Jordy Nelson, Chris Ivory both fail to show up for fantasy owners during week 3. The Green Bay Packers receiver failed to build momentum after pulling in nine catches for 209 yards in week 2 against the New York Jets. Nelson finished the day with five catches for 59 yards and was held out of the end zone for the second time in 2014.
Nelson was just one of a few Packers that struggled offensively in a matchup with the Detroit Lions that many expected to produce some big fantasy performances. Aaron Rodgers finished the day completing only 59 percent of his passes for 162 yards with one touchdown. This marked the second straight game that Rodgers failed to complete over sixty percent of his passes.
The other Packers that failed to show up include running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb finished the day with three catches for 29 yards while Lacy managed only 36 yards on eleven carries. In the team’s first three games Cobb has failed to go over 60 yards receiving and Lacy has yet to hit 50 yards on the ground.
The other key fantasy let down in week 3 goes to Chris Ivory of the New York Jets against the Chicago Bears. The Bears entered this matchup allowing 320 yards over the first two games with a touchdown in each game. Ivory managed only 44 yards on 10 carries splitting carries with Chris Johnson who failed to reach 40 yards.
Here are some other dud fantasy performances from Week 3 of the NFL season.
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions: The Lions quarterback was able to complete 22 of 34 passes for 246 yards in the teams win over the Packers. The yardage was the only positive to come out of this game for Stafford as he failed to record a touchdown and turned the ball over three times.
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans: All we heard this off-season was how Johnson didn’t like the approach the team was going on offense. That has been the case so far as Johnson has failed to reach the 100 yard mark in each of the Texans first three games as well as the end zone.
Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots: All the signs pointed to Ridley having a big game against a Oakland Raiders defense that had allowed 400 yards in the team’s first two games. Ridley was coming off a 100 yard game plus a touchdown but nothing added up as he finished with only 54 yards on 19 carries. This might be more of an offensive line problem then his as the team only managed to combine for 76 yards.