J.J. Nelson Injury Updates

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson is questionable for Monday night's game against the Cowboys. He put in limited practices all week while dealing with a hamstring injury. We'd bet on him playing, but you'll need to secure insurance if you plan to wait for him. The issue obviously adds risk to an already risk/reward speedster.

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson is more comfortable heading into his 2nd NFL season.  "Now I can just go out and play fast," he said. "I feel like (last season) was a confidence builder. Going in really not knowing what to do, as the season went along I felt like I got really confident and pretty good at knowing what I was supposed to do out there."  Nelson flashed his big-play ability during the 2nd half of last season, posting lines of 3-70, 4-124-1 and 2-34-1.  HC Bruce Arians has been impressed with his work this offseason.  "Every day, he's making a big play or two," Arians said.  "He has a very unique skill in tracking the ball that the great ones have when the ball's coming over your opposite shoulder. When you have a little fast guy that can do that, you have a special one."  Nelson will need an injury to at least 1 of Michael Floyd, John Brown or Larry Fitzgerald to emerge as a reliable fantasy option this year.  But he makes for a fine pick at the end of best-ball drafts.

 
 
 

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