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J.J. Nelson | WR | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 9/17/2017 3:31pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson caught five passes for 120 yards and scored one touchdown Sunday, Sept. 17, in a 16-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Nelson had a decent first-week outing against the Detroit Lions and followed up with this strong effort. Nelson remains a WR4 option, but he could climb to a WR3 with a few more contests like this one.

Posted: 9/10/2017 4:31pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson racked up five receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 at Detroit and he was targeted six times.
Huddle Up: Nelson and John Brown are jockeying for targets behind veteran Larry Fitzgerald. Nelson has emerged as a decent WR4 or flex option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. The Cardinals battle the Colts on the road in Week 2.

Posted: 7/6/2017 6:55pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson spent to offseason working on his route running.
Huddle Up: The speedy Nelson emerged as a big-play weapon for the Cardinals last year, but his fantasy value was often tied to big plays. Consider him an all-or-nothing WR4.

Posted: 12/24/2016 5:56pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson posted three receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Nelson scored a receiving touchdown for the fourth consecutive game, and he has five touchdowns total during the span. He has emerged as a solid WR3 in fantasy leagues down the stretch.

Posted: 12/18/2016 9:56pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson (knee) posted five receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints and he was targeted a team-high 11 times.
Huddle Up: Nelson didn't seem to show any ill-effects of the knee injury which landed him on the injury report this week. He has receiving touchdowns in three straight games and a total of four scores during the span. He is a solid WR4 in all fantasy leagues moving forward.

Posted: 12/16/2016 8:01pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and isn't listed on the Week 15 injury report.
Huddle Up: Nelson has big-play speed, and the departure of Michael Floyd combined with a friendly matchup against New Orleans make him a potential flex option in Week 15.

Posted: 12/15/2016 6:42pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson (knee) remained a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: Nelson should be one of the main beneficiaries of Michael Floyd's release, and he could be a sneaky sleeper in DFS formats against the Saints in Week 15.

Posted: 12/11/2016 4:58pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson had one catch for eight yards in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins, but it was good for a touchdown. He was targeted twice. He made the most of his limited touches, as he also dashed for a 56-yard touchdown on his only rushing attempt.
Huddle Up: Nelson found the end zone twice on two touches, but it's unlikely very many fantasy owners benefited from the performance. He could be in line for additional touches down the stretch due to his explosiveness, but his fantasy appeal remains limited to deeper leagues.

Posted: 11/13/2016 9:47pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson posted two receptions for 29 yards in the Week 10 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was targeted six times.
Huddle Up: Nelson was tabbed as the No. 2 wideout this week, but he didn't do much after the promotion. He remains nothing more than a WR4 until he can produce more consistently.

Posted: 10/31/2016 12:50pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson has 'become one of the starters at wide receiver', according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: The implication here is that Michael Floyd has been demoted, allowing Nelson to join Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown in three- receiver sets. It's a move that's probably a bit overdue, but not one that guarantees Nelson a ton of future fantasy success given how uneven Carson Palmer has looked this season. Still, Nelson's speed (sub-4.3) and recent target totals (19 over the last two weeks) make him an attractive boom/bust weekly WR3 candidate going forward and one well worth adding in all leagues.

Posted: 10/30/2016 2:07pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson caught eight passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Nelson received more targets this week since Michael Floyd was dealing with a hamstring injury and did not catch a pass. He had only 135 yards on the season when entering the game and probably will see less work when Floyd and John Brown are completely healthy. Owners in most leagues should continue to pass on Nelson.

Posted: 10/26/2016 8:16pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson has made progress since being limited with early-season injuries, and he had four touches for 39 yards in the Week 6 game against the New York Jets and two runs for 23 yards and three grabs for 84 yards in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Nelson might have a bigger role with John Brown dealing with an illness and Michael Floyd nursing a hamstring injury. If Brown and Floyd are inactive, Nelson would be worth a look in fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams.