2017 Outlook: Considering that he missed his entire age-30 season with a torn ACL, it was fair to wonder just how effective Nelson would be in 2016. It turns out the answer was 'very,' as Nelson caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns en route to finishing second among wide receivers in fantasy points. Nelson's seven top-10 fantasy weeks were second-most at the position and he finished 35th or better during all but two of his 16 outings. Nelson has finished second, third, 13th and fourth during the past four seasons in which he's appeared in all 16 games. He scored 13-plus touchdowns during three of those campaigns. Nelson's age (32) is enough to knock him down a few spots, but he's still a quality target near the first/second-round turn.
2017 Outlook: Green Bay's third-round pick in 2015, Montgomery converted to running back during the 2016 season, which seems like a smart move, considering his level of success. He impressed by averaging 5.9 YPC and 3.3 yards after contact, both of which were tops in the NFL. Montgomery is unlikely to emerge as a workhorse, especially after the team selected tailbacks Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays in April's draft, but his strong play suggests he'll at least remain busy as part of a committee. He's a fine flex target.
2017 Outlook: This time last year, it was fair to wonder if Adams was a bust, following an injury-plagued and underwhelming 2015 in which he barely caught half of the balls thrown his way and averaged a horrific 5.4 yards per target (second worst). A healthy Adams changed the conversation pretty quickly by exploding into fantasy's ninth-highest-scoring wideout in his third pro season. Adams absolutely benefited from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' pass-heavy, high-volume offense; his 16 end zone targets were fifth-most and helped him to 12 touchdowns (second most). Adams, who ranked 22nd at the position in targets, is a near-lock for touchdown regression to the mean, but he's only 24 years old and an every-down player in one of the game's best pass offenses.
2017 Outlook: Cobb is only 26 years old and a top-three target in Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers-led offense, but he simply can't be trusted as any more than a flex after two consecutive disappointing seasons. Cobb finished eighth among wide receivers in fantasy points in 2014, but fell to 26th in 2015 and 52nd (in 13 games) last season. Cobb has posted two top-10 fantasy weeks over the past two seasons. Cobb's efficiency has been fine -- he caught 74 percent of his targets (ranking eighth) and averaged 6.0 yards after the catch (ninth) last year -- but his role (6.5-yard average depth of target) limited him to a career-low 10.2 yards per catch (10th lowest). Downgrade Green Bay's slot receiver slightly in non-PPR.