Jordy Nelson Fantasy Football News 2018

The Steelers have traded WR Martavis Bryant to the Raiders in exchange for a 3rd-round pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bryant struggled in his return last season from nearly 2-year absence, hauling in 50 of 84 targets for 603 yards and 3 scores. He's still just 26, though, and racked up 14 TDs with a 17.3 yards-per-catch average over his first 2 NFL campaigns. Bryant joins a remade Oakland WR corps with Jordy Nelson alongside Amari Cooper. Bryant figures to open the season as the #3 WR but could push for #2 if Nelson's decline continues.

The Raiders have signed WR Jordy Nelson to a 2-year, $15 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's certainly arguable whether Oakland upgraded or downgraded by going from Michael Crabtree to Nelson. The longtime Packer turns 33 in May and is coming off a career-low 9.1 yards per catch. The absence of QB Aaron Rodgers for 9+ games didn't help. But Nelson's 1.22 yards per route run in 5 full games with Rodgers ranked 62nd among 88 qualifying WRs, per Pro Football Focus. He should at lease soak up most the of 8.5 targets per game Crabtree averaged over the past 3 years, but Nelson should be considered no better than a low-end WR2 at this point.

The Packers released WR Jordy Nelson on Tuesday, clearing $10.2 million in cap space, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Nelson's production dropped precipitously in 2017, albeit without QB Aaron Rodgers for much of that stretch. The veteran will head into his age-33 season this fall, however, with an ACL tear and various other lower-body injuries behind him. We'll see where he lands, but it's tough to expect more than a low-WR3 fantasy outlook even in the best situation.

Packers WRs Jordy Nelson (shoulder) and Davante Adams (concussion) are out for Sunday's finale against the Lions. That leaves Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison and Michael Clark as Green Bay's top 3 WRs. Only Cobb can be trusted in fantasy lineups -- and only as a WR3 with Brett Hundley at the helm.

Packers WRs Jordy Nelson (shoulder) and WR Davante Adams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Neither seems likely to play in this weekend's meaningless finale. That'd leave Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Michael Clark, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis to catch passes from Brett Hundley.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson injured his shoulder in the 2nd quarter of Saturday night's game against the Vikings and won't return. He finishes with 3 catches on 5 targets for 11 yards. It's been a lost season for Nelson, who has struggled with the absence of Aaron Rodgers and perhaps a declining skill set. He turns 33 in May.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (back) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s good to go for Sunday’s game in Minnesota. Nelson could see a bunch of CB Xavier Rhodes but remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's listed on the injury report with a back issue, rather than the previously reported hamstring. Regardless, Nelson is on track to play against the Vikings this weekend. He'll see plenty of shutdown CB Xavier Rhodes in that one, but Nelson is worth keeping in fantasy lineups.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson was on the sidelines for the final drive of yesterday's win over the Cowboys with a hamstring injury, according to NFL.com's Michael Silver. Neither Nelson nor HC Mike McCarthy had an update after the game. The fact that Nelson couldn't be out there at such a crucial time, though, suggests that this is something we'll need to monitor closely this week.

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Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. He was a full-go in practice all week and shouldn’t be limited in this one. Fire him up as a WR1.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) is expected to play against the Bengals today. He's listed as questionable but practiced in full all week. Nelson is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. He put in a full week of practice, though, and is expected to play. We’d feel safe getting Nelson into fantasy lineups, despite the 4:25 pm ET kickoff.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice and sounded optimistic about his Week 3 status afterward. “Today obviously it feels a lot better than it did on Sunday night,” Nelson said. “Everything’s headed in the right direction. Feel good -- better than what probably I think I and some other people in this building thought I would, so we’re progressing the right way. It was great to get back out there and run around, and everything felt good.” Barring some sort of setback, Nelson should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) is practicing on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. He'll likely be listed as limited, but this puts him on track to play against the Bengals this weekend. We'll continue to keep tabs on his status.

ESPN's Adam Schefter calls Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) "50/50" for this weekend's game against the Bengals. Schefter also confirmed that Nelson's injury is not serious, so he shouldn't be looking at more than a 1-game absence. We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation throughout the week. Packers-Bengals doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday.

The Packers don't believe WR Jordy Nelson's quad injury is serious, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Nelson was scheduled for additional testing on Monday, but HC Mike McCarthy gave no update at his press conference. Our next hint might not come until Green Bay returns to practice on Wednesday.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson injured his quad in the 1st quarter of Sunday night's game against the Falcons. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates.

Packers WRs Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Falcons. All 3 guys are risk/reward DFS plays at their respective price tags.

Packers WRs Jordy Nelson (ribs), Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are all expected to play against the Falcons today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Adams and Allison seemed likely to suit up all along, but Nelson's availability just 2 weeks after breaking 2 ribs is a surprise. He'll reportedly play with military-grade kevlar padding to protect his ribs. All 3 of these guys are risk/reward DFS plays at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

 
 
 

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