News:Jamarcus Nelson (groin) is questionable for Saturday's game against Marshall, USA Today reports.
Analysis:Jamarcus Nelson has now missed two weeks in a row with what was previously listed as an undisclosed injury. Once again, it's worth keeping an eye on fellow wideout Jackie Williams if Nelson doesn't play; Williams has recorded 200 yards over the last two games in Nelson's absence.
UAB's Nelson (Undisclosed) Questionable For Saturday's Game Against Southern Mississippi
News:Jamarcus Nelson (undisclosed) is questionable for Saturday's game against Southern Mississippi, USA Today reports.
Analysis:Jamarcus Nelson missed last week's game against Tulsa due to the undisclosed injury. Look for fellow wideout Jackie Williams, who had 143 yards and a touchdown last week, to continue see more looks if Nelson is unable to play this week.
News:Jamarcus Nelson (undisclosed) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Tulane, USA Today reports.
Analysis: As the top big-play threat for UAB, Jamarcus Nelson's absence hurts the Blazers, but helps the fantasy value of fellow wideout Jackie Williams.
News:Jamarcus Nelson caught five passes for 60 yards with a touchdown against East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Jamarcus Nelson leads UAB in receiving touchdowns this season with four. As far as yards go, he is averaging 54.9 yards per game, which is second on the team.
News:Jamarcus Nelson caught six passes for 106 yards at Houston on Saturday.
Analysis: The last two games Jamarcus Nelson has appeared in, he has 10 catches with two touchdowns for over 250 yards. Against East Carolina's 96th ranked passing defense, he should be able to build on those figures this coming Saturday.
UAB's Nelson Explodes for Almost 150 Yards, Two TDs Against Tulsa
News:Jamarcus Nelson caught four passes for 146 yards with two touchdowns against Tulsa on Saturday.
Analysis: After totaling just 72 yards and one touchdown through three games, Jamarcus Nelson more than double those numbers in this game. Against lower division Southeastern Louisiana this coming Saturday, we'll be looking for him to build on this performance, before recommending him to owners.
News:Jamarcus Nelson missed UAB's second scrimmage as he continues to nurse a sore hamstring, the Birmingham News reports.
Analysis: The injury isn't considered serious, as head coach Garrick McGee expects Jamarcus Nelson to get back on the practice field at some point this week.
News: Wide receiver Jamarcus Nelson continued his solid play of late, catching six passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the UAB win.
Analysis: Nelson has played very well of late and is a solid option on your waiver wire, but next week he should not be played against USM.
News:Jamarcus Nelson is establishing himself as a true home run threat for UAB in their passing game.
Analysis: Nelson got behind the defense three teams for what would have been big plays last week. He dropped one touchdown but was underthrown on two other occasions. He is a playmaker but should not be counted on in fantasy just yet.
News: UAB wide receiver Jamarcus Nelson caught two touchdown passes in the loss to Tulsa.
Analysis: Those two catches went for 111 yards and was a solid effort. Nelson remains a waiver wire option at best.
News: The UAB coaching staff is looking for its young wide receivers D.J. Vinson, Jamarcus Nelson and Jay Davis to step up and make some plays as we enter the mid point of the season.
Analysis: All three have struggled to step up in 2011 and for now are not fantasy options.
News: UAB senior wide receiver Nick Adams has won the starting job as the "X" receiver.
Analysis: Adams missed 2010 with an Achillies injury and will be backed up by freshman Jamarcus Nelson. Keep an eye on his achillies injury as Adams' game is based on speed and that would deteriorate his value if his injury came back to hinder his speed.
News: UAB is looking to veterans Nick Adams, Patrick Hearn and Jackie Williams to work as mentors for fellow receivers Jamarcus Nelson, D.J. Vinson and Jay Davis.
Analysis: ![CDATA[While Adams is the team's deep threat, Hearn is the team's best overall receiver and Williams is still improving. Instead of making it a competition the coaching staff has set starters in place and let the team grow. With the wide open nature of the offense Adams and Hearn can shine with Frantrell Forrest and Mike Jones gone, so remember those names on draft day.