|Date of Birth:||05/31/1985|
|Drafted:||2008 | Round 2 | Pick 36|
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Jordy Nelson is retiring from the NFL, according to James Jones.
Nelson was released from the Raiders after they traded for Antonio Brown and signed Tyrell Williams, and despite reported interest from other teams, he's decided to call it a career. The 33-year-old (34 in May) somehow only made one Pro Bowl, but he was arguably a top-three receiver in his prime with the Packers, putting up dominant lines of 68/1,263/15 (2011), 85/1,314/8 (2013), 98/1,519/13 (2014), and 97/1,257/14 (2016, while coming off a torn ACL). Overall, Nelson finishes his NFL career with 613 receptions for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns across nine seasons with the Packers and one in Oakland—and he would probably be over 10,000 yards if not for injuries. Also, it's certainly worth noting that Jordy also showed up in big games, including nine grabs for 140 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV, which Green Bay won 31-25 over Pittsburgh. While the numbers are there, Nelson unfortunately is unlikely to have the individual accolades to make the Hall of Fame in the eyes of the voters, but he is a Packers legend that should be honored greatly by the historic franchise in the coming years.
The Raiders have released Jordy Nelson, according to multiple reports.
Nelson was recently paid $3 million and seemed likely to stick around in Oakland, but the trade for Antonio Brown and signing of Tyrell Williams changed things. In his lone season as a Raider, Nelson battled injuries, but still finished with 63 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns after emerging as the focal-point of the passing attack down the stretch. He will turn 34 at the end of May, but we think Jordy has plenty left to contribute for an NFL team, and a reunion with the Packers certainly makes sense.
Jordy Nelson caught nine passes for 78 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
Nelson was targeted a team-high 12 times and again showed he has plenty left in the tank. Overall, Jordy caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns this season despite huge slump in the middle of the year as he battled a knee injury, and the team has already paid a bonus that will keep him on the roster in 2019. The Raiders are sure to add talent to the receivers room, but Nelson certainly has a chance to build on this season's numbers for his age-34 campaign. He will be one of the better late-round targets in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jordy Nelson leads the Raiders in Week 16 receiving.
Nelson caught seven passes (on ten targets) for 75 yards against the Broncos in the Raiders' Christmas Eve victory. The veteran receiver mostly worked as a reliable underneath-to-intermediate target for Derek Carr, who was putting his passes to him on the money particularly on in-breaking routes. Nelson now has 29 receptions for 308 yards the last four weeks, which would be a 116-reception, 1,232-yard pace over 16 games, so he offers a solid floor in Week 17 against a Chiefs team he had a 10/97/0 line against a few weeks ago.
Jordy Nelson plays well against the Bengals.
Nelson caught six passes (on eight targets) for 88 yards in the Raiders' Week 15 loss. It could've been a really big game for Jordy, as he had a 44-yard reception that should've been a touchdown after he got wide-open behind the defense, but the pass was well underthrown by Derek Carr. It also appeared that Nelson was open on another potential deep ball on a wheel type of route, but Carr didn't look his way. Overall, this was another solid showing for the veteran receiver, who is now healthy after battling a knee injury in middle of the season. He has 22 receptions for 233 yards in the last three games since returning from the injury, and the only thing missing is a score, which could come next week against the Broncos. Nelson is a FLEX option on Christmas Eve for the first week of fantasy title matchups.
Jordy Nelson catches six passes in Week 14.
Nelson gained 48 yards on his six receptions against the Steelers. He now has 16 receptions in the last two weeks, and he'll be in the FLEX mix for a good matchup against the Bengals for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Jordy Nelson catches ten passes in Week 13.
Nelson was targeted 11 times against the Chiefs, catching ten passes for 97 yards. As Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said, the veteran receiver clearly wasn't healthy in Week 12, but he looked more like himself with another week to get further away from the knee injury. The only incompletion between Derek Carr and Nelson was on a pass to the end zone that was off-target from the quarterback. Nelson clearly still has it, but he has weekly downside in an offense that's had its share of struggles this season.
Jordy Nelson targeted once in return to the lineup.
Nelson didn't bring in his only look, but he did rush once for a loss of two yards. The matchup was tough, but it looks like Marcell Ateman (ten targets) might be the focal point of the passing attack down the stretch with Oakland in evaluation mode. That said, Jordy is worth considering as a FLEX option next week against the Chiefs with the hopes that he is more of a factor in a good matchup.
Jordy Nelson (knee) is active for Week 12.
Nelson was said to have a pretty good chance to play against the Ravens, and he is indeed back after missing just one game with his knee injury. The veteran receiver could always have a big game given his ability, but he’s difficult to trust in fantasy lineups in a tough matchup.
Jordy Nelson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Nelson missed last week's game with the injury, but he at least has a chance to suit up this weekend. However, the matchup will be tough against the Ravens, so Jordy is best left out of lineups for Week 12 if he's active.
Jordy Nelson (knee) was officially limited in today's practice.
Expect the veteran receiver to be limited throughout the week, but we'll update you with his official Week 12 game status when it's released sometime Friday. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden expressed optimism about Nelson being able to return after missing last week's game.
Jordy Nelson (knee) is officially inactive for the Raiders.
Nelson didn't practice all week, so this was fully expected. With Martavis Bryant also out with a knee injury of his own, Derek Carr and the Raiders have a decimated receiving corps today against the Cardinals. None of Oakland's wide receivers are recommended fantasy options for Week 11, but Brandon Lafell is probably the best bet of the bunch.
Jordy Nelson (knee) is officially questionable for Week 11.
Nelson would seem like a long shot to suit up after not practicing this week, but Oakland needs all the help they can get at receiver, so we'll see. The Raiders kickoff for a late afternoon game, so fantasy owners are better off looking elsewhere, especially considering Jordy's recent struggles.
Jordy Nelson (knee) officially did not practice today.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said the veteran receiver is questionable for Sunday, and it sounds like he might not get much practice time if any this week. We'll keep you updated on Jordy's status the next two days, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups on a struggling offense.
Jordy Nelson is dealing with a knee injury.
Nelson is coming off a zero-catch game from yesterday, and he didn't look to be 100%. We'll track the veteran receiver's practice status throughout the week. A thin Raiders receiving group would get even thinner if Nelson misses time. Martavis Bryant (knee) is already set to miss a while.
Jordy Nelson held without a catch in loss to the Chargers.
Nelson was out for a chunk of the game with an apparent ankle injury, but he ended up returning and finished with just one target. It's been an extremely disappointing season for Jordy after he signed to compete under Jon Gruden, and he doesn't need to be owned at this point. The Raiders take on the Cardinals next Sunday.
Jordy Nelson (quad) has returned for the Raiders.
Nelson is back out there to start the second half, which is good to see. The veteran receiver will attempt to help the Raiders put a touchdown on the board as they look to upset the Chargers.
Jordy Nelson (quad) is questionable to return against the Chargers.
Nelson was injured early in the game and is now being called questionable to return. He appeared to be trying to stretch his leg out on the sideline, but we'll see if he's able to return to today's game. We'll update you as more information becomes available on the veteran receiver's status.
Jordy Nelson caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday night's loss to the 49ers.
Nelson was targeted three times as Oakland spread the ball around. With just three receptions for 30 scoreless yards since Amari Cooper was traded, fantasy owners can't be blamed for dropping Jordy at this point. However, we would advise holding onto him if possible, as Nelson's biggest issue right now is the offensive line's inability to protect Derek Carr to allow things to develop down the field. Widespread changes over the next few days wouldn't be surprising.
Jordy Nelson catches two passes for six yards in Raiders' loss.
