Jordy Nelson Fantasy News

Jordy Nelson has 'hiccup' with other knee

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:24pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jordy Nelson said he had a "hiccup" with his other knee, not the ACL knee. He said Week 1 is not in jeopardy but doesn't know when he'll practice in camp.

Fantasy Impact:

While it may not be a reason to panic, there perhaps is some cause for concern that the 31-year-old Nelson potentially has issues with both knees. We can relate back to a news item from yesterday where there was talk about Nelson finding chemistry with QB Aaron Rodgers after a year off, and how timing could be an issue. With no timetable for a return, timing could very well end up being an issue the later Nelson returns to camp.

Jordy Nelson placed on PUP list

Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers aren’t ready to put Jordy Nelson on the practice field just yet, even though he’s 11 months removed from the torn ACL that wiped out his 2015 season.

The team placed the Pro Bowl receiver on the physically unable to perform list when players reported for the start of training camp.

It means Nelson won’t practice on Tuesday, when the Packers go through their first workout at 8:15 a.m. local time. They have non-padded practices scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday before their first full-pads practice on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said with five preseason games in 2016 instead of the usual four (beginning with the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game), there's less urgency to rush back players coming off injury. Nelson can come off the list at any time, but it's still a situation to monitor with Nelson being a WR1 option this fantasy season.

McCarthy: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson will find chemistry

Monday, July 25, 2016, 4:16pm

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Those back-shoulder fades that Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson made look so easy were the result of rep after rep on the practice field.

The same thing can be said for those deep shot plays they connected on so often.

There’s a reason Rodgers has thrown more touchdown passes to Nelson (45) than any other receiver he’s played with despite the fact that Nelson didn’t play a single game in 2015.

So if there’s concern about how long it will take Rodgers and Nelson to regain their chemistry after the Pro Bowl receiver missed all of last season because of a torn ACL last summer. One theory is they’ve played so much together it will look like they never missed a beat.

Fantasy Impact:

Of course the other theory is their connection is so heavily based on timing that they’re going to need every possible moment of training camp together to recapture it. We're not too concerned, and project Nelson for a 76-1,242-10 line this year. He's already ranked as a top-10 WR coming in 10th on our list. If you pick at the bottom of your draft, he's a guy to target at least in the top of the second round.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson 'well ahead of the curve' in ACL recovery

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:32pm

Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Due in part to surgical advancements and his own strong will, Packers WR Jordy Nelson appears to be well ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation. Nelson even indicated on a national radio show in January that he might have been ready to play in the Super Bowl if the Packers had qualified.

Luke Getsy, Nelson's first-year position coach, expressed no doubt whatsoever when asked in late May if Nelson would once again be an outstanding player.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson has had three healthy seasons in his last five, and in those years he finished #2, #11 and #2 in standard wide receiver scoring. He’s currently going in the 2nd round of early fantasy drafts. If he continues to have a healthy offseason then a return to the top 5 is a real possibility.

Packers WR Jeff Janis 'has a real chance to carve a role for himself'

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:43pm

Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Jeff Janis is coming.

At this point, it seems clear the former seventh-round receiver will enter training camp locked in a battle to be quarterback Aaron Rodgers' third option behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

If talent wins, Janis will earn that role. When it comes to raw size and speed, there really isn't much comparison between Janis and other young receivers on the roster. The Packers continually threw deep to Janis in team drills, and he continually beat the likes of cornerbacks Sam Shields and Damarious Randall, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

The only thing that can get in his way — and it has been a big hurdle — is lack of chemistry and trust with Rodgers. Janis has to be reliable. He has to prove he'll be in the right place on the field when he's supposed to be there. If he cuts out the mistakes, he has a real chance to carve a role for himself in the Packers' passing game.

Coaches have to be intrigued with the possibility of Nelson and Janis stretching the field deep on the perimeter with Cobb working underneath.

Fantasy Impact:

Janis had seven catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff game against the Cardinals, but only registered a catch in one other game last year (2-79 vs. the Chargers) despite a host of injuries to the Green Bay wide receivers. For whatever reason, the team wasn't comfortable giving Janis consistent snaps despite his ability to stretch the field with his 4.42 speed and elite athleticism, something that is lacking elsewhere in the receiving corps. His main competition for snaps is the disappointing Davante Adams.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson 'cutting sharply and catching passes' in OTAs

Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:07pm

Packers.com - [Full Article]

While Packers WR Jordy Nelson likely will hold off on 11-on-11 drills until training camp, the ninth-year receiver was back running the route tree, cutting sharply and catching passes with his favorite quarterback once again.

