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Height/Weight: 6-5/215 | Birthdate: 11/7/1986 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX, USA | Team: New York | College: Florida | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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David Nelson has chance to start


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/24/2014) Jets receiver David Nelson has the chance to be the starter opposite Eric Decker, reports the New York Post.

Nelson, who came to the Jets four weeks into last season after they were hit with injuries, finished 2013 with 36 catches (second on the team) for 423 yards and two touchdowns.

This year, Nelson "appears to be the favorite" for the No. 2 job judging from OTA and minicamp snaps, per the report. 

The starting job is not guaranteed for Nelson. He is battling Stephen Hill and draft picks Jalen Saunders, Shaq Evans and Quincy Enunwa. But Nelson has seniority on those receivers, which could give him an edge.


Jets studs and duds from offseason work


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/20/2014) The Jets have finished up their minicamp and are off until training camp. With that in mind, the Newark Star-Ledger broke down some studs and duds from all the offseason work.

The studs include receivers Stephen Hill and David Nelson, offensive lineman Oday Aboushi, cornerback Dexter McDougle and safety Calvin Pryor .

The duds were quarterbacks Michael Vick and Matt Simms and offensive lineman Willie Colon.


David Nelson back after being quarantined


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/9/2014) Jets receiver David Nelson missed the first week of OTAs with "a bug" that he picked up when he was bit by a mosquito in Haiti doing charity work, reports the New York Post. Nelson had a 104-degree fever and strep throat. The Jets told him to stay away and get better.

"I was quarantined," Nelson said.

He returned this week to practice and will now compete for the No. 2 receiver job opposite Eric Decker.


David Nelson: I didn't see Davone Bess struggles coming


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Jets wide receiver David Nelson was bombarded with comments from former Browns teammates before the teams met in December about the strange behavior exhibited by fellow wideout Davone Bess.

Nelson, who was waived by the Browns before the season, had not noticed anything unusual about Bess as a teammate.

"I had tremendous respect for Bess," Nelson told ESPN. "When I was there, our lockers were next to each other's. He was excited to be there. I found him to be great for Josh (Gordon). He worked hard. Josh saw that. Everybody saw that.

"The stuff I heard (before the game) was all uncharacteristic of things I'd seen when I was there. He ended up leading the league in drops (he was actually second with 14) and he'd never done that before. Everything that happened was uncharacteristic of him, so you know something must have happened to him."

Bess was later placed on the non-football injury list due to his personal problems, which was followed by his well-chronicled bizarre behavior that led to his arrest.


Jets receivers show up for final game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Jets actually got some solid production out of the wide receiver corps Sunday, in a 20-7 win over the Dolphins in Week 17.

David Nelson led the team with 66 yards on five receptions, but the team also got contribution from Jeremy Kerley and Santonio Holmes. Holmes finished with 41 yards on three receptions, while Kerley hauled in five passes for 40 yards.

Neither player reached even 600 yards this season in the Jets' woeful passing offense, with Kerley leading the team with 523 yards. Holmes finished with 456 yards and Nelson adding 423 yards.


Jets extend David Nelson contract


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Jets possession receiver David Nelson, who possessed two touchdown passes Sunday against Cleveland, has been given a two-year contract extension. Nelson has 14 receptions for 146 yards in his last four games, but was held out of the end zone until the game against the Browns.

David Nelson buries team that rejected him with two scores


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Wide receiver David Nelson caught his first two touchdown passes as a member of the Jets on Sunday. But the snags were far more satisfying to Nelson for another reason.

That is, they were achieved against a Browns team that waived him in training camp.

Nelson put the Jets on the board with 1:22 remaining in the first half on a 6-yard reception and added another on a 5-yarder off a fade route to give his team the lead early in the fourth quarter. He finished with four catches for 33 yards, including a key first-down grab with six minutes left in the game.

He will seek to maintain his momentum in Week 17 at Miami.


Five of 13 Jets probables for Sunday are on offense


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The injury report issued Friday by the Jets is imposing, but the news is good. All 13 players on it are probable for Sunday against visiting Cleveland.

The offensive players on the list are tight end Kellen Winslow (knee), wideouts David Nelson (ribs), Jeremy Kerley (elbow) and Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) and tackle Austin Howard (knee).


Jets get minor contribution from pass catchers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) The Jets received minor contributions from the receiving core during Sunday's loss to the Panthers in Week 15.

Wide receivers Jeremy Kerley and Santonio Holmes combined for three catches. Kerley had one for 25 yards and Holmes had two for 14 yards. David Nelson led all New York wideouts with 44 yards on three catches. Kellen Winslow also caught his only targeted pass for a gain of 12 yards in a 30-20 defeat.

11 injured Jets cleared for Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) The following players on the injury report were labeled active for the Jets in Week 15 against the Panthers in Carolina: defensive back Antonio Cromartie (hip, concussion), linebacker DeMario Davis (thumb), defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis (back), wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (elbow), linebacker Garrett McIntyre (knee), wide receiver David Nelson (ribs), safety Ed Reed (not injury related), wide receiver Greg Salas (finger), defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee).

Five receivers probable for Jets against Carolina


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) All five offensive players listed as probable on the Jets injury report are pass-catchers. They are wide receivers Santonio Holmes (foot/hamstring), Jeremy Kerley (elbow), David Nelson (ribs) and Greg Salas (finger) and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee).

David Nelson, Tommy Bohanon combine for five catches


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Jets wide receiver David Nelson and fullback Tommy Bohanon combined for five catches during a 37-27 win Week 14 vs. Oakland. 

