Jordy Nelson Fantasy News

Packers WR Jordy Nelson limited in first practice back

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:32pm

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The closest thing Jordy Nelson did to real football during his first practice in 364 days came at the end of the session, when he ran some half-speed routes while fellow receivers Randall Cobb and Davante Adams acted as cornerbacks during a jog-through.

No wonder Nelson called it "hardly even a practice."

By unofficial count, earlier in Monday's practice Nelson caught 15 passes from Aaron Rodgers and the other quarterbacks at the far end of the field while the rest of the team went through a special-teams period.

Nelson appeared to run closer to full speed in that drill, although never against a defender.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson said he felt good conditioning-wise and added he believes he's on track to play in the season opener on Sept. 11 against the Jags. The team only has one more full practice before Friday's preseason game, which means it's unlikely Nelson will suit up for that, according to the story.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson set to practice Monday

Monday, August 22, 2016, 9:09am

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No matter what Jordy Nelson does when he practices Monday for the first time in nearly a year, it probably won’t reveal much about whether the Green Bay Packers receiver can return to a Pro-Bowl level.

But at least his first practice will give the world a look at where the 31-year-old is in his return from the worst injury of his career.

Fantasy Impact:

As coach Mike McCarthy said over the weekend, Nelson likely will be limited to only individual and position-group drills at first. As the story said,oOnly Nelson and the Packers’ medical staff know exactly what they’ll be looking for upon his return from his torn right ACL last Aug. 23. Those looking to spend a high pick on Nelson will be paying attention to how he progresses this week.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson passes physical, removed from PUP

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 5:43pm

Field Yates - [Full Article]

Packers WR Jordy Nelson has passed his physical and is off PUP, per source. Good news for Green Bay.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears that the "hiccup" that Nelson had in his other knee (reportedly tendinitis) is getting better and that he's close to making his return to practice. 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/3rd round. If he continues to have a healthy offseason then a return to the top 5 is a real possibility.

Packers activate Jared Cook, Ty Montgomery

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 8:05pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Packers activated three players from the active/physically unable to perform list Tuesday, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson wasn’t among them.

Two of the players activated Tuesday — tight end Jared Cook and wide receiver Ty Montgomery — can help Rodgers and the offense. Cook signed with the Packers in free agency after being released by the Rams, and Montgomery caught 15 passes as a rookie, two for touchdowns, despite being limited to six games by injury.

Fantasy Impact:

QB Aaron Rodgers hinted Nelson should be close, but it could still be next week before he comes off PUP. Meanwhile, Cook finally will get some camp time with Rodgers. Cook has upside if his Catch Rate and Y/R increase with Rodgers throwing him the ball. If Cook stays healthy and does play starter’s snaps, then he has a great shot at TE1 numbers.

Jordy Nelson declines to update his 'hiccup'

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 9:28am

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The Green Bay Packers' locker room was closing to the media, and Jordy Nelson was about to get out scot-free. PR man Tom Fanning had issued his patented "Two minutes!" warning shout, and the Packers veteran wide receiver was headed for the exit, about to escape without facing a single question about his health.

And when a reporter did catch Nelson, his replies weren't exactly expansive.

Are you starting to get antsy? "I'm good."

How are you handling all this? "I'm good."

But how are you going about handling it? "I'm working."

So how is "the hiccup" progressing? "It's good."

The 55-second exchange with Nelson, who missed all of last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in an Aug. 23 preseason game and remains on the Packers' physically unable to perform list after suffering a mild injury to his left knee while working out before training camp, made one thing clear: He had no interest in discussing his health. (For good measure, he even smiled and added, "Do you want to waste another minute?" before turning toward the door again.)

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Aaron Rodgers hinted Nelson could be back this week, although there are just two practices before Friday night's game. That could mean the team holds him out this week as well. The Packers' No. 1 offense has gone with Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis in its three-receiver sets but also rotated Jared Abbrederis, rookie Trevor Davis and undrafted rookie free agent Geronimo Allison -- one of the more pleasant surprises of camp -- through as well.

Packers confident Jordy Nelson hasn't lost a step

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8:19am

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Given Jordy Nelson's age (31) and delayed return because of what he called "a hiccup" with his left (non-ACL) knee this summer, he might not be the same receiver he was in his most recent season (2014), when he set career highs with 98 catches and 1,519 yards.

The Packers don't share those concerns, at least not publicly.

"We do not, we do not," offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said Tuesday. "We think with this program in place, the treatment that he's getting, the effort that he's putting into it, it's just a matter of time."

Fantasy Impact:

But even Nelson acknowledged this offseason that he won't know if he'll back to his old standard until he's actually on the field. Nelson had been running routes and even caught a few passes from Aaron Rodgers off to the side during the offseason workouts before his setback, which he said did not require surgery. But he would not elaborate when asked whether any type of medical procedure was done on his left knee.

Jordy Nelson has 'hiccup' with other knee

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:24pm

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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 - [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 - [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 - [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.

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