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Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver
Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver

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Vikings Hoping To See A Jump From Jalen Nailor

It's clear that the Minnesota Vikings are hoping to see a jump from wide receiver Jalen Nailor in training camp this summer before making any final determinations about whether to acquire a veteran No. 3 wideout before the start of the 2024 regular season. Justin Jefferson is the obvious WR1 in Minnesota, with second-year pass-catcher Jordan Addison in the No. 2 role following an impressive rookie campaign. Nailor will be competing with Brandon Powell and Trent Sherfield for the No. 3 role. He struggled with injuries in 2023 and into this offseason, and he missed mandatory minicamp with the flu. But Nailor has proven to be a slippery target and has taken a total of 160 snaps and run routes on 72 of them in his two seasons. He's caught 12 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown but could become more interesting as a waiver-wire pickup if one of Jefferson or Addison miss time.

Jun 24, 2024 2:21 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Absent From Practice This Week

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (illness) was absent from practice this week due to an illness, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic. It's unfortunate timing since the 25-year-old impressed in OTAs earlier this offseason, but absences have been a common theme. The 2022 sixth-round pick was limited to just six games last season with lower-body injuries and a concussion. Through his first 21 NFL games, he has hauled in just 12 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown. It'd be a surprise if he's on the fantasy football radar this year, as he's firmly behind Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison on the depth chart. He'll have to beat out Brandon Powell and Trent Sherfield to start in three-wide sets, and even if he does, he'll have limited upside in an offense led by rookie J.J. McCarthy or veteran Sam Darnold.

Jun 7, 2024 4:19 PM EST



Jalen Nailor Won't Suit Up In Week 18

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) has been ruled out for the Week 18 matchup against the Detroit Lions. The young wideout will miss the last four games of the season due to a concussion. Nailor wasn't able to clear the league's concussion protocol ahead of the regular season finale. His absence won't be too significant considering Nailor has six targets and three receptions on the season. The 24-year-old is hopeful to have a bigger role on the team next season.

Jan 5, 2024 9:31 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Logs Another DNP With Concussion

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) remained a non-participant at Thursday's practice. A concussion has forced Nailor to the sidelines for Minnesota's last three games, and there's no indication that he is making much progress in the league's five-step protocol to return to action. With that said, the 24-year-old deep threat should be considered doubtful at best for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions. Nailor has been buried in the Vikings' receiving corps, anyway, essentially serving as a depth piece with three receptions on six targets for 29 yards in six outings, and his likely absence won't free up any noticeable target volume for any of the Vikes' surrounding pass catchers in Week 18.

Jan 5, 2024 1:00 AM EST


Jalen Nailor Misses Practice With Concussion On Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday as his team began preparing to face off against the Detroit Lions in Week 18. The wideout has missed the past three games with a concussion and is apparently still in the league's concussion protocol as the Vikings prepare for their regular-season finale. Nailor will need to get onto the field in at least a limited capacity by Friday in order to have a shot at playing in Week 18.

Jan 3, 2024 9:49 PM EST



Jalen Nailor Ruled Out For Week 17

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) has officially been ruled out for the Week 17 Sunday night game against the division-rival Green Bay Packers. It will be Nailor's third straight missed game as he tries to recover from a concussion. The Vikings' receiving corps is a bit short-handed this week and could also be without impressive first-rounder Jordan Addison (ankle), who is listed as questionable for the Sunday night game. If Addison also ends up being sidelined, K.J. Osborn would rise up to the No. 2 receiving role behind Justin Jefferson. Remember, T.J. Hockenson (knee) is done for the rest of the year, so there are plenty of targets up for grabs in the final two regular season games in Minnesota. Osborn had five catches on seven targets for 95 yards and his third touchdown of the year in last week's loss to the Detroit Lions.

Dec 29, 2023 2:35 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Ruled Out For Week 16

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) has been ruled out ahead of Week 16 versus the Detroit Lions. This does not come as a surprise considering Nailor missed all three practices leading up to the weekend. The 24-year-old has just three catches for 29 yards this season. As a result, his absence will have no fantasy football implications.

Dec 22, 2023 2:23 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Still In Concussion Protocol

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol and has yet to practice this week. Unless Nailor is able to make some serious progress with his head injury in the next two days, he's looking at missing his second straight game with a concussion. The 24-year-old isn't on the fantasy map to begin with while being buried on Minnesota's receiver depth chart, especially with Justin Jefferson back from Injured Reserve. In his second year in the NFL after being taken in the sixth round, Nailor has only caught three passes on six targets for 29 receiving yards in the six games that he's played in. Continue to leave him to the waiver wire in all fantasy formats.

