WR Jordy Nelson has firmly grabbed hold of the No. 3 re...

The Sporting News - [Full Article]

WR Jordy Nelson has firmly grabbed hold of the No. 3 receiver position. Since the beginning of the playoffs last year, he has caught more passes than anyone else on the team. He isn't the fastest guy, but he's fast enough and he benefits from the attention Greg Jennings gets from opposing offenses.

Nelson wins a lot of one-on-ones because he's big and athletic. He runs a lot of routes over the middle, so when he does go deep he sometimes gets defensive backs squatting on his route.

Fantasy Impact: 

It sure feels like Nelson is more the Packers WR2 than WR3, but Donald Driver played almost twice as many snaps as Nelson against the Saints. Nelson had eight targets to Driver's seven, but if Driver consistently sees the field more, that may change. We love Nelson's skill set, but he's not an every week start...at least not yet.

Filed Under: 2011, W2

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