With the announcement of Aaron Rodgers returning to the huddle on Sunday vs. the Chicago Bears, it's not difficult to see why all of Green Bay rejoiced. However, none may be happier for his return than Jordy Nelson, and therefore Nelson's fantasy owners.
Though the Packers stayed afloat in the NFC North race in Rodgers' absence, Nelson's production is another story. In Rodgers' seven full games this season, Nelson recorded seven touchdowns and eclipsed the 100-yard total three times. In the eight games since, Nelson has just one touchdown and one game where he logged over 100 receiving yards.
Fantasy Spin: Needless to say, a healthy Rodgers bodes well for Nelson's fantasy production, as well as that of the entire Packers offense. Even versus a Bears defense that presents a middle-of-the-road matchup, a Packers offense that can once again boast a Rodgers/Nelson connection presents too much upside to pass up. Nelson is a low-end WR1 with upside and needs to be in lineups in fantasy leagues of all formats.