Fantasy Football: Packers keep, trade, drop after Week 11 loss to Ravens

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GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 06: Jordy Nelso
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 06: Jordy Nelso /

Jordy Nelson: Drop

If you can trade Jordy Nelson on name value and sell the idea of an Aaron Rodgers return, do so. In all likelihood that ship has sailed and you’re stuck with Nelson on your team. But what can you do? Starting him isn’t an option, but he’s also not helping you on the bench.

If you need to open up a roster spot and can’t trade away Nelson in some kind of package deal, feel free to drop him to the waiver wire. I know it’s not an easy thing to do. It’s Jordy Nelson, after all. But take away his name and just look at the stat lines since Rodgers got injured.

Ten catches for 92 yards and no touchdowns. That’s the kind of statistic you’d expect from Nelson in a single game, but no, that’s his combined total in the past four games with Brett Hundley as the starting quarterback. He caught just two of his six targets for 24 yards in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.

The schedule isn’t favorable either. Next week the Packers run into the Steelers, who are allowing the third-fewest receiving yards per game in the league. In the fantasy playoffs, Nelson tees off against the Browns (No. 15 against the pass), Carolina (No. 4) and Minnesota (No. 11). At what point can you trust starting him?

If you’ve secured a playoff spot and have the luxury of keeping Nelson on your bench in the hope of a Rodgers return, then he’s worth a stash. But that’s not the case for most fantasy owners. The moment you find a player on the waiver wire that can help your team now, don’t hesitate to drop Jordy.