The Raiders couldn't get anything going offensively against the Seahawks, and Nelson was in the same boat. The veteran receiver will be a stronger fantasy option when the Raiders return from their bye week to face the Colts in Week 8.
Jordy Nelson scores for the third-straight game as Oakland falls to 1-4.
Nelson caught four passes for 43 yards in the loss, with the score coming on a quick pass from one-yard away with the Chargers not lined up. Again, he was written off after a couple sub-par games to start the year, but Jordy looks like he has plenty left in the tank, and he should be picked up in all leagues that he's still available in. The 33-year-old has a good chance of extending his touchdown streak against a beatable Seattle secondary next Sunday, so consider him a solid FLEX option
Jordy Nelson comes up clutch in overtime win over the Browns.
Nelson caught five passes for 48 yards, including a 19-yard score in Oakland's fourth-quarter comeback. Plus, Jordy tied the game with less than a minute left in regulation with a contested catch on a two-point conversion. Proclaimed finished by many before the season even began, Nelson is averaging 17.1 yards per reception and is on pace for a 64/1,096/8 line through four games, and the schedule softens up the rest of the way. Consider the veteran a weekly FLEX option heading into a matchup with the Chargers.
Jordy Nelson goes off in Week 3 loss.
Jon Gruden hinted that this week might by Nelson's time to have a big game after Jared Cook and Amari Cooper had big performances in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, and the veteran receiver certainly did. Nelson caught six-of-eight targets for 173 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Miami. He started the game on-fire, taking a slant route 61 yards before catching a 12-yard touchdown on the same drive. He then followed it up by getting behind the defense for a 66-yard gain on a deep pass. After a relatively quiet start to the season, Nelson probably silenced all the doubters that claimed he was over the hill, as he showed he certainly has the speed to make huge plays. It might be a different guy making plays for Oakland each week, but Nelson is at least a FLEX option for Week 4 against the Browns.
Jon Gruden expects Jordy Nelson will have "more and more" product as the season unfolds.
Gruden said: "[Amari] Cooper had a big week last week. [Jared] Cook had a big Week 1. Hopefully, Jordy has one this week." Nelson has just five receptions for 53 yards through two weeks, but they were tough madcaps against the Rams and Broncos, so people shouldn't be overreacting. The veteran receiver was one of the most hyped players this summer, and he should show he still has it in the coming weeks. Derek Carr is averaging nearly 300 passing yards per game to start the year, and we should take Gruden at his word that Nelson will get his share. Nelson is at least a solid FLEX option against the Dolphins for Week 3.
Jordy Nelson catches two passes in Week 2.
Nelson gained 30 yards on his two receptions (four targets), including a catch of 23 yards. Nelson has had two very difficult matchups to start the season, and Amari Cooper was the clear focus of the passing game against the Broncos. Nelson will try to get going against the Dolphins in Week 3.
Jordy Nelson catches three passes in Raiders debut.
Nelson was targeted four times against the Rams, gaining 23 yards ons his three receptions. This matchup was about as tough as it gets to open the season—and Jared Cook (180 yards) and Jalen Richard (55 yards) were the focus of the passing game—so the veteran receiver should find more room to navigate in Week 2 against the Broncos.
Derek Carr on veteran wideout Jordy Nelson: "You'd think he's in his 20s."
The praise for Nelson has been rolling in all week out of Oakland, and his new quarterback continued with it today. We thought Green Bay made a big mistake by releasing one of their all-time great receivers earlier this year, and it sounds like the Raiders agree so far. Of course, looking good in training camp and playing good once the regular season begins are two different things, but the 33-year-old should shatter his triple-digit ADP if he stays healthy in 2018. Last year, Nelson led the NFL in touchdowns before Aaron Rodgers' collarbone injury in Week 6.
Jon Gruden talks up Jordy Nelson.
