The reduction of Reed's $5.44 million cap hit affords Atlanta some much needed financial wiggle room, with the Falcons entering the offseason as a bottom-10 team in terms of available cap space. The eight-year veteran out of Cal proved to be more than a rotation player in 2017, starting in 14-plus games for the first time since 2013 and accounting for the second-highest sack total of his career with four.
Reed produced 41 tackles and four sacks over 16 games in 2017.
Reed yet again proved to be a force in run support, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 10th-highest-graded 4-3 defensive end in that area. However, he's also proving to be a low-floor, low-upside fantasy option due to his modest production in both the sack and tackle departments. Since it's hard to see that changing in 2018, Reed shouldn't be on the fantasy radar in most formats.
Reed recorded three tackles, all solo, and a sack in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
Reed has a seen a drop in defensive snaps over the past few weeks but he was still able to make his presence felt Sunday against the Cowboys. It was his first sack since Week 4, which was also the last game he had at least three solo tackles.
|5||10/7/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ NO||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|