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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Packers WR Jordy Nelson is back on the shelf

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“Jordy Nelson said he had a “hiccup” with his other knee, not the ACL knee. He said Week 1 is not in jeopardy but doesn’t know when he’ll practice in camp.”

Rob Demovsky, ESPN

An injury on the opposite knee from the previously injured knee typically results from overcompensation during training and that is most likely what Jordy Nelson is dealing with. If it is just a “hiccup” then Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers’ offense will breathe a sigh of relief, as the offense seemed completely inept at times last season without Nelson. It was proven last year that Randall Cobb is no No. 1 and the likes of Devante Adams and Jeff Janis cannot replicate the numbers that Cobb produces as the No. 2.We’ll keep you updated on Nelson’s news once it breaks.


Although the injury is not as serious as the Packers initially believed, there is still a good chance that Nelson will miss the majority of training camp and Week 1 could still be in jeopardy. This will be one of the bigger stories to monitor during camp.

“Wide receiver Julian Edelman (offseason foot surgery) should be removed from the physically unable to perform list very soon. Doctors uncovered a small break over the spring, and sources indicated all along it should be a quick recovery. Plus, Edelman was fielding ground balls and taking batting practice last week at Fenway Park.”


“Running back Dion Lewis hasn’t had any setbacks in the knee that required ACL surgery in November, but the Patriots aren’t going to push him to practice until he is ready, which is the reason why he was placed on the PUP list. Lewis participated in practice during the final week of OTAs in June, but it’s not uncommon for the team to let a player run around a little bit in the spring for conditioning purposes.”

Jeff Howe, Boston Herald

This is good news for Jimmy Garoppolo and the Patriots offense that they should be getting Julian Edelman back very soon and Dion Lewis at some point in the preseason. When all of Boston saw Edelman taking grounders at short and hitting dingahs over the Green Monstah, we knew it would be a good sign for his return. Seeing him stroll around Nantucket (without a boot) with Adriana Lima only put the icing on the cake that his foot is alright and he should be running around the practice field in no time. As we mentioned yesterday, Garoppolo needs as much time with his weapons as possible and before we know it, they’ll be kicking off Sunday Night Football with someone other than TB12 in the huddle.

This has been the story for most of the preseason, which should cause panic for Devonta Freeman owners. Freeman led last year’s running backs in fantasy points but in my opinion, that was more of a blip in the radar than something we should expect from Freeman. His skill set is not one of an every-down back and other than last season, he has never put up numbers quite like last year, even at Florida State. Tevin Coleman is talented and he should get early-down carries, which will keep Freeman fresh but also hurt his fantasy stock. We will get the chance to see if this is a motivational ploy or Coach Quinn is serious about this muddy backfield during the preseason.

One could argue that Detroit is the only spot in the NFL where the aging Anquan Boldin could still be somewhat fantasy relevant. With the subtraction of Megatron, Boldin will be a big target in the red zone and a good safety valve for Matthew Stafford. His addition should not hurt Golden Tate’s or Marvin Jones’ stock, but it could definitely hurt the fantasy value of both RB Theo Riddick and TE Eric Ebron. Boldin will allow Tate to move back to his comfortable position in the slot and ease Stafford’s decision making in clutch situations.

Not Strictly Fantasy:

  • Cordarrelle Patterson has supposedly improved his route-running… We’ll believe it when we see it.
  • ‘Fins coach Adam Gase can’t stop talking about Arian Foster’s receiving skillz
  • 49ers WR Bruce Ellington is the favorite to land the No. 2 job. Could be a decent late round option.
  • In news that should surprise no one, Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was officially placed on the PUP list
  • We told you yesterday that Josh Gordon could practice and workout with the team while suspended (unlike Tom Brady), but he has a sore quad and will be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
  • Weed guys continue to be weed guys, as Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has once again failed a drug test


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