Jordy Nelson gives Packers, fantasy owners pair of touchdowns

Jonathan Daniel

Nelson's yardage was down in Week 2, but hauling in two touchdowns gave him plenty of value. We break down the fantasy implications.

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson had two receiving touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers' 38-20 rout of the Washington Redskins on Sunday. He finished with 66 total yards on three receptions.

Nelson followed up his performance last week -- 130 yards and one touchdown -- with a multi-touchdown performance, keeping his value high for a second straight week.

Fantasy impact: The knock against Nelson through his career to this point has been his brittle health. The receiver has been good when healthy over his time in Green Bay, but a series of injuries have kept him from being a truly top-tier receiver.

If he can stay healthy, as he has through two weeks this season, Nelson's value should stay high. With James Jones, Randall Cobb, and Jermichael Finley also serving as targets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, defenses won't be able to focus on Nelson. Expect strong performance from Nelson going forward unless you hear of an injury.

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