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The New York Post considers David Nelson the "favorite" for the Jets' No. 2 receiver job.

Beat writer Brian Costello gives Nelson the edge over Stephen Hill and others, "judging from OTA and minicamp snaps." Nelson has a sure pair of mitts as a possession receiver. He isn't going to stretch the field, but offers a big target at 6'5/215. Whoever ends up as the No. 2 to Eric Decker is unlikely to be a fantasy asset.

David Nelson WR NYJ 1 Month

ESPN New York considers David Nelson and Stephen Hill the likeliest candidates to open the season as the Jets' No. 2 receiver.

Hill is likely to make the Jets despite roster-bubble talk, while Nelson turned in a 36-423-11.8-2 receiving line in 12 games last season. In a run-first offense with quarterback concerns, it's unlikely Jets wideouts beyond Eric Decker will offer much fantasy value. Jeremy Kerley is entrenched in the slot.

David Nelson WR NYJ 2 Months

Jets WR David Nelson (illness) was "quarantined" for the first week of OTAs.

Nelson had been in Haiti for charity when he was bitten by a mosquito. He was sidelined with a 104-degree fever and strep throat. Nelson's back with the team and healthy. He's in the mix for the No. 2 job as a sure-handed possession receiver.

David Nelson WR NYJ 7 Months

Jets signed WR David Nelson to a two-year contract extension through 2015.

The financials are unknown, but it's a deserved deal for a 27-year-old wideout who has bounced back nicely from a torn ACL this season. Nelson has caught 31 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns across 11 games (five starts). Ideally, Nelson will be the Jets' No. 4 receiver for 2014, but he could serve as the No. 3.

David Nelson WR NYJ 7 Months

David Nelson caught four passes for 33 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Browns.

Nelson was targeted five times on the day, and the scores were his first two of the season. The former Brown beat Buster Skrine for one touchdown. He got the best of rookie Jordan Poyer for the other out a trips bunch. Nelson hasn't topped 44 yards in a game since October. He and the Jets will travel to Miami for the season finale. Nelson will work in on three-wide sets.

David Nelson WR NYJ 7 Months

David Nelson caught three passes for 41 yards in the Jets' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

Nelson played the slot in four-wide sets and was featured on third downs. All three of his catches came in the first-half and he was only targeted four times in the passing game. Nelson briefly exited in the second quarter and may have suffered an upper body injury. He'll remain off the fantasy radar for Week 16 against the Browns

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David Nelson was held catch-less in the Jets' Week 12 loss to the Ravens.

Nelson was reportedly going to start against the Ravens over Stephen Hill, but Hill got the first-team nod instead. Regardless, no Jets receiver has legit fantasy value right now. They are playing in a four-man rotation with Jeremy Kerley (elbow) due back soon, and major problems at the quarterback position.

David Nelson WR NYJ 8 Months

David Nelson is expected to replace Stephen Hill in the Jets starting lineup.

Hill, a size/speed freak the Jets traded up to nab with the 43rd overall pick in 2012, is losing his job to a former undrafted free agent coming off a torn ACL. Nelson won't have any fantasy upside as Geno Smith and the Jets' ground-n-pound scheme can barely support one wideout.

David Nelson WR NYJ 8 Months

David Nelson was held to one catch for 12 yards in Week 11.

The Jets employed a deep receiver rotation against Buffalo, with Greg Salas scattered in amongst Nelson, Santonio Holmes, and Stephen Hill. It's not a good fantasy situation with New York struggling so much at quarterback. Geno Smith was benched for Matt Simms in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss.

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David Nelson (quadriceps) is listed as probable for Week 9.

Nelson was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices, but isn't in danger of missing Sunday's game. He's a sneaky desperation WR3 against the Saints.