PFF Roundup - Week 3
Each week I’ll be taking a look around PFF Main content and features to see what fantasy insight we can take away to help owners going forward. This week we’re looking at a few rookie wide receivers, a tight end that just won’t go away and the running back situation in Indianapolis.
Nelson’s record start
Packers No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson is off to the best start of his career. After two games he’s sitting on 18 catches for 292 yards and one touchdown, and those numbers actually could have been better.
As Michael Renner notes in his Jets-Packers ReFo, Nelson actually dropped two passes in Week 2 against the Jets. Fantasy owners will probably give Nelson a pass for now, though. Through two games he’s been targeted on 35.3 percent of his routes. He leads the league with 30 targets.
In Nathan Jahnke’s 32 Observations from Week 2, he writes that Nelson has 136 receiving yards on deep passes (20-plus yards). Last season Nelson finished with 439 yards on these throws. If he continues to break off 80-yard touchdowns, he’ll easily pass that mark.
If you’re thinking about selling high on Nelson, I’d advise against it. His rapport with Aaron Rodgers is stellar, and Rodgers clearly trusts him on every throw he makes. The pace might slow down a bit, but Nelson is well on his way to finishing as a top five receiver for 2014.