Packers Beat: WR Jordy Nelson may struggle to play a full game

ESPN - [Full Article]

Last year, the Packers averaged 66 offensive plays per game. In Jordy Nelson’s last healthy season, he played 1,093 snaps -- or 92.1 percent of the Packers’ total offensive plays. So under normal circumstances, a full game wouldn't be out of the ordinary.

This, however, is far from normal for Nelson, who hasn't played a down in a game since he tore the ACL in his right knee on Aug. 23, 2015. His return was further delayed by an issue with his left knee before training camp.

Nelson suggested earlier this summer that the opener at Jacksonville would be especially taxing on his conditioning given the expected heat in Florida in early September.

Fantasy Impact: 

This is probably causing a bit of a hit in Nelson's ranking at least for Week 1, but the hope is his conditioning improves as the season goes on. Nelson should still be used in the red zone making him a solid play against the Jags.

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