Jordy Nelson WR GB 3 Days

Nelson had four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Aaron Rodgers threw Nelson's way just five times, a sharp drop-off from Nelson's 16 targets last week, but the lower number was partially due to the Packers turning away from the pass after building a large lead early in the game (Rodgers finished with just 22 attempts). Nelson is still one the most-targeted receivers in the league and has another great matchup next week at New Orleans.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 10 Days

Nelson had nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 victory over Miami.

After a very quiet game against Minnesota, Nelson had his name called regularly Sunday afternoon, as Aaron Rodgers dialed his number 16 times, double the targets of the next highest receiver. Nelson will look to continue his fantastic season next week against a Carolina defense that has allowed big games to several opposing receivers.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 20 Days

Nelson caught 1-of-3 targets for a 66-yard touchdown in Thursday's 42-10 win over the Vikings.

No Green Bay player had more than three targets, as Aaron Rodgers attempted just 17 passes before being pulled at the end of the third quarter. Nelson's owners are fortunate to come away from such an odd game with a decent showing, but it's still disappointing compared to what Nelson had previously done this season. The star wide receiver was wide open for his second long touchdown of the year, after burning Pro-Bowl caliber safety Harrison Smith on a double move. Even with the one-catch showing, Nelson has 34 receptions through five games, putting him on pace for 109 this season.

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Nelson had 10 catches on 12 targets for 108 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Bears.

Nelson has been up-and-down this season, with two games under 85 receiving yards and two games with at least 100 and a touchdown. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed passes to only five different receivers Sunday, with Nelson and Randall Cobb (seven catches on nine targets for 113 yards and two touchdowns) dominating the looks. It's certainly good to see that the two can produce well in the same game, and Nelson will take his league-leading 459 receiving yards into Week 5 against a Vikings team that allowed 298 yards and three touchdowns through the air to the Falcons in Week 4.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 1 Month

Nelson had five catches for 59 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

The Lions were effective in minimizing Nelson's opportunities, as he was targeted just seven times in Week 3 after averaging 15 targets per contest over the first two weeks. Nelson can get open like few receivers in the league, but with the Packers getting minimal contributions from almost everyone else on the offensive side of the ball, expect him to be the focal point for opposing defenses until someone else -- likely Eddie Lacy or Randall Cobb -- steps up.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 1 Month2 Comments

Nelson had nine catches for 209 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Jets.

Nelson's beautiful 80-yard touchdown late in the third quarter essentially won the game, breaking a 24-24 tie. He was surprisingly inefficient, catching just nine of the 16 passes thrown his way, but fantasy owners can't complain with a 200-yard performance.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 2 Months

Nelson had nine catches for 83 yards on 14 targets in Thursday's 36-16 loss to the Seahawks.

It was an uncharacteristic statistical performance for Nelson, who has largely made a living by turning in excellent efficiency stats on middling volume. Of course, he won't have to play the Seahawks every week, so the big plays and touchdowns should come soon enough. Just don't expect a ton of targets on a weekly basis, as the Packers essentially ignored Jarrett Boykin (zero targets) on Thursday, matching up their third wideout against stud left cornerback Richard Sherman. Taking the opponent into account, both Nelson and Randall Cobb (6-58-1) got off to decent starts this season. There should be more yardage for the taking next week against the Jets.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 2 Months

Nelson (hamstring) was able to take the field Saturday but wasn't targeted during the Packers' win at St. Louis.

Technically, Nelson caught a touchdown strike from Aaron Rodgers to end the second drive of the game, but an infraction by left tackle David Bakhtiari wiped away the play. While Nelson was able to start after injuring his hamstring early in the week, his practice participation this week will tell much about the state of the ailment.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 2 Months

Nelson (hamstring) is slated to take part in Friday's practice, after which the Packers will determine his status for Saturday's game at St. Louis, ESPN.ocm reports.

Coach Mike McCarthy noted that Nelson "looks good," and another practice this week would go a long way toward achieving active status. If something looks awry, though, the Packers would likely keep him sidelined for a second preseason outing in a row, with precaution the name of the game to avoid any setback.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 2 Months

Nelson (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Nelson was listed as day-to-day following an absence from Monday's practice, but proved his hamstring ailment to be short-lived with a return to action Tuesday. After sitting out the Packers' preseason opener last weekend, Nelson will probably aim to suit up this time around to add game experience before the regular season kicks off.