Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 16 hours ago12 Comments
Nelson caught only one of four targets for nine yards in Thursday's 26-10 win over the Bears.
On a night where the trio of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery saw a combined 44 targets, Nelson was shockingly the forgotten man. His one reception prevented him from being shut out of the stat sheet altogether for the first time since November 4, 2012 in a game versus the Cardinals. Aaron Rodgers was simply able to find the aforementioned receivers on a consistent basis, but given Nelson's track record and rapport with the quarterback, Thursday's overall pass distribution has to be considered an outlier. Nelson will look to bounce back to his customary numbers when the Packers take on the Falcons in what could turn into a Week 8 shootout.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 5 days ago
Nelson caught five of seven targets for 68 yards in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Cowboys.
Nelson tied a season-low in targets as he garnered plenty of attention from an improved Cowboys defense, and he failed to reach the end zone for the first time this season. Nelson still finished second on the team in receiving yards as Aaron Rodgers spread the ball around, but he is averaging just 62.4 yards through five games this season. Nelson has still been targeted a team-high 47 times this season and should be in for a bounce-back performance next week versus the Bears.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 2 weeks ago2 Comments
Nelson caught four passes for 38 yards and a touchdown on a team-high 13 targets in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Giants.
Nelson made a diving touchdown grab on the opening drive, but he later dropped a couple of passes and generally just wasn't sharp. He has still scored in every game this season, tied with Larry Fitzgerald at a league-high five touchdown receptions, even though Green Bay already had its bye week. Nelson has also impressed in terms of target share, accounting for 40 of Aaron Rodgers' 139 pass attempts (28.8 percent). However, there is some cause for concern, as Nelson has only caught 21 of his 40 targets (52.5 percent), also posting a lousy mark in yards per target (6.1), a statistic he has traditionally dominated. Regardless, the heavy volume and red-zone usage make him a highly valuable commodity, even though he doesn't quite look like the same dominant player that he was pre-surgery. The Packers have a Week 6 home date with the Cowboys.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 4 weeks ago
Nelson hauled in six catches (on seven targets) for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Seeing Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the same page was a sight to behold. All of the receiver's damage was done in just two first-half drives. Nelson rambled 49 yards on a catch-and-run on the Packers' second drive and capped it off with an eight-yard touchdown. Three drives later, he caught a beautiful teardrop pass down the right sideline for a 17-yard score. Nelson appears to have his ACL injury from a year ago completely behind him, and could be in store for big numbers in the ensuing Packers' homestand. Green Bay will have a bye in Week 4 before having the Giants to town Oct. 9.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 1 month ago
Nelson gathered in five of 11 targets for 73 yards and one touchdown in Sunday night's loss at Minnesota.
The communication between Nelson and Aaron Rodgers has yet to settle on a happy medium, as evidenced by a measly 45 percent catch rate in this contest. Granted, Nelson salvaged his evening with a one-yard touchdown for the game's first score, which came on the heels of a defensive holding call on the wideout from Vikings defensive back Terence Newman. On the other side of the coin, Rodgers clearly expected Nelson to be prepared for certain back-shoulder throws, in particular, that instead fell incomplete. With end-zone visits in back-to-back weeks, it's difficult to be disappointed in Nelson's initial outings following an ACL tear, but his 9.5 YPC to date falls well short of his mark of 15.3 YPC prior to the injury.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 1 month ago1 Comment
Nelson caught six of nine targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
Nelson averaged a mere 5.3 yards per catch in his return to NFL action for the first time in 2014, but he was able to hook up with Aaron Rodgers on a well-executed eight-yard touchdown. He should improve as he shakes off the rust that accumulated during his long absence and should be a fine fantasy asset once he is fully up to speed. Next week brings with it a matchup versus the Vikings.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 1 month ago3 Comments
Nelson wasn't listed on the Packers' first injury report of the season Wednesday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
After head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Nelson wouldn't have any restrictions in Week 1, skepticism abounded, especially following a preseason in which the wide receiver didn't log a single snap. A full practice Wednesday confirms the preceding, but two sessions remain to reaffirm that Nelson will in fact attempt to flash his status as a burner. If he's the same old Nelson, he'll gobble up upwards of 90 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 2 months ago
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Nelson (knee) won't have any restrictions in Sunday's regular-season opener against Jacksonville, ESPN.com reports. "Jordy's full go," McCarthy said. "And we expect him to line up and be full bore in Jacksonville."
Despite missing the entire preseason and being limited throughout training camp, Nelson is apparently expected to start in Week 1 against a rebuilt Jacksonville defense. He only resumed 11-on-11 work last week, so while head coach Mike McCarthy may be optimistic, it's still quite possible Nelson won't be ready to handle a typical starter's complement of snaps. He played more than 91 percent of Green Bay's offensive snaps in both 2013 and 2014.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 2 months ago
Nelson (knee) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against Kansas City.
Nelson's projected absence from Thursday's preseason game is not much of a surprise considering he returned to practice just over a week ago. Various reports suggest that he'll still be ready for Week 1, but Nelson hasn't played in live action since 2014, and the 31-year-old may not be fully equipped to handle the workload that he's used to right off the bat. Assuming that he is ready for the season opener, however, Nelson figures to function as Aaron Rodgers top target.
Jordy Nelson WR GB (4) 2 months ago
Nelson (knee) took part in 11-on-11 drills Monday for the first time since returning to practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Nelson returned to practice Aug. 20, and while he probably won't play in Green Bay's final preseason game, he seems to have cleared the last major hurdle at practice. Though expected to be ready for Week 1 in Jacksonville, the 31-year-old Nelson won't necessarily handle his usual massive snap count. He played more than 91 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps in both 2013 and 2014.