Jordan Reed has proven to be among the best tight ends in the NFL over the past two years, but injuries continue to be what make or break him each season. Fantasy owners were reminded of that when Reed was placed on the Redskins' Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp in late July with toe and ankle issues. He's expected to be ready long before Week 1, but it illustrates the risk associated with Reed. In 2015, Reed was healthy and his production was off the charts with 87 catches for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns -- good enough to finish as the No. 3 Fantasy tight end in standard leagues. Compare that to a 2016 effort where he missed four games and wound up with 66 catches for 686 yards and six touchdowns, good for an eighth-place finish at the position. Reed's never played 16 games in a season, but when he's healthy he's certainly a must-start option. In deeper leagues or in formats where there are limited add/drops, you should take a quality second tight end to use for those games when Reed is injured. In typical seasonal leagues, however, Reed is good enough to stand on his own as the lone Fantasy tight end on your roster, best picked between 35th and 45th overall.
Reed (chest/sternum) didn't practice Wednesday. Reed didn't join his teammates for stretching prior to drills but eventually made his way to the field, sans pads, where he was merely a spectator. There's a chance Reed remains sidelined all week as he tends to a chest contusion, with his Week 3 designation Friday forecasting his ability to play Sunday night against the Raiders. If he begins to trend toward the inactive side of the ledger, the Redskins will turn to the trusted Vernon Davis to fill in at tight end.
Reed (chest/sternum) wasn't present at the start of Washington's practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. In the aftermath of Sunday's win against the Rams, the injury designation applied to Reed varied wildly before settling on a chest contusion. There's no telling if he'll be able to practice this week, but avoiding an AC joint sprain -- which was his initial diagnosis -- will seemingly put the tight end in good shape to avoid the inactive list for the Week 3 game against the Raiders. If not, though, Vernon Davis is ready and willing to take on a greater workload.
Reed is considered day-to-day with a chest contusion, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Reports have been all over the place, with Reed's injury first referred to as an AC joint sprain, then an SC joint sprain, and now finally a mere contusion. Each change was a step in the right direction, and the latest diagnosis suggests he's unlikely to miss Week 3 against the Raiders. The injury reports will still be worth a close look, considering Reed has an awfully lengthy history of health mishaps for a fifth-year player.
Reed (shoulder/chest) is dealing with an SC joint sprain, rather than the AC joint sprain that previously was reported, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports. The SC joint is closer to the chest, which meshes with the initial report from when Reed left Sunday's 27-20 win over the Rams in the third quarter. He came back late in the fourth quarter for the game-winning drive but didn't add to his 6-48-0 receiving line (six targets). The updated diagnosis is probably good news, considering Reed missed two games last season while dealing with an AC joint sprain.
Reed was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his shoulder after Sunday's 27-20 win over the Rams, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Reed's injury, which previously was reported as a chest issue, caused him to miss most of the second half of Sunday's game. He did return late in the fourth quarter but didn't add to his stat line of six catches for 48 yards on six targets. Reed missed Weeks 13 and 16 last season due to an AC joint separation, after exploding for a 10-95-2 receiving line while playing through the injury in Week 12. At the very least, he figures to miss some practice time ahead of a Week 3 matchup with the Raiders.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||19||7.00|
|6||10/15||San Francisco 49ers||3||2.00|
|11||11/19||@New Orleans Saints||29||13.00|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||27||11.00|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Chargers||15||6.00|
|17||12/31||@New York Giants||27||11.00|
|3 Year Avg||89||68||701||6||39||10.31||106|