Coming off a major knee injury, Jordy Nelson understandably started last season off slow. He did continue his hot streak in the endzone from the start though, racking up 5 touchdowns in the first four games.
Nelson was the No 1 fantasy WR from week 8 on, catching 70 passes for 936 yards and 9 touchdowns in that span, while averaging nearly 22 fantasy points per game. Nelson led all recievers in red-zone targets (36) and touchdown catches (14), not missing a beat with Aaron Rodgers.
Nelson finished the year with 1,257 yards on 97 receptions and 14 touchdowns, on 152 targets for a 64 percent catch rate. Nelson was on the field a ton (over 90 percent of the snaps), including a 25% target share. Nelson averaged over 2 fantasy points per target, well over the league average.
Despite entering his age 32 season, Jordy Nelson should continue his dominant redzone presence with the best QB in the league. He isn't as explosive as he once was, but that doesn't matter when you look at what he put up last season. The age is a slight concern, but they should be offset when your looking at his situation. Nelson a player to target in the late 1st/early 2nd in 12 team leagues, and early to mid 2nd in 10 team leagues. He is currently just outside the top 5 in my WR rankings, but could very well move himself into my top 5.
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