Gruden praised his receivers, particularly Nelson and Amari Cooper, so he's pleased with that position so far. Gruden says he can see why he was Aaron Rodgers' security blanket for so long, which echoes what Derek Carr said a few weeks ago about the veteran receiver; Carr later added, effusively, that Nelson can certainly still run. There's been talk that Nelson is over the hill, but everything we've heard in recent months—from Aaron Rodgers saying he knows Nelson has a lot in the tank, to the praise from Carr and Gruden—indicates otherwise. Nelson is locked in as a top-two target along with Cooper in Oakland, and he still has 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown upside at 33 years old.
Jordy Nelson might play a lot in the slot this season.
In a piece on NFL.com about the best quarterbacks in the NFL, former number one pick David Carr talked about why he believed his brother, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, will have a big year. Carr has had the benefit of going to some OTA training sessions during the spring, and he wrote: "Martavis Bryant is perfect for Derek, and Jordy Nelson will be a matchup nightmare as a slot receiver against CB2s and CB3s." We'll get more insight during training camp and the preseason, but it sounds like Nelson could spend a lot of his time in the slot in 2018. Jon Gruden has already said Amari Cooper will be the focal point of his passing attack, but Nelson (who Carr has praised by saying he sees why Aaron Rodgers liked throwing him the ball) could become a trusted, high-volume target for Carr this season. Nelson is currently going outside the top 30 receivers in fantasy drafts.
Derek Carr says he can "see why Aaron (Rodgers) loved throwing [Jordy Nelson] the ball."
Carr talked about the leadership the former Packer brings to the receiving room, setting the example for the other guys. Carr says Nelson is "very detailed" and "wants to do everything exactly how you want it done." Basically, Nelson can be trusted by the quarterback to be at the right spot on his routes, which is exactly what a quarterback wants in a league with such a small margin for error. Carr added that Jordy "knows if you're comfortable, you'll throw it to them." It sounds like Nelson has quickly gained the trust of his new quarterback, and he should be a big part of the offense in 2018 despite head coach Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper being the focal point of the passing game. Remember, Nelson was leading the league in touchdown receptions until Rodgers' collarbone injury last year.
Jordy Nelson is signing a two-year deal with the Raiders.
Former Packers teammate James Jones broke the news on Twitter, stating that it's a two-year, $15 million deal for Nelson, with $13 million guaranteed. After Oakland just released Michael Crabtree, Nelson will slide right into Jon Gruden's offense opposite Amari Cooper. Keep in mind, Nelson was leading the NFL in touchdowns before Aaron Rodgers got hurt last season, and the Raiders obviously think he still has a lot of ability (and so does his former quarterback Rodgers). Nelson's great ability on back-shoulder throws should mesh really well with Derek Carr, and he'll offer a lot of touchdown upside in the middle of fantasy drafts this summer.
The Raiders are attempting to finalize a deal with former Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, according to ESPN.
According to Adam Schefter, a team source said the deal is "going to get done." It's clear Jon Gruden isn't going to waste any time trying to win a Super Bowl in his second stint on the sidelines, and he likely knows Nelson has long been one of the most underrated players in the NFL and a proven clutch performer. While Amari Cooper will be the focus of the passing attack, Jordy should be a big factor and the main red-zone threat for Derek Carr—who is one of the best back-shoulder passers in the NFL. If this deal does indeed happen, Michael Crabtree is expected to be released by the Raiders.
Jordy Nelson is scheduled to visit three teams.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former Packers receiver is scheduled to visit both the Seahawks and Saints after his visit with Oakland today. However, it's possible he doesn't leave the Raiders facility without a deal, so he might not even get to Seattle or New Orleans. More teams are almost certainly interested in Nelson, too.
Jordy Nelson is visiting the Packers tomorrow, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The former Packers receiver is wasting no time in finding his new team, and the Raiders are an intriguing option considering they already have Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree at receiver. We can imagine Jon Gruden might have been a bit surprised to hear Nelson was released, and Raiders wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett was with the Packers as their receivers coach and then offensive coordinator from 2011-2014. It's possible something could come together quickly tomorrow, as Oakland does have a good amount of cap space and haven't done much in free agency yet.
