Jordy Nelson calls it a career

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 27, 2019

Former Packers WR hangs it up

After more than a decade in the NFL, my brother, former #Packers & #Raiders WR @JordyRNelson is calling it a career. He’s stepping away from the game with more than 8,500 yards…72+ TD’s and as a SB Champion! I’m proud of him and happy for him and his family! #Ese’ #Respect (James Jones on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Jordy Nelson did draw some interest this off-season after posting a 63-739-3 line last season with the Raiders. Nelson enjoyed four seasons over 1000 yards receiving with Packers scoring double digit TDs (15,13,14) in three seasons with Aaron Rodgers. Nelson will be 34 in late May.

Jared Cook, Saints deal finally getting done

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 26, 2019

$8M guaranteed in Year 1

The deal between the #Saints and FA TE Jared Cook will be signed today. It’s a 2-year contract worth $15.5M, including $8M fully guaranteed in Year 1. A big weapon for coach Sean Payton’s offense and a really nice payday for the 32-year-old. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: With the Raiders void of talent at the wide receiver position, Jared Cook turned in his best season as pro with 896 yards and 6 TDs in 2018. He now jumps to a better offense that featured Michael Thomas and running back Alvin Kamara in the passing game. Cook’s pairing with the ultra-accurate Drew Brees is a blessing and secures his value as a low-end TE1 heading into 2019.

Rob Gronkowski calls it a career

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 24, 2019

Pats TE retires giving notice on Instagram

I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward. (Gronk on Instagram)

Nerdy Football Analysis: After suffering numerous injuries during the course of his nine-year career, Rob Gronkowski looked noticeably slower in 2018 on his way to a 47-682-3 line. He’ll go down as one of the greats at the position scoring double digit touchdowns in five separate seasons. The Patriots were reportedly interested in free agent Jared Cook but it appears he will be signing with the Saints in the near future.

Injury woes continue for Doug Baldwin

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 20, 2019

InjurySports hernia surgery could be in receiver’s near future

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, who had knee and shoulder surgeries earlier this offseason, may be headed for even more work soon. Baldwin said in an appearance on KJR-AM 950 Wednesday with former teammates Cliff Avril and Jermaine Kearse that he has “more surgeries on the way, most likely.” NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo then reported that Baldwin is scheduled to see sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia in April with surgery a possibility. Baldwin battled abdomen injuries during the 2018 season, when he had at least six different injuries. (Seattle Times)

Nerdy Football Analysis: By his own admission it was a difficult year or Baldwin in 2018 playing in 13 games but not anywhere close to being 100 percent healthy. His 50-618-5 line was he worst output since 2012. If he does have hernia surgery, a typical two month recovery timeline would have him available in plenty of time for Week 1. However, given the injury concerns and being on the wrong side of 30, his days as a sneaky low-end WR1 are likely over.