Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
|WR - #21||GB||Active||6 years||28||6'3||217||@JordyRNelson|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Aug-24-2013 by Matt De Lima
Update (8-21): Jordy Nelson's recovery from recent knee surgery is progressing, but at a pace that makes him questionable if not doubtful for Week 1 of the regular season. His potential with Aaron Rodgers throwing his way makes him a potential fantasy stud, but the uncertainty lowers his ranking away from any potential WR1 talk on draft day.
Profile: Injuries really hurt, no pun intended, Jordy Nelson's stats. He had two great games in Weeks 6 and 7, totaling 17 receptions for 243 yards and four TDs and then injured his hamstring. After that, he didn't play as much and was not that effective. QB Aaron Rodgers began targeting WRs Randall Cobb and James Jones more frequently, leaving Nelson as more of a decoy than threat. This down year has pushed Nelson down a full round in average draft position and that's with Greg Jennings and Donald Driver out of the picture. Great value here.
The Packers' win last Sunday over the Falcons kept their playoff hopes alive and, as a result, kept the hopes of fantasy owners that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play before the end of the regular season equally alive. But wait -- a source is telling ESPN's Ed Werder not-so-good things.
"Packers pessimistic about Aaron Rodgers being cleared for Dallas," Werder tweeted Wednesday. "Scheduled for practice today but source says playing inside 8 weeks risky."
Eight weeks? Uh-oh. Rodgers just passed the five-week mark since fracturing his left collarbone on Monday. Once again, Rodgers went through some practice on Wednesday, but it's looking like he'll miss yet another game, this one against a pitiful Cowboys defense. Matt Flynn would get another start and, even in such an awesome matchup, continue to be a drain on the fantasy values of Jordy Nelson and friends. Nelson is the only Packers receiver worth starting with some measure of confidence this week, unfortunately.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/12 - Report: Packers 'pessimistic' QB Aaron Rodgers will return this week
12/4 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not yet cleared to play, not yet ruled out for Week 14
11/27 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not yet cleared; QB Matt Flynn taking first-team practice reps
11/27 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers officially ruled out for Week 13
11/23 - No timetable for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' return
11/19 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is throwing, running without pain
11/12 - Packers QB Seneca Wallace expected to be placed on injured reserve
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Average Draft PositionJordy Nelson was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 52.36
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|4.04||FFToolbox - Chris Weeks|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|4.08||FFToolbox -Scott - Again, the format requires a premium on WRs, starting at least 3 every week, up to 5 with dual flex. I took the WR that to me represents tremendous upside at the other end of Aaron Rodgers. His TD% is off the charts. If he can get a handle on the strange case of dropsies from last season, Jordy is in for his best year as a pro.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|4.06||RotoExperts - Scott|
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