| Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs|
HC: "It will take a tremendous effort for him to play."
By: Doug Orth | Jan 9 2017, 6:35 pm
|Jordy Nelson suffered at least two fractured ribs in their wild-card win over the Giants, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapoport adds it will take a tremendous effort for Nelson to play. Nelson spent Sunday night in the hospital after taking a vicious shot to the ribs from Giants CB Leon Hall in the first half of Green Bay's 38-13 win over New York. The All-Pro pass-catcher will work this week with the team's rehab group, per HC Mike McCarthy. If Nelson can practice successfully on Saturday, the Packers would consider playing him against Big D.
FFToday's Take: Owners should consider him highly unlikely to go. Randall Cobb exploded for a 5-116-3 line, while Davante Adams countered with 8-125-1, and both players will likely need to play at a high level against Dallas. Geronimo Allison will see the biggest increase in value, however, as he should assume the bulk of snaps created by Nelson's absence. He should be a low-cost, high-upside option in DFS.