Nelson has caught passes from Rodgers this offseason, but Thursday marked the first time during OTAs that he’s run routes at a competitive speed with the quarterback delivering passes in his breaks.

Nelson again reiterated with reporters after practice that the cautious approach is strictly part of his rehab plan, adding: “If there’s a game Sunday. I’m playing.”

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson has had three healthy seasons in his last five, and in those years he finished #2, #11 and #2 in standard wide receiver scoring. He’s currently going in the 2nd round of early fantasy drafts. If he continues to have a healthy offseason then a return to the top 5 is a real possibility.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ACL) feels 'comfortable,' but taking it slow

Friday, May 27, 2016, 4:57pm

Packers.com - [Full Article]

While Jordy Nelson’s surgically repaired knee feels good to go, he understands the Packers' reluctance to push him out of the recovery nest. They don’t hand out Lombardi trophies in May. It’s about making sure he’s 100 percent when it counts.

“Everything I’m doing I’m comfortable with,” Nelson said. “I’m not worried about anything else. We’re still progressing and dealing with the situation that we’re in. Obviously, we don’t need to push it too much. We’re still in May. Our goal is obviously August and September.”

Nelson alluded to a potentially light schedule at OTAs when he met with the Green Bay media at the start of the offseason program, saying his participation would be “up for discussion.”

Right now, it’s all about finding a happy medium between Nelson’s ambitions and erring on the side of caution. Individually, Nelson has no limitations in what he’s able to do.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson has had three healthy seasons in his last five, and in those years he finished #2, #11 and #2 in standard wide receiver scoring. He’s currently going in the 2nd round of early fantasy drafts. If he continues to have a healthy offseason then a return to the top 5 is a real possibility.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson 'way ahead of schedule,' should be ready for OTAs

Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:39pm

Packers.com - [Full Article]

The news on Jordy Nelson couldn’t have been more positive for Packers fans.

“Jordy looks great,” Mike McCarthy said, adding that his reconstructive knee surgery was a success. “I’m not really worried about him getting back to where he was. He’s way ahead of schedule.”

Nelson injured his knee in the preseason last August. McCarthy said he would probably do some work in OTAs this spring, and he sees no limitations come the start of training camp in late July.

GM Ted Thompson said he’s seen Nelson around the Packers’ facility “literally all the time.” His dedication to a full recovery has been obvious.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson has had three healthy seasons in his last five, and in those years he finished #2, #11 and #2 in standard wide receiver scoring. He’s currently going in the 2nd round of early fantasy drafts. If he continues to have a healthy offseason then a return to the top 5 is a real possibility.

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1. His range of motion is somewhat limited, but the probable tag means that he’s going to play. Cobb has averaged 4.3 receptions for 80 yards and 1.7 TD in his last three meetings with the Bears, and the Packers need him to produce with Jordy Nelson out for the year.

James Jones signs with Packers

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 7:15pm

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James Jones is probably right: It shouldn't take long for him to revive his connection with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

And if he could catch 73 passes last year with the Oakland Raiders and their collection of quarterbacks then there's no reason to think that one season away from Green Bay will do much to change what had been a strong bond with Rodgers.

Given how much has happened since Jones left the Packers in free agency in March 2014, it may seem like a long time ago that Rodgers and Jones last hooked up. But as Jones put it when he landed in Green Bay on Sunday to re-sign with the Packers, he's only one year removed from the offense he played in during his first seven NFL seasons.

The Packers never asked Jones to be their No. 1 receiver even in his prime, and they won't do it now at age 31. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams likely will remain as the Packers' top-two receivers.

Jones can't make up for the loss of Jordy Nelson, but there wasn't an available receiver who could. As long as Jones is the dependable player he has been throughout his career, he's the perfect fit. He has played in every game in five of the last six seasons and has missed only eight games (two in 2013 and six in 2008) in his entire eight-year career. Raiders quarterbacks targeted him 110 times last season, and he dropped only two of them, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

That connection with Rodgers is perhaps the most important aspect of this deal. Of Jones' 383 career regular-season receptions, 216 of them came from Rodgers. All but 10 of his 43 career regular-season touchdowns came from Rodgers, as well.

"It's a crazy business," Jones said Sunday. "But I'm just happy to have the opportunity to continue to keep playing."

