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Playing with Aaron Rodgers for the first time since Week 9, Jordy Nelson caught 10 passes for 161 yards in the Packers' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 7 Months

Jordy Nelson caught three passes for 46 yards in Week 16 against Pittsburgh.

Nelson was targeted just five times on the day. James Jones and Jarret Boykin combined to see 25 passes come their way. Nelson could have had a touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter, but Matt Flynn didn't see him open in the end zone and decided to throw to Boykin instead. Nelson has been more WR2 than WR1 with Aaron Rodgers sidelined. He gets the Bears in Week 17.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 8 Months

Jordy Nelson caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 15 win over the Cowboys.

Nelson flashed strong hands all afternoon, but never more so than on his 13-yard touchdown, where he straight up stole the ball away from Cowboys slot CB Orlando Scandrick. It set the tone for Green Bay's wild second-half comeback from a 26-3 halftime deficit. With the Packers still somehow alive in the NFC North, Aaron Rodgers might finally be cleared to make his long-awaited return in Week 16. That would immediately send Nelson back to the WR1 ranks.

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Jordy Nelson hung four catches for 85 yards in the Falcons in Sunday's Week 14 victory.

Nelson's big play came in double coverage down the right sideline, following a boot-action fake by Matt Flynn for a 46-yard hookup. As the Packers won on Sunday and remain alive in the NFC playoff picture, Nelson's fantasy arrow is pointing up with Aaron Rodgers' (collarbone) return a possibility for Week 15 against the Cowboys.

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Jordy Nelson was held to two catches for 14 yards in Green Bay's Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 8 Months

Jordy Nelson caught four passes for 58 yards in Week 12 against Minnesota.

Nelson was targeted seven times, finishing third on the team behind James Jones and Jarrett Boykin. His big catch was a 34-yard grab down the right seam early in the game where he stretched to his limits and hauled in the Scott Tolzien pass on third-and-four. Nelson gets a leaky Lions pass defense next. He'll be a borderline WR1/2, but would be a definite WR1 if Aaron Rodgers can play.

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Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 117 yards in Week 11 against the Giants.

Nelson saw a team-high nine targets in Scott Tolzien's first start. Tolzien was picking apart the New York secondary with some good intermediate throws to Nelson and company, but untimely interceptions did the Packers in. Tolzien is a heck of a lot better for Nelson's fantasy prospects than Seneca Wallace was. Nelson will be more WR2 than his usual WR1 self until Aaron Rodgers gets back. That could be next week against the Vikings, but more than likely will be on Thanksgiving Day versus the Lions. Nelson is still the obvious start in the Green Bay receiving corps.

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Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Eagles.

Nelson nearly hauled in a spectacular one-handed catch in the fourth quarter, but officials ruled that the ball was moving on replay. So owners were left with something of a dud despite another strong on-field performance from Nelson. He obviously takes a major hit with Scott Tolzien under center, but he's still among the best natural wideouts in the game while playing both outside and in the slot. The Packers will once again scheme to get him involved against the Giants in Week 10. He's a fine WR2 until Aaron Rodgers gets back.

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Jordy Nelson caught four passes for 67 yards in Week 9 against the Bears.

Nelson was targeted nine times. He had a big, easy 27-yard gain on the opening possession on a route out of the slot and would have been on his way to a big night had Aaron Rodgers not suffered a left shoulder injury on that first drive. Seneca Wallace entered and the passing game went into the tank. If Wallace is forced to start another game -- or games -- every Packers pass catcher's value is going to take a major hit. Nelson has a favorable matchup against the Eagles next Sunday, but he'll be more WR2 than WR1 if Wallace starts.

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Both of Jordy Nelson's Week 8 touchdowns came out of the slot.

Nelson is typically an outside receiver, but he's getting some slot reps with Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley sidelined. "We went into the game trying to move Jordy around to get him some more opportunities," OC Tom Clements said. "He's a big target in there. It's beneficial to the offense for us to do that." By lining the truly special and complete Nelson up all over the field, the Packers keep double teams and extra defensive attention off their best receiver. There aren't more than five wideouts we'd rather own right now.