J.J. Nelson, WR Arizona Cardinals

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 156 lbs
  • DOB: 04-24-1992
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Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:43pm

Cardinals Inactives
Markus Golden DE
Zack Golditch OG
Benson Mayowa DE
J.J. Nelson WR
Ricky Seals-Jones TE
D.J. Swearinger FS
Jalen Tolliver WR

Seahawks Inactives
Emmanuel Ellerbee LB
Rasheem Green DE
Dion Jordan DE
Kalan Reed DB
Bo Scarbrough RB
J.R. Sweezy OG
Tedric Thompson FS

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

As Bleacher Report noted, at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, Nelson does one thing well: Run fast. He's a deep threat who can occasionally beat defenders downfield. Thanks to that speed, Nelson is useful in keeping opposing defensive coordinators honest, pushing safeties back and opening the field up for teammates like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. It will be up to new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who history tells us is a pass-heavy playcaller, to find ways to incorporate Nelson into the offense beyond being just a threat.

Fantasy Downside

Also per B/R, Nelson "has some of the worst hands in the league, and that often leads to devastating drops. He is a major liability as a blocker and can't run a full route tree."

2018 Bottom Line

Barring some kind of surprising revelations in training camp and during exhibition play, it's going to be hard for fantasy managers to justify an investment of draft capital in Nelson, or the team's other wideouts not named Larry Fitzgerald.

2018 Strength of Schedule - ARI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
22
WAS
28
@LAR
6
CHI
18
SEA
31
@SF
1
@MIN
12
DEN
31
SF
BYE25
@KC
15
OAK
4
@LAC
30
@GB
20
DET
17
@ATL
28
LAR
18
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1WAS0000-0000-0.00.01/531.9%
2@LAR0000-0000-0.00.023/4551.1%
3CHI0000-0000-0.00.06/5012.0%
4SEA14014.000000-0.41.46/6010.0%
5@SF0000-0000-0.00.02/513.9%
6@MIN19029.000000-0.91.911/5819.0%
7DEN28044.0017007.001.53.517/6625.8%
8SF0001-18008.000.80.817/6625.8%
9BYE--------------
10@KC0001-1-1000-10.00-1.0-1.020/7327.4%
11OAK0001-0000-0.00.017/5431.5%
12@LAC0000-0000-0.00.018/4738.3%
13@GB0000-0000-0.00.012/6219.4%
14DET3430714.331-500-5.003.86.848/7068.6%
15@ATL0000-0000-0.00.015/6921.7%
16LAR--------------
17@SEA--------------
Per game0.504.5701.219.140.290000.000.460.9615.21/58.8625.45%
Totals7640179.1440000.006.413.4213/82425.45%