Dec 22, 2023 1:34 AM EST


Jalen Nailor Estimated As Non-Participant Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) was estimated as a non-participant following the team's walkthrough session on Wednesday. The 24-year-old picked up his head injury earlier this month and missed Week 15 as a result. He'd also miss Week 16 if unable to clear concussion protocol in time for kickoff. Regardless of his status, Nailor, who has just 29 yards this year, is off the fantasy radar.

Dec 20, 2023 9:25 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Enters The Concussion Protocol

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (head) entered the concussion protocol following their matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders. The 24-year-old finished the game with two catches for 13 yards on five targets. He saw a few targets that were uncatchable balls while Joshua Dobbs was still behind center. Since the concussion protocol has taken a while to get through for most of the players that have entered this season, Nailor's status for Week 15 could be in jeopardy.

Dec 10, 2023 9:10 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Active For Vikings

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring) is officially active for the Week 10 contest versus the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Nailor was activated from Injured Reserve on Nov. 4 but will just now make his return to game action for the first time since Week 2. Justin Jefferson (hamstring) remains on Injured Reserve and K.J. Osborn (head) was also ruled out for Sunday's game, so Nailor could immediately become Minnesota's No. 3 receiver against New Orleans behind rookie Jordan Addison and Brandon Powell. The 24-year-old is mostly just a special-teams asset, though, so fantasy managers should continue to ignore Nailor despite his return this weekend.

Nov 12, 2023 1:07 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Won't Play In Week 9

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring), who came into the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons as questionable, will remain inactive after the Vikings activated him from Injured Reserve on Saturday. The 24-year-old is mostly a special-teams asset when he's healthy, so he won't be on the fantasy radar, even when he returns to game action. With Justin Jefferson (hamstring) on IR for at least one more game, the Vikings will roll forward with rookie Jordan Addison, K.J. Osborn and Brandon Powell as their top three pass-catchers. Quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is out for the year, so all of the Vikings' wideouts will take a hit in fantasy value with rookie Jaren Hall starting on Sunday against the Falcons.

Nov 5, 2023 11:40 AM EST


Jalen Nailor Questionable For Week 9 Return

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring) is questionable to return for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. The second-year player practiced in full every day this week, though he still technically remains on injured reserve. Regardless of his return date, he would serve as a depth option behind K.J. Osborn and Jordan Addison for a Vikings squad that is now without quarterback Kirk Cousins. Justin Jefferson's (hamstring) eventual return would be the death knell of Nailor's relevance in fantasy.

Nov 4, 2023 1:03 AM EST


Vikings Have Designated Jalen Nailor For Return

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor has been on IR since the team's Week 2 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles and he has now been designated for return ahead of their Week 9 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Since Justin Jefferson remains sidelined, the team could use all the help they can get while they have to operate with a backup quarterback as well. Nailor would likely be deep in the depth chart though which would render him unstartable in all fantasy formats.

Nov 3, 2023 3:21 PM EST


Jalen Nailor Limited In Practice

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice. The young wideout recently came off the injure reserve, so it makes sense that they'd be careful with him. Nailor has been out since late September with a hamstring injury. It sounds like he has a chance at suiting up versus the San Francisco 49ers this week. The Vikings could use all the help they can get with Justin Jefferson (hamstring) still out. Nailor would likely fall fourth on the depth chart, so his fantasy value would be bleak.

Oct 20, 2023 9:25 AM EST


Jalen Nailor Designated To Return From IR

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring) has been designated to return from Injured Reserve and is set to practice ahead of the Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers. Nailor was placed on Injured Reserve after Week 2 with a hamstring injury but is nearing a return. Since Justin Jefferson (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve, Nailor could have a chance to play in three wide receiver sets. For now, Jordan Addison, K.J. Osborn, and Brandon Powell are ahead of him on the depth chart, but the 2022 sixth-round pick has a newfound opportunity upon his return. Fantasy managers in ultra-deep leagues could take a flier on him.

Oct 18, 2023 10:40 AM EST


Suffers leg injury

Nailor is considered day-to-day after injuring his leg during training camp Saturday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Jul 29, 2023 3:22 PM EST


Has four receptions in win

Nailor reeled in 4 of 5 targets for 62 yards during Sunday's 29-13 win versus the Bears.

Jan 9, 2023 10:39 AM EST


Catches long TD in garbage time

Nailor had three receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Jan 2, 2023 10:57 AM EST


Not listed on first injury report

Nailor (illness) is not listed on the Vikings' injury report Wednesday.

Nov 9, 2022 4:33 PM EST