The Packers are releasing wide receiver Jordy Nelson, according to Adam Schefter.
Just minutes after it was revealed Green Bay was set to sign free agent tight end Jimmy Graham, they are also parting ways with one of the best players in franchise history. Nelson spent each of his ten years with the Packers after being selected in the second round of the 2008 draft, and he's had quite the decade there, winning Super Bowl XLV, being named an All-Pro in 2014, and winning NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2016. In the Super Bowl win over the Steelers, Nelson had nine receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown, and during his ten years in Green Bay (nine seasons), he caught 550 receptions for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns. Nelson will be 33 in May and is coming off his worst season since his second year in the league, but plenty of teams should be interested in adding him to their receiving corps. Perhaps even the Packers will bring him back at a reduced salary, but if not, Packers fans will certainly always remember the plays he's made for them over the years.
Jordy Nelson (shoulder) will not play in Week 17.
Nelson's season ends with 53 receptions for 482 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games—his worst statistical season since 2010, aside from his 2015 which was missed with a torn ACL. To start the year, Nelson was on fire, catching all six touchdowns in the first four games, but then an Aaron Rodgers collarbone injury played a big part in turning Nelson into a great WR1 to an uninspiring FLEX option. Nelson will be 33 this offseason, and a lot of people will probably point to his age as the reason for his drop in production. While there is a chance he's not the elite wide receiver he was in years past, we think there is a lot left in the tank for Nelson, who is a major bounce-back candidate in 2018.
Jordy Nelson (shoulder) is unlikely to play this week.
Nelson will not practice today, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, and it doesn't sound like the veteran receiver will be out there to end the regular season. Considering the Packers are not in playoff contention, there is no need to put Nelson out there at less than 100%. While he's a competitor that probably wants to play, there needs to be at least some focus on getting to the offseason at full health.
Jordy Nelson (shoulder) has been ruled out against the Vikings.
Unsurprisingly, Nelson's day is done after suffering the shoulder injury at the end of the first half. Before leaving, Nelson, who had to contend with perhaps the league's best cornerback in Xavier Rhodes, had three receptions for 11 yards. There's a chance his season is over, but we'll see if Nelson is able to get out there in Week 17 against the Lions.
Jordy Nelson (shoulder) is questionable to return against the Vikings.
Nelson injured his shoulder when he appeared to land on it late in the first half after making a catch at the sideline. He stayed in for a play before going out of the game in some obvious pain. At the start of the second half, Nelson has officially been declared questionable to return to tonight's game. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Jordy Nelson held in check as Packers fall t0 7-7.
Nelson caught just three passes for 28 yards in Aaron Rodgers' return. He was able to get behind the defense for a would-be deep touchdown, but Rodgers uncharacteristically didn't put enough air on the pass and it was intercepted. Jordy should bounce back on Saturday night against the Vikings if Rodgers stays in the lineup, but a Falcons win on Monday night would eliminate the Packers from playoff contention. Also, Davante Adams being out would mean Xavier Rhodes shadowing Nelson.
Jordy Nelson catches four passes against the Browns.
Nelson gained 33 yards on his four receptions (five targets) in the Week 14 win. He hasn't had a ton of production with Brett Hundley in the lineup, but Aaron Rodgers is expected to return next week against the Panthers—it wouldn't be surprising to see Nelson immediately return to WR1 status, as the chemistry between he and Rodgers is top-notch.
Jordy Nelson gets eight targets versus Tampa Bay.
Nelson caught five passes in the Week 13 victory, but he gained only 17 yards. It's good to see Green Bay try to get Nelson involved, but he hasn't had a ton of fantasy success over the last several weeks. Still, you can consider him a FLEX option versus the Browns for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Jordy Nelson catches three passes against the Steelers.
