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J.J. Nelson

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Arizona Cardinals

2017 Receiving Stats

Rec

17

Yds

277

TD

2

Avg

16.3

Tar

27

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Nelson's job is to stretch the field, and that he did last year with 16.7 YPC, four catches of 40-plus yards and six touchdowns on only 74 targets. Nelson added a 56-yard rushing TD for good measure i...

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2017 ADP:  187.62

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 160   DOB: 4/24/1992  College: UAB  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Nelson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals in May 2015.

October 15, 2017  –  J.J. Nelson News

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Nelson failed to bring in his only target but rushed once for 16 yards in Sunday's 38-33 win over the Buccaneers.

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J.J. 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
2011 19 CFB 12 17 358 4 0 21.1 - - - - - - 10 23 - 1 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 7 22 414 4 0 18.8 - - - - - - 1 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 21 CFB 10 42 846 8 0 20.1 - - - - - - 2 22 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 22 CFB 12 35 655 4 0 18.7 - - - - - - 5 45 - 0 - - - - - -
2015 23 ARI 11 11 299 2 27 27.2 11.1 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 13 0 1 1
2016 24 ARI 15 34 568 6 74 16.7 7.7 9 4 1 0 0 4 83 20.8 1 53 0 0 0 1 1
2017 25 ARI 6 17 277 2 27 16.3 10.3 3 1 1 0 0 2 30 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 Proj 25 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for J.J. Nelson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

J.J. 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
2011 19 CFB 12 5.7 7.1 6.4 1 30 - - - 1 2 - - -
2012 20 CFB 7 9.3 12.5 10.9 3 59 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 21 CFB 10 13.5 17.7 15.6 4 85 - - - 0 2 - - -
2014 22 CFB 12 7.8 10.8 9.3 3 55 - - - 0 4 - - -
2015 23 ARI 11 3.8 4.8 4.3 1 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 ARI 15 7.1 9.4 8.3 2 38 11 4 2 0 6 1 0 0
2017 25 ARI 6 7.1 10.0 8.5 3 46 3 2 1 0 5 0 0 0
2017 Proj 25 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for J.J. Nelson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

J.J. Nelson – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #3 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

201

Offensive Snaps in 2017

J.J. Nelson was on the field for 201 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

J.J. Nelson was on the field for 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 148 15
2016 471 10
2017 201 6
J.J. Nelson 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
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
1 @Det 30 4 5 43 1 6 8.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Ind 50 0 5 120 1 7 24.0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3 Dal 52 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 SF 25 0 3 34 0 4 11.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 32 0 4 80 0 6 20.0 1 0 1 14 14.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 TB 12 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 16 16.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @LAR
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @SF
10 Sea
11 @Hou
12 Jax
13 LAR
14 Ten
15 @Was
16 NYG
17 @Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for J.J. Nelson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   160 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.28 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.15 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.02 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   31.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   127 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
Arizona Cardinals Team Injury Report
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T.J. Logan  IR
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J.J. Nelson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nelson (hamstring) was a full participant at Friday's practice and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Nelson (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Nelson nabbed four of six targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Eagles. He also rushed for 14 yards and lost a fumble during the contest.

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Nelson (hamstring/tooth) is active for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Nelson (hamstring/tooth) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

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Nelson (hamstring/tooth) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Nelson posted three receptions (on four targets) for 34 yards during Sunday's 18-15 overtime win versus the 49ers.

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Nelson (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

As a rookie last season, Nelson recorded 11 receptions for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. The 24-year-old could experience an increase in production in 2016, but in a receiving corps loaded with talent -- namely Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and John Brown -- it will be tough for Nelson to receive enough reps to make him a consistent fantasy contributor. Nonetheless, in a Cardinals offense under the playcalling of head coach Bruce Arians, Nelson will surely be utilized as a deep threat due to his burner status.

2015

A fifth-round selection of the 2015 NFL Draft, Nelson enters the professional ranks as one of the smallest (5-foot-10, 156 pounds) players in the league, which will likely hurt his chances to contribute in a loaded Cardinals wide receiver corps that includes a player, John Brown, of similar stature (5-foot-11, 179 pounds). Nelson offsets his diminutive frame with noted speed, namely a 4.28 40-yard dash from the combine, meaning he'll likely be considered as a return specialist to start his career. In addition to 19.6 YPC and 20 touchdown receptions during four seasons at UAB, he blazed a trail in the return game, dashing for 25.4 yards per kickoff return and taking five such returns to the house.