During the 2011 season, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was dominant. He racked up over 1,200 yards receiving to go along with an incredible 15 touchdowns in a breakout campaign that really put him on the map as a top-notch receiver in the NFL.
It also opened the eyes of fantasy football owners as the once under appreciated Nelson, suddenly became a vital part of many fantasy teams, finishing fourth among wide receivers in fantasy points in point-per-reception formats.
The former Kansas State product averaged an incredible 13.2 yards per target during that 2011 season and averaged more than 17.8 fantasy points per game. He was incredibly productive and efficient, posting 2.96 fantasy points per target – by far the best at his position.
All of this set the stage for a big season in 2012. Many fantasy analysts said Nelson was nothing but a fluke and cautioned owners against drafting him too early. In some ways they were correct: It was going to be almost impossible for Ne...