The veteran receiver gained only 11 yards on his three receptions (five targets). Nelson did have a key conversion for a first down late in the game on a quick pass where he reached the ball for a first, but he hasn't had a huge impact with Brett Hundley in the lineup. Still, Nelson is a great player and is still a FLEX option—though one with obvious downside.
Jordy Nelson has another quiet game as Ravens shutout Packers.
Nelson caught two passes for 24 yards, and he's now had lines of 1/13, 4/35, 3/20, and 2/24 since Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone. Hopefully Davante Adams producing will force defenses to shade more coverage in his direction, but Nelson is a risky fantasy play against Pittsburgh next Sunday night.
Jordy Nelson has quiet day in win over the Bears.
Nelson caught three passes for 20 yards, and he's now combined for just eight receptions for 68 yards and zero touchdowns in Brett Hundley's three starts. It shouldn't be a huge surprise based on the chemistry he and Aaron Rodgers have, but we didn't expect it to be such a huge drop-off. Hopefully Jordy can get going next Sunday against the Ravens, but he needs to be downgraded to a FLEX option.
Jordy Nelson catches for passes in Week 9.
Nelson gained 35 yards on his four receptions, as the Lions did a nice job against the Packers for most of the game. Not having Aaron Rodgers in the lineup is a blow to Nelson's fantasy value because of the amazing chemistry the two have together, but Nelson should remain a starting option in fantasy leagues—he just might not be a top-ten option right now. He's on pace for double-digit touchdowns this season, all six of his scores came in the first four games with Rodgers.
Jordy Nelson held to one catch in Week 7 loss.
It went for 13 yards. Nelson is going to miss Aaron Rodgers perhaps more than anyone, but fantasy owner shouldn't overreact. Green Bay will hopefully figure things out after their bye week. We'd still consider Nelson a low-end WR1 against the Lions in a couple weeks on Monday Night Football.
Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 60 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Nelson led the team in catches and yards, but his fantasy stock took a huge hit when Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. All fantasy options for Green Bay will be negatively impacted, but perhaps none more so than Jordy, as he and Rodgers have arguably the best chemistry in the NFL. Still, Nelson is one of the game's elite receivers, and he remains a WR1 option, but more of a midrange or low-end one. He gets the Saints in Week 7.
Jordy Nelson scores again in Week 5.
Make that six touchdowns in four games for Nelson, who scored on a ten-yard skinny post after a play-action fake. He had two receptions for 24 yards and the touchdown total in the game. Nelson curiously wasn't in the game at the very end, so he obviously was dealing with some type of injury and hopefully he's OK. If you take out the game Nelson missed against the Bengals this season and go off the first four games he played, he would be on pace for 76 catches for 920 yards and 24 touchdowns. Look for him to up the yardage per game, with the touchdown pace likely to slow some. He does have a difficult matchup with Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings next week, but Nelson is still a WR1.
Jordy Nelson scores twice in Week 4 victory.
Nelson had another excellent performance in the Thursday night matchup against the Bears, catching four of seven targets for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson had a 58-yard reception that he nearly scored on, then he had two touchdowns by the goal line—both of which he was wide-open on. The first touchdown was on a simple out route that he basically walked in on after catching it, and the second touchdown was on a corner route against, frankly, terrible coverage by the Bears that left him wide open in the end zone. Nelson will be an elite option in two Sundays against the Cowboys.
Jordy Nelson scores twice in 27-24 overtime win over Cincinnati.
Nelson had six catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns, including a clutch three-yarder to send the game into OT. Jordy basically now has three touchdowns in two games after leaving Week 2 against the Falcons early with a quad injury, and he's not slowing down at age-32. Nelson was routinely double-teamed against the Bears last season, but it led to big-time production from Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Ty Montgomery. Keep him in lineups as an elite WR1 against Chicago on TNF.