Nelson collected most of the stats between the two, totaling four catches for 32 yards on four targets. Bohanon had one catch for 6 yards on two catches.

The Jets are back in action Week 15 at Carolina.


David Nelson hurt by erratic quarterback play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Jets wide receiver David Nelson was the top target in Week 13 against the Dolphins, but he wasn't able to do much thanks to the team's terrible quarterbacking.

Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Matt Simms combined to target Nelson eight times, but few of the passes were actually on target. Nelson hauled in three of the passes for 37 yards, to lead the team in a 23-3 loss.

Nelson heads into Week 14 against the Raiders with 20 receptions for 248 yards on the season. 


David Nelson, Stephen Hill squander targets


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2013) Jets wide receiver David Nelson actually led the team with five targets Week 12 at Baltimore, but he couldn't haul in any of them on a day when quarterback Geno Smith completed just 9 of 22 passes. Wide receiver Stephen Hill, playing a reduced role as expected, also failed to capitalize on his one target.

The Jets host the Dolphins in Week 13.


Probables good to go for Jets


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2013) Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon (calf), defensive back Antonio Cromartie (hip), defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis (back), wide receiver David Nelson (illness), wide receiver Greg Salas (finger) and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee), who were all listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 12 at Baltimore.

Jets OK at wide receiver despite four on injured list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Four Jets wideouts are listed on their Friday injury report, but only one is unlikely to play against the visiting Ravens. Leading receiver Jeremy Kerley (elbow) is doubtful, but Greg Salas (finger), David Nelson (illness) and Santonio Holmes (foot/hamstring) are all probable.

Other offensive players listed as probable are tight end Kellen Winslow (knee), quarterback David Garrard (back) and lineman Willie Colon (calf).


Two Jets pass-catchers missing from Thursday practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2013) Tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) and wide receiver David Nelson were not practicing for the Jets during the media availability portion of the Thursday session, per ESPN. Nelson is not currently listed as injured.

Their statuses for the game Sunday in Baltimore will be made clearer when the team releases its injury report on Friday.


Five Jets players have minor contributions Week 11


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Jets wide receiver Josh Cribbs, wide receiver Greg Salas, tight end Kellen Winslow, wide receiver David Nelson and tight end Tommy Bohanon all had minor contributions during a 37-14 loss Week 11 at Buffalo. 

Cribbs rushed for 9 yards on two carries, Salas had two catches for 32 yards, Bohanon had two catches for 5 yards, Winslow had one catch for 17 yards and Nelson had one catch for 12 yards.

The Jets are back in action Week 12 at Baltimore.


David Nelson held to one catch Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Jets wide receiver David Nelson was held to one catch for 19 yards Week 9 vs. New Orleans after totaling a season-high eight catches for 80 yards Week 8. He was targeted three times in the 26-20 win.

The Jets are on a bye Week 10 before returning to action Week 11 at Buffalo.


Three Jets receivers cleared to play Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Jets wide receivers Stephen Hill (foot), Jeremy Kerley (illness) and David Nelson (quadriceps) were all cleared to play Week 9 vs. New Orleans. All three players were listed as probable.

Jets wide receivers probable for Week 9 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) It appears that Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith will have his typical complement of receivers available Sunday. That means, as usual, Santonio Holmes (hamstring) has been ruled out. He will have missed five straight games.

But fellow wideouts David Nelson (quad), Jeremy Kerley (illness) and Stephen Hill (foot) have all been listed as probable. Wide receiver Greg Salas (knee) is also probable and could play for the first time this year against New Orleans.


Jets receiving corps still battered


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) Three Jets wideouts worked with trainers Thursday in practice. Among them was leading receiver Jeremy Kerley, who missed the Wednesday session with an illness.l The others were Stephen Hill (foot) and David Nelson (undisclosed).

Guard Willie Colon (knee) and tight end Jeff Cumberland (concussion) were also working on the sideline with trainers. The latter has been ruled out for the game Sunday against New Orleans.


David Nelson racking up 80-yard performances


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Jets wide receiver David Nelson has been pretty consistent the last two weeks. Nelson has recorded 80 receiving yards Week 7 and Week 8, and will be looking to make it three straight games with at least 80 receiving yards Week 9 vs. New Orleans.

Through seven games against the Saints, wide receivers average 164.7 receiving yards and 20.9 Fantasy points per week. Wide receivers have totaled six touchdowns, with four coming in the last three games against New Orleans.

It hasn't taken long for Nelson to get heavily involved on offense for New York after he was added to the roster in early October. There is obviously some intrigue to adding Nelson to your Fantasy roster (owned in zero percent of leagues) in deeper formats given his emergence in recent weeks. If you need a bye-week Fantasy replacement, Nelson could pass as a viable option Week 9.


David Nelson lone bright spot for Jets in Cincinnati


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) The good news for the Jets on Sunday was that wideout David Nelson caught eight passes for his second straight 80-yard game. The bad news was everything else.

He has been a revelation the last two weeks with 12 catches for 160 yards. He had 12 targets - five more than any teammate - in the mashing by the Bengals. Nelson did most of his work in the first half with five receptions for 52 yards, half of which came on one snag. His 80-yard receiving total was his highest since Week 3 of 2011.

Nelson will attempt to help the Jets avert a second straight disaster next Sunday against New Orleans.


Green light flashes Sunday for David Nelson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) A hamstring injury was not deemed limiting enough to prevent Jets wideout David Nelson from playing against Cincinnati on Sunday. He has been cleared after receiving the designation of probable.