Both of these wide receivers should be voted into the Pro Bowl. The biggest issue is getting the nod over their own teammates.
Sanders has been one of — if not — the best free-agent acquisitions of the offseason along with Steve Smith and Golden Tate. He was forced to replace the production lost by Eric Decker, and has done so quite effectively. Sanders has hauled in 62 passes for 852 yards and six touchdowns, all career-high marks. He’s added a skill-set Decker never could have, and has perfectly complemented Demaryius Thomas.
Nelson has never been elected to the Pro Bowl before, and if this season hasn’t proved he’s among the top three or four wide receivers then there’s something wrong. Nelson has caught 56 balls for 889 yards and eight touchdowns, and ranks fifth in the NFL in receiving. He’s the go-to target for Aaron Rodgers in one of the most prolific offenses in the league, and been nearly unguardable this entire year.