We hoped Jordan Reed had turned the corner in 2015 when he played 15 games and looked like an elite Fantasy option. But injuries were again a problem in 2016 when he played only 12 games, and 2017 was Reed's worst season in the NFL when he played just six games due to a toe injury. The upside for Reed is off the charts, and he could challenge Rob Gronkowski to be the No. 1 Fantasy tight end, which happened in 2015. But the downside is he misses 10 games, and then you're potentially playing tight end roulette all season. Reed should not be drafted as a clear-cut No. 1 Fantasy tight end unless he's fine during training camp. Even then, he's only worth the risk with a late-round pick this year, and you should cover yourself with a second tight end just in case the injury bug becomes a problem again. Reed does have a new quarterback this year in Alex Smith, who has a great track record using his tight end, and Reed could be in line for a strong season -- if he's healthy. That's always the risk with Reed when you consider him on Draft Day.
Reed (illness/toe) returned to practice Sunday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Reed's activity level continues to increase as he makes his way back from offseason toe surgery, but a virus kept him sidelined during Saturday's practice. The tight end has yet to appear in preseason action in order to avoid additional damage to his repaired toe, and his status for Friday's matchup against the Broncos is up in the air.
Reed (toe) didn't practice Saturday due to an illness, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports. Reed entered training camp with less than ideal conditioning because he couldn't run in the preceding month. Toe surgery was the reason, but on a positive note, his workload has been increasing of late. Coach Jay Gruden termed the illness "a virus," so the current concern may be one that only affects Reed in the short term. Reed's likely last chance to take the field in the preseason is Friday, when the Redskins take on the Broncos.
Reed (toe) isn't suited up for Thursday's preseason game versus the Jets, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. The Redskins haven't given Reed the all-clear for game action yet, likely giving him just one more chance to suit up during exhibition season (Friday, Aug. 24 against the Broncos). In the meantime, he'll continue to ramp up his conditioning after he was unable to run in the month leading up to training camp.
Reed (toes) has increased his workload as training camp has progressed, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. There was an expectation Reed would mix in some team drills at Saturday's practice, which came to pass with a touchdown catch over safety D.J. Swearinger, per Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington. Hurting Reed's case previously was an inability to run until a month before the start of training camp, leaving him behind his teammates in terms of conditioning. "I feel pretty good man," he told Keim on Monday. "I feel good cutting on it. The only thing I have to work on is that burst. ... I've still got a lot of strengthening to do, explosive work to back to my full potential." Reed has the entire preseason slate, starting Thursday in New England, to do so, but it's unclear when the Redskins will give the tight end the all-clear for game action.
Reed (toe) ran routes and corralled passes during 7-on-7 drills at Saturday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. The activity marked Reed's first in the team portion of training camp sessions, but his number of routes (three) and receptions (two) were minimal. Within those drills, he was required to plant and cut, and one of his catches forced him to dive, so Saturday's development was still a positive one. Expect Reed to continue ramping up his workload on the heels of two surgeries on his big toes in a three-month span between December and February.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||Green Bay Packers||6||5.38|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||5||5.22|
|8||10/28||@New York Giants||32||10.69|
|10||11/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||5.00|
|14||12/09||New York Giants||32||10.69|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||79||60||616||6||35||10.27||95|