QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
1 day ago

Nelson (knee) won't practice Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee that clouds his status for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. With Martavis Bryant out with a knee issue of his own, the Raiders top healthy options at wide receiver are currently Brandon LaFell and Seth Roberts.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
1 day ago

Coach Jon Gruden considers Nelson (knee) questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders are awfully thin at wide receiver after both Nelson and Martavis Bryant suffered knee injuries during Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Chargers. Gruden has already ruled Bryant out for Week 11, but there's hope Nelson can avoid an absence. The 33-year-old doesn't seem likely to practice Wednesday.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
3 days ago1 Comment

Nelson is being evaluated for a knee injury he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Martavis Bryant is on track to miss some time with a PCL injury, so the Raiders' wideout depth is being taxed in the post Amari Cooper era. Next up for targets if Nelson misses time (in addition to Bryant) are Brandon LaFell, Seth Roberts and Dwayne Harris.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
4 days ago

Nelson re-entered Sunday's game against the Chargers after exiting the contest with a quad injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Nelson was able to return to the field Sunday, fellow wideout Martavis Bryant was subsequently ruled out of the contest with a knee injury.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
4 days ago

Nelson exited Sunday's game against the Chargers with a quad injury.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to leaving the game, Nelson did not haul in his only target. In his absence, added looks are available for Brandon LaFell and Martavis Bryant.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
3 weeks ago

Nelson caught one of four targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Quarterback Derek Carr threw three touchdowns and rushed for another, but his success failed to lift up Nelson. With Amari Cooper now in Dallas, the veteran wide receiver should remain Oakland's top option at the position Thursday against the 49ers in Week 9 and beyond, but it's tough to count on him for consistent production with tight end Jared Cook and running back Jalen Richard also heavily involved in the passing game.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
3 weeks ago

Nelson will serve as the Raiders' No. 1 outside receiver Week 8 against the Colts following Amari Cooper's transition to Dallas, ESPN's Mike Clay reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson's potential volume in the Raiders' aerial attack figures to benefit from Cooper's departure, though expectations for a significant uptick in production may need to be tempered with a struggling Derek Carr at the helm. Running back Jalen Richard and tight end Jared Cook are slated to continue vulturing plenty of looks, while Martavis Bryant and Seth Roberts (concussion) present Nelson with underwhelming competition at receiver.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
1 month ago

Nelson managed just two receptions for six yards as the Raiders fell to the Seahawks at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 27-3.

EDGE Analysis

After three consecutive stellar outings between Week 3 and Week 5 (15 total receptions for 264 yards and three touchdowns), Nelson had his least productive game of the season against a Seattle secondary that ranked No. 6 against the pass coming in. Oakland limps into the bye, but upon re-emerging from the break will be granted a matchup against a Colts' secondary that's allowed 332 passing yards per game over the past three weeks.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
1 month ago

Nelson caught each of his four targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson had a five-yard gain on the Raiders' first snap of the game and a one-yard touchdown on their last snap. His four targets placed him fourth on the team in a game that saw Derek Carr attempt 33 passes on just 49 offensive snaps. Nelson will enter Week 6 against Seattle as the owner of a three-game scoring streak, but he's yet to draw more than eight targets in a contest and has reached 50 yards just once in five tries. His recent run of touchdowns may be obscuring the reality that his 173-yard outing against Miami in Week 3 was a massive aberration at this stage of his career.

QJordy Nelson
WR OAK (7)
1 month ago

Nelson caught five of eight targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson added his second score of the season on a 19-yard connection with quarterback Derek Carr during the fourth quarter of Sunday's tilt, giving the Raiders a 31-28 lead. There was plenty of opportunity for Oakland's receiving corps to produce as Carr attempted 58 passes, but Nelson saw at least four targets less than both Amari Cooper and Jared Cook, who combined for 16 catches and three touchdowns. Nelson will look to find the end zone again in Week 5 against a Chargers secondary that just limited 49ers receivers Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin to six total catches for 76 yards.