Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and the Green Bay Salary Cap Situation
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You needn’t perform any RotoViz calculations to conclude that Aaron Rodgers enhances the fantasy value of his wideouts. This is important to remember when assessing the fantasy futures of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb—two of Rodgers’ wide receivers who will be free agents at season’s end. A scenario where Packers GM Ted Thompson brings back both Nelson and Cobb is not entirely out of the question. Green Bay’s 2015 cap situation is favorable, with just $120,993,304 on the 2015 books and a salary cap that will likely increase from its current $133 million figure. The Packers also have the ability to create more cap space next offseason, with six different guys under contract for 2015 that would save the team greater than $3 million apiece in ‘15 cap space if released. But even with this strong financial standing, the prospect of a 2015 Packers team containing both Nelson and Cobb is hard to imagine.