Jordy Nelson (quadricep) is expected to play today, according to Adam Schefter.
This isn't a surprise, considering Nelson was a full participant in practice all week. You should have your WR1 out there against the Bengals.
Jordy Nelson (quadricep) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Nelson was a full participant in practice all week and should be ready to go for Sunday against Cincinnati. However, you should have backup plans in case Nelson is unable to go for the 4:25 PM ET game, which seemingly would only happen if he suffers a setback in warmups.
Jordy Nelson (quad) practiced fully for the Packers today.
The star receiver expects to play this Sunday against the Bengals, and a full practice this early in the week indicates he'll certainly be ready if he doesn't have a setback. It's a great sign the injury isn't too serious after Nelson left Sunday night's game on the Packers' first series and never returned. You can insert Nelson as your elite WR1 in fantasy lineups this week.
Jordy Nelson (quad) is "50-50" for Week 3, according to Adam Schefter.
This really isn't a surprise, but it's worth forwarding. Schefter says the injury is not considered serious, which has been the word on Nelson's quad. The Packers do play at 4:25 PM ET on Sunday, so fantasy owners will need backup plans if Nelson isn't ruled out in advance of Sunday. We'll see if Nelson is able to practice this week, which could indicate the direction he's trending for the game.
Jordy Nelson (quad) has officially been ruled out against the Falcons.
Nelson injured his quad in the first quarter and has been out most of the game, but he's officially done for the night. He did not catch any passes before he left. Hopefully the injury isn't too serious and Nelson is good to go for Week 3, but we'll find out more in the coming days.
Jordy Nelson limps off in game against the Falcons.
Jordy was just running a route and turned before flexing his knee and going over to the sideline. The Packers have called it a quad injury and Nelson is questionable to return. It appeared to be the same leg (right) that Nelson tore his ACL in 2015, but hopefully it is just a quad and is not too bad. We'll update you if Nelson is able to return to the game.
Jordy Nelson scores in Packers' Week 1 win.
Nelson caught seven-of-eight targets for 79 yards and a touchdown versus Seattle. The connection is obviously and predictably still there with Aaron Rodgers, who hit Nelson on a 32-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the game. Nelson will again be an elite WR1 this year.
Jordy Nelson caught one pass for four yards on Saturday night.
Nelson nearly had a deep ball for a touchdown (or at the very least a big gain), but Aaron Rodgers overthrew him down the middle of the field. Jordy should be a first-round pick in all formats after finishing as the overall WR1 in 2016.
Jordy Nelson caught two passes for 19 yards in his first preseason action since 2015.
We were very surprised when Nelson was out there last night because he tore his ACL two years ago in the preseason, but Green Bay played all their healthy guys against Washington. Jordy broke a Josh Norman tackle on his second reception, and he lined up all over the field, including in the slot on the same side as Martellus Bennett for his touchdown catch. With an ADP of 13th overall, Nelson is undervalued right now.
Jordy Nelson wins 2016 Comeback Player of the Year.
It's a deserved award for Nelson after he had another huge year after coming off his torn ACL from last preseason. Nelson will again be among the best wide receivers in the NFL next season.
Jordy Nelson toughs out rib injury, scores in NFC Championship Game.
Nelson got off to a quick start in the game, catching a deep pass on the first drive. Nelson had a three-yard score in the second half. After returning from his 2015 torn ACL, Nelson had another great season. He should be drafted as a top WR1 in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Jordy Nelson (ribs) is active for the NFC Championship.
Nelson will reportedly wear a kevlar vest to protect his broken ribs. He could definitely be limited in the game, but at the very least he will give the Falcons something to think about when he's on the field.
Jordy Nelson (ribs) out for Divisional Round against the Cowboys.
Head coach Mike McCarthy said he's feeling better every day and is going through a workout today. However, he won't be playing this Sunday. McCarthy said they will re-evaluate Nelson on Monday. Of course, the Packers will need to get by the Cowboys without Nelson and will rely more on Davante Adams and Randall Cobb again.
