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2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats Of WR Jordy Nelson

Predicting The Fantasy Stats For WR Jordy Nelson

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To help you form your draft strategy, here is a fantasy football statistical prediction for Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson.

Games Played – 16

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Games Played – 16

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Among all the wideouts to end up on the injury report in Green Bay last year, Nelson was the one constant in the lineup. He has only missed time once in the past four seasons and will be a safe bet to suit up in all 16 games this fall.

Receptions – 84

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Receptions – 84

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Nelson caught a career-high 85 balls last season, and he did it without QB Aaron Rodgers for the majority of the season. Rodgers will be looking Nelson’s way early and often this season, so fantasy fans can expect another 80-plus catches for the wideout in 2014.

Receiving Yards – 1,249

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Receiving Yards – 1,249

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Green Bay’s offense will be back in high gear in 2014 and Nelson will be a major component of the aerial attack. He will receive a steady dose of targets and will finish among the NFC leaders in receiving yards.

Yards Per Catch – 15.8

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Yards Per Catch – 15.8

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Nelson doesn’t get enough credit for being a deep threat wideout. He has averaged over 15 yards (15.2) per receptions throughout his career and the veteran had 22 grabs over 20 yards last year alone.

Touchdowns – 11

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Touchdowns – 11

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Nelson had hauled in 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons, including 15 TDs back in 2011. With a healthy A-Rod, Nelson should have no problem getting back to double-digit touchdowns.