Jordy Nelson Fantasy News

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring, questionable) missed practice all week and are questionable for Week 20. Jordy Nelson (ribs, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 20. All three players are game-time decisions. Adams and Allison are expected to play, and Nelson is apparently trending up.

Mike McCarthy sounds 'relatively optimistic' about Packers WR Jordy Nelson

Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:26pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Packers coach Mike McCarthy described WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) as practicing yesterday more than anticipated. Sounds relatively optimistic.

Related players: Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis

Fantasy Impact:

Randall Cobb is the only healthy receiver of the Packers' top four wideouts. Nelson, Adams and Allison will be game-time decisions for a likely shootout against the Falcons.

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 3:25pm

Packers Inactives

QB Joe Callahan
CB Quinten Rollins
RB James Starks
OT Kyle Murphy
OL JC Tretter
WR Jordy Nelson
LB Jayronne Elliott

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Cobb is coming off of a stellar 5-116-3 (7) effort against the Giants in the Wildcard Round. With Jordy Nelson out, he should see plenty of quality targets from Aaron Rodgers.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Jeff Janis (quadricep, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 19. Geronimo Allison is the better play with Jordy Nelson sidelined and Janis dinged up. He’s a tournament play only.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. With Nelson out, Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson ruled out vs. Cowboys

Friday, January 13, 2017, 11:56am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says WR Jordy Nelson, who has multiple rib fractures, will be out for Sunday’s game vs. Cowboys.

Related players: Geronimo Allison, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis

Fantasy Impact:

Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson fractured 'at least two' ribs, status uncertain

Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:38pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Jordy Nelson's status Sunday's game against the Cowboys does not look good.

The wide out suffered at least two fractured ribs in their wild-card win over the Giants, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapoport adds it will take a tremendous effort for Nelson to play.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters earlier Monday that his star wide receiver has a shot to suit up for this Sunday's NFC divisional-round tilt with the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact:

If Nelson can't play, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will pick up the slack. If Nelson does play, we wouldn't expect a full complement of snaps.

Packers have 'concern' for Jordy Nelson (ribs)

Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was knocked out of Sunday's wild-card win against the New York Giants with a rib injury in the second quarter.

While Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not say whether Nelson broke any ribs, there was concern after the game that the injury might keep Nelson out of next Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys.

"I obviously have concern for Jordy," McCarthy said. "I don't have the information yet."

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said "it would be a huge loss for us" if Nelson were unable to play.

"But [Geronimo Allison] has been playing a lot for us and he's been playing effectively," Rodgers said. "Randall [Cobb] being back healthy -- you know I said this week in my press conference we're better with 18 [Cobb's jersey number] on the field. And he showed it tonight, made a ton of plays for us. He was excellent. And having him out there is going to help. But you know Geronimo is going to have to step up and play extended time if Jordy is going to be out."

Fantasy Impact:

If Nelson is out versus Dallas (which looks likely), Allison will pick up most of his snaps. The Jeff Janis truthers will have to hope for another injury or two.

Packer moves could signify return of TE Jared Cook

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:43pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers have signed linebacker Carl Bradford from their practice squad and released tight end Justin Perillo, a move that signals the likely return of starting tight end Jared Cook.

The 6-foot-4 Cook has been out since Week 3 with an ankle injury.

Cook could give quarterback Aaron Rodgers a big target sorely needed over the middle help open up the field for receivers Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Without Perillo, Richard Rodgers is the only other tight end on the Packers' active roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Cook may be able to return this week as the story indicated. Richard Rodgers has not played well in his absence, so Cook will be given every opportunity to win the job outright.

Jordy Nelson says the team has 'discussed' limiting his snaps in Week 1

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:12pm

Packers News - [Full Article]

“We're not going to put a number on it,” Packers Jordy Nelson said of his snap count. “We've discussed it. I think the situation of being in Jacksonville, we'll play it by snap-by-snap to be honest with you. There's a lot of things that could happen differently. But seeing how the possessions are taken, seeing what the weather is like, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of guys are rotating to stay fresh.

“Going through camp and everything would have prepared me better. But that’s not the situation I’ve been put in. I was in the meetings, I was at practice, I ran routes, so I’m not — I don’t feel like I’m behind.”

With seven receivers on the roster — five of which are expected to play Sunday — coach Mike McCarthy has the luxury of easing Nelson back onto the field. The hot and muggy climate in Florida is likely to trigger more frequent substitutions anyway, and in that regard, the sticky opener might be beneficial.

Fantasy Impact:

This doesn't sound like a player who is supremely confident in his stamina or his ability to play a full complement of snaps in Week 1. He's still starter-quality, but owners should lower their expectations heading into Sunday.

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 8:36am

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.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson a 'full go' for Week 1

Monday, September 5, 2016, 3:15pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

WR Jordy Nelson won't have any restrictions when the Green Bay Packers open the regular season Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That's what Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, even though Nelson did not play a single snap in the preseason and hasn't lined up for a game since he tore the ACL in his right knee 12½ months ago.

"Jordy's full go," McCarthy said. "And we expect him to line up and be full-bore in Jacksonville."

Fantasy Impact:

Great news for owners. Perhaps only timing will be an issue now for Nelson and QB Aaron Rodgers. Nelson opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list, but not because of his right knee. He said he sustained what he called "a hiccup" with his left knee while working out before camp. Although he declined to provide specifics, it kept Nelson off the field until mid-August. He did not play, but Nelson participated in full-pad warm-ups on the field before the final three preseason games. His first full practice where he lined up in 11-on-11 drills was only one week ago.

Packers WR Randall Cobb has added weight

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 8:37am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Randall Cobb juked one defender and ran over another on the way to his 6-yard touchdown catch last Friday against the San Francisco 49ers.

On the sideline, fellow Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson couldn't wait to give Cobb a hard time.

"I told him the old 190-[pound Cobb] wouldn't have made it in," Nelson joked. "But whatever he is now got in."

It's not the only reason Cobb decided to put on some weight this offseason but if it means breaking a few more tackles, then that's fine with him. Cobb looked both quick (when he side-stepped cornerback Chris Davis) and strong (when he bulldozed cornerback Keith Reaser) on his catch-and-run score in the second quarter against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact:

Last year's shoulder injury played a big role for Cobb adding weight. While he played every game, he lost a lot of strength by the end of the season and is looking to stay injury free with a consistent weight of 195 or 196 compared to the 184 pound he sunk to at one point last year, the story said.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson draws praise from teammates

Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Robertson Daniel had never before covered Jordy Nelson; the cornerback joined the Green Bay Packers last season on the practice squad three weeks after Nelson was lost for the season.

So Daniel, the only cornerback to cover Nelson on a deep route Monday, might not be the best judge when it comes to evaluating how Nelson looked on his first day of team (11-on-11) work since tearing the ACL in his right knee more than a year ago.

But to Daniel, who spent most of last season the practice squad, he looked good.

“It was a good route,” Daniel said after practice. “It seemed like he was moving pretty good. It was also a pretty good ball. Him and Aaron [Rodgers] have that connection.”

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson made one other noticeable play -- a sliding catch during an 11-on-9 period -- during Monday’s hour-and-45-minute practice, the story said. The deep ball over Daniel was the one that stood out. Nelson appeared to make a one-handed catch against solid coverage along the left sideline on a well-placed ball from Rodgers.

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