Jordy Nelson WR GB 4 Months7 Comments

Nelson caught 4-of-10 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 53-20 win over the Eagles.

Nelson nearly scored on his 64-yard catch in the first half, but got tripped up from behind. He later scored on a gorgeous 27-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and didn't need to do much after halftime, with the Packers in complete control. He's gone over 100 yards or scored a touchdown in seven of 10 games this year, and will look to stay on a roll in Week 12 at Minnesota.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 4 Months

Nelson caught 6-of-6 targets for 152 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 55-14 win over the Bears.

Nelson oddly caught just three passes for 25 yards in the last game, but he made sure not to waste a favorable matchup this time around. He caught two of the long touchdown passes that he's becoming known for, scoring from 73 and 40 yards out on consecutive drives to give the Packers a 28-0 lead before the 12-minute mark of the second quarter. He didn't get any targets in the second half, as the Packers won in a rout for the fourth time in their last six games. While the blowouts have unquestionably been detrimental to Nelson's previously-thriving targets total, a long touchdown (or two) to No. 87 has typically been part of the winning formula. Next week will bring a matchup more favorable for Nelson's volume, as the Eagles are a mostly strong team with a shaky secondary.

Jordy Nelson WR GB 4 Months

Nelson caught 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 44-23 loss to the Saints.

Nelson surprisingly turned in his worst showing of the season in a favorable matchup, even as Aaron Rodgers piled up 28 completions and 418 passing yards. The Packers have been heavily reliant on Nelson and Randall Cobb in the passing game this season, but it was Eddie Lacy and Davante Adams who saw nine targets apiece in Sunday's game. Still on pace for 100 catches, 1,474 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, Nelson should bounce back in a favorable Week 10 matchup with the Bears, after the Packers enjoy a Week 9 bye.

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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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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.

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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.

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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 6 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.