Fantasy Impact:

Jones could move into the No. 3 role -- a responsibility that without him would have fallen to either Ty Montgomery or Jeff Janis. Montgomery is a rookie, and Janis caught just two passes as a rookie last season. In their three-receiver sets, which the Packers used on nearly 72 percent of their snaps last season, they can now comfortably move Cobb into the slot, where he's best, and have Jones and Adams on the outside, the story said. In his first seven seasons with the Packers, Jones caught 278 of his 310 on the outside. This move seems to hurt the fantasy value of Montgomery and Janis the most, but Adams should be safe as a top-two WR who will play on the outside, for now. We don't see much fantasy value in James Jones at the moment.

Report: James Jones to visit with Packers

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 3:59pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

James Jones left the Packers as a free agent before the 2014 season, but he may be back in Green Bay in time to start the 2015 season.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Jones’s agent Frank Bauer says his client is on his way to visit with the Packers. Given Jones’s experience playing in coach Mike McCarthy’s offense with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the visit could turn into a signing pretty quickly.

While the Packers have expressed confidence in the ability of Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and the rest of the receiving corps to handle things with Jordy Nelson out for the season, the addition of Jones would give them a bit of insurance who wouldn’t need much time to get up to speed on the team’s offensive scheme.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not a big surprise as this had been rumored even when Jones was still property of the Giants. Should he sign with Green Bay, it could change the depth chart at WR for the Packers.

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:26pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers are going with second-year players Myles White and Jeff Janis to fill out a receiving corps that will be without injured top wideout Jordy Nelson all season.

White led Green Bay in the preseason with 157 yards receiving, along with two touchdowns on 16 catches. Janis had 149 yards and a team-high three receiving scores on 10 receptions.

Janis was a seventh-round draft pick in 2014, one of six players left from that class after the team announced moves Saturday to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

Cobb: Davante Adams 'poised for breakout year'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 10:07am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Add Randall Cobb to the list of people who expect big things from Davante Adams this year.

And he says he felt that way even before the Green Bay Packers lost Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson to a season-ending knee injury this week.

Without Nelson, the 25-year-old Cobb becomes the senior member of the receiving corps in just his fifth NFL season, and the 22-year-old Adams moves into the No. 2 role in just his second season.

"He's poised for a breakout year," Cobb said Tuesday. "He's poised for a big year. I look forward to helping him accomplish that."

Fantasy Impact:

Perhaps the good news is Cobb said he sensed that since the end of last season, when Adams finished off his rookie season with eight catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs - seven of those catches, 117 of those yards and the touchdown came in the win over the Cowboys in the divisional round. Sounds like Cobb expected big things from Adams before Nelson's injury. We do too and have him ranked 18th on our WR list.

Cobb: Packers WRs will 'move around'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 9:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

If the Packers hadn’t re-signed wide receiver Randall Cobb this offseason, there would probably be a lot more concern in Green Bay right now about the impact that the Jordy Nelson’s torn ACL will have on the Packers.

Cobb had 91 catches last season, though, and that kind of connection with Aaron Rodgers makes it easier to see how the Packers offense can keep on rolling this season. Cobb said that there’s “no need” for him to put more pressure on himself with Nelson out because Rodgers will get the ball to the right people at the right times and because he doesn’t think he’ll be playing a different role on the field.

“If we’re in a three-receiver set, most likely I’ll be inside,” Cobb said, via ESPN.com. “If we’re in a two-receiver set, I’ll obviously be outside. It just depends on what we do. We’ll move around. We planned on moving around this year, so I don’t think our plan changes. It’s just finding that guy that’s going to be able to plug in and be able to fit into what we’re trying to accomplish.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cobb was playing inside with Nelson and Davante Adams outside in three-receiver sets this summer. Rookie Ty Montgomery stepped in for Nelson during Tuesday’s practice and the team could also look at Jeff Janis as they look for another receiver to count on behind Cobb in 2015, the story said.

Ty Montgomery lines up as Packers WR3

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 4:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

In a post-Jordy Nelson world, the Green Bay Packers are looking for someone to fill the void left by their sidelined big-name wideout.

As predicted, third-rounder Ty Montgomery appears to be the guy.

On the first snap of Tuesday's practice, the offense lined up in a three-receiver set with Randall Cobb wedged in the slot between Davante Adams and Montgomery out wide, according to ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.

That lines up with what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel projected Monday after the team announced that Nelson will miss the remainder of the 2015 season with a significant right knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Future practice time and game snaps will sort this out, but Montgomery holds the early lead over Jeff Janis, the second-year target still seen as a project despite his Nelson-like measurements. (Nelson is listed at 6-foot-3 and 217 pounds, while Janis measures in at 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds.) Both Adams' and Montgomery's values are climbing in fantasy drafts, especially Adams who is all the way up to 18th on our WR list.

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