On Monday, head coach Mike McCarthy said he was ‘hopeful’ Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson could play Sunday against the Chicago Bears. That hope has now suddenly disappeared after the coach called him a ‘longshot’ to play today, after the fifth year wide out missed practice again with a hamstring injury.
McCarthy-Plan is for Matthews to play, tomorrow’s practice is toughest, hopeful he can play. Longshot for Jordy Nelson to play. #packers
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 12, 2012
Without Nelson in the lineup against the Detroit Lions Week 14, Randall Cobb was the leading receiver for Aaron Rodgers and the Pack. He was targeted seven times, catching all seven for 102 yards. James Jones was targeted five times, while Greg Jennings had four.
If you need help at wide out this upcoming week, take a look at the Dolphins’ Davone Bess (owned in 35 percent of Yahoo Leagues and 16.4 percent of ESPN Leagues, or Bengals’ Andrew Hawkins, who scored last week and is owned in 18 percent of Yahoo Leagues and 10.9 percent of ESPN Leagues.