Schefter: Packers WR Jordy Nelson underwent knee surgery Monday. Expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks but doctors expect him to be ready for opener.
Ian Rapoport had this to say on Twitter: "It's to fix old, nerve issue he's dealt with off-and-on since K-State. Procedure to minimize impact of nerve. The belief on Jordy Nelson is he'll be back by the opener. Took a window now to deal with knee, rather than fight it all season. After dealing with pain from the nerve, Nelson hopes to finally end issue for good and be back 100%. James Jones had similar issue & is fine."
The hits keep on coming for the Packers, who have recently lost tackle Bryan Bulaga with a torn ACL (though it looks like he may try to play through it). As for Nelson, we're not sure why he didn't address the nerve issue in the spring, but it sounds as if the team is expecting him back for Week 1. If that's the case, fantasy owners shouldn't move him down too far in their rankings, but he's certainly a less attractive pick in the 4th round of 12-team leagues. If the sources are to be believed, he should represent nice value in the 5th round, assuming he plays a full 16 games. Possible beneficiaries are Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jermichael Finley, but if Nelson misses any games, Jarrett Boykin is going to see the biggest spike in snaps and targets. He will be fantasy-relevant if any of the Packer receivers miss time.