J.J. Nelson, WR Arizona Cardinals

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 156 lbs
  • DOB: 04-24-1992
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Most Recent News

Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:54pm

Cardinals WR Chad Williams (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. J.J. Nelson’s snaps didn’t increase with Williams out in Week 10. Instead, it was Trent Sherfield who saw a season high 53% of the snaps.

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
19
WAS
23
@LAR
14
CHI
18
SEA
24
@SF
4
@MIN
12
DEN
24
SF
BYE8
@KC
22
OAK
20
@LAC
29
@GB
21
DET
30
@ATL
23
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%
Per game0.402.1001.005.250.300.50001.670.260.6612.00/57.6020.83%
Totals4210105.2535001.672.66.6120/57620.83%