with a shoulder injury and did not play in the second half.

Fantasy Impact

Nelson was in obvious discomfort before leaving the game, and he was, as usual, providing little production while playing anyway. At this point, with the Packers' season over, it seems unlikely that Nelson will suit up next weekend in Detroit.

Dan Harris21 weeks ago
Jordy Nelson quiet despite return of Aaron Rodgers

Jordy Nelson had three catches for 28 yards on six targets in the Packers' 31-24 loss to the Panthers Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Nelson disappointed again this week. Not even the return of Aaron Rodgers was able to help. Owners simply can not trust him for the fantasy finals.

Justin Mackey22 weeks ago