Nelson logged five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Bills.
Nelson has racked up 44 tackles through eight games this season, but the Raiders' starting free safety has yet to force a single turnover. As a result, his IDP value has been somewhat limited while Oakland has unexpectedly struggled to a 3-5 start. Nelson will look to snag the first interception of his 2017 campaign in Week 9 against the Dolphins, who plan to be led by quarterback Jay Cutler (ribs).
Nelson racked up eight tackles (six solo) Thursday against the Chiefs.
This was Nelson's third game with eight tackles, but unlike the past two seasons when he accumulated a combined 13 interceptions, he has yet to snag a pick this campaign. He still makes enough tackles to be a mediocre IDP threat, but he'll need to make some interceptions before he can be considered high-caliber.
Nelson racked up eight tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's win over the Titans.
Nelson was the second-leading tackler for the Raiders on Sunday, while fellow safety Karl Joseph led the way with nine. Oakland's secondary, which disappointed in 2016, played well enough in Week 1 to limit Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to no completion longer than 24 yards and zero passing touchdowns. Nelson and crew have a much easier matchup in Week 2 against a lousy Jets offense led by QB Josh McCown.
Nelson hadn't reached the five-tackle mark in the
Nelson recorded two tackles and one pass defensed during Sunday's regular season finale against the Broncos.
Nelson will finish his 2016 campaign with 65 tackles, 12 passes defensed, five interceptions, and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. He took a step back in terms of his production following a stellar year with the Bengals in 2015, but he still provided value as the Raiders' top free safety. The 33-year-old has one more year left on his contract with Oakland, so he has plenty to play for in the upcoming playoffs.
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