The wide receiving core of the Green Bay Packers has been one of the most productive in all of fantasy football. Superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers knows how to incorporate his wideouts into the game plan, and with the veteran calling the plays, every wideout on the team has legitimate fantasy appeal. The number one wideout on the team is Jordy Nelson and he has not disappointed in recent fantasy seasons.
With Rodgers at the helm, Nelson will always be a legitimate fantasy wideout. In the eight games where Rodgers was healthy in 2013, Nelson averaged 101.3 yards per game and hauled in seven touchdowns. Nelson will continue to be the favorite downfield target of Rodgers, which will keep him ranked among the top-10 fantasy wideouts.
When Rodgers was out last year with a broken collarbone, Nelson absolutely disappeared. In the eight games without the All-Pro quarterback, Nelson only caught one touchdown and averaged a meager 63 yards per contest. The veteran obviously needs to have Rodgers throwing him the ball in oder to be a reliable fantasy option.
The team also has Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin taking targets away from Nelson on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, the talent around Nelson will constantly keep him from posting elite fantasy numbers.
A healthy A-Rod will once again vault Nelson into low-end WR1 territory in 2014. Nelson should have no problem reaching 1,000 yards this fall and a double-digit touchdown performance isn’t out of the question either.
Bye Week: 9
Projected Round: 3
Auction Value: $19