David Nelson WR NYJ 9 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 9 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.

David Nelson WR NYJ 9 Months

Jets WR David Nelson was added to Thursday's injury report with a quad issue, getting in a limited session.

It would appear Nelson got hurt in Thursday's practice. Coming off back-to-back 80-yard games, Nelson's Week 9 status is now in question. That won't be the case if he's upgraded to full on Friday, however.

David Nelson WR NYJ 9 Months

David Nelson caught eight passes for 80 yards in Week 8 against the Bengals.

David Nelson WR NYJ 10 Months

David Nelson caught four passes for 80 yards in New York's Week 7 win over the Patriots.

Nelson was the target on Geno Smith's pick six, but had two catches go for longer than 25 yards. Both the catches and yards more than doubled his previous 2013 totals. The nice afternoon should shore up Nelson's roster spot, but he remains a fantasy nonentity.

David Nelson WR NYJ 10 Months

Jets signed WR David Nelson.

With Santonio Holmes (hamstring) sidelined, Nelson will serve as the No. 5 receiver if active this week. It's also a sign that Stephen Hill (concussion) might not be available for Monday night's game against Falcons.

David Nelson WR NYJ 10 Months

ESPN New York reports the Jets are "showing interest" in free agent WR David Nelson.

The Jets worked out Nelson last Tuesday, and Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and Stephen Hill (concussion) are both ailing. Nelson caught 92 passes for the Bills between 2010-11, but couldn't make it past final cuts with the Browns. He missed all but one game last season with a torn ACL.

David Nelson WR NYJ 10 Months

Free agent WR David Nelson worked out for the Chargers on Thursday.

It's an indication the Bolts don't expect Malcom Floyd (neck) back any time soon. Nelson worked out for the Jets on Tuesday, and the Patriots last week.

David Nelson WR NYJ 10 Months

Free agent WR David Nelson worked out for the Jets on Tuesday.