Jordy Nelson spent the night in the hospital, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
McCarthy says that Nelson will rehab all week (so he won't practice through Friday), but he says if Nelson can participate in the Saturday practice that he can play on Sunday. We will update you on Jordy's status closer to Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys.
Jordy Nelson gets carted off with apparent rib injury against the Giants.
This is bad news for Green Bay, as Jordy took a huge hit to the rib area from Giants Leon Hall on a pass down the sideline. Hall led with his helmet and should have been penalized, but was not. Nelson immediately laid down on the Packers' sideline and was then carted to the locker room. There was a look of pain on Nelson's face and he's one of the toughest players in the league, so that would indicate that this may be a serious injury. The Packers are struggling to move the ball against New York's defense, and this would obviously be a huge loss.
UPDATE: Nelson has been ruled out for the game, but the Packers have a 14-6 halftime lead.
Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 66 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions for the NFC North crown.
Jordy caught all six of his targets as he was matched up with Darius Slay for most of the night. Nelson had a unbelievable season coming off a torn ACL, catching 97 passes for 1,257 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns. He should easily win the Comeback Player of the Year Award, and will be instrumental in the Packers' postseason success.
Nelson-Rodgers score most touchdowns in Green Bay Packer history.
Nelson continued his Comeback Player of the Year campaign with nine receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns against Minnesota. Over the past five games, Nelson has not caught less than six passes per game and has been instrumental in the Packers’ playoff push. He has fully returned to form after his 2015 ACL tear and will continue his dominance as a WR1 against the Detroit Lions next week.
Clutch catch by Nelson sets up game-winning score.
Jordy caught seven passes for 124 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over Chicago, including a 60-yard bomb down the middle to set up a Mason Crosby game-winner. Nelson has now topped 1,000 yards with two games to go coming off a torn ACL, and still leads the league with 12 receiving scores. It's a remarkable feat. Jordy will be an easy top-five play next week as the Packers host the Vikings.
Jordy Nelson catches two scores in win; now leads league with 12 receiving touchdowns.
In the Packers' 38-10 victory over Seattle, Nelson caught six passes for 41 yards and two touchdowns, with both scores coming in the red zone. Nelson has turned into perhaps the biggest red zone threat in the league this season, and is just 87 yards away from 1,000 yards in his first season back from his torn ACL. Nelson will again be an elite option next week in Chicago. He was held to nine yards in their first meeting, but that should change after Adams, Cobb, and Montgomery stung them for it.
Jordy leads Packers in receiving, scores in Week 13.
Nelson had eight catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. He got wide open on the left side of the endzone and received a strike for a 32-yard TD from Aaron Rodgers. Nelson gets a matchup with Seattle next week, but will still be a great WR1.
Nelson caught eight passes for 91 yards in Monday night's 27-13 win over the Eagles.
Jordy could have had a much bigger night if not for Davante Adams dominating in the red zone, and he was also held on a potential deep touchdown pass. Nelson saw a team-high 12 targets and remains an elite option next week against the Texans.
Jordy catches league-leading ninth touchdown in Packers’ loss.
Nelson caught three passes for 28 yards, including a 2nd quarter 13-yard score. It looked like the touchdown should have been overturned on review and ruled incomplete, but it stood. Either way, Jordy will be an elite play next week versus the Eagles. Nelson has scored in each of the past four games.
Jordy Nelson catches eighth touchdown, sets season-high for catches, yards as Packers fall to Titans.
Nelson caught 12 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown. Davante Adams and Jordy have been the only consistent part of the Packers offense recently. Even without connecting on a deep touchdown this season, Nelson is having a monster year and should continue to get better as he knocks the rust off from his torn ACL. He's an elite WR1 this week against the Redskins on SNF.