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David Nelson

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent

2014 Receiving Stats

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8

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65

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8.1

Tar

16

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Although he doesn't bring much else to the table, Nelson's skinny 6-5 frame makes him a decent red zone target, and the Jets' depth chart is unsettled behind free agent signee Eric Decker. Nelson isn'...

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/7/1986  College: Florida  Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Jets in October of 2014.

October 18, 2014  –  David Nelson News

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Nelson (ankle) will be released by the Jets to clear space on the roster for Percy Harvin, J.P. Pelzman of The Bergen Record reports.

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David Nelson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 Buf 15 31 353 3 47 11.4 7.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Buf 16 61 658 5 98 10.8 6.7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Buf 1 2 31 0 5 15.5 6.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NYJ 12 36 423 2 60 11.8 7.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 NYJ 6 8 65 0 16 8.1 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

David Nelson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 Buf 15 3.6 5.6 4.6 2 24 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Buf 16 6.0 9.8 7.9 4 41 15 11 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Buf 1 3.1 5.1 4.1 2 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 NYJ 12 4.5 7.5 6.0 3 35 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 NYJ 6 1.1 2.4 1.8 1 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

David Nelson – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

298

Offensive Snaps in 2014

David Nelson was on the field for 298 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

David Nelson was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 30 0
2013 509 2
2014 298 1
David Nelson 2014 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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David Nelson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nelson (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Patriots.

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Nelson (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Patriots, the Jets' official site reports.

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Nelson (ankle) is taking part in positional drills during Tuesday's practice, ESPN New York reports.

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Nelson (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.

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Nelson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Nelson (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, the Jets' official site reports.

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Nelson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

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Nelson had one catch for nine yards in Sunday's loss at San Diego.

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Nelson (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Nelson said he will play Sunday against the Chargers as long as he doesn't have any setbacks with his ankle, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Nelson (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Chargers, the Star-Ledger reports.

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As is fellow wideout Eric Decker, with Nelson a speculative play in any case, given both his ankle issue and limited production (six catches for 45 yards in four games) to date.

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2014

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2013

A torn ACL ended Nelson's 2012 season after just one game, but the Browns were apparently confident the 26-year-old wideout can get back to being a serviceable NFL receiver, as they signed him to a one-year deal in the offseason. Nelson had his moments in Buffalo, hauling in 94 receptions for 1,042 yards and six touchdowns in 32 games, but it's hard to see him becoming a fantasy factor in 2013, considering the mediocre quality of the Browns' signal callers.

2012

Nelson had a productive second season at least as far as the counting stats are concerned 61 catches, 658 yards and five scores isnt bad for a second-year undrafted free agent on a run-first team. But Nelson averaged just 6.7 YPT and 10.8 YPC and had just seven catches of 20 yards or more on 98 targets. At 6-5, 220, Nelson has excellent red-zone size and did see 11 looks from inside the 10 (tied for 3rd with Calvin Johnson), so hes got some scoring upside should he retain his role as the slot man in the offense.

2011

Nelson, who finished his rookie season with a 31/353/3 line, added 10 to 15 pounds to his frame to get up to 220 in the offseason in an effort to make himself tougher to bring down after catches and to stay healthier all season. The Bills got a steal when they picked up Nelson as an undrafted free agent last season, though be careful in projecting too much of a production increase for 2011, as there are a lot of mouths to feed among this receiving corps, even following the Lee Evans trade. And while the Bills didn't draft a receiver, 2010 fourth-rounder Marcus Easley, who was out all last season, will be in the mix as well, and also Buster Davis and Brad Smith (in certain packages) could factor in as well. Nelson's value is if he becomes the clear-cut No. 2, with some hidden value if he wins the No. 4 spot and then injuries strike again.

2010

Undrafted free agent from the University of Florida who's probably hoping just to make the team.