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Nelson had one catch for six yards in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Nelson has just two targets through two weeks, in part because of his modest ability and in part because of New York's run-heavy offense.

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Nelson secured his only target in Sunday's victory over Oakland, turning it into a 17-yard reception.

Until Nelson shows us more volume and involvement in the New York passing game, he's not someone we have much fantasy interest in.

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Stephen Hill, who was competing with Nelson for the No. 2 outside receiver job, has been released by the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.

Things have been trending in this direction for the last few weeks, but the 'No. 2 receiver' distinction is a bit misleading. For all intents and purposes, slot man Jeremy Kerley figures to be the Jets' real No. 2 receiver, possibly even handling a good chunk of the work in two-wide sets.

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Nelson remains above Stephen Hill on the depth chart, opposite Eric Decker, the New York Daily News reports.

This item is more of a knock on Hill than it is a credit to Nelson, but maybe Nelson will sneak his way to 40-50 receptions. We're not comfortable expecting more than that.

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Nelson caught two passes for nine yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Nelson, who is competing with Stephen Hill for the starting job opposite Eric Decker, saw the first two targets of the night from Geno Smith. Ultimately, neither Hill nor Nelson made much of an impression, which isn't exactly surprising. According to a recent report from the New York Daily News, the two receivers haven't done much to separate from one another. Hill is a former first-round pick with the measurable of a No. 1 wideout, but his health, hands, route-running and ball skills are all in question. Nelson is 6-5 and fairly experienced, but he isn't particularly strong or fast, and would ideally be a No. 4 wideout on most teams.

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Nelson (hand) participated in practice Saturday, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.

Nelson injured his hand in Thursday's preseason opener, when he gathered in one ball (on two targets) for five yards. While it's a positive sign to see him out there Saturday, it's unclear if he was contained to individual drills or fully unleashed with the rest of the team.

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Nelson suffered a hand injury during Thursday's preseason game and is questionable to return, the New York Daily News reports.

Nelson caught one pass on two targets for five yards before exiting Thursday's contest. While more news is needed regarding Nelson's injury, the 6-5 wideout could be a useful red zone target for the Jets this season.

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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.

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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.

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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.