David Nelson Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle, probable) practiced fully Wednesday.

Eric Decker confident he'll play Thursday night

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:26pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New York Jets receiver Eric Decker said he was confident he’d play against the New England Patriots Thursday night despite a hamstring injury that has limited him on and off for weeks.

“It’s something that obviously you need to stay on top of, because at any time it can come back, and I guess (you can) aggravate it (again) or (it can) just swell up a little bit,” Decker said. “Obviously I am doing all the right things and working with the training staff to make sure that my strength is good and flexibility, all those things are good.”

It’s good news for the Jets, who have done statistically better with Decker on the field. The Jets will also have wide receiver David Nelson back after he missed the Broncos game following a setback to his ankle injury.

The one likely absence? Wide receiver Greg Salas came into the locker room at the tail end of media availability and was seen with a cast on his wrist.

Fantasy Impact:

It's actually not a great matchup for Decker and the passing game on top of all the struggles. The Pats rank 8th in allowing fantasy points to WRs

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 6.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:12pm

Jets.com - [Full Article]

Injuries to Jets wide receivers Eric Decker and David Nelson have meant an expanded role for newly signed T.J. Graham in practice.

“Luckily for me, the system is pretty much stuff I’ve learned from college to my first year in the NFL,” Graham said after today's practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. “There’s a lot of carryover so I’m just trying to put routes with verbiage that I know and getting the timing down with Geno.”

Fantasy Impact:

Even with Decker and Nelson questionable for this week, Graham may not be active against the Chargers. But he seems to be picking up the system well and the team likes what they've seen of him, cutting 4th round draft pick Jalen Saunders to sign him. Given the struggles of the Jets WRs, it's at least worth nothing.

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:06pm

Jets.com - [Full Article]

It's true that the Jets wide receiving corps has a few "knicks and knacks" that could limit or sideline players like Eric Decker (hamstring) and David Nelson (ankle) for Sunday's game at San Diego.

It's also true that the wideouts have a secret weapon to attack the Chargers secondary, a player who in fact leads all NFL wide receivers after one quarter of the season in both yards/catch and YAC average.

His name: Greg Salas.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a small sample size for Salas. He's averaging about 25 plays per game and has only been targeted 12 times with five catches. He's averaging 25.6 yards a catch though. With both Decker and Nelson questionable, Salas has a chance for more playing time but is still ranked just 79th on our list. Even if he sees more time, it's a tough matchup against the Chargers.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 5.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:31pm

Jets WR David Nelson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) says he's 'ready to go' for Week 4

Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:43pm

Newsday - [Full Article]

"I practiced today, so, I would say I'm ready to go Sunday," Jets WR Eric Decker said Friday. "I understand my body and what I need to do to help on this team. I'm not going to put myself in a situation where I make myself worse and make the team worse. I'm going to be smart, but I'm looking forward to going."

Fantasy Impact:

David Nelson also practiced and said he's ready to play on Sunday. We'll see if Decker is active, but we're cautiously optimistic about his availability. He's just tough to trust given what happened last week.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Jets WR David Nelson (illness, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 4.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Jets WR David Nelson (illness) missed practice again Thursday. The Jets may need Nelson to play big snaps again if Eric Decker can’t play.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Jets WR David Nelson (illness) did not practice Wednesday. The Jets may need Nelson to play big snaps again if Eric Decker can’t play.

Eric Decker again reinjures hamstring

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30am

New York Daily News - [Full Article]

The Jets took a big risk making wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) active for Monday night’s game against the Bears at MetLife Stadium. It didn’t work out as they would have hoped.

Decker started the game but after apparently aggravating an existing hamstring injury, his return was ruled out before the start of the fourth quarter.

Decker hauled in a 19-yard catch but that was all he produced and he could be seen holding his helmet in his hand for most of the second quarter.

Fantasy Impact:

His status for Week 4 is very much in doubt. A bit of good news is Decker said after the game he took himself out rather than take a chance of doing more damage for down the road and that it gradually tightened up during the game. Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Greg Salas would see increased time if Decker isn't a go.

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